Everyone living in Sweden- regardless of professional or career choice - can benefit from improving their communicative ability and understanding for how the language works and changes over time.
At Linnaeus University, we provide general courses within the Swedish language, Swedish with didactic specialism, Swedish as a second language and Swedish as a foreign language. We offer a broad range of courses, both as traditional campus courses and as distance learning courses. We are situated on campus both in Kalmar and in Växjö.
Theory and practice are continually interwoven. The overarching purpose is to develop your practical skills in the use of the language in speech and in writing. Through your studies, you familiarise yourself with the various areas of use which the language has, you will receive training in the ability to communicate in different situations and you will acquire basic knowledge of the human being as a user of language in time, space and context.
Swedish with didactic specialism
Courses in Swedish with didactic specialism are designed to provide teachers in service and prospective teachers with the expertise to be responsible for pupils' language and literary development. Language and comparative literature are studied together in many of the courses that we offer while in certain courses both areas are separated.
Swedish as a second language
The University subject of Swedish as a second language is aimed at active and prospective teachers and others who want to increase their understanding of immigrant language learning contexts. The main emphasis is focused on how second language learning can be supported in teaching, with the point of departure in extensive Swedish and international research into the nature of second language acquisition.
Swedish as a foreign language
Courses in Swedish as a foreign language are directed towards foreign students wanting to acquire knowledge and skills in Swedish.