Swedish Intermediate 2 - Online (B1)

This course is for students who have completed Swedish Intermediate 1, or an equivalent program. It is open to anyone who wants to develop their language skills. Students will further develop basic skills to use in conversation, reading, listening and writing whilst also learning about Swedish culture. This course is also designed for people working in the local tourist industry who wish to improve their customer service to Swedish tourists.

This class will be delivered online via the online platform Zoom. Enrolling students need to ensure they have an email, a reliable internet connection, microphone/speakers and access to a tablet, smartphone or computer. Classes will consist of a minimum of 1.5 hours virtual class time, together with 30 minutes worth of work to be completed independently. You will be able to contact your tutor by email or phone to ask for guidance and feedback on this work. In addition tutors may set additional homework.

TEXTBOOK

  • Rivstart B1+B2, (2014) 2nd edition, Scherrer & Lindemalm, Textbook, Chapters 5 to 8

COURSE OUTLINE

Chapter 5 – Leisure and Social Activities

  • Finally Friday!
  • Friday night - bar hopping or a night in?
  • Cars, dentures and other things
  • Good habits and bad habits
  • The history of sweets
  • At someone’s home or going to someone’s home?
  • Prepositions: at, to or on?
  • Subjunctions
  • Word Order in a sentence: indirect speech
  • Verbs: preterite or present perfect
  • Nouns: specific form
  • Relative Pronouns: which/that and something which/that
  • Writing: Time Expressions

Chapter 6 – Government and Politics

  • If you were a King or a Queen for a day…
  • Swedish politics
  • A newly formed political party
  • Sweden’s constitutional laws
  • How Sweden is governed
  • Verbs: conditional
  • Verbs: present future
  • Writing: Statistics

Chapter 7 – Wild Strawberry Patches, Regions and Regional Foods

  • Wild strawberry patches
  • Ingmar Bergman
  • Swedish provinces
  • Traditional home cooked food – regional food culture
  • The search for happiness
  • Relative Pronouns and Adverbs
  • Perfect Participle
  • Verb Particle + Preposition
  • Writing: Film Review

Chapter 8 – Swedish and Nordic History

  • Ten decades
  • A crash course in Swedish history
  • Four monarchs tell
  • The Nordic countries and their languages
  • Talk about time
  • Tenses
  • All + Comparation
  • Time Expressions including every, every second and every other
  • Writing: A historic person

TEXTBOOK SUPPLIER

Abbey's Language Book Centre, 131 York Street Sydney, Ph: 9267 1397 | www.languagebooks.com.au

Please note that textbook cost is not included in the course fee. In the event of a course being cancelled WEA cannot be held responsible for the purchase of any textbooks. We therefore suggest you purchase your textbooks closer to the time of the course commencing.

LANGUAGE CLASS TRANSFER POLICY

If you are a new WEA Student and enrol into a language class and subsequently find that you are at the wrong level (whether too high or too low), you are permitted to transfer into another more suitable class at no additional cost, provided that the request is made within the first two classes and is in writing from your tutor directly to the Education Manager. After that point, an administration fee of $30 will apply.

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