Students gain a thorough understanding of the status of companies and business practices in the Nordic countries, and become capable of managing everyday situations in Swedish, both oral and written.
The course includes discussions on the status of companies in the Nordic Countries, simulation of various business situations, review of business practices and culture, as well as discussions on the forms and styles of business communications. The course focuses on case studies and also involves a lot of?spoken exercises.
The course covers ONLINE or BLENDED lessons, written and oral exercises, independent studies and other assignments.
The assessment of one’s own learning 1 h.
A student can demonstrate his or her equivalent language skills relating to the course objectives and content. This must be agreed upon with the teacher no later than two weeks before the course begins. Each student may attempt this only once in the period prior to the giving of the course. Evaluation is on a scale of 1-5.
All basic materials can be downloaded from Moodle.
Starting level and linkage with other courses
Basic Business Swedish (SWE4LE201)
Assessment criteria - grade 1
The student has basic written and spoken communication skills in trip and congress correspondence policy and in written and oral business communication. He/she understands the different registers of PR-communication and has knowledge about the most common terminology. He/she understands the importance of different styles in communication. Messages are mostly understandable.
Assessment criteria - grade 3
The student has a command of key skills and concepts in written and oral business communication in Nordic business culture and can apply the learned skills in practice. The student has good written and spoken communication skills to plan trips and congresses. He/she can identify and use different kind of professional register in PR-communication and can use the terminology in right situations. The student is able to choose and validate the appropriate style for a given situation and culture. The student produces adequate and coherent, grammatically mostly correct language. Messages could be often used in working life directly.
Assessment criteria - grade 5
The student has a solid command of key skills and concepts in written and oral business communication in Nordic business culture and can apply the learned skills in practice. The student has also excellent written and spoken communication skills to plan trips and congresses. He/she can easy identify and use different kind of professional register in PR-communication and can use the terminology in right situations. The student is able to choose and critically evaluate issues of a given situation and culture in an appropriate style. The student is able to use business vocabulary in a varied way and is able to apply other skills learned in working life and during this course. The student produces fluent, coherent and grammatically correct language. Messages could be used in working life directly.
Evaluation criteria, approved/failed
Assessment components and their respective weights:
Written exam 100 %
Written assignments: pass / fail
Passed courses are assessed on a scale of 1 to 5. The assessment criteria are presented for grades 1 - 3 - 5.