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Swedish for university staff – SFU

Lund University offers Swedish language courses for employees with rapid progression, in cooperation with Scandinavian Languages at the Centre for Languages and Literature (SOL).

Depending on your previous knowledge of Swedish you can take courses at five different levels. At the end of level four you will be able to understand radio and television programmes on current affairs or topics of personal interest. You will also be able to enter unprepared into conversation on topics that are of interest to you or pertinent to everyday life, to give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans and also be able to write an essay or a report.

During the fall semester 2018 we are offering the following courses 

Applications can be made for the following courses during fall 2018, but please note: All course starts require a minimum number of applicants/course. Therefore, some course starts may be postponed.

Before you apply, discuss it with your manager.

Lectures once a week:

  • Level 1 (for beginners, duration fourteen weeks) available 13:15–16:00 or in the evening 17:15–19:30
  • Level 2 (continuation course with entrance test, duration fourteen weeks) available 17:15–19:30
  • Level 3 (continuation course with entrance test, duration fourteen weeks) available 17:15–19:30
  • Level 4 (continuation course with entrance test, duration fourteen weeks) available 17:15–19:30
  • Level 5 (a more advanced course with entrance test, duration sixteen weeks) available 17:15–19:30

More information regarding the learning outcomes for each level (PDF 62 kB, new window)

Course costs (to be paid by your department):

SEK 4 100 each for levels 1–4 and SEK 4 300 for level 5.

Register for a course

Please fill in the registration form, note which course you are interested in and have it signed by the head of your department before sending it to Lena Larsson, internal mailing code (hämtställe) 20, Språk- och litteraturcentrum.

Registration form for SFU fall semester 2018 (PDF 75 kB, new window)

Starting date

The courses are given whenever a sufficient number of people have signed up, which means that the courses may start at different times during the semester. You will be notified of the starting date as soon as the course coordinators know, and no less than two weeks before the start of the course. If you are unable to wait for the course to start, there are other Swedish language courses available, see related information in the right-hand column.

Page Manager:


Lena Larsson

Språk- och litteraturcentrum (SOL) - Centre for Languages and Literature
+46 46 222 83 74
lena [dot] larsson [at] nordlund [dot] lu [dot] se

Internal mailing code 20


Telephone: +46 (0)46-222 00 00 (switchboard)
Mailing adress: Box 117, 221 00 Lund, Sweden
Invoice adress: Box 188, 221 00 Lund, Sweden
Organisation number: 202100-3211

Site manager: staffpages [at] lu [dot] se

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