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Courses

ASK provides courses focusing on various aspects of academic language in use in English and Swedish.

Courses

Swedish language and culture - course for international staff, guest researchers and PhD students

Elementary knowledge of Swedish can be both useful and productive when working or living in a Swedish context. Language is also integrally important when becoming accustomed with a new society and culture

The Swedish Language and Culture course is offered to international staff, guest researchers and PhD students.

Courses are offered at four levels

  • Swedish 1
    No previous knowledge of the Swedish language.
     
  • Swedish 2
    Participants can use short phrases, understand the main point in short messages, write short notes, have passed the Swedish 1 course, or have equivalent skills.
     
  • Swedish 3
    Participants can understand the main point in short, clear, simple messages and announcements, read very short, simple texts, communicate in simple and routine tasks, write short, simple notes and messages, have passed the Swedish 2 course, or have equivalent skills.
     
  • Swedish 4
    Participants can understand the main points of clear standard speech, understand texts that consist mainly of high frequency everyday or job-related language, enter unprepared into conversation on topics that are familiar, write simple connected text on topics which are familiar, have passed the Swedish 3 course, or have equivalent skills.


We can offer distance courses for those who are located off-campus at Kristineberg, Tjärnö, Steneby and Mariestad.

Professional English for University Administrators

The purpose of English courses for University Administrators is to provide administrative staff with the opportunity to practice and develop professional English for work-related purposes. There are two courses available.

Professional English for University Administrators I
Topics will be practical, focusing on describing different roles and responsibilities in a university, general administrative and academic vocabulary, differences between formal and less formal English and emailing in English (with a practical session in a computer lab).


Professional English for University Administrators II

Topics will be practical, focusing on describing different roles and responsibilities in a university, including variation between British and American titles in an academic environment; vocabulary to describe HR and financial processes; email conventions in English (with a practical session in a computer lab).

 

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