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SWEDISH LANGUAGE II

CODE 61299
ACADEMIC YEAR 2022/2023
CREDITS
  • 9 cfu during the 2nd year of 8740 LINGUE E CULTURE MODERNE (L-11) - GENOVA
  • 9 cfu during the nd year of 8740 LINGUE E CULTURE MODERNE (L-11) - GENOVA
  • 6 cfu during the nd year of 8740 LINGUE E CULTURE MODERNE (L-11) - GENOVA
  • SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR L-LIN/15
    LANGUAGE Italian
    TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
  • SEMESTER Annual
    PREREQUISITES
    Prerequisites
    You can take the exam for this unit if you passed the following exam(s):
    • Modern languages and cultures 8740 (coorte 2021/2022)
    • SWEDISH LANGUAGE I 55876
    Prerequisites (for future units)
    This unit is a prerequisite for:
    • Modern languages and cultures 8740 (coorte 2021/2022)
    • SWEDISH LANGUAGE III 65230
    TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

    OVERVIEW

    This module includes an introduction to Swedish morphology and a practical Swedish language course at the A2/B1 level.

    AIMS AND CONTENT

    LEARNING OUTCOMES

    This module aims to introduce students to the scientific study of the Swedish language, in particular morphology, syntax and lexicology, and to bring students to the A2/B1 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

    AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

    "Swedish Morphology", linguistics module ("theoretical module") made up of 30 classroom lectures equivalent to 9 ECTS that can be obtained by passing the exams related to the theoretical module and to the practical course.
    The "theoretical" module consists of an introduction to the morphology of Swedish, followed by a few notes on lexicology and on syntax. More specifically: words and lexemes, basics of morphology, morphemes and allomorphs, parts of speech, Swedish morphosyntax, grammatical categories and values, word formation processes and rules, Swedish lexicology, derivation, compounds, phrasal verbs.
    The "practical" course is made up of 80 classroom lessons. The main topics will be: noun and adjective declension (advanced rules), subjunctions and subordinate clauses, word order, vocabulary and phraseology, reflexive and non-reflexive pronouns, strong and irregular verbs, passive, text reading and translation, listening comprehension.
    At the end of the practical course students will be able to understand texts of medium difficulty and speak in Swedish on any topic of everyday life that does not involve specialist skills. They will also have learned the basic concepts of Swedish morphology, in particular morphosynthax and word formation.

    PREREQUISITES

    Swedish Language I

    TEACHING METHODS

    Swedish Language II is divided into two parts: a one-semester linguistics module ("modulo teorico"), which is held in the second semester, and a two-semester practical language module ("modulo pratico" or "esercitazioni" or "lettorato").
    The linguistics module is made up of weekly classroom lectures (3 hours a week over 10 weeks in the second semester).
    The practical module is made up of weekly classroom lessons (4 hours a week over 20 weeks, i.e. 10 weeks per semester).
    Attendance is not compulsory but strongly recommended.

    SYLLABUS/CONTENT

    The "theoretical" module consists of an introduction to the morphology of Swedish, followed by a few notes on lexicology and on syntax. More specifically: words and lexemes, basics of morphology, morphemes and allomorphs, parts of speech, Swedish morphosyntax, grammatical categories and values, word formation processes and rules, Swedish lexicology, derivation, compounds, phrasal verbs.
    The main topics of the "practical" course will be: noun and adjective declension (advanced rules), subjunctions and subordinate clauses, word order, vocabulary and phraseology, reflexive and non-reflexive pronouns, strong and irregular verbs, passive, text reading and translation, listening comprehension.

    There is no separate program for non-attending students. Students with disability or other special educational needs are advised to contact the teacher at the beginning of the course to agree on teaching and exam methods and to provide suitable compensatory instruments.

    RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

    Lecture notes for the theoretical module distributed during the lessons and available in AulaWeb in the second semester. More information will be provided during the lessons.
    Anna Brännström e a., Grammatica svedese. Manuale di morfologia e sintassi con esercizi, Hoepli 2018.
    The bibliography of the practical module will be announced during the lessons.

    TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

    LESSONS

    LESSONS START

    Linguistics module in the second semester (February-May), practical module in the first and second semester (October-May).
    Swedish practice lessons: days and rooms to be defined.
    Linguistics module lessons: days and rooms to be defined.

    Class schedule

    SWEDISH LANGUAGE II

    EXAMS

    EXAM DESCRIPTION

    The linguistics module (only for 9 CFU) is assessed through an oral exam. There are two sittings in each of the three exam sessions. The practical module is assessed through a written paper (one sitting in each of the three exam sessions) and an oral exam (two sittings in each session).
    The written paper consists of a listening comprehension, a reading comprehension, a short composition and a grammar test (up to ten different exercises).
    The oral exam on the theoretical module consists of the analysis of a Swedish sentence: identification of morphemes and their functions/values.
    The oral exam on the practical module consists of a grammar test and of a conversation in Swedish.

    ASSESSMENT METHODS

    Swedish Language II is divided into two parts: a one-semester linguistics module ("modulo teorico"), which is held in the second semester, and a two-semester practical module ("modulo pratico" or "esercitazioni" or "lettorato").
    Each component ("modulo pratico" and "modulo teorico") is assessed separately.
    The practical module is assessed at the end of the second semester through a written exam paper (grammar, vocabulary, writing, listening and comprehension, reading and comprehension) and an oral exam.
    The linguistics module is assessed through an oral exam at the end of the first semester. Students are required to analyse words, phrases and sentences from different types of texts.
    The final mark is calculated as follows:
    33% (of the overall mark) is the written practical part;
    33% (of the overall mark) is the oral practical part;
    33% (of the overall mark) is the linguistics part.