This course is for beginners of Swedish and will introduce the students to the essentials of the Swedish language. The course will cover speaking, listening, reading and writing with a special emphasis on speaking. Students will learn how to interact in everyday situations and describe their personal circumstances, such as family, profession and hobbies. Apart from using textbooks, additional classroom materials, such as videos and other audio-visuals will be used. The course will also give students an insight to Swedish culture and society. Since Sweden, Norway, and Denmark are closely related in culture and language, the course will also enable students to develop an understanding of Scandinavia.