Swedish for beginners 1, 5 ECTS, Autumn 2022

Students familiarise themselves with the most common Swedish phrases and learn basic vocabulary and grammar to be able to manage everyday situations in Swedish. The course establishes the foundation for studying the Swedish language.

The course is a complete beginner’s course in Swedish offered online at the students own pace. It covers interactive, both oral and written activities and small assignments.

No earlier Swedish studies required. 

Why Study at Humak Open University of Applied Sciences?

Humak University of Applied Sciences operates in the whole of Finland and is the country’s biggest educator in the following fields: youth work, organizational work, work community development, adventure and outdoor education, cultural management, and interpreting and linguistic accessibility.

Humak has about 2000 degree students and about 160 experts in various positions. Finland’s unique open university of applied sciences system and Humak’s extensive online training make high-quality academic studies available to everyone with affordable costs regardless of students’ background. Thousands of students take advantage of our wide selection of online courses every year.

Studies Open UAS
Method of instruction Online course
Language of instruction English
Study period 01.09.2022 – 31.12.2022
Schedule and teaching methods Self-paced online course, meaning that you can participate in the course from any location at any time within the study period. The course includes various types of Individual assignments, both written and oral, including short text and video production.

Assessment is based on the final exam. Prior to taking the exam, the students have to have completed all course assignments.

Registration period 1.8.2022-22.08.2022 klo 23:59:00
Contact person Taru Kemiläinen (firstname.lastname@humak.fi)
General information Contact Open UAS student administration for matters regarding registration, payment, certificates:
tel. +358 29 451 9230


Intended learning outcomes


  • identify and understand simple and short Swedish words and sentences spoken at a tranquil pace.
  • identify and understand simple and short words and sentences in written Swedish.
  • are able to produce a moderate number of simple and short words and sentences in both spoken and written Swedish.
  • manage simple discussions and everyday situations in Swedish.