The Swedish Language Consultancy Programme

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Swedish Language Consultants graduates of 2014

What is a Swedish Language Consultant?

A Swedish Language Consultant is a combination of several jobs in one – he/she works as an information clerk, journalist, teacher, researcher and general expert in communication.

The employment market

The employment market for Certified Swedish Language Consultants comprises both the public and private sectors, where work generally focuses on providing training courses in communication and information, writing and editing texts and handling public relations. Many consultants also choose to work as independent consultants for publishing companies, in advertising, or information technology or as translators.

Students learn how to write ”Plain Swedish”

Throughout the programme, students are trained in communication through writing courses and professional internships in public organisations, public authorities and in the private sector. In the programme, students learn how to write clear, concise, straight-forward texts, tailored for the reader, a goal that has been labelled ”Plain Swedish”.

A solid knowledge of all aspects of the Swedish language

The programme combines lectures, seminars, discussions, internships and independent work under tutorial guidance with the final examination consisting of a large-scale individual essay project. The programme ultimately provides students with a solid knowledge of all aspects of the Swedish language.

Bachelor’s degree in Swedish

Upon graduation, students receive a Bachelor’s degree in Swedish.

Prospective students are admitted on the basis of a special admissions test

The Department of Scandinavian Languages at Stockholm University has offered the programme in Swedish Language Consultancy since 1978. The programme itself is offered in a sequence of courses which begin every two years with a total duration of three years to complete.

student office/student counsellor in Swedish, Scandinavian Languages, Exchange studies

Britt Arvidsson

Britt Arvidsson. Foto: Pia Nordin

E-mail: studievagledare.svenska.svefler@su.se

Tel: +46 8 16 35 28
Phone hours
Monday 9–10, 16–17
Tuesday 10–11
Thursday 9–10

Room: D 621
Visiting hours:
Monday 12.30–13.30, 17–18
Tuesday 12.30–13
Thursday 10–11

Visiting address
Building D, floor 6
Universitetsvägen 10 D
Södra huset
Frescati

Postal address
Stockholm University
Dept of Swedish Language and Multilingualism
Student counsellor S/NS: Britt Arvidsson
SE-106 91 Stockholm
Sweden

Fax: +46 8 15 85 33

Three Swedish language consultants talk

The Association of Swedish Language Consultants (Ess)

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