English: How to Explain Sweden to International Scholars
About this course:
For international scholars and students in Sweden, navigating Swedish culture and bureaucracy can be a challenge, and having a knowledgeable local guide can be vitally important. But for the local guide, translating the complexities of Swedish society into English is also a challenge. How exactly do you explain the Swedish tax system in English? The holiday system? How to find housing? How to find appropriate schools or day care institutions?
This course is for you if you are called upon by international colleagues and students to be their knowledgeable local guide. This course will consist of a total of 4 meetings (one two-hour meeting each week) over four weeks, where you will explore your own Swedish-specific knowledge, and will gain linguistic resources to discuss and explain features of Sweden which are challenging to newcomers.
Lund University administrative and technical staff from all parts of the university whose job requires them to orient international scholars and students to the practicalities of life in Sweden.
Most of the work for this course will be done in the class sessions; however, you may be required to do small assignments between sessions.
Please note that this course is free of charge for participants and their work units. It is expected that participants will have approval from their supervisor to take part in the course.
All courses will be taught by experienced lecturers from the English Unit at Lund University, who are affiliated with the Consortium for Academic and Professional English at the university (http://www.sol.lu.se/en/subjects/engelska/consortium-for-academic-and-professional-english/).
Questions about the content and timing of the courses can be directed to Coordinator Kimberly Chopin at kimberly.chopinenglund.luse or administrator Niklas Bernsand at firstname.lastname@example.org