Swedish Programme School of Modern Languages and Cultures HKU


The objective of the Swedish programme is to bring students to a proficient level in the language and gain a good command of the four language skills; speaking, listening, reading and writing and to acquire a sound knowledge of Swedish culture and society as well. The Swedish programme is offered as a minor.

BA Syllabus (2021-2022)

Learning Outcomes
Students who have completed a BA programme in Swedish should be able to:

Pursue the life-long appreciation of other cultures and languages
Demonstrate understanding of the process of language learning
Understand issues in contemporary Swedish and Swedish-speaking societies
Express their opinions in spoken and written form
Recognize how differences in our cultural and linguistic backgrounds influence our interactions with others and generate multiple interpretations of events and issues
Demonstrate competence, sensitivity, and open-mindedness when communicating and working within diverse cultural environments
Recognize linguistic and cultural skills as significant advantages in the global workspace
Use my acquired language skills and understanding of Swedish culture to communicate effectively in both work and social settings
Respect the contributions of team members from different languages and cultural contexts
Converse and write narratives and summaries on various topics, experiences and events
Understand similarities in culture and linguistics between the Nordic countries and appreciate the importance of common cultural space for development of the region.
Demonstrate awareness of similarities and differences between the home and Swedish culture.


Swedish Programme