Swedish courses for SLU employees

Last changed: 06 October 2021

The Division of Human Resources offers courses in Swedish for SLU employees.


Target group:

These courses are a benefit for those who are employed at SLU and are in need of education in the Swedish language. If you are a scholar, please contact the course administrator.
We offer a limited number of courses and also a limited number of places on each course.


The courses are organized in collaboration with Upgrades Education and each course consists of 15 sessions of 1.5 hours. The courses are held digitally, so you can participate regardless of where you work, or from home.

Course dates:

The registration for the autumn courses is now closed.

Dates for the courses:
A0: 8-9,30AM
October: 4/10, 11/10, 18/10, 25/10,
November: 1/11, 8/11, 15/11, 22/11, 29/11,
December: 6/12, 13/12, 20/12,
January: 10/1, 17/1, 24/1

A1: 8-9,30AM
October: 5/10, 12/10, 19/10, 26/10,
November: 2/11, 9/11, 16/11, 23/11, 30/11,
December: 7/12, 14/12, 21/12,
January: 11/1, 18/1, 25/1

A2: 8-9,30AM
October: 6/10, 13/10, 20/10, 27/10,
November: 3/11, 10/11, 17/11, 24/11,
December: 1/12, 8/12, 15/12,
January:12/1, 19/1, 26/1,
February: 2/2

B1: 10-11,30AM
October: 6/10, 13/10, 20/10, 27/10,
November: 3/11, 10/11, 17/11, 24/11,
December: 1/12, 8/12, 15/12,
January: 12/1, 19/1, 26/1,
February: 2/2


To be able to register, you need to be an SLU employee and therefore have an AD account. As an external consultant or student, you cannot take these courses. You must be logged in with your own AD account when you register, it cannot be done by someone else on your behalf.

When you register, you commit to attending all course sessions. If you attend all sessions, you will receive a course certificate after the course. You need the approval of your head of department (or equivalent) to participate in the course.

All registrations must be made through the registration link, you cannot register by e-mail. 


CEFR test to determine your level

You who register must have taken the CEFR test and in connection with your registration you need to email swedishlessons@slu.se and announce what level you are at. This is so that we can have as even a level as possible for all participants.

The CEFR test is available here: https://www.upgrades.se/en/testa-din-sprakniva-cefr-testet/. 

Make sure you read the instructions before you start the test. 

Please complete the CEFR test and course registration before the registration deadline.


Once registration has closed we will review all registrations.

You will then receive an email confirming your registration. This is sent to the email address you provided when you registered. The email will inform you whether you have been accepted to the course, if you are on the waiting list or if we cannot offer you a place this time.

Registrations sent by email after the registration deadline will be placed on the waiting list and invited to register again at a later date. 

Course fee and course literature:

The course is free of charge for you as an employee and meets the requirements.

Your department/division will pay for the course literature, which can be ordered from Bokus via Proceedo.

For questions and help with ordering, please contact the personnel administrator at your department/division.

Litterature for Beginner-courses (A-courses): Rivstart A1 + A2: ISBN no: 9789127434202, approximate price: SEK 330 excl. VAT

Litterature for B-courses: Rivstart B1 + B2: ISBN-nr: 9789127434233, approximate price: SEK 461 excl. VAT


Course certificates:

Course certificates will be obtained after the end of the course, provided that you have attended at least 75% of the lessons and passed the final exam. Please not that you will not do the final exam if you have attended less than 75%.



Sara Andersson, HR-administrator/course administrator
HR-department, SLU
swedishlessons@slu.se, +46 (0)18-67 15 22