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Interested in Scandinavian society and history? Would you like to be able to read a newspaper in one of the Scandinavian languages? Or are you fascinated by Scandinavian cinematography? As you may already know, Scandinavians speak in their own mother tongue with each other. A Swedish person speaks Swedish to a Danish or Norwegian person and vice versa. At the University of Amsterdam, you can learn to understand all three of the Scandinavian languages with our elective in Scandinavian languages.
Special course package: Scandinavian languages

The UvA offers a special package (24 EC) for those who want to read and understand all three Scandinavian languages. Upon completion of the course you can understand spoken and written Danish, Norwegian and Swedish on a higher level (B2) and you will have a good understanding of the similarities and differences between the three Nordic countries. You will also know a lot about Scandinavian politics, society and history. This course is open to all students and is taught in English. Do you want to know more? Then view the UvA Course Guide and use the keyword "Scandinavian".

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