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					GfNA-II-C-ERA EILC grant agreement-Annex II-organising institution information form – version January 2010

                                                                                                                        ANNEX II




                  ERASMUS INTENSIVE LANGUAGE COURSES
                                2010-11
                            - ORGANISING INSTITUTION’S INFORMATION FORM -

INSTITUTION NAME:                           MALMÖ HÖGSKOLA/MALMÖ UNIVERSITY
ADDRESS:                                    S-205 06 MALMÖ
COUNTRY:                                    SWEDEN
EILC LANGUAGE                                  SWEDISH
LEVEL COURSES ORGANISED:                       LEVEL I (BEGINNER) X                               LEVEL II (INTERMEDIATE) X
                                               NUMBER OF COURSES: 2                               NUMBER OF COURSES: 1
                                               DATES: 10/8 – 31/8                                 DATES: 10/8 – 31/8
                                               HTTP://WWW.MAH.SE/STUDENT/EXCHANGE/EILC
WEB SITE


PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL STUDENT EILC APPLICATION FOR OUR EILC SHOULD BE
SENT BY E-MAIL TO THE FOLLOWING ADDRESS: maria.kristiansson@mah.se

                                                                   STAFF

                        JOB TITLE / NAME                                              ADDRESS, TELEPHONE, FAX, E-MAIL

             CONTACT PERSON                                           MALMÖ UNIVERSITY
                FOR EILC                                              INTERNATIONAL OFFICE
           MARIA KRISTIANSSON                                         S-205 06 MALMÖ, SWEDEN
                JOB TITLE
                                                                      TEL. +46406657166, FAX. +46406657155
     INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS OFFICER
                                                                      MARIA.KRISTIANSSON@MAH.SE


                                                                      DIRECTOR OF INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
         RESPONSIBLE PERSON FOR THE PROGRAMME                         KNUT BERGKNUT
                                                                      KNUT.BERGKNUT@MAH.SE




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                                              PART I: GENERAL INFORMATION


 DESCRIPTION OF TOWN

- SHORT HISTORY AND LOCATION

Malmö is the third largest city in Sweden and is located in the South, only 30 minutes from Denmark and Copenhagen
connected by the Öresund Bridge.
  Malmö is a commercial and a cosmopolitan hub with a population of some 280,000 people who between them speak
more than 100 languages and have roots linking them to more than 160 countries.
  Malmö, which once belonged to Denmark, is first mentioned in writing in the 1170s. It grew in the following
centuries from the size of a small village into a fortified town that played its part in the violent history of medieval
period. Malmö was captured by King Magnus Eriksson of Sweden in 1332, only to fall back into Danish hands in 1360
under the reign of Danish king Valdemar Atterdag. But the tide finally turned in favour of the Swedes in 1658 when
Karl X Gustav wrested control of Skåne, Halland and Blekinge from the Danish king.
  Although much of its history is preserved in its architecture, Malmö is not an "old" city. It has undergone massive
changes on several levels, and will continue to do so. The most notable of these changes is the city's transformation
from industrial city into a seat of higher learning, technology and modern architecture. Malmö University, which first
opened its doors in 1998, has in just a short period of time become Sweden's eighth largest institution of higher
education, with more than 22,000 students.
  The city itself is also growing, having found its position in the expanding Öresund region. Whole new districts are
emerging and new housing areas are under construction. One of these is Västra Hamnen (Western Harbour), a
fascinating amalgam of different architectural styles and a pioneer in the field of eco-friendly housing.
Sundspromenaden, new bathing spots and Sweden's second-tallest building, Santiago Calatrava's Turning Torso are just
some of the examples of the diversity that this district has to offer. From Västra Hamnen you can also see Sweden's
connection to Denmark, the Öresund Bridge.


- MAIN LOCAL/CULTURAL EVENTS


In Malmö you can enjoy both the city buzz and the beach life. In the city centre you will find Ribersborg, a two-
kilometre sandy beach which has received the Blue Flag environmental certificate. In the summer months, people go
there to sunbathe, swim, barbecue and or go jogging along the beach and its surrounding green areas. You can swim
here in winter too, but it’s recommended to visit Kallbadhuset's wood-fired sauna first! For art and culture enthusiasts
there is everything from Malmö Museums's wide and diverse range of galleries to Konsthallen, Rooseum and many
more besides. For aficionados of design, there's the illustrious Form Design Center, which has its own shop and a
varied programme of exhibitions all year round, as well as the eye-catching David Design and Formargruppen to name
just a few.
  Malmö's numerous parks are key parts of the city. In Kungsparken and Slottsparken (which border the old town
centre) you will find canals, rare trees and - weather permitting - a leisurely crowd of people out for a stroll with their
picnic baskets looking for that perfect spot in the grass. Pildammsparken's wide-open spaces and two large ponds attract
many different species of birdlife and the park is occasionally a venue for fantastic light displays.
   Möllevångstorget is the scene of Malmö's largest and liveliest open-air market, while around the square and in the
neighboring streets you will find stores and restaurants offering an array of tantalizing aromas and flavours from all
corners of the world.
  During the third week of August, the Malmö Festival, the largest annual event in southern Sweden, takes place. For
eight days and seven nights, you can enjoy music and entertainment to suit all tastes all around the city centre.
Experience the culinary variety offered by the hundreds of food stands, including the biggest crayfish party in the
world. Or dance under the stars all night long. Colourful, bubbly, funny, musical, swinging, cultural and sporty - the
Malmö Festival has something for everyone. And the whole thing is free!




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- HOW TO REACH TOWN (LINKS FROM THE NEAREST AIRPORT, TRAIN OR COACH STATIONS)

You can travel to Malmö by plane either to Copenhagen-Kastrup airport or to Malmö airport (Sturup). From there you
take the train or the bus to the city centre of Malmö. It's approximately 30 minutes from either airport. You can also go
by train to Malmö from various destinations in Europe or take the ferry to Trelleborg and bus to Malmö. See
www.mah.se/student/exchange/prearrival


- TRANSPORT IN TOWN (BRIEF INFORMATION ON THE MAIN MEANS OF TRANSPORT AVAILABLE)

Malmö’s perfect public transport infrastructure makes it easy to reach and get around in Malmö, and you can do so both
quickly and comfortably. Everything in the city centre is within walking distance. Malmö is ideally suited for bicycles.
There is an extensive bus network in Malmö, information is available from Skånetrafiken (www.skanetrafiken.se)


SHORT DESCRIPTION OF THE ORGANISING INSTITUTION

Malmö University was founded in 1998 and is today Sweden’s eighth largest university. At present there are around
1 400 staff members and 22,000 students. Located in the centre of Malmö, the University has played a central role in
the transformation of Malmö from industrial town to centre of learning. The University has two campuses, one
downtown by the waterfront and the other close to the hospital area. Malmö University is in the heart of one of the most
exciting and fastest developing regions in Scandinavia, the Öresund region.
  Malmö University has broadly targeted educational programmes and diversified research programmes. During the
academic year 2008/2009 the University offered more than 550 programmes and courses on both undergraduate and
graduate levels.
  Malmö University strives to be a university open to all; a university that is structured to cope with our ever-changing
job market through a multi-disciplinary approach that crosses traditional school and faculty boundaries. This is also one
of the reasons why we make an effort to attract students that come from a background where university education has
not necessarily been part of their tradition.
  Malmö University has four facultys and schools, all of which are multi-disciplinary. This means that several sciences
meet under one roof, each one enriching the other. It also means that our courses and programs give graduates a wider
outlook as they prepare for their imminent professional working careers.



   ACCOMMODATION
- SHORT DESCRIPTION OF THE ACCOMMODATION OFFERED (HOTEL, APARTMENTS, STUDENT HALLS, OTHERS; IF THERE ARE
COOKING FACILITIES) AND ON THE RENT TO BE PAID PER WEEK


Most of the exchange students at Malmö University stay at Celsiusgården (renovated in 2001), Rönnen International
Student housing (renovated 2005), or Sege Park (renovated in 2009). At Celsiusgården and Rönnen the students live in
student corridors. The rooms are fully furnished with a toilet and shower and students share kitchen and living room
area with other students on the corridor. The kitchen is fully equipped. The student will have to bring towels and bed
linen. At Sege Park students rent apartments with bathroom and kitchen. Other alternatives may also be offered
depending on the number of incoming students. The cost for accommodation is approx. 2000 - 2800 SEK for the EILC
period, see www.mah.se/student/exchange/accommodation


   MEALS
- SHORT DESCRIPTION ON THE SERVICES OFFERED (UNIVERSITY CANTEENS, RESTAURANTS, BARS, OTHERS)

There are restaurants and cafeterias in almost all of the university buildings where students can have everything from a
cup of coffee to a sandwich or cooked meal. Cooking facilities are also offered at the student accommodation. The city



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centre, not far away, offers many lunch/dinner alternatives. Heating facilities (microwaves) are available for students at
most university buildings.


   RECEPTION OF STUDENTS

- MEETING POINT (PLACE, DATE AND TIME OF FIRST MEETING - FOR EACH COURSE WHERE DIFFERENT)

The arrival day is August 10th. There will be staff from the International Office, the representatives for student
accommodations, and fellow students welcoming the students. The first meeting, called "General meeting", is held on
the 11th at 9 o'clock at the University. A detailed programme of the activities and classes will be sent to the students
before their arrival in Malmö, and can also be found on the web www.mah.se/student/exhange/eilc


   EXTRA MURAL ACTIVITIES

- SITE VISITS

Malmö University organises a guided tour around Malmö, "Malmö by foot" and activities during the Malmö Festival.
We host a barbeque with "brännboll" at the beach, and the student union organises various social activities for the
incoming students.
Students will also visit Lund, to see the charming city and the outdoor museum "Kulturen", and there will be a one-day
tour around Österlen, a beautiful part of Southern Sweden, including visits to castles and museums. It's also very easy,
30 minutes by train, to go to Denmark and Copenhagen.


- SPORTS FACILITIES (SWIMMING, TENNIS, GYMNASIUM; OPENING DAYS AND AVAILABLE INFORMATION)

Malmö offers a wide variety of sports and it's easy and not very expensive to join a team or sports club. There are in-
door hockey, football, handball, basketball club, etc, as well as swimming and several weight lifting and workout
facilities.

- ENTERTAINMENT (CINEMA, THEATRE, ETC.; BRIEF INFORMATION ON PLACES AND STUDENT FACILITIES)


Malmö is a city with many cinemas, theatres, museums, art exhibitions etc. Downtown you find bars and restaurants on
every corner, and there are a number of nightclubs. The student union organises specific student activities all through
the year, and they have a student orchestra, choir etc. The choices are vast. See www.malmoliv.se




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      Note: where more than one course is organised at each level, this form should be copied and
                                     completed for each course

                                            PART II: COURSE(S) DESCRIPTION

COURSE NO:

LEVEL:
I: Beginner course                                               X 2 courses
II: Intermediate course                                          X 1 course

                                                    FROM...                                   TO...
PERIOD:                                             AUGUST 10TH 2010                          AUGUST 31ST 2010



 LANGUAGE COMPONENT

- SHORT DESCRIPTION OF LANGUAGE COMPONENT: OBJECTIVES AND TEACHING METHODS

Beginners course with emphasis on oral skills
The course is based on dialogues, training of listening and reading comprehension including basic grammar structures
and some writing exercises. Within the course, appropriate textbooks, exercises and audio/video material are used.
Oral skills, e.g. how to formulate questions and answers, training in giving and taking messages, dialogues and
conversation on everyday situations. Pronunciation exercises and games, role-plays etc.
Listening comprehension: Exercising listening using tapes, training to understand and be understood.
Reading comprehension: Reading exercises using texts from textbooks and other sources.
Writing: Training how to write in Swedish, e.g. dialogues and short messages.
Grammar: Study of the basic structures of grammar.

Intermediate level
The intermediate level course consists of e.g. vocabulary and idioms, conversation practise, pronunciation practise (in
the language laboratory), abridged grammar review, writing practise at an advanced level and an introduction to
Swedish academic writing.

- SUBJECT-SPECIFIC LANGUAGE ELEMENTS                                     YES   X NO
 (e.g. special modules for students in particular disciplines)
IF YES, SPECIFY:




- DURATION

TOTAL NUMBER OF CLASSES                                                           h. 70
HOURS IN CLASSROOM                                                                h. 60
HOURS OF PRACTICE CONVERSATION/LANGUAGE LABORATORY                                h. Depending on the skills of the student
OTHER (PLEASE SPECIFY)
         Excursion and study visits.
         Lectures on Swedish society and daily life
         Lecture on Swedish political history
         Lecture on the Swedish educational system
         Homework


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- ASSESSMENT (SPECIFY IF THE ASSESSMENT IS MADE BY WRITTEN/ORAL EXAMINATION, ASSIGNMENT, ETC.)

Ongoing assessment during the course. A written examination at the end of the course, and small assignments during
the course. Attendance is important!



 COURSE FACILITIES
- TEACHING AIDS

X AUDIO/VIDEO MATERIALS
XCOMPUTER/SOFTWARE
X HANDOUTS/PRINTED TEXTS
X TRANSPARENCIES
X OTHER : (SPECIFY)
DRAMA, QUIZ, ROLE PLAY ……


- LIBRARY                                                        YES X NO


IF YES, SPECIFY:
TIMES AND OPENING DAYS     Monday – Thursday 9.00 - 20.00, Friday 9.00 – 17.00, Saturday 11.00 – 16.00. Opening
                           hours may be reduced during vacations.
ADDRESS                    Nordenskjöldsgatan 10

- LANGUAGE LABORATORY                                            YES X   NO


IF YES, SPECIFY:
OPENING HOURS AND DAYS     The laboratory will be opened for our EILC students during the weeks of the Swedish
                           language course.
ADDRESS                    Faculty of Culture and Society, Citadellsvägen 7
COST                       Free of charge for EILC students

 CULTURAL COMPONENT
- SHORT DESCRIPTION OF THE CULTURAL ELEMENTS INCLUDED IN THE COURSE: OBJECTIVES AND TEACHING METHODS

Lectures: Lectures on Swedish society and daily life, Sweden and the Swedes, the Swedish model – political history,
the Swedish higher educational system, etc.
Malmö University/Malmö by foot: Show the campus and the facilities on campus. Guided walking tour around
Malmö city centre to give the students some of the history of the city and the region as well as an orientation on how to
find their way around.
Dairy (and other) product tasting: The student union invites the European students to taste typical Swedish dairy
products and other food products (e.g. filmjölk, knäckebröd and kaviar).
Meeting with the student chaplains and counsellors: Give the students the possibility to know who to turn to in case
of personal or study related problems during their stay in Malmö.
Meeting with student advisors: The students get an introduction to the Swedish higher education system.
Meeting with the security officer at Malmö University and a local police officer: The students get information on
security issues both at the university and at the student housing. The police officer informs about rules and regulations
in Sweden.
Excursion to Österlen: A day-trip around the southeast part of Skåne. It contains city visits, visits to museums and


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other historical sites.
Excursion to Lund: In Lund we visit the cathedral and the outdoor museum Kulturen.
Other: Picnic, barbecue and brännboll on the beach etc - and the Malmö Festival participate in the crayfish party


- DURATION

TOTAL HOURS OF ACTIVITIES                                                 h. 28


 TEACHERS AND SUPPORT STAFF

                                                          NUMBER OF...:
X TEACHERS
                                                          5
X ADMINISTRATORS
                                                          4
X STUDENTS
                                                          6




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