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Prepare for TISUS

Prepare for TISUS

TISUS is a Swedish test you can take to be eligible to apply to universities in Sweden if you haven’t studied Swedish at secondary school or as a part of your IB Diploma. TISUS is offered in October and May each year. Read more about TISUS here: https://www.su.se/tisus/english/about-tisus (external site).

To be successful you need to reach a level C1+, according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). CEFR is an international standard for describing language ability. It describes language ability on a scale, from A1 to C2. You can read a short summary of the different levels further down.

SparkSwedish TISUS preparation courses

Our TISUS preparation courses include:

  • Online lessons once or twice per week

  • Comprehensive study materials

  • Plenty of reading exercises and texts to practise reading comprehension

  • Writing exercises with constructive feedback

  • Planning and delivering oral presentations with constructive feedback

  • Weekly reading or writing tasks

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In addition to the weekly lessons, you are expected to spend at least two hours on revising, practising reading comprehension, write texts and/or plan presentations between lessons.

Fees

Course 1 – August start: 16 lessons (twice a week) to prepare for TISUS in October

One-to-one: £1100 / €1290 per student
2-5 students: £700 / €820 per student

Course 2 – November start: 16 lessons (once a week) to prepare for TISUS in May

One-to-one: £1100 / €1290 per student
2-5 students: £700 / €820 per student

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CEFR Levels

Level A1

At this level you can:

  • Understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases.

  • Introduce him/herself and others and can ask and answer questions about personal details

  • Understand very simple texts on familiar subjects

  • Write short simple sentences.

Level A2

At this level you can:

  • Understand both general details in slow, clear speech

  • Use a basic personal, family and job-related language

  • Understand short, simple texts on familiar subjects

  • Write short, simple texts on familiar subjects.

Level B1

At this level you can:

  • Understand both general and specific details in clear speech

  • Interact with native language speakers on familiar topics

  • Describe experiences and events, hopes and ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans

  • Understand texts on familiar topics and factual texts on subjects of interest

  • Write simple texts such as e-mails on familiar subjects.

Level B2

At this level you can:

  • Understand standard spoken language

  • Interact with fluency and spontaneity

  • Use appropriate language in different contexts

  • Understand the main ideas in complex texts on both concrete and abstract topics

  • Can produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.

  • Produce clear, well-structured texts on familiar subjects.

Level C1

At this level you can:

  • Understand lengthy speech on abstract topics with relative ease

  • Express ideas fluently and spontaneously

  • Use language flexibly and effectively in different contexts.

  • Understand longer texts and their implicit meaning

  • Understand details in complex texts, even if not relating to your own specialty

  • Produce clear, well-structured, detailed text on complex subjects.

Level C2

At this level you can:

  • Understand all spoken language at a fast, native pace

  • Express him/herself spontaneously, fluently and precisely, differentiating finer shades of meaning even in complex situations.

  • Use language flexibly and effectively in different contexts.

  • Understand abstract, structurally complex texts and literary writings

  • Summarise information and arguments from different spoken and written sources, and present them coherently and concisely.

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