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Essays written by adult learners of Swedish

SweLL-pilot corpus is a corpus of essays written by adult learners of Swedish. It was collected during the period of 2007-2016, and contains 502 essays that have been anonymized and graded with CEFR labels.

There are three subcorpora in the SweLL-pilot collection:

  • SpIn - 256 essays collected from Language Introduction course (mid-term exams) for newly arrived refugees. Some of the students are recurrent.
  • Sw1203 - 141 essays collected from university students in exam setting, most of who wrote three essays each
  • TISUS - 105 essays written as a part of a Test In Swedish for University Studies. All essays are on the same topic “Stress” and of argumentative genre


Cite as

Elena Volodina, Ildikó Pilán, Ingegerd Enström, Lorena Llozhi, Peter Lundkvist, Gunlög Sundberg, Monica Sandell (2016): SweLL on the rise: Swedish Learner Language corpus for European Reference Level studies, in Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC 2016), May 23-28, 2016, Portorož, Slovenia BibTeX

Resurstyp Corpus
Texts 502


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