Pre-sessional course in English

This pre-sessional course aims to prepare international students for their Master's studies at KTH with an integrated course in study skills and English for academic purposes. Students attending this course have the opportunity to learn about and discuss academic cultures and to participate in activities which will give them a sense of the prevalent teaching and learning practices at KTH.

Eligible students

• Degree-seeking fee-paying students including scholarship holders within this category, as well as students participating in a Study Abroad Programme, are given priority to the course.

• Other international students commencing their Master's studies at KTH autumn 2019 are welcome subject to vacancies..

Study Skills and English for Academic Purposes

Participation is free of charge. The participants will not receive academic credits after completing the course.

Course content

Course dates and place

  • August 5-23, 2019
  • Monday-Friday 09:00-12:00
  • KTH Campus
  • Attendance compulsory

Apply

The application form will be open here 15-31 May.

English

The medium for the entire course is English, with a dual emphasis on:

  • allowing the students to use and improve their General English in a supportive and language-focused environment.
  • ensuring students have the range of language and communication skills necessary to cope with and participate actively in their academic work.

Academic language

Academic language is taught explicitly and students will have the opportunity to develop their skills along three broad lines:

  1. the mechanics of formal writing (sentence and paragraph)
  2. style, appropriateness and register (levels of formality and informality)
  3. vocabulary of written and spoken English for formal and informal occasions

Study skills

With the aim of enabling students to make best use of the experiences and opportunities in higher education, sessions are offered on the following study skills:

  • Writing for academic purposes (e.g. essays, reports, correspondence)
  • Reading for gist/ reading for detail
  • Listening skills for lectures and seminars
  • Lral presentations
  • Communication skills for tutorials and viva voce examinations
  • Academic integrity and referencing
  • Examinations (administration, types, techniques, revision)
  • Giving and receiving feedback
  • Pair and group work

Contact

For questions about this course, please email Jamie Rinder jamier@kth.se

For other questions regarding services for international students, e.g., need assistance with banking options, health care issues or insurance issues, or if wish to know more about KTH's Arrival & Introduction programme, please send an email to info@kth.se

After this course

In the autumn, fee-paying students with or without scholarship commencing their study period at KTH are welcome to take part in our Introductory course: Swedish language and culture .

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