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Doctoral students

Here you find all the language and communication courses for doctoral students at KTH.

How it works

  • If you want to take credit-bearing courses, please talk to your supervisor. The courses must be included in your individual study plan and there is a fee that your employer pays. Course catalogue and application form for employees, autumn 2022
  • Non-credit courses, for example Swedish for employees, carry a fee that your employer pays. Talk to your immediate supervisor.
  • Language Cafe and Tandem partner are free of charge and, therefore, free to sign up for.
  • If you are interested in a workshop, please contact your immediate manager to ensure that your department can cover the workshop fee.

Course catalogue for doctoral students 

Communicate in English

Sep 02, 2022

KTH Language and Communication offers the following courses in English. These courses will boost your confidence, show you how to avoid errors and help you to write and speak English more effectively in academic and professional situations. Simply put: our aim is to help you improve your English.

Communicating Research Beyond the Academy

Nov 02, 2022

Learn how to speak and write so that the non-expert both understands and wants to learn more. Mastering these communication skills is key to a successful research career.

Courses in communication for doctoral students and researchers at KTH

Nov 30, 2022

KTH Language and Communication offers three communication-focused doctoral courses, and one presentation skills course for researchers. Doctoral students and researchers at KTH have priority, but applicants from other universities are welcome, provided there is room. You apply directly to KTH Language and Communication via the links on each course page below.

French at KTH

Sep 02, 2022

Language skills and global skills are an asset in many professions and a prerequisite for working successfully in our globalised society. French is one of the EU's working languages and is spoken on all continents, not least in Africa, a continent showing very strong growth and development potential.

German at KTH

Sep 02, 2022

Language skills and knowledge of a country's everyday life are now one of the success factors in many professions and a prerequisite for successfully working in our globalized society. Speakers of German can communicate with about 100 million Europeans in their first language. KTH has numerous established contacts via whom many German companies offer master’s and doctoral projects.

Italian at KTH

Sep 02, 2022

Italian is the language of about 70 million people, living in Italy as well as in southern Switzerland. It is also spoken as a first or second language by Italian immigrants in many countries.

Language cafes in Swedish for employees

Sep 16, 2022

If you are employed at KTH and already know a fair amount of Swedish, you can improve your language proficiency by going to one of the language cafés offered on the main KTH Campus and in Kista. The cafés are for employees who understand most of what they hear and read but need more opportunities to speak Swedish. You should be able to handle basic conversations without any problems, but want to practice speaking about more complex subjects.

Language cafes in different languages at KTH

Sep 02, 2022

Going to a language cafe is a relaxed but effective way to maintain and improve your speech and listening ability. It is also an opportunity to meet people from all over the world and learn more about their countries and cultures. KTH's language cafes in different languages ​​are offered usually at the KTH Library at lunchtime during the autumn and spring semesters.

Presentation Skills for Researchers

Nov 30, 2022

The ability to present one’s research to various target groups, both within and outside the academic sphere, is an essential skill for all researchers. This course provides KTH researchers with the tools needed to create effective, clear, and audience-adapted presentations.

Spanish at KTH

Sep 02, 2022

Spanish is the official language of 21 countries, in which knowledge of the language is essential for successful communication. The Spanish courses offered by KTH are internationally oriented, which facilitates academic exchange as well as opportunities for internships and studies in Spain and Latin America.

Tandem - language partner program at KTH

Sep 02, 2022

Improve language skills, prepare for your foreign studies or take the opportunity to get to know someone from another country to broaden your views. The Tandem Language Partner Program is an initiative from KTH Language and Communication addressed to all students and employees at KTH. Through Tandem, you can meet someone who has your chosen language as a native language, thereby improving your foreign language skills and exchanging information about studies, work or interests.

Visualize your Science

Nov 10, 2022

Gain an understanding of basic principles of graphic design for science communication, and develop your ability to communicate visually with quality graphics for presentations and posters. The course, led by Andreas Dahlin, PhD, will be taught as a mix of online and face-to-face meetings.

Writing Scientific Articles

Nov 02, 2022

This course aims to develop doctoral students' proficiency in writing up science in English.