Language and Communication offers courses in Chinese, French, German, Japanese and Spanish. The teaching is skill-oriented and focuses on professional life in the technical sector. We emphasize skills needed at a workplace, e.g., how to describe work tasks, how to present a project, or how to negotiate and discuss successfully. Important themes in our courses are intercultural competence, which is necessary for effective communication in multicultural workplaces, and sustainability issues.
Most of our courses are taught through blended learning (online sessions as well as on-campus meetings) and include individual and group work. We make optimal use of the advantages each teaching form provides to create a flexible language learning experience. Our primary focus is to create and maintain an inclusive learning environment.
Several of our courses include meetings and collaborations with students at other technical universities as well as (virtual) study visits or lectures. These meetings and collaborations with native speakers provide the opportunity to use the target language and to establish contacts with students in universities abroad as well as with companies.
KTH offers four courses in Chinese, roughly corresponding to European Common Reference Levels A1-B1. Swedish is the language of instruction for the first three courses, and Swedish is therefore a prerequisite for participation. The fourth course, Intermediate Level, uses Chinese as the medium of instruction and is open to international students without knowledge of Swedish.
You can review the characters included in the four courses
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