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Spanish at KTH

Studying a language at KTH

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.

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.

Why learn Spanish?

Economically, Latin America and Spain constitute an attractive market with prospects of short- and long-term growth and development. In addition, the areas provide a range of opportunities for innovative and sustainable technologies designed for a better utilization of natural resources.

The main industries are manufacturing, mining, the automotive industry, steel and cement production, along with the chemical industry and the energy sector. The main energy resource is oil, although renewable energy sources such as wind and solar energy, hydropower and biofuel production are receiving more and more support.

The Spanish-speaking countries’ geographic positions, with their long coasts, many ports, and strategic location of major cities in large trade areas, provide an excellent base for trade with the United States and Asia.

Exchange opportunities

Find out more about your programme's partner universities in Spain and Latin America:

Exchange studies at KTH

Practice your Spanish: Language café and tandem

As a complement to the courses in Spanish for engineers, students at KTH can practice the language outside the classroom by attending the language café  or finding a language tandem partner .


If you have questions or comments, please see our FAQ for Spanish  or email the teacher responsible: