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LS140N Swedish A1 for Engineers 7,5 hp

Course memo Spring 2022-61501

Version 1 – 12/08/2021, 9:11:11 PM

Course offering

Online (Start date 18/01/2022, English)

Language Of Instruction


Offered By

ITM/Learning in Engineering Sciences

Course memo Spring 2022

Course presentation

Swedish A1 for Engineers LS140N is an online self-study course for learners with no previous knowledge of Swedish. The course is based on self-studies, but offers regular contact with teachers through compulsory written and oral assignments and voluntary seminars and tutorials. 

Headings denoted with an asterisk ( * ) is retrieved from the course syllabus version Autumn 2019

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

During this web-based course, students practice reading simple texts and essay writing with self-correcting exercises. Listening comprehension, pronunciation and simple dialogues based on everyday vocabulary and phrases are mainly practiced individually. Basic grammar and pronunciation rules of the Swedish language Opportunities to learn more about Sweden, Swedish culture, society and technical development. The course has no teacher tutoring during the summer and winter breaks

Intended learning outcomes

The intended learning outcomes for the course are primarily at levels A1 according to the CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference for language, and aim to strengthen student's global competence. 

On completion of the course, the student should be able to:

Listening comprehension
1. Understand simple, slowly and clearly spoken Swedish language on well-known subjects in everyday situations

Reading comprehension
2. Understand short, authentic, everyday texts consisting of simple sentences and common words

Spoken interaction
3. Participate in simple conversations in slowly and clearly spoken Swedish, by asking and answering simple questions within well-known everyday subject areas (a certain amount of help from the conversation partner is required)

Spoken production
4. Talk about and describe his/her local environment and people he/she knows, by means of simple phrases and sentences

Written production
5. Fill in simple forms and write short, simple messages with elements of awareness of elementary facts about Sweden

Language systems

6. Apply for the level adequate phonetic/orthographic, morphological, syntactic and lexical knowledge of the Swedish language

Learning activities

  • Online exercises in grammar and pronunciation (self-studies)
  • Writing and speaking assignments (with formative feedback)
  • Online seminars and tutorials (voluntary)

Preparations before course start

Examination and completion

Grading scale

P, F


  • KONA - Assessment, 1.5 credits, Grading scale: P, F
  • LEXA - Continuous Assessment, 6.0 credits, Grading scale: P, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

In agreement with the KTH coordinator for disabilities, it is the examiner who decides to adapt an examination for students in possession of a valid medical certificate documenting a disability. The examiner may permit other examination formats at the re-examination of individual students.

The section below is not retrieved from the course syllabus:

Examination parts:

  • the online course Learning Swedish (three modules + tests)
  • three written and three oral assignments
  • one conversation test

Other requirements for final grade

All examination parts passed

Ethical approach

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

Changes of the course before this course offering

An addition of voluntary tutorials as an extra support.

Round Facts

Start date

18 Jan 2022

Course offering

  • Online Spring 2022-61501

Language Of Instruction


Offered By

ITM/Learning in Engineering Sciences


Communication during course

For question before course start, please contact course coordinator. 

Course Coordinator