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LS1532 Swedish B1/B2 for Engineers 7.5 credits

Course memo Spring 2023-60226

Version 1 – 12/19/2022, 3:05:00 PM

Course offering

tis, tors (Start date 17/01/2023, English)

Language Of Instruction


Offered By

ITM/Learning in Engineering Sciences

Course memo Spring 2023

Course presentation

In this course you will:

  • practice understanding and expressing yourself in Swedish in different situations, both informal and formal.
  • learn more about the Swedish labor market and practice introducing yourself, your education and your future profession in formal situations.
  • practice talking about climate and sustainable development in Swedish.
  • read and listen to news in Swedish.
  • read a Swedish fiction text.and watch Swedish movies, series, etc.
  • learn more about the Swedish society, Swedish traditions and Swedish history.

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

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

Exercises in understanding and expressing oneself in somewhat more nuanced Swedish. Exercises in spoken communication and oral presentations Reading of authentic texts that concern society, work and technology. Production of written texts on a variety of subjects within the student's fields of interest.

Intended learning outcomes

The intended learning outcomes for the course refer mainly to the level B1 according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, and aim to strengthen the student's global competence.

On completion of the course, the student should, in addition to what is specified in courses at lower levels, be able to:

Listening comprehension
1. Understand the contents of clearly spoken standard Swedish about subjects as for instance work and technology
2. Understand conversations and longer oral presentations such as a simple argumentation on familiar subjects, provided the language is not too formal and advanced

Reading comprehension
3. Understand authentic texts written in high-frequent language that concern society, work and technology

Spoken interaction
4. Talk and argue informally about subjects concerning daily life, current events and work, or of personal interest

Spoken production
5. Retell courses of events and describe impressions and experiences concerning daily life and fields of personal interest

Written production
6. Write texts on a variety of subjects within his/her fields of interest and emphasise the personal relevance of events and experiences

Language systems

7. Apply for the level adequately phonetic/orthographic, morphological, syntactic and lexical knowledge in the Swedish language

Detailed plan

A detailed lesson plan can be found in Canvas.

Preparations before course start


Textbooks and other materials

Will be anounced at the beginning of the course

Examination and completion

Grading scale

P, F


  • KONA - Assessment, 1.5 credits, Grading scale: P, F
  • LEX1 - Continous 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.

The examiner determines, in consultation with the KTH coordinator for support to students with disabilities (Funka), possible customized examination for students with any documented and permanent functional disability. The examiner may offer a different type of exam for re-examination of individual students.

The section below is not retrieved from the course syllabus:

The course uses continuous examination in the form of written and oral assignments that are presented individually or in groups during or outside class. The student receives feedback on the assignments and is entitled to supplementation, but must pass all examination parts within the prescribed time at an approved level to obtain a final grade.

The course also contains self-correcting tests (Canvas) that must be done between given dates. A student who  fails on one or more of these tests has the right to do a supplementary test at the end of the course.

An overview of all examination parts can be found in Canvas.

Other requirements for final grade

All examination parts passed
75% attendance

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

No information inserted

Round Facts

Start date

17 Jan 2023

Course offering

  • tis, tors Spring 2023-60226

Language Of Instruction


Offered By

ITM/Learning in Engineering Sciences