Before choosing courseDS1502 Swedish 1, Elementary Level 7.5 creditsAdministrate About course

The course is basic and for students who have no previous knowledge of Swedish.

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

Elementary Swedish grammar. Pronunciation practice, practice in understanding, writing short essays, speaking and reading simple texts. Short presentations. An introduction to Swedish life and institutions.

Intended learning outcomes *

EU language portfolio levels A1/A2 http://europass.cedefop.europa.eu/

After completing the course, the student should be able to:

Listening comprehension

  • understand and report facts in an oral presentation on familiar subjects (level A2)

Reading comprehension

  • understand and give an account of information from various elementary (level A2)
  • identify facts from simple authentic texts (level A2)

Speaking

  • use the language with correct application of basic Swedish grammar and a basic command of the typical and distinctive features of Swedish pronunciation and prosody, in simple everyday situations and short presentations, and also describe elementary aspects of Swedish life and institutions (level A1)

Writing

  • use the language with correct application of basic Swedish grammar and a basic command of the typical and distinctive features of Swedish spelling in everyday situations, and also describe elementary aspects of Swedish life and institutions (level A1).

Course Disposition

52 lessons divided into 12 sessions x 4 lessons

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

General entrance requirements for university studies. Applicants should have no preknowledge of Swedish.

Recommended prerequisites

See under Eligibility

Equipment

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Literature

Compendium

Norstedts svenska fickordbok

Essentials of Swedish grammar, Åke Viberg, Kerstin Ballardini, Sune Stjärnlöf

Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale *

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Examination *

  • INL1 - Assignment, 0.8 credits, Grading scale: P, F
  • INL2 - Assignment, 0.8 credits, Grading scale: P, F
  • INL3 - Assignment, 0.7 credits, Grading scale: P, F
  • INL4 - Assignment, 0.7 credits, Grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • TEN1 - Examination, 4.5 credits, Grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, 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.

Other requirements for final grade *

75% attendance. Continuous assessment of classroom work. Assignments (INL1; 0,8 credits, INL2; 0,8 credits, INL3; 0,7 credits, INL4; 0,7 credits, written examination (TEN1; 4,5 credits)

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Examiner

Cecilia Melin Weissenborn

Dorota Lubinska

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

Course web

Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.

Course web DS1502

Offered by

ECE/Language and Communication

Main field of study *

Technology

Education cycle *

First cycle

Add-on studies

Swedish 2, Advanced Beginner’s Level

Contact

Berit Håkansson, tel. 790 9603, beritha@kth.se

Supplementary information

The course is partly given in English

The language of instruction is partly English.

The course has limited participation. Students who are not present at course start lose their place on the course.

The course programme may be subject to changes and courses with an insufficient number of students can be cancelled, get merged together with other courses or get the number of lessons reduced.