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LS1000 Learn to learn languages 2.0 credits

In this online course we explore and discuss strategies for effectively learning a new language, or developing your skills in a language you already know.

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Headings with content from the Course syllabus LS1000 (Autumn 2022–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

The course is intended mainly for professional engineers and others who quickly and efficiently need to improve in a foreign language or learn the basics of a new one. The course focuses on giving the participants concrete and useful strategies to quickly and efficiently improve in a language already familiar to them, or learn a new one. Against a background of key concepts and current research in language learning and related fields, such as language typology and multilingualism, the participants are given the opportunity to familiarise themselves with different tools for learning a foreign language. The course deals with the importance of language proficiency in multilingual workplaces and in a global society. The course lets the participants reflect on advantages and disadvantages of different learning styles and learning strategies.

Intended learning outcomes

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

  • give an account of how key concepts and theories in language acquisition, as well as other relevant research, can be used to support the student's own language learning process
  • reflect on the importance of knowing foreign languages, both in multilingual workplaces and in a global society
  • present their personal insights about advantages and disadvantages of different learning styles and strategies for language learning
  • identify and use various tools for efficient and independent language learning

in order to

  • develop their own strategies for efficient and independent language learning with a focus on professional needs.

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

General entry requirements only

Recommended prerequisites

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Examination and completion

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

Grading scale

P, F


  • LEXA - Continuous assessment, 2.0 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.

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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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 room in Canvas

Registered students find further information about the implementation of the course in the course room in Canvas. A link to the course room can be found under the tab Studies in the Personal menu at the start of the course.

Offered by

Main field of study

This course does not belong to any Main field of study.

Education cycle

First cycle

Add-on studies

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Maria Elena Salazar Reyes (