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LS1309 English B1 7.5 credits

NB: This course is from spring 2015 replaced by LS1409 English B1 - Essential Grammar and Vocabular.

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
Headings with content from the Course syllabus LS1309 (Autumn 2013–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

Overview and practice of English grammar. Vocabulary for Engineering and Science students. Reading and discussion of short texts of a scientific or technical nature. Conversations in small groups and before a larger group. Preparing for and delivering a formal individual presentation. Technical writing. Listening comprehension exercise and discussion.

Intended learning outcomes

The expected learning outcomes for the course correspond mainly to levels B1 of CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference for Language.

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

Listening comprehension

• understand the contents of clear standard speech about subjects of personal interest or within his/her academic field

• understand informative speech when clearly spoken

Reading comprehension

• understand and give a correct description of authentic, scientific or technical texts

Speech and interaction

• deliver a speech and develop its main ideas as part of a longer discussion

• communicate facts about familiar topics effectively

• summarise texts of a general and/or specialised nature

• deliver a formal individual presentation


• understand and demonstrate the difference between informal and formal language

• summarise texts of a general and/or specialised nature

• write short technical descriptions

Course disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Basic university qualification and a pass grade in the compulsory placement test taken before choosing the course.

Recommended prerequisites

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Murphy, Raymond, English grammar in use with answers: a self-study reference and practice book for intermediate students of English, 4th ed., Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, 2012

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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

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


  • KONA - Assessment, 1.5 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • TENA - Oral Language Proficiency, 3.0 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • TENB - Written Language Proficiency, 3.0 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

All examination parts passed

Attendance requirement: 75%

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 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 LS1309

Offered by

ECE/Language and Communication

Main field of study

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Education cycle

First cycle

Add-on studies

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