LS140N Swedish A1 for Engineers 7.5 credits

Svenska A1 för ingenjörer

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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 Facts about Sweden, Swedish culture, society and technical development. The course has no teacher supervision during the summer and winter breaks

Intended learning outcomes *

The intended learning outcomes for the course refer mainly to the level A1 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 be able to:

Listening comprehension
- understand simple, slowly and clearly spoken Swedish on well-known subjects in everyday situations

Reading comprehension
- understand short, authentic, everyday texts consisting of simple sentences and common words

Spoken interaction
- participate in simple conversations at a slow pace, clearly spoken, 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
- talk about and describe his/her close environment and people he/she knows, by means of simple phrases and sentences

Written production
- fill in simple forms and write short, simple messages with elements of awareness of elementary facts about Sweden

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

Basic university qualification. Applicants to the course should not have prior knowledge in Swedish.

Recommended prerequisites

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Examination and completion

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P, F

Examination *

  • 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.

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.

Other requirements for final grade *

All examination parts passed

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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Karin Borell

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ITM/Learning in Engineering Sciences

Main field of study *

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Education cycle *

First cycle

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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.