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LS140N Swedish A1 for Engineers 7.5 credits

Swedish A1 for Engineers LS140N is an online self-study course for learners with no previous knowledge of Swedish. The course is based on self-studies, but offers regular contact with teachers through compulsory written and oral assignments, mandatory seminars, studygroups and tutorials. 

About course offering

For course offering

Autumn 2024 Online programme students

Target group

Elective for all programmes

Part of programme

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P1 (4.0 hp), P2 (3.5 hp)


26 Aug 2024
13 Jan 2025

Pace of study


Form of study

Distance Daytime

Language of instruction


Course location

KTH Campus

Number of places

18 - 65

Planned modular schedule


For course offering

Autumn 2024 Online programme students

Application code



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Autumn 2024 Online programme students


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Headings with content from the Course syllabus LS140N (Autumn 2019–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

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 Opportunities to learn more about Sweden, Swedish culture, society and technical development. The course has no teacher tutoring during the summer and winter breaks

Intended learning outcomes

The intended learning outcomes for the course are primarily at levels A1 according to the CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference for language, and aim to strengthen student's global competence. 

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

Listening comprehension
1. Understand simple, slowly and clearly spoken Swedish language on well-known subjects in everyday situations

Reading comprehension
2. Understand short, authentic, everyday texts consisting of simple sentences and common words

Spoken interaction
3. Participate in simple conversations in slowly and clearly spoken Swedish, 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
4. Talk about and describe his/her local environment and people he/she knows, by means of simple phrases and sentences

Written production
5. Fill in simple forms and write short, simple messages with elements of awareness of elementary facts about Sweden

Language systems

6. Apply for the level adequate phonetic/orthographic, morphological, syntactic and lexical knowledge of the Swedish language

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

General admission requirements. Applicants to the course should not have any prior knowledge of Swedish.

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


  • 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.

In agreement with the KTH coordinator for disabilities, it is the examiner who decides to adapt an examination for students in possession of a valid medical certificate documenting a disability. The examiner may permit other examination formats at the 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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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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