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LS1420 German A1 for Engineers 7.5 credits

Do you want to broaden your range of language skills? This course is designed to give you a thorough introduction to the German language, one of the key languages for the business world.  By the end of the course, your skills, especially in reading comprehension, will far exceed what is normally expected at beginner´s level.

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Headings with content from the Course syllabus LS1420 (Autumn 2019–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

Overview of the basics of German grammar, as well as pronunciation and intonation. Listening comprehension and spoken communication exercises. Reading comprehension exercises on simple texts with different contents. Writing exercises. Facts about the culture, societies and technical development of German-speaking countries.

Intended learning outcomes

The intended learning outcomes for the course refer mainly to the levels A1/A2 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:

• use the language in speech and writing in simple everyday situations (A1)
• in Swedish, understand and account for information from different elementary texts (A1/A2)
• identify facts from simple authentic texts (A2)
• identify the main contents in a shorter oral presentation on familiar topics (A2)

Course disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Basic university qualification. Applicants for the course should not have any prior knowledge of German.

Recommended prerequisites

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Equipment

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Literature

Course literature will be announced before the start of the course.

Recommended reference literature and electronic resources will be listed in the course information or in a similar way.

Examination and completion

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

Grading scale

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
75% attendance

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

Profile picture Kristina Knauff

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 LS1420

Offered by

ITM/Learning in Engineering Sciences

Main field of study

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Education cycle

First cycle

Add-on studies

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