LS1424 German B1 for Engineers 7.5 credits

Tyska B1 för ingenjörer

If you already have a confident grasp of the basics in German and wish to improve your communication skills for academic and vocational purposes, this is the ideal course for you. By studying pertinent texts, contributing to discussions and giving presentations you will quickly develop your German skills for all kinds of communication scenarios. You have the possibility to speak German not only in our class but also online with students from TU München who you meet in a e-tandem project. 

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Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

Advanced study of German grammar. Exercises in reading and presenting texts of general and technical nature. Exercises in understanding and participating in conversation. Written production (for example summaries, letters, CV).

Intended learning outcomes *

The intended learning outcomes for the course refer mainly to the level B1, with certain elements of B2, 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, in addition to what is specified in courses at lower levels, be able to:

Listening comprehension
• understand the contents of clear standard speech about general subject areas (B1/B2)

Reading comprehension
• understand and account for short authentic texts with a connection to technology (B1/B2)

Spoken interaction and production
• talk and argue informally about subjects of personal interest or linked to studies, work, or current events (B1)
• give an individually prepared presentation of a specialised character (B1)

Written production
• write different types of text of general and technical nature (B1)

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

Basic university qualification. Completion and pass of German A2 for Engineers, equivalent older course, or the equivalent knowledge demonstrated in a compulsory placement test.

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

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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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

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Offered by

ITM/Learning in Engineering Sciences

Main field of study *

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Education cycle *

First cycle

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