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LS142N German B1 for Engineers 7.5 credits

The course is an E-learning course intended for students with a good basic knowledge of German and whose conflicting timetables prevent them from attending the general German course.

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
Headings with content from the Course syllabus LS142N (Autumn 2019–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

The off-campus teaching, that constitutes about 75 % of the teaching, consists of: course modules containing technical texts, word lists and a variety of tasks on the texts; resources for individual learning (grammar exercises); written communication with examples of summaries and comments, short reports and product specifications, letters, fax and e-mail. The course meetings, which take place in the evenings, cover: exercises in understanding and participating in conversation, exercises in presentation of texts of general and specialised nature; oral presentations.

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 nature (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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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


  • 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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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 LS142N

Offered by

ITM/Learning in Engineering Sciences

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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