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LS1450 ltalian A1 for Engineers 7.5 credits

This isa course with lots ofinteraction and a good balance ofvocabulary learning, grammar drills and practice in the everyday language you will need to build a sound basis in Italian.

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Headings with content from the Course syllabus LS1450 (Autumn 2019–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

Overview of the basics of Italian grammar, as well as pronunciation and intonation. Listening comprehension and spoken communication exercises Reading comprehension exercises on simple texts with different contents. Writing exercises. Aspects of Italy's culture, society and technical development.

Intended learning outcomes

The intended learning outcomes for the course are at level A1, with certain elements at level A2 according to the CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference for language, 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)

• identify facts from simple authentic texts (A2)

• identify the main contents in a shorter oral presentation on familiar topics (A1/A2)

Course disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

General admission requirements Applicants to the course are not required to have prior knowledge in Italian.

Recommended prerequisites

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The reading list will be announced before the beginning of the course.

The recommended reference literature and electronic resources will be announced in the course information.

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.

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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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 LS1450

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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Silvia Bergonzi Johansson (