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LS1472 Brazilian Portugese A1 for Engineers 7.5 credits

This course introduces you to the Portuguese language and society in Brazil, and helps develop your basic skills in listening, speaking and writing.

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
Headings with content from the Course syllabus LS1472 (Spring 2015–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

The course comprises the reading of simple texts, writing exercises, listening comprehension and simple dialogues with an emphasis on everyday vocabulary and expressions. Basic grammar exercises and pronunciation practice of Brazilian Portuguese is also included. Facts about Brazil, its culture, society and technological development.

Intended learning outcomes

The expected learning outcomes for the course mainly refer to the levels A1/A2 according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

On completion of the course, the student should, in addition to what is specified in courses at the lower level, be able to:

Listening comprehension
• comprehend the main content in everyday, simple conversation (A1/A2)

Reading comprehension
• understand and explain information from very simple texts (A1/A2)
• identify facts from simple authentic texts (A1/A2)

Oral skills
• use the language in simple, everyday situations (A1)

Written skills
• use the language in simple everyday situations such as short, personal letters and messages (A1)

• account for elementary facts about Brazl

Course disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

University entry requirement. Applicants to the course are not required to have prior knowledge in Portuguese.

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.

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 LS1472

Offered by

ECE/Language and Communication

Main field of study

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Education cycle

First cycle

Add-on studies

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