This course will be discontinued.
Last planned examination: Spring 2023Decision to discontinue this course: No information inserted
Note: LS1482 will be replaced from August 2021 by LS1483
Welcome to the advanced course A1 in Japanese for engineers.
During the course we will learn practical expressions in Japanese with verbs and adjectives. We practice a lot with listening comprehension and presentation.
Content and learning outcomes
Exercises in understanding Japanese and participating in conversations in simple everyday situations. Pronunciation exercises. Grammar and vocabulary exercises. Active learning of about 100 kanji characters. Learning of katakana . Translation exercises of simple everyday texts from Japanese into Swedish and vice versa. Writing exercises, e.g. letters and simple diary notes. Facts about Japan, Japanese culture, society and technical development.
Intended learning outcomes
The intended learning outcomes for the course refer mainly to the level A1, with certain elements of 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, in addition to what is specified in courses at the lower level, be able to:
• use the language in speech and writing in simple everyday situations
• understand and account for information from different elementary texts (in Swedish)
• give a short, individually prepared presentation in the target language
• use a Kanji dictionary in English to look up unfamiliar Chinese characters
• translate simple sentences from Japanese into Swedish and vice versa.
Literature and preparations
Basic university qualification. Completion and pass of Japanese Studies and the Basics of Japanese for Engineers, equivalent older course, or the equivalent knowledge demonstrated in a compulsory placement test taken before applying for the course.
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.
- KONA - Assessment, 1.5 credits, grading scale: P, F
- LEXA - Continuous Assessment, 6.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
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
Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination
- 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 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 LS1482