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LS1493 Chinese A1.2 for Engineers 7.5 credits

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Headings with content from the Course syllabus LS1493 (Autumn 2021–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

The course builds on the lower-level course, with further studies of the most common and most important sentence patterns in everyday, spoken Standard Chinese, and further acquisition of a central vocabulary of words and phrases.

In addition, the course involves practice in using Chinese dictionaries, as well as simple translation exercises. Chinese society and culture, and the country's technical development. The course covers about 270 new characters.

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, in addition to what is specified in courses at a lower level, be able to:

• identify tones and syllables in slowly and clearly spoken Standard Chinese

• understand and use simple sentence patterns in speech and writing

• understand and read aloud certain simple texts

• use Chinese dictionaries and character dictionaries

• translate simple texts from Chinese into Swedish

• participate in simple, everyday conversations, clearly spoken at a slow pace

Course disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

General admission requirements Completion and pass of LS1491 Chinese A1.1 and Chinese Studies for Engineers, equivalent older course, or the equivalent knowledge demonstrated in a compulsory placement test, taken before applying for the course.

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


  • KONA - Assessment, 1.5 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • LEXA - Continous 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 course components passed.

75% attendance requirement

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

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Course web LS1493

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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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