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LS1502 Swedish A1 for Engineers 7.5 credits

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Headings with content from the Course syllabus LS1502 (Autumn 2019–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

Reading of simple texts, simple writing exercises, listening comprehension and simple dialogues based on everyday vocabulary and phrases. Basic grammar and pronunciation rules of the Swedish language Facts about Sweden, Swedish culture, society and technical development.

Intended learning outcomes

The intended learning outcomes for the course refer mainly to the level A1 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 be able to:
Listening comprehension
- understand simple, slowly and clearly spoken Swedish on well-known subjects in everyday situations

Reading comprehension
- understand short, authentic, everyday texts consisting of simple sentences and common words

Spoken interaction
- participate in simple conversations in slowly and clearly spoken Swedish, by asking and answering simple questions within well-known everyday subject areas (a certain amount of help from the conversation partner is required)

Spoken production
- talk about and describe his/her close environment and people he/she knows, by means of simple phrases and sentences

Written production
- fill in simple forms and write short, simple messages with elements of awareness of elementary facts about Sweden

Course disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Basic university qualification. Applicants to the course should not have prior knowledge in Swedish.

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
  • LEX1 - 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.

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
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 LS1502

Offered by

ITM/Learning in Engineering Sciences

Main field of study

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Education cycle

First cycle

Add-on studies

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