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LS1522 Swedish B1 for Engineers 7.5 credits

In this course, you will deepen your knowledge of Swedish to intermediate level. You will practice understanding and expressing yourself in a variety on familar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, for example sports, Swedish history and culture, sustainability and inventions. Basic grammar knowledge will be expanded and production of simple texts on the topics above will be practised. Material will include literary texts, factual texts, and film.

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Headings with content from the Course syllabus LS1522 (Autumn 2019–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

Exercises in understanding and expressing oneself in somewhat more nuanced Swedish Exercises in pronunciation, prosody and spoken interaction. Conversations, discussions and presentations. Reading of texts within general subject areas. Production of written texts of a personal and everyday character

Intended learning outcomes

The intended learning outcomes for the course are primarily at levels B1 according to the CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference for language, and aim to strengthen 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:

Listening comprehension

1. Understand the main contents in clearly spoken standard swedish on subjects that concern well-known phenomena and fields of personal interest

2. Broadly understand many radio and TV programmes in slowly and clearly spoken Swedish about current issues or about subjects of personal interest

Reading comprehension

3. Understand authentic texts, such as descriptions, written in common language on subjects that concern daily life or personal interests

Spoken interaction

4. Talk informally about subjects concerning daily life, current events and work, or of personal interest

Spoken production

5. Simply describe events, dreams, hopes and future plans

6. Briefly give reasons for opinions and plans

Written production

7. Write texts that describe experiences and impressions

8. Write simple, coherent texts discussing everyday life, and simple technical texts within fields of personal interest

Language systems

9. Apply for the level adequately phonetic/orthographic, morphological, syntactic and lexical knowledge in the Swedish language

Course disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

General admission requirements. Completion and pass of Swedish A2 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
  • 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.

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 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 LS1522

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Main field of study

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Education cycle

First cycle

Add-on studies

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