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LS1522 Swedish B1 for Engineers 7.5 credits

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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 refer mainly to the level B1 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 lower levels, be able to:

Listening comprehension
- understand the main contents in clearly spoken standard Swedish on subjects that concern well-known phenomena and fields of personal interest
- broadly understand many radio and TV programmes in slowly and clearly spoken Swedish about current issues or about subjects of personal interest

Reading comprehension
- understand authentic texts, such as descriptions, written in high-frequent language on subjects that concern daily life or personal interests

Spoken interaction
- talk informally about subjects concerning daily life, current events and work, or of personal interest

Spoken production
- simply describe events, dreams, hopes and future plans
- briefly give reasons for opinions and plans

Written production
- write texts that describe experiences and impressions
- write simple, coherent texts discussing everyday life, and simple technical texts within fields of personal interest

Course disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Basic university qualification. 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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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 hp, betygsskala: P, F
  • LEX1 - Continous Assessment, 6,0 hp, betygsskala: 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 LS1522

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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