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LS1532 Swedish B1/B2 for Engineers 7.5 credits

In this course you will:

  • practice understanding and expressing yourself in Swedish in different situations, both informal and formal.
  • learn more about the Swedish labor market and practice introducing yourself, your education and your future profession in formal situations.
  • practice talking about climate and sustainable development in Swedish.
  • read and listen to news in Swedish.
  • read a Swedish fiction text.and watch Swedish movies, series, etc.
  • learn more about the Swedish society, Swedish traditions and Swedish history.

Choose semester and course offering

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For course offering

Autumn 2024 Intensiv aug programme students

Application code


Headings with content from the Course syllabus LS1532 (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 spoken communication and oral presentations Reading of authentic texts that concern society, work and technology. Production of written texts on a variety of subjects within the student's fields of interest.

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
1. Understand the contents of clearly spoken standard Swedish about subjects as for instance work and technology
2. Understand conversations and longer oral presentations such as a simple argumentation on familiar subjects, provided the language is not too formal and advanced

Reading comprehension
3. Understand authentic texts written in high-frequent language that concern society, work and technology

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

Spoken production
5. Retell courses of events and describe impressions and experiences concerning daily life and fields of personal interest

Written production
6. Write texts on a variety of subjects within his/her fields of interest and emphasise the personal relevance of events and experiences

Language systems

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

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Basic university qualification. Completion and pass of Swedish B1 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.

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 room in Canvas

Registered students find further information about the implementation of the course in the course room in Canvas. A link to the course room can be found under the tab Studies in the Personal menu at the start of the course.

Offered by

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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