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LS1701 Swedish for Employment 7.5 credits

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Headings with content from the Course syllabus LS1701 (Spring 2019–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

Oral activities to practice work-related communicative situations

Vocabulary and rhetoric in negotiations and discussions

Oral presentation techniques

CVs and letters of application, formal letters, email and other written work-related communication

Overview of communication strategies for Swedish-speaking workplaces/work groups

Discussions of authentic material to increase the understanding of current themes in technology and natural sciences (e g research ethics, sustainable development, technological breakthroughs)

Intended learning outcomes

The course aims to develop the student's language proficiency for efficient work-related communication.

On completion of the course, the student should be able to:

• participate actively in conversations, meetings and negotiations at Swedish-speaking workplaces/work groups

• explain and defend his/her opinions in work-related discussions

• identify differences in linguistic style between everyday and work-related communication, and adapt his/her oral and written production according to the audience

• write letters and documents that are used in work-related situations

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

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Recommended prerequisites

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Kurslitteratur meddelas inför kursstart.

Rekommenderad referenslitteratur och e-resurser anges i kurs-PM eller på liknande sätt.

Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

P, F


  • LEXA - Continuous assessment, 7.5 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.

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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