LS2449 Spanish B2 for Engineers 7.5 credits

Spanska B2 för ingenjörer

This course will allow you to hone your skills in spoken Spanish.  With practice, you will develop a better understanding for grammatical accuracy and idiom for different communication scenarios, such as presentations, negotiations and conferences.  You will also write an academic composition, with one-to-one supervision to guide you through the writing process.    

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Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

Exercises in different situations that require nuanced language usage (for example presentations, conversations, discussions). Analyses of technical and scientific texts within different specialist areas (for example sustainable development, technological breakthroughs). Written production (e.g. summaries, comments, correspondence).

Intended learning outcomes *

The intended learning outcomes for the course refer mainly to the level B2 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:

General aim
Distinguish stylistic levels (everyday and formal language) and adapt his/her language according to the situation (B2)

Listening comprehension
• understand oral presentations of some length in formal and advanced language within general
subject areas and familiar specialist topics (B2)

Reading comprehension
• account for texts of some length within specialist fields (B2)

Spoken interaction and production
• take active part in discussions and be able to explain and argue for his/her opinions on well-known
subjects (B2)
• give an individually prepared presentation of technical nature, using nuanced language (B2)

Written production
• write different types of text of general and technical nature (B2)

Course Disposition

The teaching is mainly in Spanish.

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

Three years of university studies Completion and pass of Spanish B1 for Engineers, equivalent older course, or the equivalent knowledge demonstrated in a compulsory placement test.

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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

Examination *

  • KONA - Assessment, 1.5 credits, Grading scale: P, F
  • LEXA - Continuous 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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Maria Elena Salazar Reyes

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

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ITM/Learning in Engineering Sciences

Main field of study *

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Education cycle *

Second cycle

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