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LS2542 Swedish B2 for Engineers 7.5 credits

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Headings with content from the Course syllabus LS2542 (Autumn 2019–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

Discussions, listening comprehension. Exercises on more nuanced language Production of investigating texts and reports. The relationship between different stylistic levels, language for special purposes and standard language Discussions based on authentic material to increase the student's understanding of current issues within technology and natural sciences (e.g. research ethics, sustainable development, technological breakthroughs).

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:

Listening comprehension
• understand conversations and oral presentations of some length about familiar subjects, even in more formal and advanced Swedish
• follow an argumentation, provided that the subject is familiar

Reading comprehension
• understand and be able to describe the contents of authentic texts, including argumentations, within different fields such as society and science

Spoken production
• relatively clearly and in some detail describe circumstances in familiar subject areas
• explain a standpoint and give advantages and disadvantages of different alternatives

Spoken interaction
• participate in discussions connected to studies, society and science
• take active part in discussions and be able to clarify his/her opinions within well-known subjects

Written production
• compile arguments from different sources and write investigating texts and reports

Course disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Basic university qualification. Completion and pass of Swedish B1/B2 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 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 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 LS2542

Offered by

ITM/Learning in Engineering Sciences

Main field of study

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Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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