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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 are primarily at levels B2 according to the CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference for language, and aim to strengthen student's global competence.

On completion of the course, the student should, in addition to what is specified in courses at a lower level, be able to:

Listening comprehension
1. Understand conversations and oral presentations of some length about familiar subjects, even in more formal and advanced swedish
2. Follow an argumentation, provided that the subject is familiar

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

Spoken production
4. Relatively clearly and in some detail describe circumstances in familiar subject areas
5. Explain a standpoint and give advantages and disadvantages of different alternatives

Spoken interaction
6. Participate in discussions connected to studies, society and science
7. Take active part in discussions and be able to clarify his/her opinions within well-known subjects

Written production
8. Compile arguments from different sources and write investigating texts and reports

Language systems

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

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

General admission requirements. 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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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.

In agreement with the KTH coordinator for disabilities, it is the examiner who decides to adapt an examination for students in possession of a valid medical certificate documenting a disability. The examiner may permit other examination formats at the re-examination of individual students.

Other requirements for final grade

All course components passed
75% attendance requirement

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

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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