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LS2552 Swedish B2/C1 for Engineers 7.5 credits

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
Headings with content from the Course syllabus LS2552 (Autumn 2019–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

Oral presentations, discussions and listening comprehension. Exercises in reading popular science /non-fiction on both general and more specific subjects to increase the understanding of current themes within society, technology and natural sciences (for example research ethics, sustainable development, technological breakthroughs). Writing of discussions and investigating texts. Exercises on differences between spoken and written language and between levels of formality.

Intended learning outcomes

The intended learning outcomes for the course refer mainly to the levels B2 and C1 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
follow conversations, presentations or argumentations of some length in varied and specialised Swedish, provided that the subject is fairly familiar and the context clear

Reading comprehension
• read, with good benefit, long and complicated authentic texts from different fields such as society, science and technology, particularly within his/her field of expertise

Spoken production
• clearly and in detail describe subjects linked to technology, society, science and work, but also slightly connected to other fields, for instance by giving an individual oral presentation

Spoken interaction
• participate actively in discussions connected to studies, society and science
• speak relatively fluently with effective communicative strategies for social, interest-related and work-related purposes

Written production
• write clear and detailed texts dealing with society, science and technology
• to a certain extent adapt his/her style and the level of difficulty to the intended audience and the purpose of the text

Course disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Basic university qualification. Completion and pass of Swedish 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 hp, betygsskala: P, F
  • LEX1 - Continous Assessment, 6,0 hp, betygsskala: 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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Profile picture Charlotte Hurdelbrink

Profile picture Mateusz Moszkowicz

Profile picture Anna Kers Hagberg

Profile picture Helena Karlsson

Profile picture Viktor Englund

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 LS2552

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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