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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 texts about 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 discussing 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 are primarily at levels B2 and C1 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 the main contents in clearly spoken standard swedish on subjects that concern well-known phenomena and fields of personal interest

2. Broadly understand many radio and TV programmes in slowly and clearly spoken Swedish about current issues or about subjects of personal interest

Reading comprehension
3. Understand authentic texts, such as descriptions, written in common language on subjects that concern daily life or personal interests

Spoken interaction
4. Talk informally about subjects concerning daily life, current events and work, or of personal interest

Spoken production
5. Simply describe events, dreams, hopes and future plans
6. Briefly give reasons for opinions and plans

Written production
7. Write texts that describe experiences and impressions
8. Write simple, coherent texts discussing everyday life, and simple technical texts within fields of personal interest

Course disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

General admission requirements 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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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 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

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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