LS2552 Swedish B2/C1 for Engineers 7.5 credits
Content and learning outcomes
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:
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
3. Understand authentic texts, such as descriptions, written in common language on subjects that concern daily life or personal interests
4. Talk informally about subjects concerning daily life, current events and work, or of personal interest
5. Simply describe events, dreams, hopes and future plans
6. Briefly give reasons for opinions and plans
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
Literature and preparations
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.
Examination and completion
If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.
- 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
Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination
- 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.
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