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Before choosing course

The course is intended for students with a good basic knowledge of French.

NB: This course is from the autumn 2013 replaced by LS1334, French B1

www.kth.se/student/kurser/kurs/LS1334

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
* Retrieved from Course syllabus DS1334 (Autumn 2012–)

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

Oral proficiency:

  • Pronunciation, intonation, fluency
  • Discussions in French, listening comprehension, oral proficiency.
  • Summaries of general and technical texts, presentations, speeches

Written proficiency:

  • Free writing in French
  • Report writing, summaries of general and technical character

Intended learning outcomes

EU language portfolio levels B1/B2, http://europass.cedefop.europa.eu/

After completing the course, the student should be able to:

Listening comprehension

  • understand the content of clear standard speech on general subject areas/events. (level B1)

Reading comprehension

  • understand and give an accurate account of authentic texts dealing with topical issues on technical subjects and working life. (level B2)

Speaking

  • converse and discuss informally on topics of personal interest or related to studies, work or topical events. (level B1)
  • orally summarise texts of a general and/or specialist nature (level B1/B2)
  • give an individually prepared oral presentation of a specialised nature (level B1/B2)

Writing

  • summarise texts of a general and/or specialised nature (level B1/B2)
  • write a factual report or an expository/argumentation text (level B1/B2).

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

General entrance requirements for university studies. A pass on the compulsory placement test before applying or a pass in French, Advanced Beginners, DS1338 or DS1339. See our website for the test and more information, www.kth.se/language

Recommended prerequisites

5-6 years' study of French

Equipment

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Literature

Kompendium

Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Examination

  • ANN1 - Examination, 3,0 hp, betygsskala: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • ANN2 - Examination, 3,0 hp, betygsskala: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • TEN1 - Language Proficiency, 3,0 hp, betygsskala: A, B, C, D, E, FX, 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.

During the course, the students also take four minor midterm tests/quizzes. The combines result of the two tests is converted to a point score which is added to the student's score on the TEN1 exam.

Other requirements for final grade

75% attendance. Oral and written examinations (ANN1; 3 credits and ANN2; 3 credits), language proficiency, TEN1; 3 credits)

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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Examiner

Profile picture Christian Surbled

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 DS1334

Offered by

ECE/Language and Communication

Main field of study

Technology

Education cycle

First cycle

Add-on studies

Technical French, Advanced Level

Contact

Christian Surbled, tel. 790 9656, surbled@kth.se

Supplementary information

The course has limited participation. Students who are not present at course start risk losing their place on the course.

The course programme may be subject to changes and courses with an insufficient number of students can be cancelled or get a reduced number of lessons.