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DS2304 Technical English, Advanced Level 9.0 credits

NB: This course is from the autumn 2013 replaced by LS2304 English C1

This course is for students with a very high level of proficiency in English who wish to expand their active vocabulary, but also to adapt their language to suit the broad range of spoken and written genres expected of present-day practising engineers.

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
Headings with content from the Course syllabus DS2304 (Autumn 2012–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

Oral proficiency:

  • Pronunciation, intonation, fluency
  • The language and techniques of meetings, debates and presentations
  • Negotiating and problem-solving through role play

Written proficiency:

  • Writing reports, proposals, summaries, minutes, formal letters and CVs

Intended learning outcomes

EU language portfolio levels C1/C2

The overall aim of the course is for the student to be able to use English as the main language in working life with a high degree of professionalism, variety and subtlety.

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

  • actively understand and use low-frequency words in English
  • adapt his/her language use to the communicative situation
  • distinguish implicit meanings in the language which may be context-dependent
  • convey ideas and opinions in situations (such as meetings and negotiations) encountered in working life
  • using correct, varied and appropriate language, give an individually prepared oral presentation on a specialised subject
  • present arguments in a large group on topical issues
  • write formal reports, e-mails and letters, and essays on topics of a specialised nature.

Course disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Three years of academic studies.  A pass with top marks on the compulsory placement test before applying or a pass in Technical English, Intermediate Level (DS1301, DS1302, DS1303, DS1307) with the final grade 4, A or B.

See our website for the test and more information,

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

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


  • ANN1 - Oral Presentation, 3.0 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • ANN2 - Written Technical Production, 3.0 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • TEN1 - Language Proficiency, 3.0 credits, grading scale: 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.

Other requirements for final grade

75% attendance. Oral performance (ANN1; 3 credits), written assignments (ANN2; 3 credits), written examination 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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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 DS2304

Offered by

ECE/Language and Communication

Main field of study

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Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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Orla Fehrling,, 08-7906686

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.