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DS2326 Technical German, Advanced Level 9.0 credits

NB: This course is from the autumn 2013 replaced by LS2326 German B2

The course is designed for students with very good command of the language.

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
Headings with content from the Course syllabus DS2326 (Autumn 2012–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

Oral proficiency:

  • The ability to make oral presentations of scientific findings within ones field of study
  • Role plays featuring participation in professional meetings and negotiations, conferences and seminars

Reading and writing proficiency:

  • Analysis of scientific texts within different areas
  • The ability to write formal letters, reports, memos, minutes and essays

Vocabulary expansion:

  • Study of differences between specialist and non-specialist language; formal and informal style
  • Study of technical, economic and business terminology based on advanced level texts

Intended learning outcomes

EU language portfolio levels B2/C1

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

  • identify the differences in style between everyday and formal German and adapt his/her written and spoken language accordingly.

Listening comprehension

  • understand advanced-level formal oral presentations of some length (level C1)

Reading comprehension

  • understand relatively long texts from specialised areas (level C1)


  • take active part in discussions and be able to explain and defend his/her opinions on well-known topics (level B2)
  • using correct, varied and appropriate language, give an individually prepared oral presentation on a specialised subject (level B2/C1)


  • produce written assignments and an essay of a specialised nature (level B2/C1).

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 German, intermediate level, DS1334 or DS132N. See our website for the test and more information,

Recommended prerequisites

5-6 years' study of German


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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 Proficieny, 3,0 hp, betygsskala: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • ANN2 - Written Technical Production, 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.

Other requirements for final grade

75% attendance. Oral and written examination (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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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 DS2326

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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Elke Schmölder Hanson, tel. 790 9602,

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.