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DS2336 Technical French, Advanced Level 9.0 credits

NB: This course is from the autumn 2013 replaced by LS2336 French B2

For students with very good command of French.

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
Headings with content from the Course syllabus DS2336 (Autumn 2012–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

Oral proficiency:

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

Written proficiency:

  • Writing reports, formal letters, 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 French 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 of a specialised nature (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 French, Intermediate Level, DS1334. See our website for the test and more information.

Recommended prerequisites

5-6 years' study of French


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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 - 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. Written and oral examinations (ANN1; 3 credits, ANN2; 3 credits, 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 DS2336

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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Christian Surbled, tel. 790 9656,

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.