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LS1349 English B2 9.0 credits

This course is given for the last time in the autumn term 2014. From the spring term 2015, we will be offering the following courses:

LS1419 English for Employment

LS2439 Writing and Presenting a Degree Project in Science and Engineering

LS1465 Rhetoric - Speaking and Writing for Impact

LS2429 Technical Communication in English

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
Headings with content from the Course syllabus LS1349 (Autumn 2013–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

Grammar exercises with a focus on technical texts. Technical/academic vocabulary. Presentation techniques. Listening comprehension (podcasts with scientific content). Technical report writing. Summary of scientific texts. Writing of formal letters, cover letters, minor essay/e-mail or other work-related communication. Oral summaries of texts of general and scientific nature with specialised or technical content . Practice debating and describing technical processes.

Intended learning outcomes

The expected learning outcomes for the course are mainly at the levels B2/C1 according to CEFR, Common European Framework of Reference for Languages

On completion of the course, in addition to what is evident from courses at a lower level, the student should be able to:

Listening comprehension

· understand longer oral presentations with technical content and advanced vocabulary (C1)

· follow an argumentation with specialised vocabulary, provided that the subject is partly known (B2/C1)

Reading comprehension

· understand longer text in scientific fields of specialised or technical content (C1)


· take active part in discussions, and be able to explain and defend his opinions about well-known subjects (B2)

· hold an individually prepared presentation of specialised nature using broad vocabulary (B2)

· identify the differences in style between informal and formal language, and adapt the spoken language according to the target group (B2)


· write reports, letters and texts of scientific nature in specialised or technical areas (B2).

  • identify the differences in style between informal and formal discourse, and adapt the written language according to the target group (B2)

Course disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

General university entry requirements. Completed and passed English B1 or the equivalent knowledge shown through a compulsory placement test taken before applying for the course.

Recommended prerequisites

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Brieger, Nick & Alison Pohl,  Technical English: vocabulary and grammar, Summertown, Oxford, 2002

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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


  • DELA - Assigment, 1.5 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • KONA - Assessment, 1.5 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • TENA - Oral Language Proficiency, 3.0 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • TENB - Written 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

All examination parts passed

Attendance requirement: 75%

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 LS1349

Offered by

ECE/Language and Communication

Main field of study

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Education cycle

First cycle

Add-on studies

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