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LS2304 English C1 9.0 credits

This course is offered 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
www.kth.se/student/kurser/kurs/LS1419?l=en

LS2439 Writing and Presenting a Degree Project in Science and Engineering
www.kth.se/student/kurser/kurs/LS2439?l=en

LS1465 Rhetoric - Speaking and Writing for Impact
www.kth.se/student/kurser/kurs/LS1465?l=en

LS2429 Technical Communication in English
www.kth.se/student/kurser/kurs/LS2429?l=en

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
Headings with content from the Course syllabus LS2304 (Autumn 2013–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

Pronunciation, intonation and other aspects of language proficiency are practiced. Oral speeches, debates and summaries. Exercises on formal meetings and negotiations. Written production in English such as summaries, reports, proposals, debates, meeting minutes, formal letters and job applications.

Intended learning outcomes

The expected learning outcomes for the course mainly refer to the levels C1/C2 according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference for Language.

The general aim of the course is for students to be able to use English as the main language in the workplace in a highly professional and varied way.

On completion of the course, the student should, in addition to what is required in courses at lower levels, be able to:

  • actively use and understand low-frequency words in English
  • adapt his/her language production to the communicative situation
  • be aware of implicit messages in the language that may be dependent on context
  • communicate ideas and opinions in situations that may be encountered in the workplace, for example in meetings and negotiations
  • in a varied language give an individually prepared presentation of a specialised nature
  • argue before an audience on current technical topics
  • write formal reports, letters and essays of a specialised nature.

Course disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Three years of academic studies. Completed and passed English B2 with at least grade B, a corresponding older course, or the equivalent knowledge displayed in a compulsory placement test taken prior to signing up for the course.

Recommended prerequisites

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Equipment

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Literature

Kurslitteratur meddelas inför kursstart

Rekommenderad referenslitteratur och e-resurser anges i kurs-PM eller på liknande sätt

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

  • DELA - Assignment, 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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Examiner

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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 LS2304

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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