This course, with its focus on language use in different contexts, will boost your skills and prepare you for study or employment in a French-speaking environment.
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Content and learning outcomes
Exercises in different situations that require nuanced language usage (for example presentations, conversations, discussions). Analyses of technical and scientific texts within different specialist areas (for example sustainable development, technological breakthroughs). Written production (e.g. summaries, comments, correspondence).
Intended learning outcomes
The intended learning outcomes for the course refer mainly to the level B2 according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, and aim to strengthen the student's global competence.
On completion of the course, the student should, in addition to what is specified in courses at lower levels, be able to:
Distinguish stylistic levels (everyday and formal language) and adapt his/her language according to the situation (B2)
• understand oral presentations of some length in formal and advanced language within general
subject areas and familiar specialist topics (B2)
• account for texts of some length within specialist fields (B2)
Spoken interaction and production
• take active part in discussions and be able to explain and argue for his/her opinions on well-known
• give an individually prepared presentation of a technical nature, using nuanced language (B2)
• write different types of text of general and technical nature (B2)
Literature and preparations
The review and approved LS1434 French B1 for engineers, equivalent to older course, or equivalent knowledge demonstrated through a mandatory placement test done before course selection.
Examination and completion
If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.
- KONA - Assessment, 1.5 credits, grading scale: P, F
- LEXA - Continuous Assessment, 6.0 credits, grading scale: P, 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.
The examiner determines, in consultation with the KTH coordinator for support to students with disabilities (Funka), possible customized examination for students with any documented and permanent functional disability. The examiner may offer a different type of exam for re-examination of individual students.
Other requirements for final grade
All examination parts passed
Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination
Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination
- 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 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 LS2436