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LS2436 French B2 for Engineers 7.5 credits

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.  

About course offering

For course offering

Spring 2025 Start 14 Jan 2025 programme students

Target group

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Part of programme

Master's Programme, Systems, Control and Robotics, åk 2, Recommended


P3 (4.0 hp), P4 (3.5 hp)


14 Jan 2025
2 Jun 2025

Pace of study


Form of study

Normal Daytime

Language of instruction


Course location

KTH Campus

Number of places

20 - 27

Planned modular schedule


For course offering

Spring 2025 Start 14 Jan 2025 programme students

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Headings with content from the Course syllabus LS2436 (Autumn 2019–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

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:

General aim
Distinguish stylistic levels (everyday and formal language) and adapt his/her language according to the situation (B2)

Listening comprehension
• understand oral presentations of some length in formal and advanced language within general
subject areas and familiar specialist topics (B2)

Reading comprehension
• 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
subjects (B2)
• give an individually prepared presentation of a technical nature, using nuanced language (B2)

Written production
• write different types of text of general and technical nature (B2)

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

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.

Recommended prerequisites

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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

P, F


  • 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
75% attendance

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 room in Canvas

Registered students find further information about the implementation of the course in the course room in Canvas. A link to the course room can be found under the tab Studies in the Personal menu at the start of the course.

Offered by

Main field of study

This course does not belong to any Main field of study.

Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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