English for Engineering

A two-week professional learning immersion to help engineers develop effective business communication skills in English.

This course is ideal for engineering students and professionals who need to use English to communicate with colleagues or clients.


The course includes 20 lessons of specific engineering language, 4 visits and 2 lectures.

Course outcomes:

  • Improve your communication skills: make meaningful contributions to meetings, discuss technical drawings or give presentations
  • Gain an insight into some engineering wonders in London
  • Lectures delivered by industry experts
Available in London Hampstead
Start dates 08/07/2019
Course duration 2 weeks
Class size 8 (maximum)
Minimum level Intermediate (B1)
Price £985

Sample Timetable

Please note that this is the outline of a typical course. Some units may alter in content.

Week 1 Morning Afternoon Evening
Monday

Technical Development

Discussing technical requirements. Suggesting ideas and solutions.

Orientation with Teacher

Hampstead tour – Keats House and other historically important locations. Using the underground.
 
Tuesday

Technical Development

Assessing feasibility. Describing improvements and redesigns.

Excursion

Engineering wonders: Museum of London Docklands
Flipped classroom – homework activities. Project work.
Wednesday

Materials Technology

Describing and categorising specific materials. Specifying properties.

Lecture

Crossrail
 
Thursday

Materials Technology

Discussing quality issues.

Excursion

Engineering wonders: Tower Bridge
Flipped classroom – homework activities. Project work.
Friday

Engineering Design

Working with drawings. Discussing and designing dimension and precision.
   

Week 2 Morning Afternoon Evening
Monday

Engineering Design

Discussing scale and tolerance. Resolving design problems.
   
Tuesday

Components & Assemblies

Describing shapes and features. Explaining and assessing manufacturing techniques.

Excursion

Engineering wonders: Thames Barrier
Flipped classroom – homework activities. Project work.
Wednesday

Components & Assemblies

Explaining jointing and fixing. Describing positions of assembled items.

Lecture

Institution of Mechanical Engineers
 
Thursday

Breaking Point

Describing types of technical problem and the causes of faults

Excursion

Engineering wonders: London Museum of Transport
Flipped classroom – homework activities. Project work.
Friday

Breaking Point

Assessing and interpreting faults. Discussing repairs and maintenance.