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Foreign Languages for Engineering. Academic Writing

About This Course

“Foreign Languages for Engineering. Academic Writing” is a concise but comprehensive course on how:

  • to represent yourself and communicate in the modern real and virtual world;
  • to feel safety at modern enterprises;
  • to equip modern engineers, teachers in engineering, PhD students with practical skills of working with/reading drawings and dimensions in English;
  • to read mathematical formulae and equations;
  • to write original research papers for publication in English according to IMRaD format;
  • to gain a better understanding of background knowledge of English;
  • to improve translating skills by studying theoretical and practical tips;
  • to make scientific presentations etc.

In the course you will explore the modern system of engineering, expand your professional vocabulary and master language skills needed to present yourself, share professional and academic information within your scientific community. English is considered as a means of forming professional engineering competence.

Everyone will learn something from experience and different levels of learners are encouraged in this course so that we all learn from each other. The course approaches different language, structure, style, and content issues that you can encounter while reporting the results of your professional activities and research.

At the end of the course, you will be a more confident, efficient writer, able to create higher quality scientific articles and documents more quickly, build your communicative capacity, enhance your reading and listening skills in the field of engineering.

The course is designed to be beneficial to all stakeholders, who want to sound professionally and convincingly in the Engineering World of XXI century.

The course consists of 5 Modules that are mainly connected with ‘soft skills’ of engineering activities.

Module 1SELF PRESENTATION OFF AND ON LINE
Module 2MODERN ENGINEERING: CHALLENGES AND PERSPECTIVES
Module 3SAFETY AT A WORKING PLACE
Module 4ENGINEERING DESIGN/ WORKING WITH DRAWINGS AND DIMENSIONS
Module 5TEAM-BUILDING/BUILDING AND CULTIVATING RELATIONSHIP AS A CAREER STRATEGY

Each module has the same structure aimed at developing language and linguistic and cultural skills.

  1. Reading and Speaking
  2. Writing
  3. Listening
  4. Translation basics
  5. Academic writing
  6. Assessment
  7. Bank of Prompts

Requirements

Level - Pre-intermediate, intermediate

Duration / Time Required - 72 hours, The course will require approximately 4 hours per week

Language - English / Russian

Course Staff

Zerkina_N

Zerkina Natalya

PhD in Philology, Associate Professor, Head of Foreign Languages for Engineering, NMSTU.

The theme of the PhD thesis: “Colour-adjectives Semantics in Phraseology of New English Period” (1999).

Sphere of scientific interests: the English Language, LSP, Phraseology, Semantics, ICT in Education etc.

Subjects taught: English, Foreign Language in Professional Activity, Professionally-Oriented Translation, Theory of Translation, Speaking Practice, Russian as a Foreign Language, Lexicology, Theory of the Language, History of the English Language etc.

Member of the Erasmus + Project EXTEND 586060-EPP-1-2017- RO-EPPKA2-CBHE JP «Excellence in Engineering Education through Teacher Training and New Pedagogic Approaches in Russia and Tajikistan».

Active participant of international conferences and forums.

Author of more than 100 publications, including articles, monographs, training manuals, electronic educational resources etc. More than 30 articles are included in international data bases Web of Science and Scopus.

Savinova_Yu

Savinova Yulia

PhD in Pedagogy, Associate Professor of Foreign Languages for Engineering, NMSTU.

The theme of the PhD thesis: “Building Technical University Students’ Communicative Capacity” (2002).

Sphere of scientific interests: English Language, LSP, Communicative Capacity Building, Country Studies.

Subjects taught: Foreign Language, Foreign Language in Professional Activity, Grammar, Business English, Speaking Practice, Professionally-Oriented Translation, Country Studies.

Manager of the Erasmus + Project EXTEND 586060-EPP-1-2017- RO-EPPKA2-CBHE JP «Excellence in Engineering Education through Teacher Training and New Pedagogic Approaches in Russia and Tajikistan»

Active participant of international conferences and forums.

More than 50 publications, including articles, monographs, training manuals, electronic educational resources etc.

Frequently Asked Questions

How to enrol in the course?

To pass the course you should enrol in this course free (No certificate).

To pass the course with certificate you should enrol in this course for charge.

How to pass the course?

To pass the course you should do all the tasks and complete the “Assessment” form.

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