Corpus-Based Engineering English for Professional Communication
The course develops students’ enhanced understanding of Engineering English based on the principles of a good technical text: technical accuracy, usefulness, conciseness, completeness, clearness, consistency, correct spelling, grammar and punctuation, a targeted audience, clear organization, and interest. It allows students to perform their own language analyses with the help of computer concordancing programs that are aimed at identifying formulaic multi-word units/collocations, or word partnerships, in which certain words co-occur in a natural text with greater than random frequency. The course also develops communication skills and specific English language competence of engineering professionals enabling them to communicate more efficiently in the professional context of engineering.
Doctoral students, young researchers
B1/B1+ (level of English)
Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Russia