What is this course about?
The aim of the course is to learn and consolidate the basic technical vocabulary in the field of mechanical engineering and - application-oriented - grammatical structures. Furthermore, the receptive linguistic skills of listening and reading comprehension are trained. Participants should be enabled to follow first lectures in English in the field of mechanical engineering and to understand English-language technical literature. Strategies will be presented and practiced.
During this seven-week course, different learning and teaching techniques will be used:
Through videos with quiz interactions, we will present information.
You will get the chance to link up with other participants, discuss the content and work up ideas together.
Finally, interactive questions will help you check your learning progress.
What do you learn in this course?
After completing the course “Technical English. Mechanical Engineering”
- you will be able to recognize, understand and apply the most common technical vocabulary in your field of study.
- you will be able to recognize and apply appropriate context-specific structures
- you will be able to apply strategies that help you understand and follow lectures and other longer contributions in your field of study
- you will be able to apply strategies that help you understand articles in your field of study
- you will be able to identify and produce the language and features of the subject-specific text types process description, product description and graph description.
- you will be able apply strategies that help you learn vocabulary independently, cope with a self-paced learning mode and continuously motivate yourself in the learning process
How is the course structured?
The individual chapters of the course will be published on the following dates
- Welcome and Introduction (March 11, 2019)
- Maths: algebra and geometry (March 18, 2019)
- Energy and electricity (March 25, 2019)
- Materials and their properties (April 1, 2019)
- Forces (April 8, 2019)
- Friction (April 15, 2019)
- Transmission (April 22, 2019)