Technical English Level 2 Course Book _BEST_
Take-Off is an ESP course for intermediate-level students. Unlike many ESP courses, it teaches genuine transferable skills and is ideal for students who need to further their technical training in English. The focus is on skills development, using relevant contexts, with grammar taking a strong supporting role.
technical english level 2 course book
David Morgan, BA Cert Ed., co-authored the Take-Off students book. He has spent most of his teaching career in Further Education and Industry, teaching general English, EFL and ESP. He has completed numerous specialist projects, such as teaching short courses to air traffic control personnel and producing a 200-hour intermediate ESP course for a leading Middle Eastern electricity supply company.
Until 2003, he was in charge of the English Language programme at the on-site training centre of a major oil company in Libya, where national employees from all technical fields followed courses in General English and subject-specific ESP. During this time, he pioneered the establishment of the UCLES examinations in order to produce an externally validated objective yardstick by which courses and teaching could be judged.
For Garnet Education, he has co-authored the ESP course Take-Off, and has also contributed to ESAP: Mechanical Engineering, Progressive Skills in English, New Skills in English, UAE English Skills series and the English for Libya series. He has also written materials for ELT training at Diploma level.
The approach taken in this course is direct and concise, and you will be encouraged to work both independently and with others on an extensive range of activities, all of which are geared towards making you more proficient in the technical language you will need to be successful in further study.
Technical English is a multi level English course which is ideal for students in vocational education or training at work. Its syllabus covers the core language that students need to be successful in all fields of technical and industrial work.
Students are required to demonstrate intermediate-level proficiency in a language other than English. Intermediate-level proficiency is demonstrated by successful completion of a 4th-semester language course in one of the following:
Note: Beginning language course I & II or beginning combination language course and intermediate language course I are prerequisites for *intermediate level II course. Placement tests are designed for placement purposes only and a score on this test alone is not sufficient to demonstrate intermediate-level proficiency.
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