6 Benefits of English for Engineering

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Since the end of World War II, English has become the established language of scholarly communication. It’s recognized as the international language of science and engineering. Academic reward structures in many countries place great emphasis on publication in international journals that are mostly English-language. As technology advances globally, engineers must be able to communicate across national and cultural boundaries, and English is the vehicle for professionals advancing technology today.

It makes sense, then, that improving your ability to speak, read and write in English can affect research, collaboration, instruction and ultimately, overall success.

That’s why IEEE partnered with Cambridge University Press to create an interactive program of engaging online English instruction for engineers, technical students and faculty.

IEEE English for Engineering consists of more than 45 hours of online training to enhance communication skills across four dynamic and interactive modules:

  • Speaking in Technical English
  • Listening and Comprehension
  • Technical Writing
  • Reading and Understanding Technical Publications

New students will take a placement exam to assess and guide level selection: Introductory, Intermediate, or Advanced. They’ll advance through lessons individually and receive feedback on their progress. Then, upon successful completion of each skill level, students will receive CEUs/PDHs for professional licenses.

6 Benefits of English for Engineers

  1. Learn to communicate effectively and share ideas with colleagues.
  2. Strengthen your written English communications skills, which can help authors and researchers effectively share their research results.
  3. Enable greater collaboration with global research teams.
  4. Learn to communicate effectively, lead classroom conversations and lectures, and assess assignments and projects.
  5. Build confidence and the necessary communication skills for job performance and career advancement.
  6. Develop more effective verbal communication skills and enhanced presentation capabilities.

How to Subscribe

Click here for more information and to subscribe to this valuable training course, or download our product sheet to share with the training manager at your organization.


(July 2008). English as the international language of science. Research Trends.

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