English for Engineering ,Elementary Level
ENGLISH FOR ENGINEERING, READING SKILLS, ELEMENTARY LEVEL is an introductory reading course for engineering students. It focuses on the real needs of students at this level for vocabulary expansion and reading skill-building. It is designed for use in EFL adult-education programs, universities, engineering colleges and technical schools.
ENGLISH FOR ENGINEERING, READING SKILLS, ELEMENTARY LEVEL, is an introductory reading course for engineerinmg students. It focuses on the real needs of students at this level for vocabulary expansion and reading skill-building. It is designed for use in EFL adult-education programs, universities, engineering colleges and technical schools.
ENGLISH FOR ENGINEERING is made up of fifteen thematically based units, each of which is divided into two parts. Vocabulary-building and skill-building exercises accompany each reading. Each unit consists of a brief pre-reading exercise and an exercise on skimming or scanning. Following the reading passage itself, there are post-reading exercises that focus on important reading skills: getting the main idea, understanding the reading structure, understanding meaning from context, recognizing contextual reference, finding the topic and topic sentence, understanding general and specific ideas, summarizing, understanding signal words, making an outling, understanding cause and effect, comparison and contrast, classification, inference, exemplification, understanding chronological order, etc.
Each unit concludes with a discussion question designed to encourage students to think about, distill, and discuss the information they have read about throughout the unit. Simetimes the discussion deals with a topic from outside the reading.
The topics have been selected from a wide range of authentic engineering materials encompassing various engineering branches – civil engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, architectural engineering, marine engineering, material engineering, electronics engineering, etc. The book is intended to provide students with a solid foundation in engineering in general to enable them to comprehend and communicate using engineering language.
An important goal of ENGLISH FOR ENGINEERING is to help engineering students to become confident readers by increasing their vocabulary base and improving their reading skills. It engages them in the process of reading thoughtfully and encourages them to move beyond passive reading.