Technical English-micrometres for Engineering

Learn Technical English for engineering and industry, based on one of the most important engineering tools.
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Instructed by Derek Reddy Language / English
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  • Lectures 38
  • Length 1.5 hours
  • Skill Level Intermediate Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 9/2015 English

Course Description

Why Technical English?

More and more businesses are globalised and this is also true of industrial companies in the engineering sector. This globalisation demands that people on different continents are able to work together, this means that besides your technical skills it is also important to understand and be understood in, what is for most companies the lingua franca, English.

Whether you work for a Japanese company co-operating with companies in the USA or a European company with subsidiaries in Asia, many of the well-paid and secure jobs require English at a higher level than school English.

Who is this course for?

The course is to help you improve and expand your English knowledge for work in the Technical, Engineering, Manufacturing industry. It is for anyone thinking of a career in this field or anyone already working in the sector but feels the need to increase their English language.

How is the course organised?

Technical English (micrometres) explains in both written and spoken form how to use one of the most important tools in Engineering. It is structured to introduce words in context, which is proven as the best way to learn new vocabulary. From the text certain words are highlighted, these become the focus words and form the core of the learning. In addition there is unlimited learning time with the use of word games, flashcards, spelling and listening exercises.


Do the word games at least one time each day. You can do the word games before the lectures or after, it can be good for you to look through the vocabulary set before looking at the lecture, after the lecture you should try to understand and learn all the words for that lecture.

Keep repeating the learning games, it is important to move newly learnt vocabulary into your long-term memory, this is best done through repetition, try to beat your best scores.

If you need to speak the words, record yourself on your smart phone speaking the words, better still record yourself speaking the text of the lectures.

Give yourself time, this is vital. Give yourself time to understand, repeat things until they are clear in your head. You can always use the discussion section if you need any specific help or tips.

I look forward to helping you on your technical English journey.

What are the requirements?

  • It is a good idea to have a good Technical dictionary, to get the most from learning exercises join the interspeech quizlet site.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Understand words in a technical context.
  • Recall words in a work situation faster.
  • Read technical text faster.
  • Follow instruction and presentations better.
  • Improve and secure job prospects.

Who is the target audience?

  • Technical English Vocabulary is for people already in a technical/engineering field and those that are studying or thinking of working in the technical/engineering industry.
  • This is not a grammar based course and there is little or no grammar instruction.The course is written in basic tenses ie simple present and present continuous.

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This short video will explain how the course works and how to use the course and the extra learning programme.

Section 1: Extra learning tools.
Extra learning materials, what they are and how to use them.
Section 2: Before you start.
Words needed.
Section 3: Micrometres (Eng.) micrometers(Am.)
Micrometres (Eng.) Micrometers (American) part I
vocabulary set: Micrometres pt.I
Micrometres pt.II
Vocabulary set: Micrometres pt.II
Vocabulary set: Micrometres pt. I & II
Section 4: Parts of a micrometre.
Parts of a micrometre.
Vocabulary set: Parts of a micrometre
Section 5: How a micrometre works.
How a micrometre works
Vocabulary set: How a micrometre works
Section 6: Different types of micrometre.
Different types of micrometre
Vocabulary set: Different types of micrometre
Section 7: Specialized micrometres
Specilized micrometres
Vocabulary set: Specilized micrometres
Section 8: How a metric micrometre scale works
How a metric micrometre scale works
Vocabulary set; How a metric micrometre scale works
Section 9: Advantages of micrometres
Advantages of micrometres
Vocabulary set: Advantages of micrometres
Section 10: Disdvantages of micrometres
Disdvantages of micrometres
Vocabulary set: Disdvantages of micrometres
Section 11: How to prepare micrometres
How to prepare micrometres
Vocabulary set: How to prepare micrometres
Section 12: How to use outside micrometres
How to use outside micrometres
Vocabulary set: How to use outside micrometres
Section 13: How to use inside tubular micrometres
How to use inside tubular micrometres
Vocabulary set: How to use inside tubular micrometres
Section 14: How to use inside caliper micrometres
How to use inside caliper micrometres
Vocabulary set: How to use inside caliper micrometres
Section 15: How to use a depth micrometre
How to use a depth micrometre
Vocabulary set: How to use a depth micrometre
Section 16: How to read a metric micrometre
How to read a metric micrometre
Vocabulary set: How to read a metric micrometre
Section 17: How to read inside micrometres and depth micrometres
How to read inside micrometres and depth micrometres
Vocabulary set; How to read inside micrometres and depth micrometres
Section 18: Micrometre maintenance
Micrometre maintenance
Vocabulary set: Micrometre maintenance

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Instructor Biography

Derek Reddy, English Language Trainer

I have over 25 years business & training experience. I have delivered corporate presentations for blue chip companies such as Barclay's Bank, Citicorp, Prudential and Eagle Star.

For the last 16 years I have delivered Business English Communication training, including Telephoning, E-mail, Letter Writing, Negotiation & Presentations in the following companies: Bertelsmann, Harting, riha Wesergold, BHW, E-ON, Lenze, Follmann, OI Glass group, Ardagh Glass amongst others.

I also train many people in Technical English due to my engineering background covering CNC machining, milling, turning,grinding, calibration,CAD, CAM and most aspects of sheet metal working.

Certificates: TEFL(dip); ITOL(Brain Freindly Trainer); NLPP (Neuro Linguistic Programming); IBET (International Business Trainer)

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