English for Mechanical Engineering in Higher Education Studies The Garnet Education English for Specific Academic Purposes series won the Duke of Edinburgh English Speaking Union English Language Book Award in 2009. English for Mechanical Engineering is a skills-based course designed specifically for students of mechanical engineering who are about to enter English-medium tertiary level studies. It provides carefully graded practice and progressions in the key academic skills that all students need, such as listening to lectures and speaking in seminars.
It also equips students with the specialist mechanical engineering language they need to participate successfully within a mechanical engineering faculty. Extensive listening exercises come from mechanical engineering lectures, and all reading texts are taken from the same field of study.
There is also a focus throughout on the key mechanical engineering vocabulary that students will need. *Listening: how to understand and take effective notes on extended lectures, including how to follow the argument and identify the speaker’s point of view.