A course for pre-work students who are studying for a career in the technology industry.
Eric H. Glendinning and Alison Pohl
Technology is a course for pre-work students studying on technology-related courses, who will need to communicate accurately in English at work.
- Part of: Oxford English for Careers
- Language Level: Pre-Intermediate to Intermediate
Mid A2 to mid B2
Technology is ideal for pre-work students, studying at pre-intermediate to intermediate level, who will need to use English in work situations.
Technology develops the vocabulary, language, and skills that students will need to communicate effectively when presenting an idea to non-specialists, problem-solving, and discussing the latest technological innovations.
- Student's Book
- Teacher's Resource Book
- Class Audio CD
- Authentic and up-to date information in every course, written and checked by industry insiders
- Clear and straightforward structure, with each unit containing a menu of learning outcomes, and an end-of-unit checklist with 'Can do' tick boxes
- Teaches English in context, so students practise the language and skills they need for the job in real work situations
- Real-world profiles from genuine professionals in the 'It's my job' section offer authentic and engaging insights into the industry
- Extra facts, figures, quotations, and specialist terminology included in the top margin of unit pages
- Additional activities and tests in the Teacher's Resource Book make the course suitable for mixed-ability classes
- The Teacher's Resource Book provides specialist background to the industry for every unit, as well as industry tips to support non-expert teachers
- Project work in the Student's Book, additional activities on the Student's Site, and a Key words list of essential vocabulary at the end of every unit provide extra opportunities for revision
It presents students with English from a variety of technological fields and situations, such as manufacturing, transport, and medical technology. The course develops students' communication skills, and provides them with background information in major technological concepts.
'It's my job' sections offer students an insight into the lives of real people who work in the technology industry. The profiles are based on authentic interviews and sources, and teach students about the skills required for different business environments.
The 'Customer Care' section offers students extra speaking and writing practice, teaching them how to communicate accurately and clearly in English when explaining complex technical matters to non-specialists.
The course supports teachers in the vocational teaching situation, providing them with specialist background information for the industry.