English is quickly becoming the language of engineering, which is why CISL now offers the English for Engineers program. With this program, Upper Intermediate and Advanced students learn the skills necessary to help them succeed in an English speaking Engineering environment. Among other things, students learn:
- Language related to engineering (such as design, procedures, and processes)
- How to express problems, solutions, and communication related to capabilities, limitations, problems, solutions, regulations, standards, etc.
- Practice working with written instructions, drawings, and notices
- Grammar, vocabulary, and writing and speaking skills focused on discussing quality, repairs, maintenance, technical requirements, regulations, standards, suitability and relative performance
Finally, students learn vocabulary about engineering and technology, such as dimensions, precision, and causes and effects. The CISL Blog has already looked at Five must-know English Adjectives for Engineers. Today we are taking a look at some college Engineering vocabulary regarding the dimensions of an object. Do you know all of these words?
Engineering Vocabulary: Dimensions
The measurement of a surface or piece of land.
The distance or measurement from side to side of something
The distance around something
The distance from the top or surface to the bottom of something
A straight line passing from side to side through the centre of a body or figure, especially a circle or sphere.
Having a level surface; without raised areas or indentation
The measurement or extent of something from end to end; the greater of two or the greatest of three dimensions of an object.
For more information on CISL’s English for Engineers (and to learn more about the Career English program, where you can spend time in an American Engineering firm!) contact CISL.