Occupational English Training to Chinese Civil Engineers for Over-Sea Project Under “the Belt, the Road Initiative”

Jingyi GUO

Abstract


An effective and efficient project-specific English training program is developed and implemented to improve the overall occupational English efficiency of Chinese civil engineers who are involved in oversea civil engineering projects in which English is the working language. A series of well-established customer-tailed civil engineering teaching curriculum, method and considerations are proposed based on in-depth investigation and research in the root-reason of poor English skill of Chinese civil engineers. This training will greatly improve the occupational English level so as to avoid disputes and claim induced by communication insufficiency or failure and even misunderstanding which further causes incorrect decision thus causing huge economic cost.


Keywords


Occupational English; ESP; Project-specific English training; Oversea project; Communication efficiency; Cross-cultural communication

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3968/n

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