English for IT

English for IT is aimed at hardware and software engineers who need to use clear, accurate English in everyday work-related situations. The course can be taken alongside a degree or professional qualification studies elsewhere or as part of an informal career development programme. It will be of particular value to prospective students applying to study at a university abroad or to undergraduate, postgraduate or professional students of computing and information technologies as well as business management with specialisation in computing.

Course duration: 4 months

CEFR levels: B2-C1 (Upper-Intermediate/Advanced)

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Age groups: young people (16-18) and adults (19+)

Study method: online learning with tutor’s guidance and support

Course fees for the 2023/2024 academic year: £720

Next course start date: 1 August 2024

Register by: 20 July 2024

By the end of the course, learners will:

  • develop English language skills: grammar, reading, listening and writing
  • expand specialist ICT vocabulary: electronic equipment, computer systems, input and output devices, processing and memory, software, multimedia, graphics and design, web design, programming languages, ICT systems and networks, internet, email, video conferencing, ICT-related jobs, cybersecurity, e-commerce, online banking, mobile applications, Artificial Intelligence (AI), smart homes and cities
  • practise specialist vocabulary related to ICT business management: business administration elements (operations, finance, human resources, research and development, project management, quality management), law (intellectual property, information technology law), workplace communication
  • improve personal skills: leadership and management, time management, stress management, education and training, interpersonal communication skills, cross-cultural communication skills, professional ethics
  • develop business skills: applying for a job, interviewing, telephoning, business correspondence writing, presentations, negotiations

Key features of the course

  • Flexibility to suit your needs – allowing you to study anytime, anywhere
  • An emphasis on personal and professional development through independent learning
  • Relevance of topics, terminology and language skills to the context of communications in computing engineering
  • Certificate of completion from Cambridge International School of English

Teaching and assessment

A tutor will guide you throughout the study process and mark and comment on your written work. The course work includes online practice tests, tutor-marked assignments and end-of-module assessment. Your tutor will open module sessions every week or every two weeks to help you gradually progress through the study materials. You and your tutor will primarily communicate with each other through email.

All study materials are provided on the module website. Microsoft Office presentations and Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) versions of study material are available.

A computer with a browser and broadband internet access is required for this module. Functionality may be limited on mobile or tablet devices.

If you have a disability or particular study requirements, please tell us as soon as possible.

The Pass mark for the module is 50%.


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