Technical English: Electrical Engineering

Author: Dorle Stecher
Offering Institution: Technische Hochschule Lübeck
Course Language: English
Field of Knowledge: Preparation Courses Free of Charge
Average Workload: 75 Hours Free of Charge Enrol

What awaits you in this course?

The aim of the course is to learn and consolidate the basic technical vocabulary in the field of electrical engineering and - application-oriented - grammatical structures. Furthermore, the receptive linguistic skills of listening and reading comprehension are trained. Participants should be enabled to follow first lectures in English in the field of electrical engineering and to understand English-language technical literature. Strategies will be presented and practiced.

What can you learn in this course?

After completing the course “Technical English. Electrical Engineering” you will...

  • ... recognize, understand and use a huge variety of technical vocabulary in your field of study
  • ... recognize and use appropriate context-specific grammatical structures
  • ... apply strategies that help you understand and follow lectures and other longer contributions in your field of study
  • ... apply strategies that help you understand texts, even longer and complex ones, in your field of study
  • ... identify and produce the language and features of the subject-specific text types process description, product description and graph description
  • ... have developed strategies to learn vocabulary independently, to cope with a self-paced learning mode and to continuously motivate yourself in the learning process



  • Welcome and Introduction
  • Electrostatic Forces
  • Electric Field Lines
  • Charged Bodies and Electric Fields
  • Review Unit 1-3
  • Current Density
  • Water Flow Analogy
  • Electric Circuit Diagram
  • Review Unit 4-6
  • Resistance
  • The IV-Diagram
  • Measuring Devices
  • Working in the Lab
  • Review Unit 7-10


Dorle Stecher trained as a foreign language correspondence clerk. After that, she lived and worked abroad for several years before studying Educational Linguistics and English Language and Culture at Hamburg University and Adult Learning at Linköping University. Dorle Stecher is a freelance trainer of English for Specific Purposes, German as a Foreign Language and Intercultural Communication. She calls on many years of experience in e-learning and is a certified online trainer.


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