Technical English - Communicate School

Technical English

  • Course for engineers in industries such as: construction, oil and gas, robotics, mechanical, environmental and electronics
  • Taught by qualified native teachers
  • Course certificate issued on completion
  • Choice of full or half-day industrial site visits including JCB, Jaguar Land Rover and Rolls Royce.
  • Oxford University Press course book included
  • Choice of city centre residential accommodation or homestay accommodation in Manchester (20-45 minutes by bus from the school)
  • Option to join our active social programme
  • Minimum of 8 students are required to run this course

Technical and General English – 24 lessons/week, 1 lesson = 50min

Technical English – 15 lessons per week 

The technical side of the course is for adult learners in the technical, industrial, and scientific sectors, who need English for everyday workplace communication.

The course will give learners the functional language they need for real-life, hands-on tasks in technical and industrial environments.

Project planning and logisticsExplaining purpose and giving technical instructions
Troubleshooting and repairsTelephoning, socializing
Safety hazardsSimple, needs-related grammar presented on a need-to-know basis
Gadgets, equipmentTechnical writing skills
Shapes, classifyingDescribing cause and effect
Testing products, understanding instructionsChecking and controlling
Measurements and defectsReading and understanding technical information
New technology and product design

General English – 9 lessons per week 

Students can study in closed groups or be grouped in mixed nationality General English classes.
The aim of the course is to improve a wide range of skills: speaking, listening, reading, writing and grammar.  Our qualified teachers use communicative teaching methods to provide energetic and lively lessons.

“The course was very well organised and the engineering trip was a great addition to meet prospective employers. ”


Engineering site visits


JCB is the world’s third-largest construction equipment manufacturer.

The tour will include an assembly line overview of the world famous Backhoe Loader machine, here you will see the process of how the machine is built from the delivery of the sheet steel, profiling, laser cutting, welding, paint shop, assembly and finally the finished product!


Half day tour of Industrial site.

Key features:

  • Technical presentation
  • History of JCB talk
  • Tour of the assembly line
  • Return transport by private coach


JCB student trip

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR)

Key features:

  • Health and Safety
  • 90 min factory tour (see the complete production line from start to finish to produce a Jaguar Land Rover vehicle)
  • Question & Answer session
  • Team work activity: communication or problem solving exercises, simulated production line challenges, or individually operating a robot arm or traffic lights
  • Return transport by private coach

The tour offers an opportunity to witness the production of two of the UK’s most popular cars, the Freelander 2 and the Range Rover Evoque. Great experience for anyone looking for work in the engineering sector. Subjects include: Robotics, materials, forces & motion, control technology, enterprise and teamwork


Jaguar LandRover

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How to find us

Our Address

Communicate School
Murray House
85 Piccadilly
M1 2DA


+44 (0)161 2358 480