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Universidad Politécnica de Madrid

Basic English terminology for building and civil engineering construction

Universidad Politécnica de Madrid via Miríadax


Descripción del curso
This course provides students with an interactive learning experience that combines the meaning and pronunciation of basic building and civil engineering construction terms with the comprehension of simple texts containing scientific and technical matter related to those fields. This is a challenging course that will help students to increase their knowledge of technical terms, used in context, as well as their pronunciation. Taught in English, the course focuses on the integration of authentic resources, including specialized texts, audio and audiovisual materials, activities and links to technical texts, dictionaries and videos for students wishing to gain further knowledge of this specialized language. Students will be able to share their experiences with the other participants in the course and also with the experts from the teaching team.


Module 0. Introduction
Module 1. General terms
Module 2. Construction materials and techniques
Module 3. Foundations and structures
Module 4. Construction elements: Walls and openings
Module 5. Floors and roofs, services and fittings

Taught by

Ana Casaravilla, Joaquín Santiago, Maria Aurora Florez de la Colina and Trinidad Fernández Pérez



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