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Technical English Books

Unread postby pgandhi » 05 Feb 2010, 16:34

Hello everyone,

I'm Head of Studies at a language academy and I need to find some good Technical English books (leveled: pre-intermediate, intermediate, and upper intermediate) for some Engineering-focused InCompany classes.

I'm familiar with a lot of the resources out there, but it seems to be more complicated to find technical books split into levels.

I've found ¨Tech Talk¨ from Oxford University Press, but they have no upper intermediate level and I'm not even sure if it's still in stock.

Does anyone have any suggestions? I have to order some books ASAP!
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Re: Technical English Books

Unread postby Alex Case » 07 Feb 2010, 22:24

Tech Talk is great and only about 5 years old so definitely still available. Here's my review of Pre-Int

http://www.tefl.net/alexcase/reviews/bu ... ermediate/

The only other books are know is:


http://www.amazon.co.uk/Professional-En ... 0521734886

For self study rather than class use, but could perhaps be adapted
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Re: Technical English Books

Unread postby pgandhi » 08 Feb 2010, 23:27

Dear Alex,

I completely agree with you on the lack of technical English books on the market - "Tech Talk" is the only graded method I've found so far. In term of higher level, I think the only real option is adapting resources from self study books, university textbooks, and the internet.

Thanks for leading me to your thoughtful review...it was really helpful!
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Re: Technical English Books

Unread postby neverstopped » 07 Mar 2012, 17:30

I've had similar problems with finding anything for different levels. During my internet search I also found a series that has different levels: Technical-English-Course-Book - it should still be in stock and it's pretty useful. I have them all on my bookshelf. The internet can be your friend in some aspects, but often the quality can't be guaranteed.
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Re: Technical English Books

Unread postby SpringJim » 04 Apr 2012, 15:41

Technical English by Pearson Longman start at Pre-Int I think and they're pretty decent.
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