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Teaching Engineering Curriculum for Non-Native English Students: Challenges and Possible Solutions
Atef Ata
Abstract
Teaching engineering and technology in English is spreading in non-English speaking countries. Nowadays, many countries and universities are teaching engineering in English language in new programs. The students are willing to learn and read textbooks in English to prepare themselves for their practical future. Also multi-national companies with better working conditions and attractive salaries are the motive force for students to learn in English. There are some problems arising when teaching non-native English speaking students. It is the main objective of this paper to present an experiment of teaching technical engineering courses in English for non-native English speaking students. This study is the output of teaching mechatronics engineering curriculum for different non-native English students in different countries such as Egypt, Malaysia and Turkey for long time. So, the main objective of this paper is to share the authorís experience. This study is carried out at Mevlana University in Konya for third and fourth year mechatronics engineering students. Surveys are designed and planned for teaching two courses to reflect this approach and the analysis of the results is presented and discussed. The total number of students in the first course is 32 students and for the second course is 7 students since it is private relatively new university. Challenges, possible solutions and recommendations are also investigated.
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5th International Symposium on Innovative Technologies in Engineering and Science 29-30 September 2017 (ISITES2017 Baku - Azerbaijan)