Programmes feature a range of activities tailored to participants’ needs. In particular, there will be opportunities for simulated practice of situations typically encountered in professional life, such as meetings, presentations and interactions with the public. The textbook Nuclear English (by Serge Gorlin, published by the WNU Press) will provide an important reference throughout the course.
Through their intensive study, participants are expected to:
- Enhance their ability for English communication in professional contexts
- Increase proficiency in using and understanding nuclear terminology
- Strengthen their capacity to write professional documents, such as reports and proposals
- Gain a better understanding of English pronunciation norms, and develop strategies for accent reduction
- Network with fellow nuclear professionals from other countries
All tutors are experienced, native-speaker English Language instructors, familiar with the nuclear domain.
Serge Gorlin is the Head of Industry Cooperation at the World Nuclear Association in London, and was previously a translator and interpreter at British Nuclear Fuels. He is the author of Nuclear English (WNU Press), the first textbook for English learners working within the nuclear field. Its contents have become standard coursework at institutions, such as the International Atomic Energy Agency, the Korean Atomic Energy Research Institute and WANO Coordinating Centre in London.
Penelope Crowe has many years’ experience delivering English courses to professionals within the energy and chemical sectors. Besides course delivery, she specializes in creating blended learning programmes and developing course materials. Ms Crowe was an invited expert at the 2008 IAEA Workshop on Making Knowledge Work - Nuclear English for University Teachers, held in Kaunas, Lithuania. She lectured at the Angra Nuclear Power Plant in Brazil in 2014.