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1 TECHNICAL ENGLISH PROGRAM – THE FIFTH YEAR OF DEVELOPMENT Alexander Mikerov Russia Northwest IEEE Section Vice Chair Professor of the Control Department, Saint Petersburg Electrotechnical University Saint Petersburg, RUSSIA

2 IEEE TEP Seminar-October 2-3, St.Petersburg, Russia Alexander Mikerov 2 FIRST PROPOSAL l April 2005 – IEEE R8 Meeting in Paris l October 2005 – IEEE Section Congress in Tampa, USA l Incitement: Poor English in the former Soviet Union

3 IEEE TEP Seminar-October 2-3, St.Petersburg, Russia Alexander Mikerov 3 ENGLISH LEARNING IN THE FORMER SOVIET UNION Non obligatory in a secondary school Non obligatory in technical universities Not useful in engineering practice: International contacts not encouraged All literature in Russian (translated IEEE magazines)

4 IEEE TEP Seminar-October 2-3, St.Petersburg, Russia Alexander Mikerov 4 POOR ENGLISH – LOW IEEE MEMBERSHIP Russia IEEE membership 710 (2005) Population 145 mil 1 IEEE Member for every 180,000 population Finland IEEE membership 969 (2005) Population 5.3 mil 1 IEEE Member for every 5,500 population

5 IEEE TEP Seminar-October 2-3, St.Petersburg, Russia Alexander Mikerov 5 TEP AS A TOOL TO INCREASE IEEE MEMBERSHIP CAUGHT: IEEE Membership TOOL: Technical English

6 IEEE TEP Seminar-October 2-3, St.Petersburg, Russia Alexander Mikerov 6 TEP – THE FIRST PLAN Free Electrical Engineering training in English for all by Russian IEEE volunteers (one semester) Tutorial (once per a semester) by a visiting lector from the DLP Final student presentation in English at a Conference

7 IEEE TEP Seminar-October 2-3, St.Petersburg, Russia Alexander Mikerov 7 TEP EXPENSES: Vilniuss R8 meeting (April 2006) Pilot project: one group - $1,486 Region 8 project: 10 groups per year - $13,470 Main items: Additional expenses for a visiting DLP lecturer English textbooks in electrical engineering (Shaums outlines) One $1000 student grant for visiting an IEEE Conference Assigned to Russia Northwest Section: $2,000 per year

8 IEEE TEP Seminar-October 2-3, St.Petersburg, Russia Alexander Mikerov 8 PILOT TEP PROJECT (St. Petersburg – RUSSIA, Sept.-Dec. 2006) Entry contest: 30 LETI students for 10 positions 11 students passed 32 h course Basic Electrical Engineering of Professor Alexander Mikerov Tutorial of Prof. Kurt Richter (Austria) Development of Leadership Skills Final student presentation in English at the Annual IEEE Students Conference

9 IEEE TEP Seminar-October 2-3, St.Petersburg, Russia Alexander Mikerov 9 FIRST RESULTS Best student Sergey Miropolski submitted the paper at the Eurocon2007 ($1000 Grant) One year student IEEE membership for 5 students IEEE R8 Certificates to all students Impact on students Membership: ; 2007 – 57?

10 IEEE TEP Seminar-October 2-3, St.Petersburg, Russia Alexander Mikerov 10 TEP: NEW INITIATIVES at R8 Meeting in Sofia (April 2007) IEEE Membership should be obligatory Small Tuition fee (TEP trainers remuneration) Training period 3 semester (General English, Basic EE, Advanced course) Students involvement into an IEEE activity (Spectrum as a textbook, guide service, IEEE conferences and seminars, etc.)

11 IEEE TEP Seminar-October 2-3, St.Petersburg, Russia Alexander Mikerov 11 MOSHE KAMS TUTORIALS Professor Moshe Kam - Drexel University (Philadelphia, USA) and IEEE Vice-President for Educational Activity l November 24, 2007: St.Pb Electrotechnical Univ. 23 students l May 24, 2008: Renaissance Hotel 34 students l December 20, 2008: Radisson SAS Hotel 23 students

12 IEEE TEP Seminar-October 2-3, St.Petersburg, Russia Alexander Mikerov 12 TECHNICAL ENGLISH PROGRAM IMPACT

13 IEEE TEP Seminar-October 2-3, St.Petersburg, Russia Alexander Mikerov 13 MAIN ST.PETERSBURG TEP FEATURES Technical English Program training is providing only for IEEE members and including three one semester steps: - General English - Basic Electrical Engineering - Advanced Course

14 IEEE TEP Seminar-October 2-3, St.Petersburg, Russia Alexander Mikerov 14 MAIN ST.PETERSBURG TEP FEATURES – 2,3 2. General English lessons are conducted by professional English linguist teachers 3. Second and third step lessons are conducting by Electrical Engineering professors selected by the local IEEE Section amongst its members

15 IEEE TEP Seminar-October 2-3, St.Petersburg, Russia Alexander Mikerov 15 MAIN ST.PETERSBURG TEP FEATURES As a rule every TEP semester course includes three components: hours every week lessons in a technical field with English textbooks and local teachers - One day tutorial during 5-8 hours with invited foreign lecturer from a country with native English - Concluding student conference with every student presentation in a selected EE subject

16 IEEE TEP Seminar-October 2-3, St.Petersburg, Russia Alexander Mikerov 16 MAIN ST.PETERSBURG TEP FEATURES – 5,6 5. A special IEEE certificate identifies every TEP step graduation 6. Every year best TEP graduate is granted to visit any IEEE Region 8 Conference with a paper

17 IEEE TEP Seminar-October 2-3, St.Petersburg, Russia Alexander Mikerov 17 MAIN ST.PETERSBURG TEP FEATURES – 7,8 7. The IEEE and small student tuition fees cover all TEP expenses 8. Local TEP teachers obtain hourly pay

18 IEEE TEP Seminar-October 2-3, St.Petersburg, Russia Alexander Mikerov 18 CONCLUSION 1. Technical English is the prerequisite of any IEEE activity St. Petersburg experience may be useful for a Technical English Program planning 3. Tutorials of visiting professors is the important component of a Technical English Program training

19 IEEE TEP Seminar-October 2-3, St.Petersburg, Russia Alexander Mikerov 19 ACKNOWLEGEMENT We are grateful to Moshe Kam, Evangelia Micheli-Tsanakou, Douglas Gorham, Charles Hickman and other IEEE volunteers and officers for the permanent support of our Technical English Program activity

20 IEEE TEP Seminar-October 2-3, St.Petersburg, Russia Alexander Mikerov 20 TECHNICAL ENGLISH PROGRAM THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME Alexander Mikerov


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