IEEE TECHNICAL ENGLISH  PROGRAM  IN SAINT PETERSBURG Professor Alexander Mikerov IEEE Senior Member Control Department,  S...
FIRST PROPOSAL <ul><li>April 2005 – IEEE R8 Meeting in Paris </li></ul><ul><li>October 2005 – IEEE Section Congress in Tam...
ENGLISH LEARNING IN THE FORMER SOVIET UNION <ul><li>Non obligatory in a secondary school </li></ul><ul><li>Non obligatory ...
POOR ENGLISH – LOW IEEE MEMBERSHIP <ul><ul><li>Russia ( Population 145 mil) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>IEEE membership 710...
TEP AS A TOOL TO INCREASE IEEE MEMBERSHIP LETI  Conference 2011 CAUGHT: IEEE Membership TOOL:  Technical English
TEP – THE FIRST PLAN <ul><li>Free Electrical Engineering training in English for all by Russian IEEE volunteers (one semes...
TEP EXPENSES:   Vilnius’s R8 meeting (April 2006) <ul><li>Pilot project: one group - $1,486 </li></ul><ul><li>Region 8 pro...
PILOT TEP PROJECT (St. Petersburg – RUSSIA, Sept.-Dec. 2006) <ul><li>Entry contest: 30 LETI students for 10 positions </li...
FIRST RESULTS <ul><li>Best student Sergey Miropolski  submitted the paper at the Eurocon2007 ($1000 Grant)  </li></ul><ul>...
TEP: NEW INITIATIVES at R8 Meeting in Sofia (April 2007) <ul><li>New TEP Administrator Yuriy Sepp proposal : </li></ul><ul...
MOSHE KAM’S TUTORIALS <ul><li>Professor Moshe Kam -  Drexel University (Philadelphia, USA), 2005-2007 IEEE Vice-President ...
TECHNICAL ENGLISH PROGRAM IMPACT   LETI  Conference 2011
TEP WORKSHOPS <ul><li>October 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Carinthia Palace Hotel </li></ul><ul><li>St. Petersburg, Russia </li>...
MAIN ST.PETERSBURG TEP FEATURES - 1 <ul><li>Technical English Program should be provided only for IEEE members </li></ul><...
MAIN ST.PETERSBURG TEP FEATURES – 2 <ul><li>General English with professional linguist teachers   </li></ul><ul><li>Second...
MAIN ST.PETERSBURG TEP FEATURES - 4 <ul><li>Every TEP semester course includes three components: - 2-3 hours every week le...
MAIN ST.PETERSBURG TEP FEATURES – 3 <ul><li>A special IEEE certificate identifies the TEP graduation  </li></ul><ul><li>Ev...
MAIN ST.PETERSBURG TEP FEATURES – 4 <ul><li>The IEEE and small student tuition fees cover all TEP expenses </li></ul><ul><...
TEP OFFICERS <ul><li>Piscataway: </li></ul><ul><li>Douglas Gorham – Managing Director </li></ul><ul><li>Charles Hickman – ...
TECHNICAL ENGLISH PROGRAM <ul><li>THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME </li></ul><ul><li>Alexander Mikerov </li></ul><ul><li>e-mail:  [...
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Alexander Mikerov, "IEEE TECHNICAL ENGLISH PROGRAM IN SAINT PETERSBURG"

  1. 1. IEEE TECHNICAL ENGLISH PROGRAM IN SAINT PETERSBURG Professor Alexander Mikerov IEEE Senior Member Control Department, Saint Petersburg Electrotechnical University Saint Petersburg, RUSSIA IEEE-TEP
  2. 2. FIRST PROPOSAL <ul><li>April 2005 – IEEE R8 Meeting in Paris </li></ul><ul><li>October 2005 – IEEE Section Congress in Tampa, USA </li></ul><ul><li>Incitement: Poor English in the former Soviet Union and Russia </li></ul>LETI Conference 2011
  3. 3. ENGLISH LEARNING IN THE FORMER SOVIET UNION <ul><li>Non obligatory in a secondary school </li></ul><ul><li>Non obligatory in technical universities </li></ul><ul><li>Not useful in engineering practice: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>International contacts not encouraged </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>All literature in Russian (translated IEEE magazines) </li></ul></ul>LETI Conference 2011
  4. 4. POOR ENGLISH – LOW IEEE MEMBERSHIP <ul><ul><li>Russia ( Population 145 mil) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>IEEE membership 710 (2005) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1 IEEE Member for every 180,000 population </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Finland ( Population 5.3 mil) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>IEEE membership 969 (2005) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1 IEEE Member for every 5,500 population </li></ul></ul>LETI Conference 2011
  5. 5. TEP AS A TOOL TO INCREASE IEEE MEMBERSHIP LETI Conference 2011 CAUGHT: IEEE Membership TOOL: Technical English
  6. 6. TEP – THE FIRST PLAN <ul><li>Free Electrical Engineering training in English for all by Russian IEEE volunteers (one semester) </li></ul><ul><li>Tutorial (once per a semester) by a visiting lector from the DLP </li></ul><ul><li>Final student presentation in English at a Conference </li></ul>LETI Conference 2011
  7. 7. TEP EXPENSES: Vilnius’s R8 meeting (April 2006) <ul><li>Pilot project: one group - $1,486 </li></ul><ul><li>Region 8 project: 10 groups per year - $13,470 </li></ul><ul><li>Main items: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Additional expenses for a visiting DLP lecturer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>English textbooks in electrical engineering (Shaum’s outlines) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>One $1000 student grant for visiting an IEEE Conference </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Assigned to Russia Northwest Section: $2,000 per year </li></ul>LETI Conference 2011
  8. 8. PILOT TEP PROJECT (St. Petersburg – RUSSIA, Sept.-Dec. 2006) <ul><li>Entry contest: 30 LETI students for 10 positions </li></ul><ul><li>11 students passed 32 h course “Basic Electrical Engineering” of Professor Alexander Mikerov” </li></ul><ul><li>Tutorial of Prof. Kurt Richter (Austria) “Development of Leadership Skills” </li></ul><ul><li>Final student presentation in English at the Annual IEEE Students Conference </li></ul>LETI Conference 2011
  9. 9. FIRST RESULTS <ul><li>Best student Sergey Miropolski submitted the paper at the Eurocon2007 ($1000 Grant) </li></ul><ul><li>One year student IEEE membership for 5 students </li></ul><ul><li>IEEE R8 Certificates to all students </li></ul><ul><li>Impact on students Membership: </li></ul><ul><li>2006 - 52 ; 2007 – 57? </li></ul>LETI Conference 2011
  10. 10. TEP: NEW INITIATIVES at R8 Meeting in Sofia (April 2007) <ul><li>New TEP Administrator Yuriy Sepp proposal : </li></ul><ul><li>IEEE Membership should be obligatory </li></ul><ul><li>Small Tuition fee and TEP trainers payment </li></ul><ul><li>Training period 3 semester (General English, Basic EE, Advanced course) </li></ul><ul><li>Students involvement into an IEEE activity (“Spectrum” as a textbook, guide service, IEEE conferences and seminars, etc.) </li></ul>LETI Conference 2011
  11. 11. MOSHE KAM’S TUTORIALS <ul><li>Professor Moshe Kam - Drexel University (Philadelphia, USA), 2005-2007 IEEE Vice-President for Educational Activity </li></ul><ul><li>November 24, 2007: LETI, 23 students </li></ul><ul><li>May 24, 2008: Renaissance Hotel 34 students </li></ul><ul><li>December 20, 2008: Radisson SAS Hotel 23 students </li></ul><ul><li>May 15, 2010: Radisson SAS Hotel 49 students </li></ul>LETI Conference 2011
  12. 12. TECHNICAL ENGLISH PROGRAM IMPACT LETI Conference 2011
  13. 13. TEP WORKSHOPS <ul><li>October 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Carinthia Palace Hotel </li></ul><ul><li>St. Petersburg, Russia </li></ul><ul><li>39 students + 22 educators </li></ul><ul><li>March 2010 Abu Dhabi Men’s College United Arab Emirates </li></ul><ul><li>November 2010 Shangri La Hotel Beijing, China </li></ul>LETI Conference 2011 From 2009 – TEP became the IEEE educational benefit: www.ieee.org/education_careers/education/technical_english/ Moshe Kam - 2011 IEEE President
  14. 14. MAIN ST.PETERSBURG TEP FEATURES - 1 <ul><li>Technical English Program should be provided only for IEEE members </li></ul><ul><li>It includes three one semester steps: - General English - Basic Electrical Engineering or/and Basic Electronics - Advanced Course </li></ul>LETI Conference 2011
  15. 15. MAIN ST.PETERSBURG TEP FEATURES – 2 <ul><li>General English with professional linguist teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Second and third step with Electrical Engineering professors </li></ul>LETI Conference 2011
  16. 16. MAIN ST.PETERSBURG TEP FEATURES - 4 <ul><li>Every TEP semester course includes three components: - 2-3 hours every week lessons - One day tutorial during 5-8 hours with invited foreign lecturer - Concluding student conference </li></ul>LETI Conference 2011
  17. 17. MAIN ST.PETERSBURG TEP FEATURES – 3 <ul><li>A special IEEE certificate identifies the TEP graduation </li></ul><ul><li>Every year best TEP graduate is granted to visit any IEEE Region 8 Conference with a paper </li></ul>LETI Conference 2011
  18. 18. MAIN ST.PETERSBURG TEP FEATURES – 4 <ul><li>The IEEE and small student tuition fees cover all TEP expenses </li></ul><ul><li>Local TEP teachers obtain hourly pay </li></ul>LETI Conference 2011
  19. 19. TEP OFFICERS <ul><li>Piscataway: </li></ul><ul><li>Douglas Gorham – Managing Director </li></ul><ul><li>Charles Hickman – Director of University Programs </li></ul><ul><li>St. Petersburg: </li></ul><ul><li>Alexander Mikerov – TEP Coordinator </li></ul><ul><li>Yuriy Sepp – TEP Administrator </li></ul>LETI Conference 2011
  20. 20. TECHNICAL ENGLISH PROGRAM <ul><li>THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME </li></ul><ul><li>Alexander Mikerov </li></ul><ul><li>e-mail: [email_address] </li></ul>LETI Conference 2011
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