Technical English: Oil & Gas Workers

Sample Unit 1 - Listening for Numbers, Saying Numbers and Estimating Quantities (Level A1/A2 - Elementary)

This sample course presents conversations that the student should listen to and then understand what the conversation is about. The conversations are related to the Oil and Gas workers to increase relevancy to course content.

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The Fundamentals of Technical English for Oil and Gas Workers (FTEOGW) course has been created for beginner and elementary learners working in construction, offshore, logistics, facilities engineering, and as sub-contractors and temporary staff in both on-site and field-based roles. It is provided asynchronously (self-paced and without a live trainer) via PC, tablet or mobile phone to enable the user to access it at anytime and anywhere.

Course Description

The FTEOGW course is provided in modular format. Each module/unit comprising 40-50 minutes self-paced study via Each unit contains worksheets and preliminary flash-cards providing the learner with the necessary input material and vocabulary to complete the unit. Homework modules are also available for further study.

Language Focus

This is not an academic course. It is designed to improve and develop speaking, confidence, pronunciation and fluency for workers who regularly need to communicate in English with colleagues and peers.

The course comprises 50 units in a range of oil and gas industry related topics. By the end of the course learners will be able to:

  • Identify, enquire about and report errors and basic problems
  • Respond to suggestions, make requests and communicate with colleagues
  • Use the language of location and position to identify and describe equipment, machinery and devices in an operational environment
  • Read and comprehend basic manuals, instructions, instrumentation, gauges, charts and tables
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of terms associated with mass, area, volume, pressure and temperature
  • Provide basic analysis of flow charts, diagrams and graphs
  • Describe the basic working principles and identify the components of production machinery such as pumps, turbines and engines


Tangent Training recognises that oil and gas workers are required to speak and be coherent in a working environment. Classes are given in the lexical format where learners learn chunks of language. We incorporate CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning) methodologies where the principles of the subject are taught with the language in tandem.

A full course outline and detailed summary of units is available on request.

Course Outline

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Tangent Training
Tangent Training
Tangent Training has been an integral language provider on oil and gas assets in the Middle East, Central Asia and North Africa. We have developed bespoke language training programmes to suit workers from all backgrounds and nationalities.

Tangent Training is founded, run and managed by educators. Our philosophy is simply to ensure education and learning is the heartbeat of the business. We work hard to ensure the strictest and highest standards are met in all facets of the training we offer.

Tangent has worked with many international corporations at senior management level to demonstrate how to implement and adopt a corporate language policy, whilst at the same time considering cultural identity.

Class Curriculum

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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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