English for Energy Markets

The online course "English for Energy Markets" is designed for energy professionals and energy-related specialists who require to learn specialized English, which will be necessitated in education and work.

English for Energy Markets

The team of the Kyiv School of Energy Policy (KSEP) offers a unique course "English for Energy Markets". This course will help you improve your professional English. 

Professionals who know specialized English are always highly valued in the market. Also, by understanding the basic energy-related terms and concepts, you will be able to access the most up-to-date information about modern energy, which is available mainly in English.

Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive a certificate confirming completion of the course (the best participants will receive a certificate with honors).

Who is this course for?

  • for people with a basic level of English,
  • for professionals in the energy sector,
  • for those who want to study specialized English with a focus on energy.

This course will be beneficial to you if you want to improve:

  • language competence/level of English,
  • professional vocabulary of energy terminology and notions,
  • understanding of basic concepts in energy,
  • skills of resolving conflict situations, negotiations, working with motivation,
  • business correspondence skills.

What exactly do we teach?

The course consists of 9 modules and includes the following topics:

  • Module 1. Types of Energy
  • Module 2. Energy Production and Generation in Ukraine
  • Module 3. Energy Use Evolution
  • Module 4. Energy Systems Structure
  • Module 5. Energy in European Union 
  • Module 6. Energy Liberalisation Principles
  • Module 7. Energy Markets Structure and Functions
  • Module 8. Business Correspondence 
  • Module 9. Consolidation

Practice and soft skills pack

Our classes will help you improve not only professional knowledge but also not technical or job-related skills, which can be advantageous to you in a variety of life situations. Hence, you will be able to:

  • overcome the language barrier,
  • communicate effectively in groups and pairs,
  • generate and present ideas in the format of presentations,
  • competently write and structure business emails,
  • learn the basics of quality information search and analysis,

    In the course, we use the communicative approach: 80% of the time in class you will interact with others to produce meaningful and real communication.

How long is the course?

The course lasts about 3 months.

Classes will be held two times a week, lasting one lesson - 2 hours. We determine the days and times of classes according to the group's request. 

Classes will be held in Zoom, educational materials will be available on the Google Classroom platform.

How much is the course?

12,000 UAH.

What is the uniqueness of the course? What does the price include?

  • it is the only course in Ukraine specialized in energy: you will not find any "Energy" English courses on the market,
  • course developers and teachers are well-qualified (KSEP has in-depth expertise in the energy sector, British Study Centers is a quality certified language center),
  • we help to overcome the language barrier by using the communicative approach (you will speak during the lesson a lot),
  • we help to improve business communication skills: e-correspondence in English and approaches to professional self-presentation,
  • handouts are developed specifically for this course.

Is there an opportunity to receive a scholarship to study?

Yes, there is. You can get acquainted with the current opportunities on the DiXi Group website. The pilot course offers scholarships for 10 journalists.

Who will be a teacher?

Natalia Kirtland.

Experience: she has been working in the field of education and training for over 16 years. During this time, she conducted training within corporate training in various topics: energy services and production, alternative energy sources.

Certificates: In 2019, Natalia received a CELTA certificate (issued by the University of Cambridge, recognized in most countries and is often one of the mandatory requirements for a candidate for the position of English teacher). In 2018, she passed the TKT (Teaching Knowledge Test, an exam that confirms the pedagogical and language competencies of the teacher: teaching experience, lesson planning, learning process management).

Training modules

  • Module 1. Types of Energy

    We will learn different types of energy, the necessary vocabulary and grammatical structures.

    After this module, you will understand how to use in the conversation Present Simple, adverbs of frequency (always, usually, often, sometimes, etc.), "there is/there are".

    You will be able to talk about regular activities (for example, you can tell colleagues about your habits or hobbies), as well as describe various actual circumstances and facts that are beyond doubt.

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  • Module 2. Energy Production and Generation in Ukraine

    We will talk about how electricity is produced in Ukraine, study the necessary vocabulary and grammatical structures.

    After this module, you will understand how to use in the conversation Present Continuous, possessive pronouns (my, yours, her, his, etc.), plural nouns.

    You will learn to describe the processes and actions that take place at the time of the conversation.

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  • Module 3. Energy Use Evolution

    We will talk about how energy consumption has evolved, go through the necessary vocabulary and grammatical structures.

    After this module, you will understand how to use in conversation Past Simple, modal verbs, "can/could".

    You will be able to tell others about events that have happened in the past.

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  • Module 4. Energy Systems Structure

    We will study the system of energy structure, the necessary vocabulary and grammatical structures.

    After this module, you will understand whether it is better to use Present Simple or Present Continuous in a conversation, use different types of questions.

    You will learn to talk about periodic actions, ask open and closed questions (which require a short and complete answer), give short (yes, of course/no, in any case), and complete answers (descriptive).

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  • Module 5. Energy in European Union

    We will talk about energy in the European Union, study the necessary vocabulary and grammatical structures.

    After this module, you will understand how to use the construction "to be going to" for the future and predictions, as well as when it is better to use "may", "might", "must", "have to".

    You will be able to tell colleagues about your plans or share predictions, learn to talk about probabilities and obligations.

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  • Module 6. Energy Liberalisation Principles

    We will talk about the principles of energy liberalization, learn the necessary vocabulary and grammatical structures.

    After this module, you will understand how to compare different things, learn the nuances of using "how much/how many".

    You will be able to talk about various concrete and abstract concepts.

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  • Module 7. EU Energy Markets Structure and Functions

    We will study the structure of the energy market and its functions, the necessary vocabulary and grammatical structures.

    After this module, you will understand how the different degrees of comparison of adjectives and adverbs (for example, warm-warmer-warmest) are formed.

    You will be able to compare various things and describe them.

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  • Module 8. Business Correspondence

    We will repeat and consolidate the material passed during the course.

    After this module, you will learn to make presentations in English and present/pitch uncomplicated projects.

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  • Module 9. Consolidation

    We will repeat and consolidate the material passed during the course.

    After this module, you will learn to make presentations in English and present/pitch uncomplicated projects.

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