University of Michigan - Shanghai Jiao Tong University Joint Institute

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Language Training

In the global educational environment, JI not only pays attention to training students’ innovative mind and hands-on abilities, but also help them to improve their written and oral English language skills. The courses like Advanced English Writing and Technical Communication combine closely with engineering courses. This integrated way of teaching requires students to complete their project design and write their progress and final reports in English, which has laid a good basis for them on technical writing. Frequent presentations not only make the students eloquent, but also enhance their oral English.  Most JI graduates’ English is near-native level.