This lesson is designed for college-level or professional learners of English as a second language. It is also well suited for English-speaking high school students who might be considering engineering or technical careers.
Students are introduced to what technical specifications are and the type of language they require. There is a case study included in which they discuss in teams what information a hypothetical technical specification should include. The possible sources for the requirements of technical specification are considered, and an entertaining satire on customer requirements closes the lesson.