With the implementation of The Belt and Road, the desire of internationalization of higher education has accelerated the paces to construction of English courses for various disciplines, which also breeds opportunities and challenges for civil engineering contributing to the global major engineering projects. This paper conducts discussion on the current situation of soil mechanics and foundation engineering course construction and the existing problems based on the course characteristics. This paper points out that the construction of English course is necessary, and some suggestions are then provided from the aspects of course content, teaching handout, teaching approach, and assessing mode. It is highlighted that this course should focus on the explanation of fundamental theories of soil mechanics and the knowledge linkage between chapters. The use of ‘teach-yourself handout’ is proposed, and the level-based teaching and theory-based analyses are suggested, together with the combination of ‘rigid’ and ‘flexible’ assessing mode.