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The legendary English For Tech is back! This time with a focus on speaking and listening.
English For Tech
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This course is suitable for intermediate to upper-intermediate students
1
Video lessons in English, with lessons from native speakers
2
Advanced vocabulary for work in IT
3
Learn more grammar and avoid common mistakes
4
At least 10 minutes of speaking practice in every lesson
Who is this course for?
Software Developers
Communicate with your international customers and navigate through your day speaking English
IT Managers

Perfect your technical vocabulary and business communication skills
Recruiters & HR

Understand IT terms, improve your technical English, evaluate candidates’ English level
IT Students

Enter the field the best way possible: with good English!

Anna Gandrabura
English For IT Founder
“In the IT industry, we mostly speak English to other people who also speak English. That’s why we created this course focussed on listening and speaking.”
“In the IT industry, we mostly speak English to other people who also speak English. That’s why we created this course focussed on listening and speaking.”
Anna Gandrabura
English For IT Founder
Program
Module 1
Tech Stack
Topics:

Vocabulary
Modern idioms, collocations, and other words relevant to the module

Grammar
Gerunds vs infinitives

Soft skills focus
People skills: more important than you may think

Pronunciation
Technology-related words

Speaking
Describe the tech stack you used in a project

Outcomes:
  • Know how to describe the peculiarities, the pros and cons of a particular tech stack
  • Know how to justify your choice of stack
  • Be able to use common phrases to give feedback, ask questions, check-in, etc.
  • Avoid the most common mistakes when using gerunds and infinitives
Module 2
T-shaped development
Topics:

Vocabulary
Modern idioms, collocations, and other words relevant to the module

Grammar
Articles: the, a/an

Soft skills focus
Marketing yourself

Pronunciation
Change the stress - change the meaning

Speaking
Pitching yourself

Outcomes:
  • Know how to sell your skills to get the attention of an employer or client
  • Know some helpful expressions to describe your qualifications
  • Debug your usage of articles
Module 3
Soft skills that every tech specialist needs
Topics:

Vocabulary
Modern idioms, collocations, and other words relevant to the module

Grammar
Modals, with present tense

Soft skills focus
How to be a good team player

Pronunciation
Commonly mispronounced adjectives

Speaking
Making offers, suggestions, and requests

Outcomes:
  • Have general knowledge of soft skills and how to use them
  • Know how to avoid conflicts and misunderstandings
  • Be able to negotiate and make requests, suggestions, etc.
Module 4
Keeping up with industry trends
Topics:

Vocabulary
Modern idioms, collocations, and other words relevant to the module

Grammar
Talking about the future

Soft skills focus
Setting goals

Pronunciation
Connected and flowing speech

Speaking
Giving advice to aspiring software professionals

Outcomes:
  • Be able to talk about setting your goals and priorities
  • Know how to express your opinion, give advice, and make recommendations
  • Master talking about future plans, events, etc.
Module 5
Tech teams vs. Non-tech teams
Topics:

Vocabulary
Modern idioms, collocations, and other words relevant to the module

Grammar
Getting things done

Soft skills focus
Project management techniques: kanban, scrum, etc.

Pronunciation
Common business words

Speaking
Coding for dummies: explaining a complicated task using simple words

Outcomes:
  • Know how to express yourself and be understood by colleagues from other departments
  • Be able to prove a point
  • Be able to explain the stages of a work process in any project management tool
Module 6
Making comments on GitHub and Jira
Topics:

Vocabulary
Modern idioms, collocations, and other words relevant to the module

Grammar
Embedded questions

Soft skills focus
Productivity hacks and the Pomodoro technique

Pronunciation
Internet terms

Writing
Comment on a Jira ticket

Outcomes:
  • Know how to write correct and concise comments on GitHub and Jira
  • Be able to point out mistakes and make requests
Module 7
Leading your team
Topics:

Vocabulary
Modern idioms, collocations, and other words relevant to the module

Grammar
First and second conditionals

Soft skills focus
How to lead meetings and negotiations

Pronunciation
Problematic and difficult sounds in English (“th”)

Writing
Two emails: 1. Invitation to a kick-off meeting; 2. Follow-up after a kick-off meeting

Outcomes:
  • Know useful common phrases for calls and meetings
  • Improved pronunciation
  • Have useful templates and phrases for business emails
Module 8
Freelance work
Topics:

Vocabulary
Modern idioms, collocations, and other words relevant to the module

Grammar
Third conditional

Soft skills focus
Creating a solid Upwork profile

Pronunciation
Commonly-mispronounced words

Writing
Describing your previous job experience

Outcomes:
  • Have a professional profile on Upwork
  • Know how to describe your work experience
  • Know how to discuss and negotiate the terms and conditions of your work
Module 9
How a tech company is built
Topics:

Vocabulary
Modern idioms, collocations, and other words relevant to the module

Grammar
Passive voice

Soft skills focus
Onboarding: joining a new company and integrating quickly

Pronunciation
Tricky business terms

Speaking
What is your ideal company?

Outcomes:
  • Be able to talk about a company’s culture
  • Know how to onboard and mentor newcomers
  • Know how to describe the important things for you to consider when choosing a workplace
Module 10
Working remotely
Topics:

Vocabulary
Modern idioms, collocations, and other words relevant to the module

Grammar
Dependent prepositions

Soft skills focus
Listening and taking notes during meetings

Pronunciation
Abbreviations

Speaking and writing
Taking notes and commenting on them

Outcomes:
  • Have a set of helpful phrases for keeping in touch with colleagues
  • Have practice using your listening skills and taking notes in meetings
  • Know how to describe technical problems common with remote work (sound, video, internet connection, etc.)
Module 11
Client is on-site
Topics:

Vocabulary
Everyday language on the job

Grammar
Storytelling (narrative tenses)

Soft skills focus
Interpersonal relationships: a computer can’t hold your hand

Speaking
Role-playing scenarios: giving tours to a client

Outcomes:
  • Master small talk and informal speaking
  • Know some helpful phrases for communication with clients
  • Know how to keep a conversation going
Module 12
Job interviews
Topics:

Vocabulary
Modern idioms, collocations, and other words relevant to the module

Soft skills focus
How to hack a job interview

Outcomes:
  • Have practice at answering frequently-asked job interview questions
  • Know how to prepare for a job interview and impress the employer
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How this course works
  • You will have your own account with access to all materials;
  • 60 video lessons, with both recorded lessons and live classes;
  • Regular practice;
  • Short tests after each module;
  • Private chat with other students and mentors;
  • Personal mentor to guide you through the material;
  • Certificate upon completion;
This is a 6-week course. After this, you will have an extra 2 weeks to finish and prepare for the final test.
The results
1
You’ll learn how to best present your achievements and navigate everyday tasks in English
2
You’ll learn how to improve your skills learning from authentic, real-life English sources
3
You’ll boost your vocabulary and fix common grammar and pronunciation mistakes
4
You’ll learn digital communication in English with people from other cultures and improve your soft skills for working in a team
Our course staff
Аnna Gandrabura
Course creator
  • Founded English For IT in 2012
  • 14 years of English-teaching experience, plus 8 years in IT
  • Works with leading US and European IT companies (EIS Group, Provectus, People AI, Grammarly)
  • Studied Communication and Management at Stanford University
  • Holds regular workshops and participates in conferences worldwide
Karuna
Course speaker
Karuna has more than 7 years of experience in the IT industry

  • Got his start with Microsoft, now works for clients all over the world
  • Mentors our Lean Coffee Speaking Club at English For IT every Friday
  • Experienced in cross-cultural communication and working with multicultural teams
Pricing
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Middle
120$ 240$
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It is great for:
Our students in leading IT companies
Why did they come to us to learn English?
There is one simple answer - the best jobs in IT require English.
But also:
To advance to a senior position
To stand out from the competition and get a good job with a good salary
To read professional books in English
To work with international clients on global projects
To prepare and be ready for new projects that require English, whenever they may come
To write a CV, create a LinkedIn profile, pass an interview, and land that dream job!
Haven’t taken Level 1 of our English For Tech course yet?
We recommend starting your English For Tech journey at Level 1. There we cover all the essentials and leave you in the best position to continue your learning at Level 2!

Get in touch if you would like some advice on which level will be best for you.
Any questions? Contact us!
E-mail: info@english4it.online
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Our manager, Alina, will be happy to answer all of your questions!
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