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English For Tech.
Speaking & Listening

This time with a focus on speaking and listening.

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A 6-week

Course

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Do you want

To advance to a senior position?

To stand out from the competition and get a good job with a good salary?

To work with international clients on global projects?

To read professional books in English?

To be ready for new projects that require English, whenever they may come?

To be ready for new projects that require English, whenever they may come?

Only 6 weeks and you will achieve these goals

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By the end of the course you will

Have to communicate with your international customers and navigate your daily tasks in English?

Be able to work across cultures, communicate with your international customers and teammates

Boost your vocabulary and fix most common grammar and pronunciation mistakes

Prepare for a job or customer interview and impress the employer

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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

More advanced vocabulary and grammar for work in IT

3

At least 10 minutes of speaking practice in every lesson

*Not sure what English level you have?

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How this course works

How this course works

You will have your own account with access to all materials;

25+ video and audio lessons, with both recorded lessons and live classes;

Regular practice;

Private chat with other students and mentors;

Personal mentor to guide you through the material;

Private community network with mentors and additional bonuses accessible even after completing the course.

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
Making comments on GitHub and Jira

Topics:
Vocabulary
Embedded questions

Grammar
Modals, with present tense

Soft skills focus
Productivity hacks and the Pomodoro technique

Pronunciation
Internet terms

Speaking
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 5
Leading your team

Topics:
Vocabulary
First and second conditionals

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 6
Freelance work

Topics:
Vocabulary
Third conditional

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.

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English For IT Community

Buy any course and you will join a community of 1k+ tech professionals. Also, you will get access to our free perks (=benefits):

1

A FREE webinar once a month

2

A PRIVATE chat with activities and extra tasks

3

COMMUNITY support and
networking

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Course creators

Anna Gandrabura

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

Shares English lessons on her popular YouTube channel

Blogs about motivation, mindfulness, fitness and English on her popular Instagram page

Karuna Krishnasamy

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

Junior

$149

  • Video and audio lessons, exercises to master the topics learned, guides, and checklists
  • Access to all files and lessons for 6 months
  • Private Telegram chat for questions and networking
  • Regular human mentor and AI-assisted feedback
  • Blockchain-verified certificate of completion
  • Live speaking practice in a mini-group
  • Individual plan for further study based on your progress
  • Vacancies updates from our partners

Middle

$269

Finish the course within 8 weeks and book a 15-min 1:1 with Anna Gandrabura

  • Video and audio lessons, exercises to master the topics learned, guides, and checklists
  • Access to all files and lessons for 6 months
  • Private Telegram chat for questions and networking
  • Regular human mentor and AI-assisted feedback
  • Blockchain-verified certificate of completion
  • Live speaking practice in a mini-group
  • Individual plan for further study based on your progress
  • Vacancies updates from our partners

We combine the speed and efficiency of AI-assisted feedback with personal attention from a human mentor.

Senior

$389

Finish the course within 8 weeks and book a 15-min 1:1 with Anna Gandrabura

  • Video and audio lessons, exercises to master the topics learned, guides, and checklists
  • Access to all files and lessons for 6 months
  • Private Telegram chat for questions and networking
  • Regular human mentor and AI-assisted feedback
  • Blockchain-verified certificate of completion
  • Live speaking practice in a mini-group
  • Individual plan for further study based on your progress
  • Vacancies updates from our partners

We combine the speed and efficiency of AI-assisted feedback with personal attention from a human mentor.

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Our clients love us

Very happy with the progress I've made while taking the English For Tech.

Speaking & Listening course! The amount of new tech-related vocabulary I learned along with the improvements in my grammar and writing skills have exceeded my expectations. The only thing I regret is not choosing the Senior package as it would give me more opportunities to practice speaking.

Ivan S

Great course to practice listening comprehension skills

The course contains a lot of podcasts. That was a bit unusual and challenging for me at first. However, now I feel so much more confident understanding and communicating with stakeholders and colleagues.

Irina Potienko

The best course to learn modern tech vocabulary!

After completing the first three modules, I started noticing that my foreign colleagues use the vocabulary I learned in the course all the time. Now, I know how to use it too! Additional thank you for the vocabulary cheat sheets and extra resources that make it easy to revise information.

Adrian Butler

My English leveled up!

Before taking this course, my English level was A2. When I take language tests now, the result I get is B1+. This means, my English got at least one level better thanks to this course!

Luna G

An additive approach to learning

I expected a traditional school-like approach but got so much more! The lessons are very practical, engaging, and fun to do. I used to think I was just bad at languages but that has changed! Thanks English For IT for transforming my English learning journey.

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