Improve your English, boost your tech career, and move toward a higher-paying job by leveling up your communication skills in English Communication for Tech Professionals brought to you by Arizona State University and English4IT.
English Communication for Tech Professionals
English Communication for Tech ProfessionalsArizona State University
About this Course
What you will learn
improve your English vocabulary and grammar for communication in the tech industry
gain soft skills for working as a tech professional
Arizona State University
Arizona State University has developed a new model for the American Research University, creating an institution that is committed to excellence, access and impact. ASU measures itself by those it includes, not by those it excludes. ASU pursues research that contributes to the public good, and ASU assumes major responsibility for the economic, social and cultural vitality of the communities that surround it.
Syllabus - What you will learn from this course
Module 1. New Jobs in Tech
In this module, you will learn the duties and responsibilities of popular tech jobs. You will revise present simple and present continuous and create a personal pitch that you can use for networking.
Module 2. The Startup World
In this module, you will learn about startups and the process of creating and scaling a tech company. You will learn how to talk about past events and present results using past simple and present perfect. Finally, you will create a company pitch.
Module 3. Trending Technology
In this module, you will learn new vocabulary related to cutting-edge technologies. You will learn how to describe plans and future events using future tenses. Finally, you will create your own LinkedIn profile.
Module 4. Programming Languages
In this module, you will learn how to talk about programming languages. You will be able to compare different technologies using comparative and superlative adjectives. Finally, you will learn to write polite responses to client requests and issue reports.
Module 5. Version Control and Hosting Platforms
In this module, you will learn useful vocabulary to describe version control systems and hosting platforms for managing and coordinating projects. You will be able to evaluate amounts and sizes using quantifying words (few, little, etc.). Finally, you will learn about soft skills and how to leverage them in your career.
Module 6. Software Testing
In this module, you will build your vocabulary related to software testing. You will learn when and how to use passive voice. Finally, you will be able to deliver bad news and use the STAR technique to talk about your past experience.
Module 7. Project Management and Software Development
In this module, you will learn useful vocabulary to talk about project management and software development. You will also use modal verbs to talk about abilities, possibilities, advice, and obligations. Finally, you will learn how to speak in a scrum standup meeting.
Module 8. Chatting in the Tech Workplace
In this module, you will learn best practices for chatting in the tech workplace. You will also use modal verbs to talk about abilities, possibilities, advice, and obligations. Finally, you will learn how to build rapport with clients and colleagues.
Module 9. Famous People in Tech
In this module, you will learn useful vocabulary to talk about famous people in tech and their achievements. You will learn how to speak about consequences of different actions using zero and first conditionals. Finally, you will learn useful phrases for motivating people and giving feedback.
Module 10. Mentorship
In this module, you will learn about mentorship and build useful vocabulary for talking about the mentorship process. You will understand and apply the rules of word stress so that you can pronounce commonly used words correctly. You will learn to make polite requests and talk about hypothetical situations using the second conditional. Finally, you will create a reach-out message to a mentor.
Module 11. Creating a Resume
In this module, you will build vocabulary and receive useful tips for writing a professional resume. You will learn the rules and practical examples for using English articles. Finally, you will create your own resume.
Module 12. Job Interview Preparation
In this module, you will prepare for a job interview in English by studying common interview questions and appropriate responses to them. You will learn to use prepositions of space and time. Finally, you will practice small talk in an interview setting.
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