Arizona State University
English Communication for Tech Professionals
Arizona State University

English Communication for Tech Professionals

Taught in English

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Anna Gandrabura
Kaitlin Decker

Instructors: Anna Gandrabura

4.8

(35 reviews)

73 hours to complete
3 weeks at 24 hours a week
Flexible schedule
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What you'll learn

  • improve your English vocabulary and grammar for communication in the tech industry

  • gain soft skills for working as a tech professional

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There are 12 modules in this course

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.

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16 videos5 readings9 quizzes3 discussion prompts1 plugin

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.

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14 videos5 readings10 quizzes4 discussion prompts1 plugin

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.

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13 videos4 readings7 quizzes6 discussion prompts1 plugin

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.

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9 videos4 readings8 quizzes2 discussion prompts1 plugin

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.

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12 videos4 readings8 quizzes3 discussion prompts1 plugin

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.

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9 videos3 readings10 quizzes2 discussion prompts1 plugin

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.

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10 videos2 readings5 quizzes2 discussion prompts1 plugin

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.

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10 videos4 readings7 quizzes2 discussion prompts1 plugin

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.

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10 videos3 readings6 quizzes4 discussion prompts1 plugin

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.

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11 videos3 readings6 quizzes3 discussion prompts1 plugin

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.

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9 videos5 readings5 quizzes1 peer review2 discussion prompts1 plugin

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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12 videos5 readings7 quizzes5 discussion prompts1 plugin

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5.0 (13 ratings)
Anna Gandrabura
Arizona State University
1 Course9,156 learners
Kaitlin Decker
Arizona State University
2 Courses9,262 learners

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