American Accent Training for IT Professionals
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American Accent Training for IT Professionals

This course teaches Information Technology professionals how to communicate clearly and effectively in American English.
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Created by Susan Ryan
Last updated 12/2017
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This course includes
  • 3 hours on-demand video
  • 16 mins on-demand audio
  • 1 article
  • 11 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Pronounce 150 IT industry words clearly & correctly using the correct syllable stress.
  • Speak with an engaging & friendly pace
  • Pronounce numbers clearly & correctly
  • Apply fundamental syllable stress and pronunciation rules to hundreds of related words
  • Use techniques used by great speakers including Steve Jobs and Vic Gundotra to communicate with influence
Requirements
  • Students should have a STRONG command of English reading and writing.
  • Students should work for or with companies in North America.
  • This course focuses on how using the correct syllable stress and intonation will enable you to speak clearly.
Description

What you will learn in your American Accent for IT Professionals course

This course is designed for IT professionals who want to communicate clearly in American English.

  • developers
  • programmers
  • enterprise architects
  • consultants

The course vocabulary is customized for the IT workplace.

Relevant vocabulary

In the course I've recorded the lessons that have worked most effectively with the IT professionals I've worked with in my coaching program.

  • You'll learn to pronounce 120+ IT vocabulary words clearly & correctly
  • You'll learn to pronounce IT industry sentences with a clear & engaging pace
  • You'll learn rules & patterns for speech that's easy for Americans to understand

Immediate application

Since you'll be learning to say words and sentences that are relevant to the IT industry including:

  • developer
  • programmer
  • enterprise
  • database
  • algorithm

This means that you'll be able to practice and apply the rules you'll learn in this course right away.

Delivery

Lessons are delivered using video, PDF and audio files. I'm continually making updates to the course. I'll notify you when new lessons are posted.

Video case studies

The video case studies that you'll use in this course are powerful way for you to learn exactly how IT industry leaders including:

  • Steve Jobs
  • Vic Gundotra

Video case studies are downloadable lessons.

Course timeline

Accent change takes time and LOTS of repetition. I recommend that you take each lesson at least three times. MORE is even better!

However, you must practice the words in each lesson more than once in order to internalize the rules and patterns for speaking clear American English.

You will not "lose your accent" by taking this course. 

Proven methods

These are the very same lessons that I use with my private clients, so I know they work.

If you're an IT professional who wants to learn the FUNDAMENTAL RULES for clear American English communication, I know that you'll be really excited by content in this course.

Let's get started!

Susan Ryan

Who this course is for:
  • Non native speakers of American English who work as programmers, developers and IT consultants
  • Students should have a STRONG command of written English.
Course content
Expand all 49 lectures 03:31:50
+ Introduction to the Course
3 lectures 13:41

Find our who this course is for and who should take this course in this short video introduction.

Preview 02:45

Hear about the skills you'll learn for clear communication in this course.

Preview 04:53

Here are 15 words that internationally trained IT professionals frequently mispronounce.

Preview 06:03
+ The American Vowel Sounds Including the Schwa Vowel Sound
2 lectures 14:18

Learn how using the reduced schwa vowel sound will enable your words to sound clear to Americans.

Creating Contrast with Syllable Stress & Schwa
05:08

In this lesson you'll learn to pronounce words commonly used in IT according to stressed vowel sound. This is a longer lesson ( 9+ mins).

Syllable Stress in IT Words
09:10

Choose the best answer to each question about American English vowel sounds.

Vowel Sounds Quiz
5 questions
+ Product Names for IT Professionals
2 lectures 04:27

Product names include amazon, Skype and Adobe.

Product Names for IT Pros
04:27
Use the color vowel code to pronounce these IT product names and brand names correctly.
Product Names For IT
1 page
+ Initialisms, Compound Nouns and Phrasal Verbs for IT Professionals
3 lectures 13:44

Learn how to pronounce initialisms including IBM, SAP and API clearly and correctly.

Initialisms for IT Pros
03:07

Vocabulary includes infrastructure, software & prototype.

Compound Nouns for IT Pros
06:46

Vocabulary includes log out, back up and sign on.

Phrasal Verbs for IT Pros
03:51

You learned that phrasal verbs must be stressed on the second part of the word.

Compound nouns are stressed on the first part of the word.

Read the sentences in this quiz and choose which are marked correctly for stress.

Phrasal Verbs & Compound Nouns for IT
5 questions
+ Speak with a Good Pace Using Pauses & Intonation
1 lecture 04:25
Using Pauses & Intonation
04:25
Choose the correct answer regarding how to speak with a pace that's easy for other people to understand.
How to Speak with a Good Pace
5 questions
+ Sentences for IT Professionals ~ Front Vowel Sounds
6 lectures 33:29

Use these sentences to practice speaking with syllable stress and an easy pace/

Sentences for IT Professionals Vowel 1- /iy/ as in Green
06:24

Vocabulary includes: systems, administrator & initiatives.

Sentences for IT Professionals Vowel 2- /I/ as in Silver
07:16

Vocabulary includes maintenance, framework & available.

Sentences for IT Professionals Vowel 3-/ey/ as in Gray
06:30

Vocabulary includes executives, competitive & enterprise.

Sentences for IT Professionals Vowel 4- /ɛ/ as in Red
05:21

Vocabulary includes algorithm, patent & collaborative.

Sentences for IT Professionals Vowel 5- /ae/ as in Black
04:49

Choose the correct stressed vowel sound in each word.

Front Vowel Sounds
6 questions

Are you ready to review the vowel sounds that you learned in this Chapter?

This software tutorial shows you how to articulate the American English front vowel sounds.

The diagrams are from the Phonetics website.


Watch the Articulation of the Front Vowel Sounds
03:09
+ Sentences for IT Professionals ~ Central Vowel Sounds
5 lectures 16:59

Vocabulary includes server, internal & world.

Sentences for IT Professionals Vowel 6-/ɝ/ as in Purple
03:31

Vocabulary includes consult, consultant & recover.

Sentences for IT Professionals Vowel 7- /ʌ/ as in Mustard
03:18

Vocabulary include optimize, content & authorize.

Sentences for IT Professionals Vowel 8-/ɑ/ as in Olive
05:24

How to pronounce lunch and launch.

How to pronounce launch
02:25

Choose the correct stressed vowel sound in each word.

Central Vowel Sounds
5 questions

Before you start this Chapter, let's review the articulation of the central vowel sounds.

This software tutorial shows you how to articulate the American English central vowel sounds.

The diagrams I use for the tutorial are from the Phonetics website.



Watch the Articulation of the Central Vowel Sounds
02:21
+ Sentences for IT Professionals ~ Back Vowel Sounds
5 lectures 16:14
Sentences for IT Professionals Vowel 9-/uw/ as in Blue
03:50
Sentences for IT Professionals Vowel 10- /ʊ/ as in Wood
01:49

Vocabulary includes components, protocol & motivate.

Sentences for IT Professionals Vowel 11- /ow/ as Rose
03:55

Vocabulary includes Oracle, portal & California. 

Sentences for IT Professionals Vowel -13 /or/ as in Orange
03:26

Choose the correct stressed vowel sound in each word.

Back Vowel Sounds
5 questions

Before we begin this chapter, let's review the back vowel sounds in American English.

This software tutorial shows you how to articulate the American English back vowel sounds.

The diagrams are from the Phonetics website.

Watch the Articulation of the Back Vowel Sounds
03:14
+ Sentences for IT Professionals ~ Diphthongs
4 lectures 12:51

Vocabulary includes accountable, browser & log out.

Sentences for IT Professionals Vowel 12- /aw/ as in Brown
03:25

Vocabulary includes design, viral & environment.

Sentences for IT Professionals Vowel 14- /ay/ as in White
03:52

Vocabulary includes employ, deployment and avoid.

Sentences for IT Professionals Vowel -15 /ɔy/ as in Turquoise
02:49

Choose the correct stressed vowel sound in each word.

Diphthongs
5 questions

Learn to articulate the American diphthongs using the University of Iowa Phonetics website.

Before we begin this chapter, let's review the American English diphthongs.

Remember that these sounds are extra long!

The diagrams are from the Phonetics website.

Watch the Articulation of the American Diphthongs
02:45

As you learned in your course so far, one syllable in each word must be stressed for clear communication.

Choose the correct syllable stress pattern for each word.

IT Professionals Syllable Stress Quiz
10 questions
+ Problematic Consonant Sounds
3 lectures 10:06

Vocabulary includes website, Wednesday & working.

The W Sound for IT Professionals
03:36

In this movie I use the Phonetics software to show you the difference between the /w/ sound and the /v/ sound. German, Indian. Russian and Turkish speakers usually need help with the /w/ sound.

Watch the Articulation of the W & V Sounds
02:05

Vocabulary includes they, another & with.

The American Th Sounds for IT Professionals
04:25