English for IT Professionals
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English for IT Professionals

Key vocabulary and grammar to upgrade your IT English
4.4 (166 ratings)
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Last updated 10/2018
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This course includes
  • 3.5 hours on-demand video
  • 17 articles
  • 37 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • After taking this course you will know over 140 terms related to IT industry that will help you feel more comfortable in your professional field
  • You will be able to communicate with your colleagues or clients in English as you will learn useful grammar for communication
  • You will feel more comfortable attending conferences and events held in English
  • This course will make it easier to participate in activities and take further courses in your professional area in English
  • After this course you will find it easier to read documentation and watch tutorials in English
Requirements
  • You should have access to a printer or a computer, because you will find downloadable worksheets in almost every lecture (these resources help you get the best result out of your learning)
  • You should be able to understand English at a A2 - B1 level or above (this means that you understand clear standard speech and written information related to your work)
Description

The course is for learners of English who work in IT or study information technology or related subjects. It contains about 140  IT  words and phrases and 8 carefully chosen grammar topics to help you speak more confident at work and about work. The course is well-organized and divided into small lectures with lots of materials to study from.  If you are looking for a fast and convenient way to improve your IT English, enroll to this course and you will definitely enjoy!  

Who this course is for:
  • This course is best for professionals working in IT industry and students who aim to work in IT and are interested in improving their English, especially knowledge of IT terminology and useful grammar
  • This course is designed for non-native speakers of English with an intermediate level (A2 - B1 under the Common European Framework of Languages)
Course content
Expand all 34 lectures 03:33:56
+ Introduction
1 lecture 08:51

Who is this course for? What will you learn? What topics will find inside? Watch the intro to find out! 

Preview 08:51
+ Vocabulary: IT terms and related words
14 lectures 01:16:32

It's important to know how to speak about the most common IT professions and their responsibilities. Whether you work in a company or just plan to get hired you need to be able to communicate about this basic topic. In this lecture you will learn how to speak about major IT professions. And more importantly you will get lots of very useful words to describe what you do. It's a lifesaver for interviews, conferences and events! 

Preview 17:37

In this lecture you will find downloadable files which will help you revise the vocabulary and understand it better. Please do not ignore them as practice is a very important part of learning! :-)

Worksheets for Jobs in IT and Speaking about your job
00:39

The lecture includes the list of most common equipment used in both professional environment and everyday life. Most probably you will find a lot of words familiar, but it's good to make sure you pronounce and use them correctly. And if you've  ever wondered how to call the little thing you plug into computer when you use the wireless mouse... well, the answer is there:)

Equipment and work environment
10:51

In this lecture you will find downloadable files which will help you revise the vocabulary and understand it better. Please do not ignore them as practice is a very important part of learning! :-)

Worksheets for Equipment and work environment
00:39

After watching this video lesson, you'll know how to name different actions you perform on your computer. This will come in handy when you have to deal with users' problems and talk them through what they have to do.

Common actions using a computer
11:19

In this lecture you will find downloadable files which will help you revise the vocabulary and understand it better. Please do not ignore them as practice is a very important part of learning! :-)

Worksheets for Common actions using a computer
00:39

Check if you understood and remember the words you need to speak about your job, your work environment and common action with a computer. Good luck!  

Vocabulary Quiz 1
9 questions

Are you ready for this? These programming terms are commonly used in most languages, so this is the background for everything you will learn later. Knowing and understanding these terms will greatly help you kick start your further learning in your specific area - you can watch tutorials in English, read articles in English, surf the English version of Stack Overflow and read through the basic documentation. Another big bonus for you here is actually hearing the words and working with pronunciation.  

Programming terms. Part 1
11:07

In this lecture you will find downloadable files which will help you revise the vocabulary and understand it better. Please do not ignore them as practice is a very important part of learning! :-)

Worksheets for Programming terms. Part 1
00:39

This is the second part of programming terms, so we continue learning terms, their usage and their correct pronunciation in this lecture.   

Programming terms. Part 2
09:17

In this lecture you will find downloadable files which will help you revise the vocabulary and understand it better. Please do not ignore them as practice is a very important part of learning! :-)

Worksheets for Programming terms. Part 2
00:39

You see a lot of symbols every day, but never know how to name them correctly? We are making everything clear in this lecture. Symbols (or special characters) are easy and fun to learn, especially because they are widely used in programming

Symbols / Special characters
05:11

In this lecture you will find downloadable files which will help you revise the vocabulary and understand it better. Please do not ignore them as practice is a very important part of learning! :-)

Wordlist for Symbols
00:29

You did it! You've learned lots of useful words and phrases used in programming. So now, take a quiz to see if you have to go back to some lectures to polish your knowledge. Good luck!

Vocabulary Quiz 2
9 questions

Almost each profession has it's own slang, i.e. words and pharses which can be understood only by the people working in the field. It also makes you sound  cool in front of your colleagues...or not if you try too hard:) Check out our selection and share your favourite talk in the comments!

A bit of IT slang :)
07:15

Here you can find a pdf file with all the words presented in the previous lectures (excluding IT slang). Feel free to print it out and add translations in your mother tongue if needed.

Word List
00:08
+ Grammar: speaking at work and about work correctly
18 lectures 02:07:44

It's difficult to overestimate the meaning of grammar. Grammar is everything! So in this lecture we start with the basic tenses: Present Simple - to talk about your everyday routine at work or permanent things in life, and Present Continuous - to talk about things happening now.  

Present Simple vs Present Continuous
18:36

In this lecture you will find downloadable files which will help you practice the grammar you have learnt in the previous lecture. Please do not ignore them as practice is a very important part of learning! :-)

Worksheets for Present Simple vs Present Continuous
00:36

Unlike many other languages, English can be a bit tricky when it comes to talking about quantities. In this lesson we’ll talk about countable and uncountable nouns (all-IT related) and you’ll learn the difference between many, much, a lot of,  few, a few, little, a little.

Quantifiers
12:39

In this lecture you will find downloadable files which will help you practice the grammar you have learnt in the previous lecture. Please do not ignore them as practice is a very important part of learning! :-)

Worksheets for Quantifiers
00:36

Here we talk about past events using Past Simple tense. How to form Past Simple, when to use it and some spelling details; and of course everything is based on our IT vocabulary.

Past Simple
15:25

In this lecture you will find downloadable files which will help you practice the grammar you have learnt in the previous lecture. Please do not ignore them as practice is a very important part of learning! :-)

Worksheets for Past Simple
00:36

Let's see how well you've done! Good luck!

Grammar Quiz 1
6 questions

Have you ever been in a meeting and got a great idea but just didn’t know how to start talking about it? If you answered yes, then this lesson is just what you need. Here we’ll present 3 ways of making suggestions in English. Using them will make your speech smoother and easier to understand.

Making Suggestions
06:37

In this lecture you will find downloadable files which will help you practice the grammar you have learnt in the previous lecture. Please do not ignore them as practice is a very important part of learning! :-)

Worksheets for Making Suggestions
00:36

"If we finish this project today, we'll have an easy day tomorrow." This is a conditional sentence. Cool, right? Here we look at conditions and results, which is very useful in explaining complicated things and discussing different work-related situations. It's going to be interesting!  

Real Conditional Sentences ( "If we finish ..." )
17:23

In this lecture you will find downloadable files which will help you practice the grammar you have learnt in the previous lecture. Please do not ignore them as practice is a very important part of learning! :-)

Worksheets for Real Conditional Sentences
00:36

Sometimes we speak about unreal conditions in present. Like in this sentence. "If I knew how to use this program, I wouldn't waste time learning it now." When and how do we use this grammar and how to impress your colleagues with your English?;-) It's in this lecture.

Hypothetical Conditional Sentences ( "If I knew ..." )
15:22

In this lecture you will find downloadable files which will help you practice the grammar you have learnt in the previous lecture. Please do not ignore them as practice is a very important part of learning! :-)

Worksheets for Hypothetical Conditional Sentences
00:36

That was a lot of good work, guys! Now you can check your knowledge of the grammar material you've learned. Good luck! And don't forget to revise the topics if necessary. We are happy to help in comments too! 

Grammar Quiz 2
6 questions

In this lesson we’ll focus on Present Perfect Tense.  You will see that  this  tense is not as complicated as it may seem and it is the best option for interviews when you talk about your experience and achievements.

Present Perfect
13:13

In this lecture you will find downloadable files which will help you practice the grammar you have learnt in the previous lecture. Please do not ignore them as practice is a very important part of learning! :-)

Worksheets for Present Perfect
00:36

Do you feel like you are overusing must in your speech? Well, from now on you on won’t:) In this lesson we’ll look at 3 words that will help us talk about necessity, possibility, requirement, etc.  

Preview 06:53

In this lecture you will find downloadable files which will help you practice the grammar you have learnt in the previous lecture. Please do not ignore them as practice is a very important part of learning! :-)

Worksheets for Modals: Should Can Need
00:36

In this final grammar lesson we look at passive voice. You will understand the difference between active and passive sentences and how to use them in speech. Knowing this grammar topic will help you read and understand documentation and other formal instructions, guidelines and descriptions, which are very common in programming. 

Passive Voice
16:08

In this lecture you will find downloadable files which will help you practice the grammar you have learnt in the previous lecture. Please do not ignore them as practice is a very important part of learning! :-)

Worksheets for Passive Voice
00:36

You definitely did well learning about Present Perfect, modals and Passive Voice. Check your knowledge with the quiz. Good luck!

Grammar Quiz 3
6 questions
+ Communication with Clients
1 lecture 00:47
Tips for communicating with clients (Further Reading)
00:47