English for IT professionals
Who needs English for IT professionals?
An increasing number of multinational technology companies are mandating English as the common corporate language—Apple, Hewlett-Packard Company, Amazon, Microsoft, Google, Intel, Cisco Systems, to name a few—in an attempt to facilitate communication and performance across geographically diverse functions and business endeavors.
IT English is vitally important for both: employers looking to make their workforce more competitive and foreign-born employees looking to further their careers.
English for IT professionals is a valuable asset
English for information technology is a valuable asset that allows foreign-born workers to discuss complicated work procedures and communicate effectively in the workplace.
There are many situations in which an IT professional would need to speak IT English.
- A phone call with a client who is seeking technical support
- A business conference with colleagues
- A meeting with a potential client to explain a product or specific computer software
- Responding to an email from a client about a computer server or hardware issue
Improving employees’ IT English will allow them to be more productive at work. It will also give them the skills necessary for competitive jobs that require knowledge of information technology in English.
Why do companies need “English for IT Professionals” training?
The American workplace has become very diverse and immigrants are a major part of society. In many cases people whose first language is not English are part of the working environment. Particularly in IT industry foreigners constitute a large part of the workforce. In some cases, American businesses work closely with offices, satellites and vendors in other countries. There are many situations in every company where groups of people need to cooperate to succeed.
Business communication is critical, but language barriers often get in the way. Corporate English language training is a powerful solution to this problem.
How can Language Connections help with English for IT professionals?
The “English for IT Professionals” program was developed by Language Connections for IT specialists to help them effectively communicate in a professional environment, overcome language barriers and communication problems in the workplace.
All our courses are customized and tailored to our clients’ needs. The focus is on real English as it is spoken in an international job environment. We offer on-site and off-site courses, flexible schedule, free assessment tests and progress reports. The duration of the program varies depending on starting English proficiency, the rate of students’ progression and company’s specific goals.
Course topics may include (but are not limited to):
- Operating Systems
- Software Engineering
- The Internet
- People in IT
- Programming Languages
- Tech Support,
- Technical Sales,
- Digital Media
- IT Careers
Class discussion topics may include (but are not limited to):
- Providing customer support to a client
- Discussing website design or functionality
- Describing the specs of a new product
- Selling or troubleshooting computer applications
- Understanding basic coding vocabulary
- An overall Comprehension of general information technology terms
For more information contact our Language Training Department:
Phone: (617) 731-3700