American Accent Training for IT Professionals

Learn to Communicate Clearly in the Information Technology world | taught by Susan Ryan

Course description

Everyone knows that a clear American accent is important in the world of IT.

Clear communication is critical if you want to improve your earnings, get access to new opportunities and gain respect in the workplace.

Communicate more clearly using our short and concise lessons that focus on the words and phrases you use every day.


What am I going to get from this course?

In the American Accent for IT Professionals course I've organized the lessons that have worked most effectively with the IT professionals who have completed my coaching program.
  • You'll learn to pronounce 180+ IT vocabulary words clearly & correctly
  • You'll learn to pronounce IT industry sentences with a clear & engaging pace
  • You'll learn exactly how IT leaders speak with clarity & influence
  • You'll learn rules & patterns for speech that's easy for Americans to understand
  • You'll learn to pronounce action words used in the IT workplace
  • You'll learn to pronounce abbreviations and brand names used in the IT industry


Who is this course for?

The American Accent for IT Professionals course is designed for:
  • software developers
  • software engineers
  • enterprise architects
  • consultants
who work in North America or with North American companies.



** Add an Accent Assessment to this course and get personalized feedback and recommended strategies to accelerate your progress! Learn more about this special value bundle here

Susan Ryan
Susan Ryan
American Accent Specialist

Susan Ryan is an American accent specialist and communication coach at ConfidentVoice.com. She is the author of the American Accent Fundamentals iBook and creator of the American Accent for IT Professionals course on Udemy. Since 2007, she has helped hundreds of highly skilled foreign professionals speak American English clearly and confidently. Susan looks forward to teaching, guiding and partnering with you in achieving your communication goals.

Course Curriculum

Introduction to the Course
Should I Take This Course? FREE
Quiz: Should I Take This Course?
Are You An Accomplished IT Professional? FREE
Why Do You Speak English With a Foreign Accent? FREE
How to Get the Most From this Course FREE
Your Course Instructor FREE
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How to Make Yourself Understood
1.1 Module overview FREE
1.2 How to Pronounce IT Words the American Way
1.3 Challenging Words for IT Professionals 1 FREE
1.4 The Most Common Sound in American English
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Notable Non Native Speaker Vic Gundotra
2.1 Case Study: Vic Gundotra Venture Capitalist
2.2 Quiz for modules 1 & 2
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Key Patterns for Pronouncing IT Words Clearly
3.1 Module overview
3.2 Challenging Words for IT Professionals 2
3.3 Action Words for IT Professionals
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Notable Speaker Sergey Brin
4.1 Case Study & Quiz: Sergey Brin's Action Words
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More Patterns for Pronouncing IT Words Clearly
5.1 Module overview
5.2 How to pronounce leadership, prototype, network, timeline (and more)
5.3 How to pronounce DBA, CTO, HTML & EDI (and more)
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Notable Speaker Steve Jobs
6.1 Case Study: Steve Jobs
6.2 Quiz for module 5
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Pronouncing IT Words Clearly in Sentences
7.1 Module overview
7.2 How to pronounce engineer, ideas, R&D (and more)
7.3 How to pronounce administrator, integrate, innovative (and more)
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Notable Non Native Speaker Ruchi Sanghvi
8.1 Case Study: Ruchi Sanghvi from Facebook & Dropbox
8.1 Quiz for modules 7 & 8
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Improve Your Speaking Pace in the IT Workplace
9.1 Module overview
9.2 Improve Your Speaking Pace with Pauses & Intonation
9.3 How to pronounce maintenance, beta, database (and more)
9.4 How to pronounce agenda, develop, enterprise (and more)
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Notable Non Native Speaker Vic Gundotra
10.1 Case Study Vic Gundotra Speaks with the Perfect Pace
10.2 Quiz for modules 9 & 10
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Speaking Smoothly & Clearly in the IT Workplace
11.1 Module overview
11.2 How to pronounce patent, analysis, Apache (and more)
11.3 How to pronounce alternatives, version, internal (and more)
11.4 How to pronounce consultant, recovered, bugs (and more)
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Notable Speaker Larry Ellison
12.1 Case Study: Larry Ellison Chairman at Oracle
12.2 Quiz for modules 11 &12
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Speaking with Greater Fluency in the IT Workplace
13.1 Module overview
13.2 How to pronounce technological, optimize, architect (and more)
13.3 How to pronounce computer, approval, solution (and more)
13.4 How to pronounce cookies, understood, good (and more)
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Notable Non Native Speaker Kai Fu Lee
Case Study: Kai Fu Lee, Innovation Works Chairman & CEO
14.2 Quiz for modules 13 &14
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Speaking Like a Professional in the IT Workplace
15.1 Module overview
15.2 How to pronounce negotiate, programmer, component (and more)
15.3 How to pronounce thousands, download, accountable (and more)
15.4 How to pronounce Oracle, org chart, support (and more)
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Notable Non Native Speaker Padmasree Warrior
16.1 Case Study: Padmasree Warrior Former CTO Cisco & Motorola
16.2 Quiz for modules 15 &16
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Challenging Consonant Sounds for IT Professionals & Quiz 9
17.1 Module overview
17.2 The /w/ Sound for IT Professionals
17.3 The American Th Sounds for IT Professionals
17.4 Quiz for module 17
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Pronouncing Numbers for IT Professionals & Quiz 10
18.1 Module overview
18.2 Pronouncing Numbers for IT Professionals
18.3 Quiz for module 18
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Speaking Like a Native in the IT Workplace
19.1 Module overview
19.2 How to pronounce environment, devices, design (and more)
19.3 How to pronounce deployment, appointment, employ (and more)
19.4 How to pronounce IT product names correctly
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Notable Speaker Eric Schmidt
20.1 Case Study: Eric Schmidt
20.2 Quiz for modules 19 & 20
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Bonus Video Case Study Vic Gundotra
Notable non native speaker Vic Gundotra
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American Accent for IT Professionals Master List
American Accent for IT Professionals Master List
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Strategies for Practice & Next Steps
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Five Strategies for Practice
Recommended Next Steps for IT Professionals
Additional Resources
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