The biggest conference in the world for global educators, edtech players, and workforce companies best describes the ASU+GSV Summit.

In the 2021 edition, over 4,000 attended in person in San Diego. 10,000 attended online from across the globe, a very impressive number. Education is a $7 trillion industry, and people are taking notice.

If you’re not familiar, ASU+GSV stands for Arizona State University + Global Silicon Valley, which started the summit in 2010. This year marks the 12th time they have brought edtech industry leaders and followers together to share knowledge, network, showcase new developments, and learn from each other.

Our work and personal life are now majorly impacted by technology. You probably, just like me, can’t imagine a day without using apps either on your phones or laptops. And I love it! All this technology helps me be on top of my game without fail! Here are my top 10 tools I use running English For IT, Annglish, and Hiretool on a daily basis:

  1. Slack API & Telegram Messenger for chatting & community building. I grouped the two together because while Slack is a go-to business communication tool in North America and I always use it with my US…

As a participant of GSV Ventures Bootcamp, I had the honor to attend an extremely knowledgable and motivational talk by Guy Kawasaki, Chief Evangelist of Canva. Here are my takeways from Guy Kawasaki’s speech, I take them as a step-by-step guide on how to build your startup and ship your product right. Just follow the next steps:

  1. Start small and build MVVVP where M= minimal, V=viable, V=valuable, V=validating, P= product.
  2. Get going. Get it out there! Ship it! As an entrepreneur your job is to DO IT.
  3. Make a mantra. Canva’s mantra is “democratize design”. Guy’s is “empower people”. …

I am a fluent speaker of three languages 🇺🇸🇺🇦🇷🇺 , I also know some 🇫🇷, 🇩🇪, 🇮🇹, 🇹🇷 and I’m currently learning 🇪🇸

Why do I invest my time in learning languages? Also, why should YOU do the same?👇

1. It makes you a more interesting person.

Bilinguals automatically come off as far cooler people. Personally, I have always enjoyed talking to multilingual people. They’re amazing conversationalists and that’s a fact! Such people tend to have a broader worldview and have fascinating insights to share. That’s just what language learning does to your brain — it gives you knowledge and…

Communicating remotely often means communicating with people from other cultures which in turn leads to you having to adapt to foreign cultures and communication etiquette. Here are a few things to keep in mind:

  1. Be friendly (but not overly friendly).

In American culture especially, friendliness is required by the rules of professional politeness. Asking: “How are doing” or “How is your day going” can go a long way. If you get this kind of question, it’s better to go beyond the typical “I’m good”, or “I’m ok, thanks”. Say something more, either work-related or not, just to break the ice…

Remote work has become ubiquitous, especially in the software industry. Over the last few years you may have heard terms like remote-first, remote-friendly and distributed — all relating to different types of teamwork structure.

Remote-first implies that remote / online communication is the default. You and your colleagues may be co-located and work in the same office but all critical communication is done via digital channels (Email, Slack, Zoom etc.).

Remote-friendly companies simply allow their employees to work remotely as much and as often as they wish. Granted, most companies these days are forced to be remote-friendly, however, I think…

It’s Friday night and you just made the best pitch of your life to someone who seemed really interested in your brand. You’re bouncing with excitement and can’t wait to start a new business relationship that’s going to change your life. The weekend goes by and the new week rolls around. You hear nothing back on Monday…or Tuesday…or Wednesday. You remember them saying “we’ll keep in touch” at the end of your conversation but now you start getting worried if that person is ever going to get back in touch with you. What should you do? Should you email them…

When you set up your LinkedIn profile and put it out online, your hope is that it will get seen by the right people and convey the right impression.

So how do you accomplish just that?

First, let’s think about who might want to look at your LinkedIn profile:

  • Recruiters looking for candidates on LinkedIn
  • Recruiters checking out your profile after reviewing your resume and/or portfolio
  • Your peers wanting to get a more complete picture of your experience and skills (keep in mind that if they like your profile, they are more likely to recommend you for a job or…

“In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity” — Albert Einstein

While the restrictions imposed by the lockdown have been a hard pill to swallow, as a founder and a CEO of English For IT, I was happy to notice that my team has grown more engaged and productive than ever. Here are some key learnings and takeaways we picked up along the way:

More work…but remote

Adapting to the changing environment has actually created a whole new scope of work our team had to tackle. This involved:

  • Advertising and launching new online courses
  • Shifting all work processes to the online…

Все хотят учить English For IT. И это прекрасно, мы научим)

Кому нужен English For IT ?

English For IT нужен всем, кто работает в IT. И это не только IT-инженеры, а также менеджеры, рекрутеры, консультанты, HR, которые работают в IT.

Что собой представляет этот English For IT?

На самом деле большая часть — это словарный запас. Ведь вся специфика English For IT заключается в специальных словах, выражениях и конструкциях, которые IT-специалисты используют в работе. Следовательно нужно учить слова!

Не секрет, что большенство айтишных слов IT-специалисты итак знают без помощи преподавателя английского, и даже могут научить им любого желающего, но…

Anna Gandrabura

Helping remote teams bridge the cross-cultural communication gap. Founder & CEO @ & . Co-founder @

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