5 Words that IT Professionals Mispronounce

5 Words that IT Professionals Mispronounce

5 Words that IT Professionals Mispronounce

5 Words that IT Professionals Mispronounce

In my accent reduction coaching program, I work with IT professionals originally from India, China & Latin America, Poland and Turkey.

While working with these very talented architects & engineers, I’ve been collecting their most common mispronunciations.

Below are 5 of the most common words. Well, 9 words actually….that international IT professionals mispronounce.

  1. architect/architecture
  2. develop/development
  3. maintain/maintenance
  4. program/programmer
  5. infrastructure

It you’re an international IT professional, say these words to yourself right now.

The American way

Now I’m going to show you how to say these words the American way, using syllable stress.

  1. ar➝chitect/ar➝chitecture
  2. deve➝lop/deve➝lopment
  3. maintai➝n/mai➝ntenance
  4. pro➝gram/pro➝grammer
  5. i➝nfrastructure

Listen here


Could you hear the way I used syllable stress?

If you listened carefully, you should have heard how I stressed the vowel sound in one syllable.

This is the way Americans speak.

It’s the way Americans listen.

If you want to be understood by Americans, you need to speak in this way.

I’ll show you how!

In my American Accent for IT Professionals training program, I show you how to say the IT words above (and many more) in a way that sounds clear to American listeners.

You’ll feel more confident when you know you’re saying words the right way.

You’ll be able to share your ideas effectively. And when that happens, everyone on your team wins!

About the author

Susan Ryan is the author of the ConfidentVoice blog and an American English communication and accent reduction coach.