Tips for English Language Learners

Welcome to the iFixit Technical Writing Project!

If you are new to the English language—or just new to technical writing and electronics repair—then this page is for you! Here is a collection of resources to help you to learn some of the technical terms and pop culture references used on this website.


Helpful Guides

Multi-language Support

iFixit is available in 12 languages (including English). It might be helpful to look at guides in your native language as examples. To change the language presented on iFixit, go to, and click on the flag icon on the top right of the page, next to your name.


It is important to note that not all of our guides have been translated into all of the languages available on the iFixit website. If you’d like to help translate guides, visit our translations page for more details.

Closed captioning for Videos

We provide closed captions on all of the videos on our education website ( To enable the captions (written in English), click on the “CC” icon in between the volume and settings icons.



We also have a Glossary of Terms that defines technical words and phrases used in the project. It also contains explanations of pop culture references found throughout the education website.

contact us

We’re here to help! If you have any questions or concerns, please email us at techwriting[at]ifixit[dot]com. If you have ideas, feedback, or resources to add for this page, we’d love to hear from you.