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Writing Skills for Business

For Non-Native English speaking employees, the pressure to produce effective documents can be a big challenge.  Our course helps participants to express themselves clearly and appropriately in written English minimising wasted time and building confidence.  We focus on the skills they need for writing at work.  

Whilst each course is flexible and tailored, topics can include: 

  • Understanding your company’s house style
  • Identifying your own strengths and weaknesses
  • Structures and guidelines for letters, emails, reports
  • Examining the purpose, context and scope of your document
  • Effective openings, creating rapport, signposting
  • Formal or informal? Getting the tone right
  • Connectors, paragraphing, passive to active
  • Key language -  business terms, useful expressions
  • Common mistakes in grammar, punctuation and spelling
  • Giving news, information, action, asking for assistance
  • Language for negotiations

This course can be run in-company as a group programme or on a 1:1 basis.  Depending on the participants’ needs, we recommend 20-30 hours of coaching, with each session taken once a week for 90 minutes.  Longer written assignments will be given for homework and shorter vocabulary type exercises will be done in class. There will also be the opportunity to review and use the participants’ own writing.

Other courses to consider: Accent Modification

If your colleagues need to achieve greater fluency in their face-to-face business situations, our course will help them begin to hear and feel how to modify their speech to communicate more clearly and achieve a more English sound.

To find out more please call Sue Curry on 020 8295 5877, alternatively email sue.curry@babelgroup.co.uk.