Basic Business Writing in English


Course introduction

Writing English in business successfully and well is important for the same reason we engage in business itself: to create positive business results. The writing suggestions (including how to make a presentation) covered on this course should improve the way you write at any length, from an informal email to a full business proposal. The only thing that will vary is the amount of time spent on each writing task.

Course Benefits

Upon completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Have a greater command of English grammar and principles of good writing
  • Write appropriately for different business situations
  • Be better at creating various kinds of business documents
  • Prepare and give better presentations
  • Learn the five steps of the writing process
  • Learn to recognise the different parts of speech
  • Learn about Sentence Structure
  • Learn about Countable and Uncountable nouns
  • Learn about Expressions of Quantity to express a number or an amount
  • Learn about Compound Nouns
  • Understand Subject / Verb Agreement
  • Learn about There is / there are with some and any
  • Learn about Verbs
  • Develop skills for Making Presentations
  • Learn adverbs of frequency and time expressions
  • Identify demonstrative adjectives and pronouns
  • Familiar with the comparative and superlative forms of adjectives
  • Learn about conjunctions, prepositions, modals

Target Audience

All who wish to improve the way they communicate in written English.

Course Outline

  • Why Business Writing is Important
  • Identifying Common Areas for Development
  • Taking Steps to Actively Improve Your English
  • The Writing Process
  • Considering Your Reader
  • Five Tips On Writing
  • Types of Business Writing
  • Using Resources (Books And Internet)
  • Grammar Concerns
  • Recognising The Different Parts of Speech
  • Sentence Structure
  • Count and Non-count Nouns
  • Expressions Of Quantity to Express a Number or an Amount
  • Compound Nouns
  • Subject / Verb Agreement
  • Verbs – The Simple Present
  • Putting It Into Action
  • Making Presentations In English
  • Types of Business Writing
  • Using Different Tenses - Overview
  • Verbs – The Present Perfect
  • Adverbs of Frequency and Time Expressions
  • Demonstrative Adjectives and Pronouns
  • Comparative and Superlative Forms of Adjectives
  • Prepositions
  • Conjunctions
  • Modals: Can and Could For Ability
  • Style – Active Versus Passive Construction
  • Communicating Effectively
  • Paragraphs And When to Use Them
  • Business Jargon – Plain English
  • Email Etiquette and Tone
  • Standard Versus “Singaporean English"

Available Course Sessions

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Trainer Profile

Andrew Mckay

All of our Associate Trainers offer our high level of service therefore are subject to regular peer assessments and interview prior to joining our Institute. They must all be qualified and have relevant experience to an agreed level and are subjected to continual audit and evaluation. Strict internal assessment is implemented as an integral part of our quality control mechanism.