Effective Business English Writing for SCH staff

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Effective Business eng writing-min

The general purpose of the course is to master learner’s business writing.
As a business professional, your staff must be able to communicate effectively through written words if you are going to succeed in today’s business environment. If you want to improve their business writing skills, then this course is ideal for you.

In this course your participants will learn about the proper format for letters, memos, email messages, Minutes of meeting, and presentations. They will also learn basic business writing techniques.

In this course your participants will learn about the proper format for letters, memos, email messages, Minutes of meeting, and presentations. They will also learn basic business writing techniques.

In the first assignment, your participants will write a series of letters. In the second assignment, they will write several short memos and email messages. In the third assignment, they will write and design a formal presentation and report. By the end of this course, you will have identified and corrected any weaknesses in their writing. They will be writing clear, concise business documents that will help them communicate effectively with colleagues and clients.


Aims of the course – Effective Business English Writing:


  • To improve learner’s ability to write business texts in English, namely emails, letters, memos, minutes of meeting, etc.
  • To increase learner’s comprehension of business correspondence and documents,
  • To expand learner’s business vocabulary,
  • To practice analytical approach to learner’s writing by looking critically on written assignments,
  • To increase grammar awareness
  • To practice punctuation, register and style.


In class the learner will:


  • Improve formal writing, i.e. business letters, corporate emails, reports, etc. by frequent writing assignments of various types,
  • Practice coherence and learn how to avoid wordiness,
  • Practice correct spelling and punctuation by analyzing their writing and by various exercises on error correction,
  • Use proper collocations, synonyms and antonyms naturally and effectively,
  • Be aware of major differences in British and American spelling.


Course Outline – Effective Business English Writing:


Session Theme
Lesson 1  Preparing to write:

Part I: Aim of writing

  • Organizing ideas.
  • Research, how to make notes.
  • Summaries, outlines.
  • Draft

In-class practice: clustering, brainstorming, outlining

Lesson 2  Preparing to write:

Part II: Presentation, structure and style

  • General layout.
  • Bullet points.
  • Fonts.
  • Headers, footers and page numbers.
  • Using images, tables, charts and diagrams.
  • Logical ordering.
  • What is a good outline?
  • Register, tone, increasing vocabulary
Lesson 3  Introduction to emails:

Work and personal emails

  • Composition: differences in structure, style, tone.
  • In class practice: error correction
Lesson 4 Formal and work emails:

Aim of writing

  • Composition: structure and style.
  • In-class practice: formal email
Lesson 5  Routine business correspondence: Memos

  • Types of memos
  • Characteristic features
  • Audience, style, tone
  • In-class practice: writing a memo
Lesson 6 Routine business correspondence:

Faxes and Minutes of meeting 

  • Guidelines for sending faxes

Minutes of meeting

  • Aim of writing
  • Organizing ideas
  • Structure, style and register
  •  In class practice: writing Minutes of meeting
Lesson 7  Successful business letters

Basic rules for audiences worldwide

  • Aim of writing
  • Types of business letters
  • Organization and structure (letters of apology, complaints, requests, etc.)
  • In-class practice: Correcting errors
  • In-class practice: business letter on a selected topic
Lesson 8  Reports

Aim of writing

  • How to write a good report?
  • Differences between long and short reports
  • Composition
  • In-class practice: Writing a short report
Lesson 9  I.Writing presentations:

  • How to make a successful presentation
  • In class practice

II. Summary of the material studied

Lesson 10  Evaluation session:

  • Final quiz and written assignment

Course Features

  • Duration 10 Days / 5 days a week ( Sun to Thu ) from 8 am to 11 am
  • Language level Pre-Intermediate to Advanced [B1-C1]
  • Language English

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