Are your teams’ business documents always clear and accurate? Can they capture reader’s attention by using a wide range of grammatical structures and adapting vocabulary? Even the smallest grammar mistakes can cause miscommunication and have a negative effect on your organisation’s professional image.

This course lays strong foundations in using English grammar accurately in a variety of business writing situations. Your teams will know how to prevent common mistakes and write accurate, concise and varied sentences. As a result, your organisation’s written communication will be more professional and polished, making a good impression on your stakeholders.

Objectives

  • Write clear documents with accurate grammar and vocabulary to reduce miscommunication 
  • Use a wide range of grammatical structures in documents to add variety and interest to engage stakeholders
  • Adapt grammar and vocabulary to different readers and situations to influence readers and achieve goals

Benefits

  • Participants will avoid miscommunication, better connect with readers and achieve their aims through accurate and varied written messages
  • Stakeholders will quickly understand written messages, value reading your documents and be prepared to take appropriate action
  • Your organisation will gain a reputation for accurate, professional written communication, increase connection and enhance its image 

Workshop outline

Grammar for business writing essentials

  • The importance of effective written grammar skills at work
  • Evaluating grammar skills for written communication and setting personal goals

Grammar for writing updates and progress reports

  • Referring to the past 
  • Selecting the appropriate structure

Grammar for writing about future plans

  • Communicating planned actions and timelines
  • Expressing possible future actions

Grammar for making written requests

  • Engaging stakeholders with the right approach
  • Requesting action, permission and information

Grammar for describing and comparing data in writing

  • Structures and vocabulary for describing trends 
  • Making comparisons and contrasts

Grammar for giving written recommendations

  • Making formal and informal recommendations
  • Adapting levels of assertiveness

Grammar for reporting workplace communication

  • Reporting peoples' words and questions
  • Selecting suitable reporting verbs

Grammar for business writing mini-clinic

  • Evaluating grammar skills for business writing against best practices
  • Setting goals and action planning

Who should attend?

  • Establishing level course: Build strong foundations
  • Experience: None needed
  • Minimum CEFR Intermediate (B1) level English 

The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) is an international standard for describing language ability. Track your progress.

Why choose us?

Find out why you should choose us and how we deliver our workshops face-to-face or online

Full-day workshop schedule

Face-to-face Public training dates 2023/2024
26-27 February 2024    
Face-to-face Public training dates 2024/2025
15-16 April 20-21 June 22-23 August
26-27 September 24-25 October 5-6 December 2024
27-28 February 2025 17-18 March  
  • Length: 14 hours
  • Workshop fee: S$900.00 (subject to prevailing GST)
  • Venue: Toa Payoh Centre