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?

The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFRL) is an international standard for describing language ability.

  • Establishing level course: build strong foundations
  • No experience needed
  • Minimum CEFRL Intermediate (B1) level English

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 2022/2023
8-9 December 2022 27-28 February 2023  
Face-to-face Public training dates 2023/2024
13-14 April 26-27 June 10-11 August
5-6 October 7-8 December 2023 26-27 February 2024

Prefer to join a part-time course?

This workshop can also be delivered part-time on weekdays and weekends focused on skills and English language for working professionals over 10 or 20 weeks.

  • Length: 14 hours
  • Workshop fee: S$892.00 (subject to prevailing GST)
  • Venue: Toa Payoh Centre