Writing Skills in English

Writing Skills in English

Why should you attend our specialized Business English Course focused on expanding your writing skills?

As companies and organisations increasingly need to communicate effectively across international borders the requirement for precise and effective written communication gains increasing importance. Staff at all levels need to improve their written skills to ensure their communication is clear, precise, consistent and correct. Emails, business letters, financial reports and memos need to convey their message and meaning clearly and efficiently.

Writing Skills in English

Turning Theory into Practice

Our Specialist Group Programme “English for Writing Skills” encourages participants to look at their written work and helps them to improve their techniques in terms of expression, tone, formality and style. The programme will be based around the needs of the participants, developing language skills through a series of writing tasks encompassing a range of appropriate styles, tone and register. There will be regular feedback on each participant’s work and opportunities to revise and improve their output.

Core subject areas

Analysing “Writing Skills”

  • Discussing a variety of styles
  • Exploring different registers
  • Analysing specific documents
  • Spoken vs. written language
  • Understanding tone and register

A Model for Writing English

  • Clarity
  • Conciseness
  • Correctness
  • Consistency
  • Cohesion

Functional English

Looking at: the functions regularly used in business letters and reports eg.

  • Making reference
  • Using polite phrases and transition markers
  • Making recommendations
  • Focusing attention
  • Offering assistance

Creating a Cohesive Document

  • Making reference
  • Using polite phrases and transition markers
  • Ensuring consistency

Using Plain English

  • Making your document more modern, up-to-date and easy to read
  • Avoiding archaic phrases and content
  • Ensuring clarity in style

Language Development

  • Specific writing techniques
  • Accuracy in both spoken and written English
  • Grammar clinic
  • Reading skills to improve awareness of tone and style

Benefits to you

  • Improving your English language writing skills in a variety of contexts
  • Developing your awareness of different types of documents
  • Becoming aware of appropriate tone, style and register for a range of applications
  • Improve the speed with which you produce written documents
  • Increasing your ability to ‘self-correct’
  • Providing you with practical tools to help you to continue to improve your writing skills after the programme
  • Fast tracking your overall language ability
  • Increasing your confidence when writing reports, emails and business related documents

Bet on language development and changes for the better!

This programme is for…:

  • staff working in an international environment who have to deal with documents in English and have to write reports, letters and emails
  • professional staff responsible for providing information and ideas to their colleagues and clients in a clear, effective and unambiguous format.