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Business English Writing

Course Dates:

This course can be taken at any time.



Course Cost:

On application

Course Type:

Part Time Day

Course Location:

Main Location (Pretoria)

Course Description:

Effective business writing isn’t a skill you are born with. This course aims at making writing  emails & other documents a manageable task by following a logical process in terms of what you write and how you write it.

The programme is highly practical and fun and covers every aspect of writing from word choice and suitability to document layout and content development. It focuses on making old, difficult grammar problems into something you no longer dread, and offers plenty of practice to master these new techniques. You are shown how to “grab” your reader’s attention and to eliminate nonessential words from your writing. Email etiquette is discussed in detail, and useful guidelines given regarding this, and business letter writing.

This is an intensive programme, but you will undoubtedly leave with a fresh perspective, and many answers to problem aspects in the use of English for business. The results are tangible, easily measured and learner-centered. Although the programme is aimed largely at people who speak English as a second language, it is equally valuable to first language speakers.

This programme will improve writing for business purposes in terms of accuracy, conciseness and persuasiveness.

Specific Outcomes Covered

    * To make simple and effective word selection.

    * To use punctuation correctly; to ensure clarity of understanding.

    * To avoid using gender bias.

    * To avoid redundancy and repetition in writing.

    * To understand the English Tense system and use it correctly.

    * To write a business letter which is effective in its content development and uses accuracy and a suitable style.

    * To write effective emails, using appropriate etiquette and style.

    * To improve spelling.

Target Audience This course is aimed at any employee who is responsible for written correspondence both formal and informal, in a business environment. It is likely, though not essential, that English will be the employees' second language.

Course Requirements:

They should be at NQF 3.

Additional Notes:

NQF Level 2
Applicable Unit StandardWrite for a wide range of contexts.(8976 US. No.) Due to expiration of Unit Standard (8976), it will be replaced in June 2007 by: Write/Present for a defined context. (119456 US. No.)

Credits Awarded 5

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