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Book this course for 24 Sep 2014. Cost 395.Book a private course

Brush Up Your English! – Training Course Outline

In this world of text and emails does anyone really care if we make the odd grammatical mistake or write rambling sentences with little or no punctuation?

Well, actually yes. Lots of people do! Not only do bad grammar and punctuation make even the simplest document harder to read but they also reflect badly on the writer. A recent, informal survey found that a reader’s perception of the writer’s IQ falls by five points with every grammatical mistake. In other words, grammatical mistakes can make you appear less bright to your colleagues, boss and clients than you actually are!

If you don’t want bad grammar to wreck your career it’s time to get back to basics and pick up a few tips on how to avoid the most common mistakes in English.

It doesn’t matter whether you are writing an email, a letter or a report – good English is going to help you reach your audience and get the result you want – without annoying them with simple grammatical errors. On this course, you will learn how to overcome some of the most common grammar challenges and how to communicate in an effective and professional way.

What you will learn on this course

By the end of the course, you will know how to:

What our customers say

“Great fun, thought provoking and an undoubted benefit to improved writing.”

JG – DK Architects

“Excellent pace all subjects covered well without going into too much detail. A clear simple method to ensure the information sunk in.”

GH – eMap Automotive

“Good refresher and I picked up a few things I didn’t know previously.”

IS – Microsoft

Course Duration

Grammar can be a dry subject but the emphasis on this one-day course is to make it enjoyable. This basic writing skills course is aimed at professional people who wish to improve their grammar so they can write with confidence. It concentrates on showing you, step-by-step, how to use the basics of English grammar, sentence structure and punctuation to produce professional business correspondence and documents.

Exercises are used to illustrate various points throughout the day.

Follow up session

Get the most from a staff training day and make sure valuable ideas aren’t forgotten by booking a follow-up session. Our trainer will visit you again a month to six weeks after your course to give delegates the chance to:

Course Contents

1. Grammar – why it matters

Pre-Course Questionnaire

When you book we send you a questionnaire which we ask you to return to us before you attend the course. This enables our Trainers to assess your needs in advance.

2. Choosing your words

3. Grammar basics – the building blocks of a sentence

Want Something a Little Different?

Give us a call today and we will tailor a course to suit you!

4. Building sentences

5. Avoiding common problems

6. Punctuation

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7. Checking your document

8. Other resources

Book Now!

For details of timetabled courses, see the schedule.

To reserve your places you can book on-line, book a private course or call us on +44 (0)844 445 7743.

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