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Brush Up Your English! – Training Course Outline

In this world of text and emails does anyone really care if we makethe odd grammatical mistake or write rambling sentences with little orno punctuation?

Well, actually yes. Lots of people do! Not only do bad grammar andpunctuation make even the simplest document harder to read but theyalso reflect badly on the writer. A recent, informal survey found thata reader’s perception of the writer’s IQ falls by five points withevery grammatical mistake. In other words, grammatical mistakes canmake you appear less bright to your colleagues, boss and clients thanyou actually are!

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

It doesn’t matter whether you are writing an email, a letter or areport – good English is going to help you reach your audience and getthe result you want – without annoying them with simple grammaticalerrors. On this course, you will learn how to overcome some of the mostcommon grammar challenges and how to communicate in an effective andprofessional 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 goinginto too much detail. A clear simple method to ensure the informationsunk 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 courseis to make it enjoyable. This basic writing skills course is aimed atprofessional people who wish to improve their grammar so they can writewith confidence. It concentrates on showing you, step-by-step, how touse the basics of English grammar, sentence structure and punctuationto produce professional business correspondence and documents.

Exercises are used to illustrate various points throughout.

The course is available either as a private course, or as an e-learning package.

Follow up session

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

Course Contents

1. Grammar – why it matters

Pre-Course Questionnaire

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

2. Choosing your words

3. Grammar basics – the building blocks of a sentence

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4. Building sentences

5. Avoiding common problems

6. Punctuation

Other Courses That Might Interest You

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Effective Business Writing

Business & Report Writing for Managers

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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