English in Writing: emails, memos and technical reports

addresses the variety of writing styles used in effective written communication. Topics cover:

  • understanding and adapting writing styles to specific audiences and needs
  • in-depth coverage of commonly used formats such as emails, memos, and technical reports
  • grammar in context

English is trained using examples, case studies and group projects that highlight the unique challenges of writing to groups and individuals from different cultural backgrounds.

Intercultural competence and cultural intelligence (CQ) will also be trained so that you can improve your effectiveness in written communication with others from different cultures.

The course is a combination of self-guided, individual learning, live class time in small groups with participants from around the world and small group projects where you can develop and test your language, communication, technical, professional and intercultural skills. Throughout the course, you will be able to practice your, reading, writing, listening and speaking skills.

Course participants also have access to our chatroom, where you can text one another as well as share and read interesting reports and articles.

Emails with questions and feedback for the course leader will always be answered promptly.

English in Writing - Course Outline

  •  Section 1 Introduction; Effective workplace writing
  •  Section 2 Global business audience analysis; Tone
  •  Section 3 Writing for the N. American market
  •  Section 4 Writing for the Asian market
  •  Section 5 Writing proposals – elements and the introduction
  •  Section 6 Form and clarity
  •  Section 7 Passive and active voice
  •  Section 8 Proposal body and closing
  •  Section 9 Writing effective reports
  •  Section 10 Introductions vs. abstracts
  •  Section 11 Emails – style and message
  •  Section 12 Reports and reflection