Writing email in English

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Learning how to write email in English

Effectively communicating in English at work often requires much more than just understanding and speaking good and fluent English. Statistics show that in 2014, business users received and sent an average of 121 emails per day, a number expected to increase. For people working internationally, this also includes a considerable amount of English email. At Nations our role as training and communication experts is to help you communicate better in English. This includes written English, in particular writing emails in English. Since the heart of the Nations Total English for Business programme is one-to-one training, it is always tailored to suit your individual needs. Trainers can integrate elements specifically related to your needs to create a balanced and customized English course which matches your targets. We encourage you to bring your job-specific materials with you. These will be integrated into your individual classes with complete confidentiality.

Topics covering email in English may include:

  • Opening and closing an email
  • Inquiries, getting information
  • Orders by email
  • Payment by email
  • Requests by email
  • Complaints by email
  • Apologies by email
  • 10 key email templates
  • Working with your emails
  • Tool-box of phrases
  • Formal and informal style
  • Being direct
  • Being polite
  • Clarifying misunderstanding

One-to-one training is balanced with focus on the following, according to specific needs of

Core language skills such as:

  • structures, word order
  • enhanced listening
  • using basic and complex tenses
  • overview of grammar points
  • accuracy work
  • fixed phrases
  • idiomatic language and colloquialism
  • pronunciation
  • intonation
  • precise writing skills
  • word families

Core communication skills such as:

  • meetings
  • conference calls
  • presentations
  • planning
  • reviewing
  • negotiating
  • managing people and teams
  • socialising and relationship building
  • e-mailing
  • writing reports
  • talking about your job and company

To find out more, contact us