Writing English at Work

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Mastering Writing in English

Effectively communicating in English at work often requires much more than just speaking good and fluent English. Writing forms a big part of many professionals’ daily work, for example writing reports, proposals, businesses cases or indeed just writing an English business letter. So, in addition to spoken English, it is important to work on one’s written English. At Nations our role as training and communication experts is to help you to communicate better 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 in English. Trainers can integrate elements specifically related to your goals to create a balanced 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 dedicated to writing in English may include:

  • Working with templates
  • Appropriate style
  • Objective/Subjective reports
  • Supporting material, attachments
  • Feedback
  • Organising information
  • Schedules, timelines and milestones
  • Presenting figures
  • Using graphs and diagrams with commentary
  • Audits
  • Reviews
  • Forecasts
  • Summaries
  • Conclusions

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

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