Course Summary

Improve your workplace writing in a wonderfully supportive environment

Business writing in a non-native language can be challenging, this course will provide you with the skills necessary to improve your English writing skills in the workplace

Develop your workplace writing, grammar, sentence construction and spelling. Practice all forms of English writing from emails to memos and reports.

 business English writing for work course

Business English – Writing for Work covers the following topics:

  • Structure, Clarity and Logic:
  • Guidelines for clear letters and emails
  • Common mistakes and how to correct them
  • Getting to the point efficiently
  • Confused words and their true meanings
  • Comparison between formal and informal expressions in business
  • Reports: things to consider before you begin; how to structure a good report
  • Guidelines for procedures, proposals, tenders, ministerials


  • Major spelling rules
  • The use of articles (the, a, an)
  • Cases: who-whom
  • Misplaced clauses and introductory phrases causing confusion
  • Verbs: tenses; when to use shall or will
  • Voices: active and passive, subjunctive; when to use them, their purpose
  • Sentence length, sentence structure and paragraphing
  • Punctuation: how misuse creates misunderstandings
  • Parallelism: the correct way to write in point form
  • Understanding what prefixes and suffixes mean

Materials provided

Comprehensive reference notes and worksheets will be handed out.

Written exercises will support principles discussed.

No homework is expected, but students are welcome to bring in examples of their own written work for feedback from the tutor.

*** Because of the volume of handouts, it is recommended that you bring a ring-binder with cardboard dividers (5).  You will be shown how to structure your folder for quick and easy reference for ongoing benefit.

Who is this course best suited to?

This course is for students for whom English is not their native language and are currently working, or preparing to work, in a professional English-speaking environment.

Students must have a reasonably fluent level of English in order to attend this course. It does not have to be perfect, but must be fluent. This course will not teach you how to learn the language but how to drastically improve and build upon what you currently know. If you are unsure whether your level is suitable please contact customer service on 9652 0611 and we’d be happy to talk with you.

Next Steps

Please also see Business English – Speaking for Professionals which focuses on speaking in the workplace


Course Sessions

Tuesday, 1st October - 4 classes

Session ID SKR51906C
1 Oct - 22 Oct 9:30am - 3:30pm
Location CAE
Session Fees
$490 / $466 (conc)

Monday, 18th November - 4 classes

Session ID SKR51907C
18 Nov - 9 Dec 9:30am - 3:30pm
Location CAE
Session Fees
$490 / $466 (conc)

Tuesday, 14th January - 8 classes

Session ID SKR51901C
14 Jan - 3 Mar 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Location CAE
Session Fees
$490 / $466 (conc)
Last updated: September 20, 2019 04:34pm