Grammar for Work!

Do you wish that you could take your grammar to the next level? Do you worry about grammar mistakes in your e-mails and reports, as well as in your conversations with others? Do you occasionally feel frustrated or embarrassed because your e-mail was misunderstood, or your boss had to edit your report before it could be submitted? Then, this program is for you.

 

Pre-requisites: Intermediate level English

Training Time: 12 hours

Location: T3G 1R8 (NW Calgary)

Investment: $480.00

Maximum Class Size: 2-5 participants

 

Course Design

Grammar for Work! is designed to meet your career advancement goals. This interactive, workshop-style program features 6 two-hour grammar lessons focused on work communication. Groups of 2 to 4 people allow for fun group activities while maximizing instructor-learner interaction on the pen and paper learning events.

 

Training Objectives

Given instruction, examples, handouts, practice, work related application exercises, and individual feedback, participants will:

  • Improve your spoken grammar
  • Use time expressions related to specific verb tenses correctly
  • Learn 12 “ing templates” with a focus on work expressions
  • Produce a variety of sentence structures to communicate time relationships, cause and effect, issues that contrast, and clauses of condition
  • Learn 12 expressions related to “time”
  • Use action and non-action verbs in past and progressive forms with confidence
  • Use adverbs, adverb phrases, and adverbial clauses accurately to convey a more persuasive and professional message

 

Write It Clearly!

Training Objectives

Given instruction, examples, handouts, practice, work related application exercises, and individual feedback participants will be able to perform the following writing tasks:

  • Write clear simple, complex, and compound sentence structures
  • Write a paragraph with a topic sentence, supporting details, and a concluding sentence
  • Write e-mails that have a clear purpose and structure, while building professional relationships
  • Write a summary of a meeting discussion
  • Write an Memo Report
  • Write an Informal Report
  • Use appropriate capitalization and punctuation

 

Given instruction, handouts, examples, practice, work related application exercises, and individual feedback, participants will:

  • Give balanced feedback
  • Know how to conjugate common irregular verbs
  • Use the perfect tense (in the context of a job interview or professional conversation)
  • Expand their use of phrasal verbs (prepositions)
  • Use effective strategies for taking notes at meetings
  • Know how to structure a cause and effect report*
  • Know how to structure a problem and solution report
  • Move your audience to action
  • Organize your thoughts to help your reader comprehend and remember your message more easily
  • Receive feedback on your work related writing tasks
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