Writing for the Workplace with Sydney English Teacher
The popular Writing for the Workplace course has been developed by Nicole of Sydney English Teacher to provide speakers of English as a second language, as well as native speakers, with the skills and confidence to effectively communicate in written form at the workplace. With practical teaching techniques, individual feedback, real-life examples, clear explanations, relevant practice activities, and goal specific materials, all course participants have the opportunity to quickly and easily develop their business writing skills, to directly apply what they learn, and to see an improvement in their writing almost immediately.
The weekly Writing for the Workplace course is tailored to each particular group to address the general learning needs and requests of all participants and can include a specific focus on email writing, report writing, proposal writing, note-taking or on the writing of general business documents. Throughout the course, related materials and specific examples of business writing, which have been especially prepared for the group, will be given to each individual for use in the workplace as reference material and in order to extend what has been learnt in class.
This course is aimed at businesses and at teaching groups of colleagues for best results.
The following areas are included in the 10 hour Writing for the Workplace course: -Formal detailed assessment of individual strengths, weaknesses and concerns. -Goal setting and agreement on required task completion throughout the course. -Tips and guidance of how to practise and develop skills through real life daily activities. -Vocabulary development for specific types of writing and specific business related topic areas. -Identification and explanation of main writing difficulties in terms of grammar, formality, word choice and overall structure. -Development of specific writing skills required for producing professional business documents. -Developing cohesion and flow when writing through the effective use of linking words. -Building the skills of error analysis and self-editing. -Distinguishing between formal and informal requirements and using appropriate vocabulary. -Weekly homework activities and practice tasks to complete in the workplace and at home. -Detailed corrections of homework activities and individual written feedback on identified difficulties.
The weekly writing for the workplace course is available as small group face to face sessions or as live online learning sessions where all participants are seen and heard via live video, all materials are available for download, and where a special recording of the lesson is sent to each participant afterwards for ongoing practice and revision. The cost of both session types is the same.
Weekly Writing for the Workplace (5 week course, total of 10 hours) -2 hours of small group business writing class per week (10 hours in total) -course tailored to each group’s needs -guaranteed small group numbers (min of 2 students, max of 5 students) -simple explanations, practical activities -individual feedback and all questions answered -additional useful homework activities and reference materials
Only $300 for 5 week course (if you buy the 10 hours in advance - see costs page for other payment options) -includes all course materials, homework and reference materials, and individual corrections
Currently the weekly Writing for the Workplace course is being held every Wednesday from 8.30-10.30am (2 hours) Depending on student demand, additional classes may be opened at other times/on other days.
Please contact Nicole to find out if there are any places left in the current face to face course or when the next course will begin. Nicole can also tell you the current schedule for live online learning option for writing for the workplace.
It is also possible to have private weekly business writing lessons to more intensively focus on your own individual needs and difficulties in this area. Please contact Nicole to discuss which option would be best for you.
Please note: The Weekly Writing for the Workplace course outlined above is primarily for companies who send their staff to Sydney English Teacher for professional writing development (either via small group face to face lessons or via live online learning sessions). However, the same course can be offered to individuals wishing to have private or small group lessons - a special 10-15 hour package and individualised course can be put together if you wish to learn alone or with a friend or family member. Contact Nicole if you have any questions or need any further information about this option.