Taking your Grammar to the Next Level

This higher-level workshop introduces advanced grammar concepts which will enhance your written communication in the workplace. 

Encompassing a range of technically tricky grammatical areas, concepts from this course can be readily applied to numerous business situations. Your knowledgeable trainer will guide you through a range of practical activities to fine-tune your existing grammar skills. 

It is important that the fundamental aspects of your grammar are accurate before you attend this workshop. Attending the “Grammar Foundations” workshop before this course will ensure that these are sound.

Who should attend?

Those who already have a good grasp of the fundamentals and would like to increase their knowledge of the finer points of grammar.

Benefits 

  • Have a clearer understanding of advanced English grammar and its practical usage
  • Present a more polished professional image when writing proposals, reports, minutes and other key business tasks
  • Positively influence your audience through your choice of language during negotiations, meetings, and strategy or brainstorming sessions. 

Learning Objectives

  • Use conditionals, relative clauses, linkers or conjunctions and modals more accurately
  • Apply this new knowledge to common business writing tasks (reports, minute writing, email correspondence)
  • Speak more appropriately during key business interactions (negotiations, meetings, brainstorming or strategy sessions).

Course Outline

Setting the Standard – Basic Principles and Terminology

  • Grammar self-assessment
  • Key grammar terminology

SIMPLE AND COMPLEX SENTENCE STRUCTURE

  • Linking words
  • Conjunctions
  • Sentence Connectors

WILL OR WOULD?

  • Modal verbs and their meaning

THE BIG 'F'

  • Conditional 1
  • Conditional 2

Reported Speech

  • Tenses and back-shifting
  • Reporting verbs

The Big ‘if’

  • Conditional 1
  • Conditional 2

Relative Clauses

  • Non-defining clauses
  • Defining clauses

Course Information

Length: 2 days

Maximum group size: 16