Advanced business writing

Course Dates: 23/09/19 - 02/12/19
Time: 18:00 - 19:30
Location: International House
Nina Reece

Develop an advanced skillset that you can use to write persuasive and informative emails, reports and proposals. Learn about the elements of language, style and structure that you need to write to a sophisticated level in the workplace.

Please note that an advanced command of the English language is needed to qualify for this course. If you are unsure about your level of English, please contact our English department to have your level assessed.


What is the course about?

This course is aimed at students who are confident in the basics of business writing and wish to further enhance their understanding of the language, style and structure in a professional setting.

(For CVs and covering letters, please see the 'Write your CV in a day' course)

Please note that this course is located in a room with step access. If you have difficulties with mobility or use a wheelchair please contact us at to discuss.

What will we cover?

You will analyse examples of business correspondence in order to enhance your own writing style
You will examine the language and vocabulary used in sophisticated business letters, emails, reports and proposals.
You will improve upon examples of business writing and produce your own correspondence.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

- Develop your understanding of sophisticated business writing techniques.
- Explore approaches to style and structure that will impress colleagues and employers in the workplace.
- Produce your own business writing to a sophisticated level.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

An advanced command of the English language is needed to qualify for this course. If you are unsure about your level of English, please contact our English department to have your level assessed.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

Classes will consist of presentations from your tutor, pair and group work, writing exercises, reading exercises and class discussion.

All writing courses at City Lit will involve an element of workshop. This means that students will produce work which will be discussed in an open and constructive environment with the tutor and other students. The college operates a policy of constructive criticism, and all feedback on another student’s work by the tutor and other students should be delivered in that spirit.

For classes longer than one day regular reading and writing exercises will be set for completion at home to set deadlines.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

Please bring a paper and pen for taking notes.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

All students are invited to join us at Late Lines, our regular performance night for City Lit writers. Students are also encouraged to submit their work to Between the Lines, our annual anthology of creative writing. For the latest news, courses and events, stay in touch with the Department on Facebook and Twitter.

General information and advice on courses at City Lit is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details

Tutor Biographies
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Book your place

Course Code: HES26

Please choose a course date 

Mon, eve, 23 Sep - 02 Dec '19

Duration: 11 sessions (over 11 weeks)

Full fee: £209.00

Or call to enrol: 020 7831 7831

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