Communicating at work: reports (level 1-2)

Course Dates: 07/04/19 - 14/04/19
Time: 10:00 - 13:30
Location: KS - Keeley Street

Do you need to write reports at work or in your studies? Are you looking for work that will involve report writing? This course will help you develop the language and skills you need to write an engaging and interesting report. You will learn the language commonly used in formal reports, how to be precise and clear, how to refer to data and other information, as well as paragraph effectively.

You need to have an initial assessment before joining this course. You can come in person. See for dates. Or you can do an on-line assessment. CLICK on the START ASSESSMENT button opposite. For best results use Chrome. You need to add an EMAIL ADDRESS (NOT NAME) and a password when asked. The fees for this course are to be confirmed. Please contact the department on 020 7492 2511 or for help or more information.

This course is FREE if you are employed and earn less than £19,890. You need to have lived in the UK or EU for the last 3 years and be a citizen of the UK or a country within the EU. You may also be eligible for this funding in other circumstances. When you come for assessment or enrolment, bring a pay slip dated within 3 months of the course start date, or a current employment contract that shows your gross salary.

Call 020 7831 7831 for more information.


What is the course about?

This course will help you with writing reports for the workplace. You will learn the right language to use, how to be clear and precise, how to refer to data and other information, draw conclusions and paragraph effectively.

What will we cover?

• conventions of report writing including layout and presentation
• appropriate language with the right tone and level of formality
• how to write precisely and clearly
• how to refer and use data, charts, tables
• how to draw conclusions from information
• paragraph effectively including introductions and conclusions.

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

• identify the purpose of reports
• recognise and use the conventions of report writing including layout and presentation
• use appropriate language with the right tone and level of formality
• write precisely and clearly
• refer and use data, charts, tables using the appropriate language
• draw conclusions from information and use the language needed for this
• paragraph effectively including introductions and conclusions.

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

This is for students at Level 1-Level 2 i.e. good intermediate to advanced (B2-C1). It is ideal for anyone who is currently working or wants to work in business or for a company which requires you to write reports.

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

This will be a dynamic course with students encouraged to participate actively in class with lots of practice and independent work. You will need to do some work outside the classroom to get the most from this course. You will develop research skills through use of the internet and other sources.

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

There are no additional costs but you should bring a pen, paper and folder to class.

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

There are many courses you do next or at the same time. Our other Communication at Work courses would be very helpful including our term long course or the shorter specialist courses in giving presentations and conducting meetings. Business - Find the Right word: Advanced might also be appropriate for higher level learners. There are many other courses you can do. You could do one of our general L1 or L2 ESOL classes. Or you could do a course without an exam – for example e.g. Read Well, Write Well, Advanced Writing Skills in Practice, Grammar in Practice: Upper Intermediate, Matters of Opinion, ESOL and Making Podcasts, ESOL and Film, ESOL and Singing. Cambridge English: Advanced might also be suitable as would our ESOL Pronunciation Stage 1. Your tutor will advise you on the best course for you.

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Course Code: HECWR01

Sun, day, 07 Apr - 14 Apr '19

Duration: 2 sessions (over 2 weeks)

Full fee: £59.00
Senior fee: £47.00
Concession: £36.00

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