Designed specifically for students learning English as an additional language, this course introduces effective communication strategies used in the North American business environment.
Create clear, convincing and memorable business communications targeted at diverse audiences. Practise writing persuasively, clearly and concisely, and learn communications etiquette important to your success and effectiveness in the workplace.
Apply the writing strategies you learn in class in weekly take-home assignments. While in class, you’re encouraged to share your homework, contribute to class discussions and participate in group work.
Week 1: The Business Case for Writing Well
Week 2: Convincing a Business Audience
Week 3: Key Skills: Conciseness and Avoiding Ambiguity
Week 4: Business Email Etiquette
Week 5: Writing a Pitch/Proposal
Week 6: Summarizing Key Points
Week 7: Writing a Short Bio
Week 8: Course Conclusion
This course can be applied to the UBC Award of Achievement in Business English for International Professionals or it can be taken as a stand-alone course.
This course is offered in two formats: 100% online or in-class.