Business Writing Essentials

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 throughout the course. Each week, you’re encouraged to share your homework, contribute to class discussions and participate in group work.

Course Overview

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.

Course Format

This course may be offered online, in-person, or a combination of both. Please see Available Sessions for details on the course format.

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Available Sessions

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Apr 30, 2024-Jun 24, 2024 | Online | $570.00

Format: Online, Self-paced
Code: WD201W24P
Apr 30, 2024-Jun 24, 2024
8 sessions


Fees / Tuition

Type Fee Tax Total
$570.00 $0.00 $570.00

Jul 2, 2024-Aug 26, 2024 | Online | $570.00

Format: Online, Instructor Supported
Code: WD201S24Q
Jul 2, 2024-Aug 26, 2024
8 sessions

1nstructor: Deborah Blenkhorn

Fees / Tuition

Type Fee Tax Total
$570.00 $0.00 $570.00