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 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.

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: Final Presentations

Course Format

This course is offered in the following format: In class

Available Sessions

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Jul 2-Jul 25, 2019 | Tue Thu | 7:30 PM-9:30 PM | UBC Robson Square | $495.00

Format: In-Class
Code: WG201S19B
Offered: On Tue Thu
Jul 2-Jul 25, 2019
8 sessions
From: 7:30 PM-9:30 PM

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Fees / Tuition

Type Fee Tax Total
$495.00 $0.00 $495.00

Sep 13-Nov 1, 2019 | Fri | 5:30 PM-7:30 PM | UBC Robson Square | $495.00

Format: In-Class
Code: WG201F19A
Offered: On Fri
Sep 13-Nov 1, 2019
8 sessions
From: 5:30 PM-7:30 PM

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Fees / Tuition

Type Fee Tax Total
$495.00 $0.00 $495.00

Jan 24-Mar 13, 2020 | Fri | 5:30 PM-7:30 PM | UBC Robson Square | $495.00

Format: In-Class
Code: WG201W20A
Offered: On Fri
Jan 24-Mar 13, 2020
8 sessions
From: 5:30 PM-7:30 PM

1nstructor:


Fees / Tuition

Type Fee Tax Total
$495.00 $0.00 $495.00