English skills for the Workplace

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Learn the writing, reading and speaking skills you need to work successfully in the Australian business environment. Each week there will be practical activities designed to develop confidence in common workplace tasks. Ideal for those whose second language is English or for anyone wanting to polish their communication skills.

There will also be a grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation component to this course, relevant to the individual needs of the participants.

Participants should have an intermediate to advanced level of writing and speaking in the English language. It is suitable for those who are already working in Australia or seeking to improve their English skills in order to get a job.

This content is a guide only. The trainer will negotiate with the participants in the first session and tailor the schedule to the group’s needs and abilities.

Australian business culture what is it and why is it important?
- Planning to communicate
- First impressions how to introduce yourself in writing and in person to create a positive impact

Letters and emails
- Requesting information over the phone and face-to-face
- Grammar using could, would and should; review of past, present and future tenses

Instructions, memos and notices written and verbal
- Grammar imperative form of sentences; prepositions and articles

Agendas and minutes
- Speaking and listening at meetings
- Grammar passive and active voice

Resumes and selection criteria
- Interviews

Reports, briefs and presentations

Course ID BRU2260
Price $215.00 (GST exempt)
Start date Saturday, 14 October 2017
Finish date Saturday, 04 November 2017
Sessions 4 sessions of 3 hours
Time 9.00am - 12.00pm
Tutor Helena Walker
Location CIT Bruce
Status Module is finished.


Course materials will be provided. Please bring a notebook and pen.

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About your tutor:
Helena Walker is an educator and presenter with over 15 years experience in a variety of fields. She has qualifications in TESOL and government writing and has had success as a scribe for public service interviews and as a grant writer and project officer for the not-for-profit sector. Having taught English for a number of years overseas, she has experienced firsthand what it is like to be a ‘foreigner’ working in another country and thus has a personal understanding of many of the issues migrants have when trying to work in Australia.

Location: CIT Bruce

Address: 35 Vowels Crescent, Bruce

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  • Vowels Crescent
  • Canberra Institute of Technology
  • Bruce Campus
  • Haydon Drive, Bruce ACT 2617
  • Canberra, Australia

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