Course Information

Start Date 10 Dec 2018, Monday
End Date 10 Dec 2018, Monday
Time 09:00 am - 05:00 pm
Venue 100 Orchard Road, Concorde Hotel Singapore
Fee $480 nett (Inclusive of hotel buffet lunch, light refreshments and course materials)
Contact 6720 3333 (Ms Chye Fen) chyefen@asm.edu.sg
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Dec 2018

Effective Business Grammar Skills

INTRODUCTION

If you want to improve your career prospects and move up the ladder then you must be effective at getting your message across. The first step to improving your communication skills is to make sure that you communicate accurately. This means getting your grammar right – crucial to presenting a professional image. The English language is a minefield of rules and exceptions to those rules! Being more aware and conscious of the implications of grammatical inaccuracy is a starting point for improvement. This workshop will help you identify your strengths and weaknesses in using grammar accurately and provide strategies to help you correct those common errors.

Course Outline

Introduction

  • The importance of correct grammar
  • A review of basic grammar rules – identifying common errors

Common Grammar Rules

  • The rules of subject-verb agreement
  • Preposition usage
  • Countable and uncountable nouns
  • Using the past tenses correctly

Sentence Structure

  • Sentence Structure – Active v Passive
  • Statements or commands?
  • Standard English v Singapore English
  • Practice
Who Must Attend?

Those who want to ensure their English language use is error free or who want to review common grammar errors. It’s also useful for those who use English as a second language.

The training will be conducted using the following:

  • small group discussion
  • large group discussion
  • written exercises
  • review of common mistakes using examples
Testimonials

“We continue to receive very positive comments about Emma’s courses from my staff members. Several people, including our internal communication manager, said that Emma provided the best one-day training courses. Many thanks for providing insights, tips and factoids that will enable our company to write and communicate even better to our bosses and stakeholders.” – Cynthia Zhuang, Marketing Manager, NETS Singapore

“Great business courses by Emma! I walk away with some great tips and insights which are not just ideas that have no practical consideration. The class’s spirit of spontaneity and engagement is also very encouraging for my learning. Every trainer should be able to keep the attention of the class just like she has.” – Jess Tang-Xin, Senior Admin Executive, Singapore Workforce Development Agency

“I loved Emma’s presentation style. She shares stories to help everyone relate to the business scenarios that we may encounter at work. She also simplifies concepts for everyone to understand easily. One of the best professional development courses I have been to. I will recommend my colleagues to join me for one of her other upcoming courses.” – Razline Maria, Senior Business Associate, Shangri-la Hotel Singapore

Trainer’s Profile

Meet the Business and Communication Expert: Emma Jarman-Jones (MBA, Imperial College London in UK)

Emma Jarman-Jones specialises in developing and enhancing workplace communication skills. This work includes writing, speaking, interpersonal and management skills training. She has over 15 years of experience training in Singapore, as well as regionally in Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia and Vietnam.

Emma has worked as an external consultant and trainer with both private and public sectors, designing, customising and delivering programmes, and coaching individuals. She believes in the potential of every person and is dedicated to providing the highest quality of training that will benefit the individual, as well as the organisation.

Emma holds an MBA from the Imperial College London in United Kingdom. She has also completed a Diploma in Human Resource Development at the Singapore Institute of Management, and is a certified People Developer Consultant.