Grammar for Business

English is the language of global business and English speakers use specific grammar structures in particular business situations.  English language learners must be able to both recognise and utilise these grammar structures in order to communicate effectively about business-related subjects.  If an English language learner knows how and when to use these grammar structures correctly, it will enable him to 1) avoid costly misunderstandings; 2) eliminate related inefficiencies and delays; 3) improve business relationships with English-speaking colleagues and clients and 4) create new business opportunities in English-speaking markets.  The aim of this course is to provide participants with an extensive understanding of the fundamental grammar structures used in Business English and to teach them how to apply these structures in particular business contexts through practical exercises and role-playing.

The programme includes:

  • Social English: introductions and general self-expression
  • Interrogative language: asking and answering questions
  • The grammar of numbers: dates, times and figures
  • Phrasing the past: reviewing and analysing finished actions
  • Phrasing the present: reporting routine activities and current actions
  • Phrasing the future: planning and predicting future actions
  • Conditional language: phrasing certainties and contingencies
  • The grammar of business trends: describing increases and decreases
  • The grammar of obligation and prohibition: using modal verbs and imperative phrases
  • Informal Business English: common expressions and idioms
  • Common Grammar Mistakes

Participants will learn how to:

  • Present themselves and their company to English-speakers
  • Phrase different types of business-related questions
  • Provide performance reviews, project updates and future economic projections
  • Identify and correct grammar mistakes in their spoken and written English
  • Differentiate between significant and insignificant grammar mistakes

Who should attend?

  • Middle-level managers
  • Low-level managers
  • Project managers
  • Purchasing managers
  • Sales managers
  • Marketing professionals