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 identify and use these essential grammar structures in order to communicate effectively about business-related topics.  If English language learners know how and when to use these grammar structures correctly, it enables them to 1) avoid misunderstandings; 2) communicate about timelines; 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.


Essential grammar: presenting yourself and your company

Interrogative language: asking and answering questions

The grammar of numbers: dates, times and figures

The grammar of business trends: describing increases and decreases

Global tense review: phrasing the past/present/future

Conditional language: phrasing possibilities, probabilities and certainties

The grammar of recommendation, obligation and prohibition

Syntax: clauses and sentences.

Punctuation in written English

Common Grammar Mistakes


Present themselves and their company to English-speakers

Phrase and answer 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