English for professionals - Writing Courses
|Study load:||10 x 2 contact hours + self-study (+/- 20 hours)|
|Online Support:||All participants will receive online support through a specially prepared learning environment (in Nestor).|
|Target groups:||Staff of the University of Groningen, the University Medical Center Groningen and the universities of applied sciences in the three northern provinces as well as business professionals who would like to improve their English writing skills.|
Effective writing is an important skill in any professional setting. Whether you are writing extended emails or official letters, policy briefs or business reports, internal memorandums or website content, you need to know how to tailor your writing style to suit these different types of documents.
This course provides a dynamic, practical and skills-based training for your career. Working in small groups and using a hands-on approach, you will improve your writing skills and strengthen your confidence to use English in various situations.
- Developing writing skills for different audiences and in different contexts across a variety of genres
- Increasing clarity, accuracy and coherence in written texts
- Expanding vocabulary
- Improving overall writing skills based on your needs
Check your writing level
In order to establish your current writing level in English, we would like you to upload three pieces of writing from your own working environment. If possible, please provide three different types, such as e-mails, reports, formal letters, policy briefs or minutes (in total of approximately 500 words). They can be texts that you have already written but have not edited. These texts should also not be template emails, letters or forms.
Please upload your texts here.
Minimum 8 and maximum 10 participants
The course leader will provide you with course materials via the Nestor online learning environment of the University of Groningen. Additional handouts will be distributed during the sessions.
After successful completion of the course, a certificate of participation will be awarded. A minimum of 75% attendance is required.
A contact hour lasts 50 minutes (excluding break). Classes start on the hour.
|Last modified:||22 May 2020 12.40 p.m.|