Business Writing for International Professionals (1-day)

1 day

In this workshop you will learn about the style of English that is expected in New Zealand business. This is probably different from the style of English you learned at school or university, and used in business in your country. This style is easy and fun to learn. This workshop will give you confidence in writing documents and emails in clear and correct English. Scroll down for more details.

  • Mar 10
    Tue 9:00 AM Tue 4:30 PM(1 day)
    • $625.00 excl. GST
  • May 19
    Tue 9:00 AM Tue 4:30 PM(1 day)
    • $625.00 excl. GST
  • Jul 15
    Wed 9:00 AM Wed 4:30 PM(1 day)
    • $625.00 excl. GST
  • Oct 14
    Wed 9:00 AM Wed 4:30 PM(1 day)
    • $625.00 excl. GST
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    This workshop focuses on the particular needs of people who are not native speakers of English. You’ll learn about an appropriate writing style for today’s New Zealand business environment.

    You’ll get targeted tips and techniques for writing clear, concise business documents in plain English. 

    Who this training is for

    You are working in New Zealand and English is not your native language. You may have had some formal training in English grammar, but you cannot easily find errors in your reports, emails, and other business documents. We can help you identify typical errors and teach you how to fix them.


    You will learn how to:

    • choose an appropriate tone that matches your company’s values and the New Zealand workplace (usually formal yet friendly)
    • write in plain English that works well for New Zealand business people
    • write with less support from your manager or team
    • use correct grammar
    • learn ways to keep improving your grammar and vocabulary
    • use an effective writing process (including how to clarify the brief) to produce better business documents more efficiently
    • choose an appropriate document structure (to achieve the desired outcome of writing).


    ‘I think it is a fantastic course and also a refresher in writing to keep up with the trends in the market.’
    Meena Chandra, Ministry of Primary Industries

    ‘Simple tips that can improve your overall style of English writing.’
    Fabrice Cantos, NIWA

    ‘This course is practical and useful for people like me as an ESOL speaker. I am taking away lots to help me in the future.’
    Nova Luo, Department of Internal Affairs

    ‘Highly recommend attending, especially for a non-native English speaking person to brush up on modern English.’
    Yuliya Mykhaylova, Toyota Finance

    ‘It’s worth attending this course to refresh your knowledge of grammar and to improve writing skills.’
    Hemant Kapadia, Toyota Finance 

    Training customised for your team

    You can have a unique training programme customised especially for your organisation. Contact us to talk about your training needs.

    Depth of training

    This is our 1-day workshop. We also run a course which has 3 weekly half-day sessions. The course is more in depth than this workshop. 

    Find out more about our in-depth course

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