Online PG Business English: Business Report, Minutes Meetings, Verbs, Other Parts of Speech Course

Online Advanced Language and English Communication Skills Course, Leading to Diploma – Postgraduate - in Advanced Language and English Communication Skills, Triple Credit (90 Credit-Hours), Accumulating to a Postgraduate Certificate, with 90 additional Credit-Hours.

Contents of Advanced Language and English Communication Skills Course include Advanced Language, English Communication, Communication Skills, English Grammar, Silent Vowels, Common Nouns, Proper Nouns, Noun in a position, Countable Noun, Relative Pronouns, Personal Pronoun, Business Proposals, Minutes of Meetings, Letters of Application. Termination of Employment, Progress Reports, Data Reports, Recommendation Reports, Business Report Format, Guidelines for Report Writing, Determining the Purpose of the Report, Understanding the Audience Needs, Brainstorming about the Topic, Researching the Topic, Arranging the Major Points, Writing the Rough Draft, Revising the Rough Draft, Reviewing the Appearance of Rough Draft, Preparing the Final Copy, Presenting the Report.

 

Course Coordinator:

The Course Coordinator is Prof. Dr. R. B. Crawford, Director of HRODC Postgraduate Training Institute, A Postgraduate-Only Institution. He has the following Qualifications and Affiliations:

Doctor of Philosophy {(PhD) {University College London (UCL) - University of London)};

MEd Management (University of Bath);

Postgraduate (Advanced) Diploma Science Teacher Ed. (University of Bristol);

Postgraduate Certificate in Information Systems (University of West London, formerly Thames Valley University);

Diploma in Doctoral Research Supervision, (University of Wolverhampton);

Teaching Certificate;

Fellow of the Institute of Management Specialists;

Human Resources Specialist, of the Institute of Management Specialists;

Member of the Asian Academy of Management (MAAM);

Member of the International Society of Gesture Studies (MISGS);

Member of the Standing Council for Organisational Symbolism (MSCOS);

Member of ResearchGate;

Executive Member of Academy of Management (AOM). There, his contribution incorporates the judging of competitions, review of journal articles, and guiding the development of conference papers. He also contributes to the Disciplines of:

Human Resources;

Organization and Management Theory;

Organization Development and Change;

Research Methods;

Conflict Management;

Organizational Behavior;

Management Consulting;

Gender & Diversity in Organizations; and

Critical Management Studies.

Professor Dr. Crawford has been an Academic in the following UK Universities:

University of London (Royal Holloway), as Research Tutor;

University of Greenwich (Business School), as Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor), in Organisational Behaviour and Human Resource Management;

University of Wolverhampton, (Wolverhampton Business School), as Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor), in Organisational Behaviour and Human Resource Management;

London Southbank University (Business School), as Lecturer and Unit Leader.

His responsibilities in these roles included:

Doctoral Research Supervisor;

Admissions Tutor;

Postgraduate and Undergraduate Dissertation Supervisor;

Programme Leader;

Personal Tutor

 

For Whom This Course is Designed

This Course is Designed For:

Executives;

Directors;

Department Heads;

Managers;

Supervisors;

Reception Administrators;

Secretaries;

English Professors;

Front Line Staffs;

Confident writers, who need to be able to express their ideas even more clearly and effectively, to an advanced standard in English;

Anyone whose job requires proficiency in the English communication.

 

Online (Video-Enhanced) Duration and Cost

Online Duration: 30 Days – 3 Hours Per Day

Online Cost: £10,050.00 Per Delegate

 

Video-Enhanced Online Delegates will be treated to a Selection of our Complimentary Products, which include:

Our Branded Leather Conference Folder;

Our Branded Leather Conference Ring Binder/ Writing Pad;

Our Branded Key Ring/ Chain;

Our Branded Leather Conference (Computer – Phone) Bag – Black or Brown;

Our Branded 8-16 GB USB Flash Memory Drive, with Course Material;

Our Branded Metal Pen;

Our Branded Polo Shirt.;

Our Branded Carrier Bag.

 

Advanced Language and English Communication Skills Course, Leading to Diploma – Postgraduate – in Advanced Language and English Communication Skills, Triple-Credit and 90 Credit-Hours, Accumulating to a Postgraduate Certificate, with 90 Additional Credit-Hours, or a Postgraduate Diploma, with 270 Additional Credit-Hours

Course Objectives

By the conclusion of the specified learning and development activities, delegates will be able to:

Accurately record the minutes of a meeting, previously recorded on video;

Appropriately use specific verbs in their present tenses in at least three sentences that they construct;

Choose the two sentences, from a set of pre-constructed ones, which contain gerunds, pointing these out correctly;

Classify the different parts of speech, using them effectively in sentence construction;

Construct at least three sentences, using a present perfect tense;

Construct at least two sentences that demonstrate the situations wherein a verb takes the place of a noun, thereby becoming a noun – in that context;

Construct at least two sentences with common nouns, accurately pointing them out;

Construct at least two sentences with proper nouns, identifying them accurately;

Construct at least two sentences, using collective nouns;

Construct at least two sentences, with exclamation, correctly pointing them out;

Construct at least two sentences, with noun clauses, accurately pointing them out;

Construct simple sentences that are grammatically correct;

Convincingly demonstrate their enhanced ability to produce instruments of meetings and personal documentation by providing at least one written examples of each of the following: Notice and Agenda; Minutes of Meetings; Letter of Job Application; Testimonial; Favourable Reference; Unfavourable Reference; Interview Invitation Letter; Offers of Appointment; Letter of Termination of Employment.

Correctly identify at least two conjunctions in given complex sentences;

Demonstrate advanced knowledge and skills in their application of the English grammar;

Demonstrate an effective presentation of business documents and business correspondence;

Demonstrate in a sentence or statement the proper use of will/would, shall/should, can/could, may/might and must; 

Demonstrate the correct usage of punctuation or external marks as a writing mechanic;

Demonstrate their ability to accurately record the minutes of a meeting, which has been convened for training purpose, in this course;

Demonstrate their ability to read passages, with emphasis on pronunciation of vowels, syllables, and intonations;

Demonstrate their knowledge of the distinction between ‘countables’ and ‘uncountables’, by identifying at least two of each in pre-pared sentences;

Demonstrate their understanding of the different parts of speech, such as relative pronoun, reciprocal pronoun, personal pronoun; indefinite pronoun, demonstrative pronoun, reflexive pronoun, interrogative pronoun, by picking at least two of each from pre-prepared passages;

Distinguish between vowels and consonants, identifying at least two of each type of word, in the written sentences provided;

Display a good understanding in writing business reports and proposals;

Distinguish between adjectives and adverbs, using each correctly in at least two sentences;

Distinguish between common and proper nouns;

Effectively develop coordination of compound sentences by using clauses and conjunctions;

Effectually apply the writing strategies for a persuasive proposal;

Extract the Greek Root of at least two words, as used in given sentences, from a list of words such as: dysfunctional; dyslexic; hydration; dehydrate; microbe; microscope; monologue; monotonous; photograph; phosphorous;

Identify at least five adjectival clauses from pre-prepared passages;

Identify at least three singular nouns from reconstructed sentences;

Identify at least three verbs in their past-perfect tense, in pre-constructed sentences;

Identify at least two ‘nouns-in-a-position’ in pre-formulated sentences;

Identify at least two different types of pronouns, as are used in pre-constructed sentences;

Identify the importance and functions of business documents;

Identify the silent vowels in at least three specific words that they have been given;

Demonstrate their understanding of the different types of verbs such as Regular Verbs, Irregular Verbs, Transitive verbs, Intransitive Verbs, Auxiliary Verbs, by identifying at least one of each from pre-prepared passages and using them in at least two sentences that they construct;

Label or categorise forms of messages – neutral, positive, negative or persuasive.

Manage an active communication with would-be users and clients, whether face to face or telephone conversation;

Name at least four distinct parts of speech, providing an example of each;

Name at least two types of nouns;

Provide at least two examples of adjectives in pre-prepared sentences;

Reconstruct at least three simple sentences into complex sentences;

Reform at least three simple sentences into complex sentences;

Tell the Latin Root of at least two words, as used in given sentences, from a list of words such as: ambiguous; ambidextrous; fortitude; fortress; projection; rejection; material; maternity, indicating their meanings;

Transform at least four singular nouns, in predesigned sentences, into plural nouns;

Use at least four different parts of speech in sentences, specifying the different ones that have been used;

Utilise basic patterns, form, function and roles of simple and complex sentences;

Utilise the role of the E-mail in creating electronic rapport;

Distinguish between main clauses and subordinate clauses, by deconstructing at least two pre-designed sentences;

Use pre-constructed sentences and passages to demonstrate their knowledge of at least one occurrence of each of the following clauses: Types of clauses: Defining Clauses; Non-Defining Clauses; Noun Clauses; Adjectival Clauses; and Adverbial Clauses;

Take practical measures to illustrate their mastery of each of the following report elements, through the production process and outcome of a stipulated report, which incorporate the following aspects: Writing of the Business Reports: Report Starting Point; Periodic Reports; Progress Reports; Data Reports; Recommendation Reports. Effective Business Report Format; Determining the Purpose of the Report; Understanding of the Audience Needs; Brainstorming about the Topic; Researching the Topic; Arranging the Major Points; Writing the Rough Draft; Revising the Rough Draft; Reviewing the Appearance of Rough Draft; Preparing the Final Copy; Presenting the Report.

Initiate the construction of sentences that demonstrate their correct use of each of the following: Will/Would;Shall/Should; Can/Could; May/Might; Must;

Formulate at least two sentences that illustrate their correct use of reported speech;

Customise e-mail draft, as appropriate, for different situations;

Effectively undertake tutor-designed exercises, which demonstrate their understanding of, and capability for the following: Working with E-Mail; The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of E-Mail; The Weakest Link in E-Mails; Making Effective Use of E-mails; Improving Customer Care with E-Mail; Creating Electronic Rapport; E-Mail @ Work; Netiquette.

Draw out and illustrate within the contexts of video case studies and simulation exercises, respectively, behaviours that are conducive to effective customer and client care, with specific relation to the following: Effective Customer Service; Encourageable Customer Service Culture; Effective Customer Interaction; Managing Challenging Client Care Situations; Effective Face-to-Face Communication; Maintaining Productive Conversation; Positive Telephone Conversation; Award-winning Outgoing Calls; Receptivity to Incoming Calls.

Through self-initiated sentence construction illustrate their enhanced understanding of the correct usage of at least two occurrences of each of the following punctuation marks: Punctuation; The Period; The Question Mark; The Exclamation Point; The Comma. The Semicolon; The Colon; The Dash; The Hyphen; Quotation Marks; Parentheses; The Apostrophe.

 

Course Contents, Concepts and Issues

Part 1: Grammar and the Different Parts of Speech (1)

An Overview of English Grammar;

The Silent Vowel;

Word Formation:

Root, Base and Affix;

Simple, Complex and Compound Words.

Speech Organisation;

Nouns:

Singular and Plural Nouns;

Common Nouns;

Proper Nouns;

‘Noun in a position;

Countable Noun;

Uncountable Noun.

Noun Phrase:

Parts of a Noun Phrase;

Modifiers of the Noun Head.

 

Part 2: Grammar and the Different Parts of Speech (2)

Pronouns;

Types of Pronouns:

Relative Pronoun;

Reciprocal Pronoun;

Personal Pronoun;

Indefinite Pronoun;  

Demonstrative Pronoun; 

Reflexive Pronoun;    

Interrogative Pronoun.

Verbs:

Regular Verbs;

Irregular Verbs;

Transitive;

Intransitive Verbs;

Auxiliary Verbs.

Verb Phrase:

Structure of the Verb Phrase;

Finite and Infinite Verb Phrases;

Modifiers of the Verb.

 

Part 3: Grammar and the Different Parts of Speech (3)

Preposition and Phrasal Verbs;

Adjectives:

Simple Adjectives;

Comparative Adjectives;

Superlative Adjectives.

Adverbs:

Adverb of Manner;

Adverb of Place;

Adverb of Frequency;

Adverb of Time.

Adverbials;

Prepositions;

Exclamations or Interjections;

Conjunction;

Gerunds;

The Superlatives.

 

Part 4: Grammar and the Different Parts of Speech (4)

Using Tense appropriately:

Present Tense;

Past Tense;

Simple Present Tense;

Present Perfect Tense;

Pluperfect or Past Perfect Tense;

Future tense.

Fundamentals of Reported Speech;

Subjects and Objects:

Relating number of verb to number of subject or object.

Clauses:

Main clauses;

Subsidiary clauses.

Types of clauses:

Defining Clauses;

Non-Defining Clauses;

Noun Clauses;

Adjectival Clauses;

Adverbial Clauses.

The Uses of Will/Would;

The Uses of Shall/Should;

The Uses of Can/Could;

The Uses of May/Might;

The Uses of Must.

 

Part 5: Sounds

Phonetic Script;

Lips;

Lips of the Tongue;

Blade;

Front and Back of the Tongue;

Vowels;

Soft Palate;

Vocal Chords;

Consonants;

Syllables;

Diphthongs;

Length;

Stress and Tone;

Intonations:

Raising Intonation;

Falling Intonation.

 

Part 6: Simple/Complex Sentence Patterns

Sentences:

Clausal Sentence;

Compound Sentences.

Subject and Predicate;

Form and Function;

Basic Patterns;

Semantic Roles.

Subordinate and Superordinate Clauses;

Subordinate Clause and Matrix Clause;

Structure of a Subordinate Clause;

Functions of a Subordinate Clause;

Adjectival Clauses;

Appositive Clauses;

Adverbial Clauses;

Analysis of Complex Sentences.

 

Part 7: Coordination and Writing Mechanics

Compound Sentences and Coordinate Clauses;

Meaning Related to Coordinating Conjunctions;

Coordination of the Constituents of a Sentence.

External Marks and the Comma:

Punctuation;

The Period;

The Question Mark;

The Exclamation Point;

The Comma.

Other Internal Marks:

The Semicolon;

The Colon;

The Dash;

The Hyphen;

Quotation Marks;

Parentheses;

The Apostrophe.

 

Part 8: Presentation of Business Documents

Abbreviations, Capitalisation, and Number Expression:

Abbreviation;

Capitalisation;

Abbreviation.

Parts of a Business Letter;

Business Letter Formats;

Styles in Business Correspondence;

Open Punctuation;

Memos;

Fax Messages.

 

Part 9: Structuring Your Communication and Writing to Clients

4-Point Plan:

Introduction, Jumping-Off Point;

Details, Including Facts, Figures, Evidence;

Conclusion, Incorporating Response, Suggestions, Expectations, Recommendations or Action;

Closure, Ending.

Language and Tone:

The Weakest Link in Your Business Writing;

Ten Steps to Good Business Writing.

Neutral or Positive Messages;

Negative Messages;

Persuasive Messages.

 

Part 10: Communicating with Clients and Customers

Customer Service:

Importance of Customer Service;

Customer Service Culture;

Customer Interaction;

Managing Challenging Situations.

Face-to-Face Communication:

Communication and Your Voice;

Parts of a Conversation.

Telephone Conversation:

Effective Telephone Communication;

Outgoing Calls;

Incoming Calls.

 

Part 11: Emails

The Explosive Growth of E-Mail;

Seven Deadly Sins of Working with E-Mail;

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of E-Mail;

The Weakest Link in Your E-Mails;

How Can You Make E-Mail Work For You?

Customer Care and E-Mail;

Creating Electronic Rapport;

E-Mail @ Work;

Netiquette.

 

Part 12: Business Reports and Proposals

Writing the Business Reports:

Starting Point;

Types of Business Reports:

Periodic Reports;

Progress Reports;

Data Reports;

Recommendation Reports.

Business Report Format;

Guidelines for Report Writing:

Determining the Purpose of the Report;

Understanding the Audience Needs;

Brainstorming about the Topic;

Researching the Topic;

Arranging the Major Points;

Writing the Rough Draft;

Revising the Rough Draft;

Reviewing the Appearance of Rough Draft;

Preparing the Final Copy;

Presenting the Report.

 

Part 13: Writing and Organising Business Reports and Proposals

Writing Business Proposals:

Starting Point;

Organising Persuasive Proposal:

Using Logical Order;

Using Psychological Order;

Solid Evidence.

Writing Strategies for Proposal:

Determining the Requirements for the Proposal;

Determining the Audience;

Creating an Outline;

Revising the Proposal;

Polishing the Proposal.

 

Part 14: Meetings and Personnel Documentation

Notice and Agenda;

Minutes of Meetings;

Types of Minutes;

Letters of Application;

Testimonials;

Favourable References;

Unfavourable References;

Interview Letters;

Offers of Appointment;

Termination of Employment;

Sundry Personnel Matters.

 

 

Last modified: 08/13/20