Business English: write emails like a native
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Get key expressions & vocabulary to clearly and effectively write business emails. Improve Your Writing Skills fast!
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Created by Steven McKenzie
Last updated 7/2017
English
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Includes:
  • 4 hours on-demand video
  • 2 Supplemental Resources
  • 1 Practice Test
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion

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What Will I Learn?
  • use the most important emailing language for work and business
  • write emails that use a variety of language expressions
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Requirements
  • A minimum pre-intermediate level of English is required
Description

Target audience

  • Non-native speakers of English who want to study and learn language and vocabulary for emailing
  • Anyone who wants to improve their email writing skills for work and business
  • People who need a reference tool to quickly find and use the most suitable language for emailing


Requirements

  • A minimum of a pre-intermediate level of English in reading and listening is recommended


Description

  • Quickly get the key expressions and language so that you can clearly and effectively write business emails. You will study, practice and use the language function expressions
  • Learn language for the most commonly used language functions
  • Understand the meaning, grammar form and use of key language
  • Find the key language in 36 different emails
  • Practice the language in different kinds of exercises
  • Use the language expressions in your own emails for different situations
  • Review what you have learnt at the end of the course to help you consolidate
  • Quiz that lets you find out how knowledgeable you are for the language expressions covered in the course


Content

  • Clear and concise video content that gets immediately to the key language and vocabulary that you need to be able to email quickly, accurately and confidently
  • Each video is 10 to 15 minutes long
  • Effective and reliable learning approach used that makes learning easy and fast! Understand, find, practice, use and revise
  • Twelve course videos that cover the main language functions for emailing
  • Additional review video section
  • Course booklet (.pdf) included that contains information about the course and copies of the emailing writing and review sections from the videos. There is also a syllabus included for a suggested course pacing.
  • Course workbook (.pdf) also included that is for you to write your sentences, emails and notes in
  • Quiz comes in four parts and three separate videos


Course outcomes

  • Improve your writing skills fast!
  • Quickly improve your skills and knowledge of the most important and common emailing expressions and vocabulary
  • Increase your accuracy with writing emails
  • Build your confidence by effectively communicating with colleagues and customers
Who is the target audience?
  • Non-native speakers of English or anyone else who wants to improve their writing skills for emailing fast
  • Anyone who wants to learn, practice and use language and vocabulary for emailing for work and business
  • Straightforward emailing reference tool for anyone who quickly needs to find and use the most suitable emailing language
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Curriculum For This Course
18 Lectures
05:03:49
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Start Here
18 Lectures 03:44:49

This first section gives information about the course in relation to the benefits for you, the learner, the approach taken in the course and its structure. A syllabus is also included.

There is then the course unit, 'Informing'. You will be asked questions about this function, followed by an explanation of its usage. You will be shown three different emails featuring language expressions for informing and be asked to think of similar sentences using the expressions. In the next part of the lesson there will be practice exercises. This is followed by a recap of the language expressions. Finally, you will be given three different situations for practising writing your own emails for informing.

Preview 19:02

In this second unit you will first be asked questions to check your existing knowledge of its usage. There will then be an explanation of situations requiring you to use this function. You will be asked to think of language that you can use. There will be three different email examples shown with each featuring different language expressions. You will be asked to find the language expressions in the emails. The language will then be highlighted and modelled, and you will be invited to think of other possible sentences. There will then be three practice exercises. This will be followed by a recap of the language expressions. Finally, you will be given three different situations and asked to write your own emails using the language expressions.

Preview 12:38

In this third unit you will first be asked questions to check your existing knowledge of requesting. There will then be an explanation of why and when we use this function. You will be asked to think of language that can be used. This will be followed by being shown three different email examples that feature expressions for requesting. You will be asked to find the language expressions in the emails. The language will then be highlighted and modelled, and you will be invited to think of other possible sentences. There will then be three practice exercises. This will be followed by a recap. Finally, you will be given three different situations and asked to write your own emails.

Requesting
14:27

In the fourth unit you will first be asked questions of what this function is, when we use it and why. There will then be an explanation of situations that require you to use it. You will be asked to think of language that can be used. There will then be three different email examples shown with each featuring different language expressions. You will be asked to find the language expressions in the emails. The language will then be highlighted and modelled, and you will be invited to think of other possible sentences. There will then be three practice exercises. This will be followed by a recap. Finally, you will be given three different situations and asked to write your own emails.

Offering
13:13

For this fifth unit, you will initially be asked questions of what this function is, when we use it and why. There will then be an explanation of situations that require its usage. You will be asked to think of possible language that can be used. There will then be three different email examples shown with each featuring different language expressions. You will be asked to find the language expressions. The language will then be highlighted and modelled, and you will be invited to think of other sentences. There will then be three practice exercises. This will be followed by a recap of the language expressions. Finally, you will be given three different situations and asked to write your own emails.

Enquiring
12:24

In the sixth video section, you will initially be asked questions of what this function is, why we use it and when. There will then be an explanation of situations that need this language function. You will be asked to think of language that can be used for it. There will then be three different email examples shown with each featuring different language expressions. You will be asked to find the language expressions in the emails. The language will then be highlighted and modelled, and you will be encouraged to think of other possible sentences. There will then be three practice exercises. This will be followed by a recap. Finally, you will be given three different situations and asked to write your own emails.

Suggesting
13:13

For this seventh unit, you will first be asked questions of what this function is, why we use it and when. This will be followed by an explanation of situations that require this function. You will be asked to think of possible language expressions for it. There will then be three different email examples shown with each featuring different expressions, and you will be asked to find the language expressions. The language will then be highlighted and modelled, and you will be invited to think of other possible sentences. There will then be three practice exercises. This will be followed by a recap of what you studied. Finally, you will be given three different situations and asked to write your own emails.

Recommending
14:12

In unit eight, you will initially be asked questions of what this function is, when we use it and why. There will then be an explanation of situations that need to use it. You will be asked to think of suitable language for this function. There will then be three different email examples shown with each featuring different language expressions. You will be asked to find the language expressions in the emails. The language will then be highlighted and modelled, and you will be invited to think of other possible sentences. There will then be three practice exercises. This will be followed by a recap. Finally, you will be given three different situations and asked to write your own emails.

Preview 12:36

For this ninth unit you will be asked questions of why and when we use this language function. There will then be an explanation of situations that require its use, and you will be asked to think of language for it. There will then be three different email examples shown with each featuring different language expressions. You will be asked to find the language expressions in the emails. The language will then be highlighted and modelled, and you will be invited to think of other possible sentences. There will then be three practice exercises. This will be followed by a recap of the language expressions. Finally, you will be given three different situations and asked to write your own emails.

Giving bad or unfortunate news
12:06

In this video for unit 10, you will be asked questions of what apologising is, when we use it and why. There will then an explanation of situations that require you to use it. You will be asked to think of language expressions. There will then be three different email examples shown with each featuring different language expressions. You will be asked to find the language expressions in the emails. The language will then be highlighted and modelled, and you will be invited to think of other possible sentences. There will then be three practice exercises. This will be followed by a recap. Finally, you will be given three different situations and asked to write your own emails.

Apologising
14:08

In unit 11, there will be questions on what agreeing actually is, when we use it and why. There will then an explanation of situations that need to use it. You will be asked to think of language expressions. There will then be three different email examples shown with each having different language expressions. You will be asked to find the language used in the emails. The language will then be highlighted and modelled, and you will be invited to think of other possible sentences. There will then be three practice exercises. This will be followed by a recap. Finally, you will be given three different situations and asked to write your own emails.

Agreeing
13:26

For unit 12, there will first be questions on what promising action means and when we use it. There will be an explanation of situations that require you to use it. You will be asked to think of language expressions. There will then be three different email examples shown with each featuring different language expressions. You will be asked to find the language expressions in the emails. The language will then be highlighted and modelled, and you will be invited to think of other possible sentences. There will then be three practice exercises. This will be followed by a recap. Finally, you will be given three different situations and asked to write your own emails.

Promising action
11:43

This section contains a review of the expressions that you have studied and learnt for each of the 12 language functions contained in the units of the course. The review sections and the corresponding course videos for the units are as followed:

  • Review sections 1 to 3 - review videos for units 1 to 3
  • Review sections 4 to 6 - review videos for units 4 to 6
  • Review sections 7 to 10 - review videos for units 7 to 9
  • Review sections 11 to 14 - review videos for units 10 & 12

For each review section, there will be a situation given that will require you to think of sentences that you could write for it. In the following slide, there will be three different correct example sentences shown, featuring the language expressions studied, that you could have used.

Review
14:50

This course booklet contains information about the course in relation to its approach, structure and content. A course syllabus is included in the booklet. In addition, there are templates of the writing and review sections of the course that also feature in the videos.

Preview 00:59

This course workbook is for you to write in. It may be for:

  • the practice exercises; there are sections for you to write your answers in
  • your written emails: templates are included for where you can write your emails
  • the review sections at the end of the course: there are sections for you to write your sentences in
  • any useful notes: a section is included at the back for you to make notes
Preview 01:00

Test your knowledge of what you have learnt from the course with this useful quiz. There will be an introduction to the quiz, followed by a 'How many...?' question. You will then be tested on how much you know about the language expressions that can be used for the different emailing functions.

Preview 11:50

Test your knowledge of what you have learnt from the course with this useful quiz. You will have to choose which language expression, from four that are shown, is the odd one out and that has a different usage from the other three. There will then be gap-fill exercises where you have to choose the correct language expression to fill the gap in the sentence.

Quiz (video 2)
13:57

Test your knowledge of what you have learnt from the course with this useful quiz. There will be gap-fill exercises where you have to choose the correct language expression to fill the gap in the sentence. At the end of the quiz you will be able to find out how knowledgeable you are for the language expressions covered in the course by reading the category for your score.

Quiz (video 3)
19:05

Test your knowledge of what you have learnt from the course with this quiz. The questions are taken from the quiz videos. You will be tested on how much you know about the language expressions that can be used for the different emailing functions.

Emailing language expressions
50 questions
About the Instructor
Steven McKenzie
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39 Students
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Experienced English Language Instructor

I am an experienced instructor who has worked for more than nine years in teaching English as a Foreign Language. This includes more than six years of teaching business and work-related English to non-native English speakers. In addition, I come from a banking and insurance background and this has been invaluable in applying my knowledge of these sectors into teaching English.

My qualifications include a Master's degree in Teaching English as a Foreign Language from Newcastle University, England. I also hold a degree in Communication, Advertising and Public Relations and a diploma in Computing from Edinburgh Napier University in Scotland. My wide range of knowledge, experience and qualifications has been invaluable in allowing me to create effective courses for non-native speakers of English.