Better Business Emails for ESL Speakers

Better Business Emails for ESL Speakers is an introductory course to writing business emails to help you to succeed.

Better Business Emails for ESL Speakers

Better Business Emails for ESL Speakers is an introductory course to writing business emails to help you succeed. Whether you're looking for work or in work already, being able to write professional sounding business emails separates you from the rest.

Course Content

There are 14 original lectures (and bonus lectures added when I have time), quizzes, and exercises you can download to practice what you watch. I am also very happy to help any students who are having trouble understanding the ideas. The course is split up into sections as follows:

  • Section 1: Introduction to Better Business Emails
  • Section 2: Start as you mean to go on.
  • Section 3: The main body.
  • Section 4: Getting your English right.
  • Section 5: Finishing your emails.
  • Section 6: Rounding everything off.

Learning Objectives

At the end of the course you will be able to:

  • write great subject lines.
  • know what openings to use.
  • create concise emails that are easy to write.
  • use the correct closing phrases.
  • look for problems when proofreading

Who should take this course?

Please do not enroll if you only have a basic knowledge of English. If you don't understand this description, you will not understand the lectures.

This is a course for ESL speakers with intermediate to upper-intermediate English (CEF – A2 to B2). If you are at an advanced level (C1 to C2), but you have trouble with emails, you will find this useful too.

Secondly, this is a general course giving you tips and strategies to help you improve your business emails. These might be asking for information, writing to a client, or answering an email from your boss. Also, you will not get lots of sample emails in this course, but you do get lots of quizzes and exercises to help you practice what I teach.

Go to the top of the page and enroll today; you could be taking your first step towards a better job and/or more money.

Intended Audience: Professionals, esl speakers

Understanding the importance of professional-sounding business emails.
Problems when writing business emails in English.
What subject areas are we going to cover in the course?
Short and sweet subject lines.
Short and sweet subject lines worksheet (plus key).
Correct openings and closings.
Correct openings and closings worksheet (with key)
Set expressions.
Set expressions worksheet (with key).
The ‘three paragraph’ rule.
The three paragraph 'rule' worksheets (plus key).
Formal vs informal English.
Formal vs informal English worksheets (plus key).
5 Strategies for good email grammar.
Avoiding poor capitalization and punctuation.
Writing, not texting.
Acceptable acronyms.
Writing, not texting worksheet (plus key).
Preview to Lectures 14 and 15.
Proofreading your work (pt 1).
Proofreading your work (pt 2).
Proofreading your work worksheets (plus key).
Rounding everything off.
Email signatures.
Paragraph and sentence transitions.

What's included

  • 16 Video Lessons
  • 9 Text Lessons

  • Works on all devices
  • Certificate of completion

Giles Ensor

Instructor