Effective Business Writing in English

Refine your business communications with a professional and polished style.


overall satisfaction for this course

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  • Duration 2 days
  • Regular fee 875
  • Preferential fee 735?
  • Locations
    • Montreal
    • Quebec City
    • Gatineau


To provide the knowledge and skills required to better structure your business communications, most notably emails. Note that memos and reports are not covered in this course.

Targeted audience

Any French-speaking audience.


Good knowledge of the English language.

Customer Testimonials

A lot of concrete tips oriented for our type of customers (french speakers in business environment).

Karina C. / Adjointe de direction, Société Radio-Canada


  • Using the Plain English approach for a clear and concise style (active forms, concrete verbs, etc.)
  • Adapting style to the intended audience (formal, neutral or informal)
  • How to ensure a good tone and the proper level of politeness
  • Avoiding errors that might offend or lead to misunderstandings
  • Common phrases and business vocabulary to use and to avoid
  • Errors arising from direct word-to-word translation and other common problems
  • Creating a model for writing emails
  • The salutation (Dear Ms. Jones, Hello Steve) and the complimentary close (Sincerely, Regards, Thank you)
  • Overview of business writing and editing tools (online, reference books and others)

General Note

Note: This course is provided in French in order to ensure a good understanding of the concepts covered, and is focused on business communications such as e-mail.


*Unless stated otherwise, all sessions are in French.
  • Montreal

    September 19 to September 20 2018

  • Quebec City

    October 11 to October 12 2018

  • Gatineau

    November 5 to November 6 2018

  • Montreal

    November 28 to November 29 2018

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