Effective Business Writing in English

Refine your business communications with a professional and polished style.


overall satisfaction for this course

?Average calculated from scores obtained from 710 participants who took this course.
  • Duration 2 days
  • Regular fee 875
  • Preferential fee 725?
  • Locations
    • Gatineau
    • Quebec City
    • Montreal


To provide the knowledge and skills required to better structure your business communications, especially 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

Very well-stuctured course, based on concrete examples, exactly what I need it.

Isabelle L. / Comptable, Bell Helicopter Textron Canada ltée


  • 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
  • Types of phrases and business vocabulary to use and to avoid
  • Errors arising from direct word-to-word translation
  • Using a concise style when 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 oriented towards business communications such as e-mail.


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

    November 9 to November 10 2016

  • Quebec City

    November 22 to November 23 2016

  • Montreal

    December 5 to December 6 2016

  • Gatineau

    February 8 to February 9 2017

  • Montreal

    February 27 to February 28 2017

  • Quebec City

    April 5 to April 6 2017

  • Gatineau

    April 18 to April 19 2017

  • Montreal

    May 30 to May 31 2017

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