Workshop on Written Communication and Reporting in English
Module 1: Written communication and reporting in English
- Overview of modern writing style – positive and personal, concise and clear;
- Writing effective e-mails – planning and structure of e-mails and letters;
- Writing formal communications – tone and register;
- Report writing – the key elements of effective writing (target audience, organization, conciseness and clarity – writing in plain English, coherence – paragraphing and linking, connectors);
- Use of register – latin v saxon / abstract v concrete / useful language;
- Practice and feedback.
On this course you will learn to write concise and clear prose (emails, letters, reports, proposals and papers) that appeals to and communicates directly with the reader. While writing for a specific group might imply insider knowledge, we believe that reading should be a pleasure, whatever type of text it might be. We also believe that good writing can move people to action. You will develop an awareness of good writing style and have techniques and mechanisms to improve the readability and adequacy of your writing.
You will be introduced to techniques to develop good writing skills, improve your own writing style, and practice using transformative and free writing exercises. From word choice to syntax to sentence and paragraph design, we will examine the building blocks of good writing practice and show you the choices you can make to communicate directly with your reader.
Mira Komlenovic is an experienced trainer and facilitator with over thirty years of professional experience in the region. An expert in training of trainers, course design, training and facilitation and material development. Key areas of expertise: adult training methodology, intercultural skills and citizenship, communication skills, English language, professional skills (effective presentations, writing and formal correspondence, telephone communication, productive meetings, negotiations, lobbying, project idea development, team dynamics, interpersonal communication and relationship management). A Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP) practitioner with an extensive network of contacts and clients across Europe and in various sectors (government, NGO, education, culture, international organizations, corporate sector).