Essential Grammar for Effective Writing

Training Modes
 Virtual: Zoom

Course Code
7 Hours (1 Day)
Course Fee
$518.40 inclusive of GST
This Course is For
Managerial, administrative, technical and sales personnel.

Preferred Date

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Effective and Correct Grammar is Essential in Today's Workplace

Your command of the English language speaks volumes about you. Whether you are replying to an email, writing a report, preparing a proposal or even speaking to a client, it is vital that you have a good grasp of grammar for presenting yourself and your organization professionally.

Intended for any person at the workplace, Essential Grammar for Effective Writing clarifies many of the grammar rules that may have puzzled you. For instance, many writers in Singapore cannot differentiate the difference between “I have replied to the email” and “I had replied to the email”. Why “equipment” is not spelt in the plural form? Why do we say, “I look forward to seeing you” and not “I look forward to see you”? These questions and many other common English errors will be highlighted and corrected in this course.

The course will certainly benefit anyone who wishes to communicate accurately and effectively.

Course Outline

  • The structure of the English language
  • Verb patterns
  • Countability of nouns
  • Tenses
  • Moods in grammar
  • Correct word usage
  • Common sentence errors
  • Subject and verb agreement
  • Prepositions
  • Punctuation


Interactive learning activities, practical exercises, group discussions, presentations, role-plays, videos, and lectures.

For Your Delight

• A Certificate of Attendance will be given subject to 90% attendance.


Florence Au has been training adult learners in business communication for about 23 years. Her initial training stint in the private sector saw her teaching secretaries and administrative staff in the writing of letters, memos, reports, press releases and minutes of meetings for examination courses. With this experience and that accumulated from her job as an administrator and later a training manager, she went on to train public officers.

Since 2000 Florence has been training public officers in written communication courses which include grammar, emails, letters, reports and proposals as well as minutes of meetings. Apart from these engagements, she continues to train administrative, technical staff and hospitality staff from the private sector in business writing.

She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and Literature, a Diploma in Translation and Interpretation and a professional qualification from the UK in writing minutes of meetings.


SDF Grant
This grant is only applicable to companies applying course for their staff. As a SDF-Approved course, the company can claim up to S$14 for this course from SSG.

SkillsFuture Credit
This applies only to individuals applying and paying for the course yourself. You can use your available SkillFuture Credit to pay for this course.

Special Request

If the dates listed are not suitable for you and you have a group interested in the same course, you can contact us to arrange a date of your choice, subject to our trainer availability.

Evening classes or to be conducted in Mandarin are also available on request. Contact us for arrangements.

Group discounts are also available. Request a quote from us.


The Trainer was really engaging, helpful and friendly. She is patient with answering our questions and her lesson is interesting! Thank you!
Cassandra Ong (State Courts)

Ms Au is knowledgeable and her teaching style is very clear which is helpful for my understanding.
Nur Humairah (MOF)

The Trainer was always able to explain the English rules in a simple and easy to understand manner.
Soo Siew Hong (Gemalto Pte Ltd)

I would like to thank you for the patience and time you put in to help improve our English.
Keng Hwa (NEA)

The Trainer is clear in her illustration of examples and willing to clarify our doubts.
Li Ping (MLAW)

Trainer is very knowledgeable and know the current mistakes of grammar in Singapore context.
Khaliah (MOF)

The use of the quiz/game online was extremely fun and motivating.
Seri Johari (State Courts)

Thanks for guiding me through my effort in learning the correct presentation..
Eric Tee (CAAS)

Very practical - given many examples that can apply later.
Grace Ho (NTU)

Great emphasize on details in grammar and providing examples to enhance our learning.
Chua Shi Qin (MHA)

I learnt something and appreciate her patience. Thank you.
Kiranjeet Kaur (MLAW)

I really like Ms Florence's way of guiding us in this course. She gave clear examples and real life scenarios during explanation. Thank you :)
May (State Courts)

It was nice being in your lesson. I have learnt quite a lot. Good Job!
Ming En (MHA)

Gained some knowledge that could not be obtained anywhere. Thank you.
Chee Kong (NEA)