Mind Your English Language and Grammar Brush Up – From Singlish to Standard English
- Be Understood, Not Misunderstood!
The key principles of English, focusing on the specific needs of Singaporeans are incorporated into this workshop. This workshop will take you through a series of interactive, hands-on activities to help you avoid grammatical errors. You will learn to edit your writing to make it more accurate and gain confidence in your everyday use of grammar.
During this course you will look at grammar from a functional perspective and practise your grammar through writing, speaking, and communicative activities.
- Pronunciation “good ups” revealed
- Commonly mispronounced words
- Brush up your Grammar!
- Common slips up of Grammar, Prepositions and Modals
- Oddities of English explained
- “Standard English, not “Singlish”
- Commonly confused words
- Common Singapore language errors
- Improving grammar, vocabulary, diction and voice tips
- What you need to do to mind your language
- Proof -reading techniques
- Micro and macro editing techniques
- Understand norms of standard English.
- Brush up your English Grammar.
- Avoid commonly confused words in business.
- Improve the clarity of your message.
- Avoid common errors in “Singlish”.
Guidelines and principles, practical tips, techniques and pointers, visually-stimulating sessions, group discussions, checklists, useful worksheets and examples.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
This interactive workshop is designed for managers, secretaries, executives, supervisors, customer service professionals and anyone who wants to develop a deeper appreciation and improve their communication skills. It is particularly useful in helping both Singaporeans and those whom are new to Singapore to develop the ability to switch between Singlish and Standard English in situations that require it. You will take part in role-plays, discussions, games as well as listening to dialogues.
“I will apply my new knowledge as I have gained from this training such as,changing my writing method and more correctly use of my grammar when writing reports and emails.”
– Manager, City Development Limited
“I learned how to write simple and concise emails and reports,how to revise my emails from grammar,style and tone.”
– Executive, Ministry of Health
“I have learned how to pronounce correctly and with clear enunciation. The course also helps me to establish self-confidence to speak English.”
– Customer Service Manager, Bank of Tokyo
ABOUT THE TRAINER
Sandra Sandu is an inspiring and passionate global trainer, consultant, speaker and author with 29 years track record training and consulting employees of Fortune 500 corporations in twenty countries across the Asia Pacific. Her training territory includes cities in Asia, Middle East and Australia.
Sandra graduated with a Masters degree in Education (Training and Development) distinction from the University of Sheffield University UK and a Diploma from Trinity College of Speech and Drama, UK. She is a Certified Trainer with the American Management Association (AMA) and a Licensed Trainer with Tony Buzan Centre UK in Thinking Skills, Brain Power, Creative Thinking, Innovation and Mind Mapping. Since 1993, she has been a Certified Management Consultant and is one of the rare recipients of the esteemed Fellow of the Institute of Management Consultants FCMC (USA) citation.
Sandra is a well-known speaker at international conferences and has been listed in International Who’s Who Directory since 1997. Sandra has also authored an acclaimed guidebook “Getting Ahead in Your Career” Her training workshops are always rated highly with the use of accelerated learning techniques to maximize learning and recall.
Over the last twenty years, Sandra has been featured on leading television, radio and websites and has trained, consulted and inspired no less than half a million employees of key global corporations including Rolls Royce, ST Engineering, ST Aerospace, ST Marine, Honeywell, Jurong Shipyard, Sembawang Shipyard, Protex, Fugro Offshore, Shell, Singapore Refining Company, Singapore Petroleum Company, Petronas, Petronas Carigali, Petronas Pernapisan, Pertamina, Lubrizol, Castrol, BP Asia, Mc Dermott SEA, Bredero Shaw, Halliburton, MEA Holdings, Ameron Technologies, Ministry of National Development, Building Control Authority, Subana Ascendas, JTC, Worley Parsons, CPG and many more, across twenty countries.