Mind Your English Language and Grammar Brush Up – From Singlish to Standard English

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.

Course Objectives
  1. Understand norms of standard English
  2. Brush up your English Grammar
  3. Avoid commonly confused words in business
  4. Improve the clarity of your message
  5. Avoid common errors in “Singlish”
Course Outline
  1. Pronunciation “good ups” revealed
  2. Commonly mispronounced words
  3. Brush up your Grammar!
  4. Common slips up of Grammar, Prepositions and Modals
  5. Oddities of English explained
  6. “Standard English, not “Singlish”
  7. Commonly confused words
  8. Common Singapore language errors
  9. Improving grammar, vocabulary, diction and voice tips
  10. What you need to do to mind your language
  11. Proof -reading techniques
  12. Micro and macro editing techniques
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.
Training Methodology
Guidelines and principles, practical tips, techniques and pointers, visually-stimulating sessions, group discussions, checklists, useful worksheets and examples
Testimonials
“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

Trainer

Mind Your English Language and Grammar Brush Up - From Singlish to Standard English 1

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.

NUHS

Rodney has provided alternatives to handle employees in different work context. Through effective communication tactics and K.S.A approach, employees faces can be understood and furthermore improve on their performance.

NUHS

NUHS

Rodney was clear with his presentation and was able to provide comfortable alternative solutions to manage difficult situations.

NUHS

Leitz Tooling Asia Pte Ltd

Thanks for all the interesting stories and for sharing them with the class. Nothing beats personal experience. NYP Elisabetta conducted a truly inspirational and eye opening training!

Leitz Tooling Asia Pte Ltd

CapitaLand Limited

The course has excellent content and trainer.

CapitaLand Limited

SPF

Mr. Leonardo not only cover powerful conversation at workshop, he had also share about his stories. It does come in handy. I will definitely do some soul searching and thereafter apply what I have learn from his workshop.

SPF

Ang Mo Kio Police Division

Mr. Leonardo is very knowledge and he deliver the topic very clearly and participant are easier to understand. The video shown were very good and meaningful.

Ang Mo Kio Police Division

Rolls Royce

The pace and supporting examples were just right, reinforcing key concepts.

Rolls Royce

SCEI (A*STAR)

The course was helpful and enlivening.

SCEI (A*STAR)

Ministry of Health

Very Insightful, Leonardo is able to engage the audience and help them analyse the barriers on communication. It goes deep enough to allow the participants to search their own thinking and make good changes to unhealthy habits. The practical presentations and demonstration are very helpful in learning the new concepts.

Ministry of Health

Republic Polytechnic

Very Insightful, let me know more about myself and how I can improve my communication. I would definitely benefit from this course, applying what I had learnt

Republic Polytechnic

Nanyang Polytechnic

Good! Thank you

Nanyang Polytechnic

BBDO Singapore Pte Ltd

I enjoyed the self-discovery journey, it allowed me to pause and reflect upon my current state, challenges I face and that I will have to make a choice and decide how I want the future to be. I am really glad to have attended the course

BBDO Singapore Pte Ltd

Institute of Education

Thank you for an interesting workshop!

Institute of Education

DSM Elastromers Asia

This course would be useful for my staff

DSM Elastromers Asia

Institute of Education

The course is well conducted

Institute of Education

National Institute of Education

Rodney is very knowledgeable and effective in delivering the training

National Institute of Education

Ministry of Port of Authority

The practical sessions are very useful in helping me understand and apply the new skills and ideas

Ministry of Port of Authority

Nanyang University of Technology

Good participation between the trainer and participants

Nanyang University of Technology

NAFA

Very through and comprehensive

NAFA

Anonymous

Dr Gabriel, thank you so much. Will live by your parting advice: It is not knowledge but consciousness of body language! Thanks again. Great course! Gabriel is really an experienced person.

Anonymous

SEAP

I was greatly interested in this course. Thank you.

SEAP

AIA

This is an excellent program to improve the aesthetics and impact of PowerPoint without making it looks cheap or amateurish. I’m amazed at how my skills improved by almost 300%.

AIA

MOM

This course is very engaging delivery.

MOM

ITE

Will recommend to colleagues to pick up this course.

ITE

SPF

Very enlightening and enjoyable session. Thank you for the knowledge.

SPF

NYP

Previously attended michael’s course. Finds that he constantly updates materials and customizes to suit class needs. Addresses case studies brought up in class to make it appreciable throughout.

NYP

PT Bukit Makmur Mandiri Utama

This course is good with the role play to practice.

PT Bukit Makmur Mandiri Utama

Training Strategies

A good course.

Training Strategies

MCYS

This course has added value to my current work.

MCYS

Ngee Ann Polytechnic

The course is useful and has a number of useful conflict resolution skills that I will most certainly use.

Ngee Ann Polytechnic

Ministry of Education

Comprehensive with good and realistic practical tips, stimulating and thoughts provoking.

Ministry of Education

Ministry of Manpower

Trainer is engaging, enthusiastic and knowledgeable.

Ministry of Manpower

Republic Polytechnic

This course is good and fun.

Republic Polytechnic

Jurong Town Council

This course has been excellent and an eye-opener. It is most definitely very informative and appropriate. It is also a reality check for all of us.

Jurong Town Council

Flotech Controls Pte Ltd

Very good course – practical!

Flotech Controls Pte Ltd

Singapore Prisons

Enjoyed the entire course and the rainer is very good in applying examples relevant to the workplace.

Singapore Prisons

Ideal Foods Pte Ltd

Very practical and interesting.

Ideal Foods Pte Ltd

People’s Association

Nancy is a wonderful instructor. She is very knowledgeable.

People’s Association

Institute of Education

Nancy is already a motivator. Allows me to see things at different angles. Totally agree with her that a lot of situation is about managing oneself. Enjoy her course totally.

Institute of Education

KK Hospital

Great course. Exceptional Facilitator.

KK Hospital

Singapore Prisons

Overall is good. I have learnt a lot. Thank you so much Nancy.

Singapore Prisons

Thye Hua Kuan Hospital

Good sharing of experiences by the trainer. I have enjoyed this 1 day seminar.

Thye Hua Kuan Hospital

Nanyang Technological University

I will recommend this to my colleagues who have negative attitude towards their life, so that they can maybe change their mindset after that.

Nanyang Technological University

WWW Cargo Pte Ltd

Nancy is very clear, engaging and insightful. She is able to tap on her vast experience to share with us ideas and ways to deal with different kinds of people. Great!

WWW Cargo Pte Ltd
Mandarin Orchard, Singapore
29 Oct 2020

Time

  9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Duration

1 Day

Cost

  S$500 (Nett)

Mandarin Orchard, Singapore

Including Tea Breaks and Lunch

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