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Course Title: Business Writing: When English Is a Second Language
Author: Salvatore J. Iacone
Provider: American Management Association
Price: $79.95
CEU Credits: 1
Level: Fundamental
Field Of Study: N/A
Prerequisites: None
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Gain the skills to:

  • Enrich your understanding of English language structure, style, usage, and vocabulary
  • Improve your vocabulary for greater word power
  • Write with greater ease, power, and style

Business and technical professionals for whom English is a second language face immense challenges in dealing with the many nuances of the language. This self-paced course will enable you not only to improve your written communication skills but also to enrich your reading and verbal comprehension skills. Numerous exercises give a firm grasp of the underlying principles of correct English usage.

Learn how to:

  • Understand the principles of effective writing in English and the rules for punctuation and grammar
  • Achieve clarity and precision in memos, letters, and reports
  • Avoid common English usage errors and pitfalls

Course Objective:

 Improve writing, reading, and verbal skills when English is a second language.

About This Course:

As one course among many offered in the American Management Association's curriculum, Business Writing. When English Is a Second Language has been designed specifically for the manager whose time is at a premium. It provides private, self-paced, individualized study; learning and self-evaluation through in-text exercises; and communication between the student and AMA's Educational Services instructors through a pre-test and a post-test. Paralleling a business school course of study, AMA's curriculum provides practical information to working professionals who, on their own time and at their own pace, want to continue their education.

Salvatore J. Iacone, Ph.D., has nearly 20 years of experience in designing and conducting writing and editing programs for major corporations and government agencies. Dr. Iacone has published three books and numerous articles offering techniques for overcoming the obstacles faced by all writers, specifically addressing the needs of managerial, technical, and research personnel. He also has written Modern Business Reporting and The Reading Connection. His clients include IBM, American Cyanamid, Hoffman-LaRoche, Union Carbide, ITT Avionics, AT&T, and the Army and Navy Research Centers. Dr. Iacone received his Ph.D. from St. John's University.

The publisher wishes to thank Kathleen A. Kelly, Ph.D., Babson College, Wellesley, Massachusetts; Professor Elizabeth Kyle, Bentley College, Waltham, Massachusetts; and Beatrice S. Mikulecky, Ed.D., Bentley College, Waltham, Massachusetts, for their help in reviewing the manuscript of this course.

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