Writing for Business

Native-speaker trainer
B1 and higher
Lesson duration 
Online minimum 1 hour
In person minimum 1.5 hours

Day and time
Monday to Friday 09:00 - 20:00
Saturday by appointment

Amsterdam, Den Haag, Amstelveen or Online
Study book
Recommended, not included
Level test
Course Costs (no added VAT)
€ 850
In person
€ 950

Private, personalized training in Writing for Business is a smart way to improve your written English language skills. With focused attention from a native-speaker trainer, you will develop exactly the clear, concise business English style that modern business communication demands. Whether you are writing reports, blogs, texts for presentations, or daily emails, this course will help you discover the structures that make English the preferred choice for global business communication.

Customized 1:1 Business English training is our speciality.

Customized Business English training is our passion. This writing course content will be based on you and the sorts of texts that you have to produce. We will help you understand style and register so that you texts fit the company you work for.

Is this the right course for me?

This course is appropriate for intermediate and advanced levels. The Writing for Business course is for anyone who needs to produce better text, from casual daily emails to blog posts and end of year reports, most people can benefit from better writing skills. That can mean-

  • Concision and clarity.
  • Better sentence structure.
  • Preference for active (not passive) sentences.
  • Effective emails.
  • Correct use of collocations.
  • Keeping the thread.
  • Formatting.
  • Punctuation review.
  • Tense review.
  • Synonym expansion.
  • Register and style.
  • Diplomacy in written communications.
  • “Killing your darlings”.

Where will this Writing for Business course take place? Can I also take the course online?

Private training in written Business English is offered live online via Zoom and in person in great classrooms in the heart of Amsterdam, Den Haag and Amstelveen.

In-person training in Amsterdam takes place in the beautiful, artistic Museum Quarter close to the Vondelpark and Van Gogh Museum, and at 2 historic canal houses, just minutes from Amsterdam Centraal Station, plus at the Ijsbaanpad (close to the A10 and Amstelveenseweg).

Can I use this course for a specific project? Can you help me compose and edit?

The hours you buy are yours (!) and you can use some of those hours for editing and refinement of your work.

How long is this Writing for Business course? How many weeks?

One-to-one private Business English courses are typically 10 or 20 hours. You can take just one lesson per week, or more. These courses usually take about 2 months to complete. Many clients renew their learning package to continue improving and performing better in their written Business English communication.

Will I receive a certificate?

A PDF certificate of successful completion can be requested for any course. All certificates carry the CEDEO logo to show that we are approved providers of customized Business English training.

What happens in a private Writing for Business English course?

That depends on you and your professional situation and goals plus your strengths and weaknesses. Some clients focus on a range of Business English writing skills, while others want a laser focus on just one topic area – for example, report writing or staff communications. Whatever has the most value for you!

Will I use a book?

Some clients use a book or books, and some do not. Some clients use digital materials. This is customized training, so every client is evaluated and coached on an individual basis. You are unique and so is your course.

It’s essential that you bring your work to the training sessions. We will work with your real, day to day content.

When can I start?

We can generally start a course within 7 to 10 days. Private courses are offered year round.

Will my writing trainer be a native speaker?

Yes, all English Center trainers are native speakers and members of our Amsterdam-based team. They come from the US, the UK, Ireland and Australia. They are qualified, well-educated professionals who will build your skills and confidence from the first meeting.

Will I have just one writing trainer?

We will match you with a native-speaker trainer from our Amsterdam-based team. She will get to know you and what you need to write.

Many of our partner companies request help with written English.

  • Corporate Housing Factory
  • Baker McKenzie
  • Rodeo
  • Foot Locker
  • Young Capital Recruitment
  • ING Bank
  • McKinsey
  • Vandebron
  • Abbvie
  • Gemeente Amsterdam
  • Several major pharma companies

Our clients range from IT professionals to CEOs to sales managers. We teach HR managers, creatives, software architects, psychologists, business owners, realtors, and logistics specialists.

Many of our clients are Dutch, but we also teach expats from Europe and around the world.

Can you invoice my company?

Of course! Use the buttons above to register with your company details or request a proposal.

Not sure if this Business English Writing course is right for you?

Request your free online intake appointment and we will be in touch soon. Or just call us at +31 (0)20 823 0569. We are happy to speak with you about you improving English writing!

Private Business English course scheduling

We offer morning through evening hours, Central European Time (CET), and we are happy to adjust to our clients’ schedules. Saturday by agreement only.

Not sure about your English level?

These courses are for all CEFR levels B1 – C2 (intermediate to advanced). Not sure of your level? Take our free English level test now. Want to talk more about your level and your goals? Get in touch with us. We are happy to speak with you and discuss your professional English needs, goals and challenges!

Contact us today.

We are happy to speak with you in English or Dutch about a private Business English course, on the phone +31 (0)20 823 0569 or via Zoom. With just a short conversation we will give you good advice about improving your English. Don’t let poor English hold you back.

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initial appointment.

Meet with a native-speaker English trainer from our top team to discuss your learning goals.

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