Share |
Download: Flyer (.PDF 349kb)
                         Course Outline (.PDF 167kb)

             Early Bird Deadline          CGBP                              

MONDAY TO THURSDAY, AUGUST 7, 8, 9 & 10, 2023 * 1:30PM TO 5:00PM * via zoom logo

English RELOADED! This is a special four half-day intensive course for professionals, senior executives and entrepreneurs to help them refresh their memory and re-polish their skills once again to master the world’s language for business. As we advance in age, we tend to have lapses in our rules of grammar. With your busy schedules, we’ve designed this English review program in the shortest possible way with maximum results! No long-winding lectures and never a boring moment.

This is guaranteed to bring back that zing, whether you are composing a letter, crafting a proposal, editing a document, doing a sales presentation, or making a speech for young and old alike, rank-and-file, or for decision-makers. You’ll enjoy with some pinch of nostalgia the verve of verbs, the sizzle of well-constructed sentences, an astounding adventure with adjectives and adverbs, nice notices on nouns & pronouns, and entertain yourself when those commonly mispronounced words in the English language are revealed. Rated 5-Star!

Course Director & Lecturer: Dr. Lucris Carina Agnir-Paraan - is the Course Director for Communication Programs at the Center for Global Best Practices and lecturer of "Write Right for Positive Results", "Refresher Course on Business English", and "Master Class on English Pronunciation". She earned her Ph.D. (English Studies: Language) at the University of the Philippines in Diliman, and her M.A. in Language and Literature at the University of the Philippines in Baguio, where she graduated with a 1.007 GPA. She likewise completed all academic requirements toward a Master's degree in Educational Psychology from U.P. Her A.B. in Philosophy was also earned at UP Diliman. She graduated from high school at the International School of Kuala Lumpur where she was the first Asian and first female Editor-in-Chief of the school paper. Included among her recent clients for public seminars, in-house training, and consulting are 3M Philippines, Inc., Aboitiz, American Peace Corps' Tudlo Mindanao Project, American Embassy, Anflo Management and Investment Corporation, Chevrolet, Coca-Cola Philippines, Finance and Administration offices under the Executive Secretary in Malacanang, Medicard Philippines, Inc., PJ Lhuillier, Inc., and UCPB Gen. She is currently the President and CEO of Northern Christian College, Inc.
Who Should Attend:

  • Business Owners
  • Decision-Makers
  • Communication Specialists
  • Executives & Professionals
  • Ad Copywriters
  • Anyone who wants to attend
    this Refresher Course on
    Business English

Limited Slots Only, Pre-Registration Required
*Training investment is inclusive of an e-certificate and a printed learning material

  P 8,880 (when you register and pay
                on or before July 7)
  P 9,880 (when you register and pay
                after July 7)

*Optional: Add P450 for a printed copy of a certificate of completion inclusive of delivery charge


    Contact Person: Aiza Cuenca     Mobile Number (+63 998) 510-3748
    Telefax:      (+632) 8842-7148 or 59


Monday to Thursday, August 7, 8, 9 & 10, 2023 * 1:30pm to 5:00pm * via zoom logo


Welcome to the Refresher Course on Business English
Workshop Content Preview
Workshop Dynamics: Team Formations for Fun English Learning Games

Ready, Get Set, Go!
Top Priorities: Practical English Concerns
Essential Grammar for Practical Use

Overview of Language and English
The Permanent Reality of Language Change
           Surprise Tidbits: The Sound of Old English & Middle English, Shakespeare & Modern English
The Market Levels of Usage
           Standard, Informal, Non-standard
           The Need for Standard Writing awareness

Get to the Bottom of It: Top Priority English concerns for Practical Use
e.g. of typical errors: irregardless, routinary, with regards to, appreciate if, result to

Oxford or Harvard? Cambridge or Yale?
Which is better: British or American English
Vocabulary, Pronunciation, Spelling
Focus on word meaning
           e.g. bimonthly, table an issue

Back to Professional Basics:
Parts of a Sentence
Parts of Speech

The Gargoyles of Grammar
The Quirks of English
           It's Function, Not the Part of Speech!
           A Review of Gerunds & Other Verbals

The Verb Is the Life of a Sentence!
Overview of Simple Forms, Progressive & Past Participle Forms
Focus on the Present Tense
Agreement of Subject & Verb
Clarifying plural forms of special nouns
           e.g. evidence, baggage, information, jewelry, feedback
Agreement of Noun & Pronoun

The Thrilling Trouble with Idioms:
Priority Concerns on the Idiomatic Use of Prepositions
           e.g. on the ship, in the banca, on the bus, in the jeep
Idioms as Figures of Speech
           e.g. keep me in the loop, in the black/red, dressed to the nines
Fun Team Grammar & Word Games

Mind Your F's and P's & Vowel Sounds (including schwa)
Priority Pronunciation Concerns
           e.g. vacate, vis-a-vis, supervisory, gross
           Typical Vowel & Consonant sound errors
           e.g. there are more than five vowel sounds!!!
           e.g. voiced & voiceless consonants (p/b, f/v, th)

Are You a Person with a Past?
Past Tense Awareness
           Quick Review of Past Tense Forms
           Focus on Irregular Verb Forms
           e.g. speak-spoke-spoken, put-put-put, come-came-come
           Consistency & Sequence of Tenses
           e.g. He said that he would. . . .

What's So Perfect about Perfect Tenses?
Rationale for the Perfect Tenses
           Uses of the Present Perfect
           Formula & Samples
           Uses of the Past Perfect
           Formula & Samples
           Uses of the Future Perfect
           Formula & Samples
           The Confusion between Past & Present Perfect
           The Confusion between Past & Past Perfect

Something To Stir Your Grammar IQ
Spoken English Strategies Requiring Grammatical Correctness
           With Verb Forms
           Short responses e.g. yes it is
           Tag Questions e.g. isn't it?

Sentence Style for Men only, but not for boys
Application of Short & Tag Verb forms
           e.g. The plaintiff did not reply and neither did the defendant.
           e.g. The judge's staff is here and so is mine.
Fun Team Grammar & Word Games

Your Native English Slip Is Showing
Pronunciation focus on placing the stress on certain words
           e.g. inventory
Focus on Words often Mispronounced with the wrong emphasis
           e.g. circumstances
British & American journeys
           e.g. not hot pot
           e.g. dropping of the terminal r sound
British intonation: a peek at its musicality

One Definite Native English Giveaway
Short and Tag Questions
A review of verb phrase constructions
           One solitary main verb
           Modal verb + main verb
           Verb forms of the verb be
Formulas for Short & Tag questions
           Contraction forms
           Pronoun use
           Affirmative/Negative constructions

Conversational emphasis
Fun Team Grammar & Word Games

Of Surprised Husbands & Astonished Wives
Exact Word Choice
           British cf. American (in review, again)
           e.g. appraise cf apprise
e.g. two meanings of perusal, bimonthly, to table the issue
           Emerging Uses of Words
           e.g. celebrant

Correct Me If I'm Wrong? Unfortunately. . .
Positive Word Choice
The Customer-Friendly Word Awareness
Avoiding Negative Words
           e.g. what's your argument, you failed to. . .
How to be politically correct:
           avoiding racist & sexist language

Sentence Sense and Punctuation Power
Sentence Construction & Punctuation Marks
           Dangling constructions & commas
           Misplaced modifiers
           Illogical constructions
           Sentence transformations
           The overuse of which is
           Hyphens cf. Dashes
           Abbreviations: i.e. e.g. cf. nb.
Fun Team Grammar & Word Games

The Iffiness of And and But etc.
Conjunctions & Clauses
Understanding the Clause (cf the sentence)
           Conjunctions in phrases cf in sentences
           Dependent clauses & subordinate conjunctions
           Independent clauses & coordinate conjunctions
           The Subjunctive Mood
           The If & I wish clauses
           Formulas of verb phrases for special cases

When You Wish Upon a Star: Of Wishes and Possibilities
The Subjunctive Mood
           The I-Wish phrase
           Three If cases
           Verb patterns and formulas
           e.g. if he is going, if he went, if he had gone
           Special verb forms that require simple forms
           e.g. nominate that, request that, necessary that
Word Games

Akin to Newfoundland and Yosemite
           Additional words for pronunciation drills
           Proper Nouns: Some Names & Places
           e.g. O'Donnell, Roosevelt, Maldives, Cebu
           Seven major patterns
           Avoiding Filipino or Local intonation while using English words
Blending & Rhythm
           Placing life in speaking
Comprehensive Exercises on English Grammar
           Multiple Choice Exercise (Scoring is Not Required)
           Sentence exercise: determine what is non-standard
Surprise! Surprise! Commonly Mispronounced Words

And Now, the End Is Near
Integration of Key Learning Points
Action Steps
A Final Learning Perspective:
           Which Is Better-Written or Oral?
           Unique Benefits of Each Channel
Final Exercises
           English Proficiency
           Effective Writing: Paragraph
Immediate Feedback
Final Corrections and Clarifications of Concerns

Q & A

NOTE: The lectures and discussions may not necessarily follow the sequence presented in the above course outline. The use of examples are intended to incorporate several principles together to effectively impart knowledge to the audience.


Training investment is inclusive of an e-certificate and a printed learning material

      P 8,880 (when you register and pay on or before July 7)
      P 9,880 (when you register and pay after July 7)

*Optional: Add P450 for a printed copy of a certificate of completion inclusive of delivery charge

     CLICK HERE TO ENROLL NOW!                          DOWNLOAD FLYER: Refresher Course on Business English


Share |
Download: Course Outline (.PDF 167kb)