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Professional Writing in English

Writing well and communicating effectively are critical skills for all those working in academic and business management. Whether you are writing an e-mail, a business plan, a policy document, an internal memo, or website content, you need to recognize and understand the nuances of writing these different types of documents.

Course content

You will learn to craft well-written communication, to be persuasive, to make requests and to write succinctly and clearly. You will work on your own material – which you provide as input at the start of the course. We work with your reader’s expectations in mind, and you will learn to adjust your writing style to their needs.

Our approach is no-nonsense and hands-on: you write and you and the teacher review, edit and improve your writing: you can directly apply the results in your daily work.

  • Write and communicate professionally
  • Learn from the experts
  • Reader focus
  • Communicate more effectively
  • Your material - directly applicable
  • No nonsense and hands-on

If you want to follow a course on scientific writing, please visit Scientific Writing for Professionals.

The maximum number of participants per group is 16.


Since this course is offered as a tailor-made solution, sessions are scheduled accordingly. Please expect to spend 2 to 4 hours on homework after each session.


 If you are taking the course as part of Wageningen University & Research Language Policy, your skills will be assessed throughout the course. Assessment is based on the writing assignments you submit each session. If you sufficiently improve in the course, you will receive a Wageningen in’to Languages certificate.


The fee depends on the number of sessions. You will receive a personalised offer.