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               RCE4 Early Bird Deadline           CGBP                Fourth Run            

Thursday & Friday, 20 & 21 FEBRUARY 2014 * 9:00AM to 5:00PM
English RELOADED! This is a special 2-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 we reveal those commonly mispronounced words in the English language. Rated 5-Star!

   Limited Seats Only, Pre-Registration Required

   Avail of Early Bird and

   Contact Person:Dianne Suzon
   Manila lines (+632) 556-8968 or 69
   Manila Telefax (+632) 842-7148 or 59
   Cebu lines (+63 32) 512-3106 or 07

Lecturer: Rodolfo A. de los Reyes - more popularly known as "Dr. Dups" is a prolific book author, having penned 11 books including Write Right for Results, Write Win Win, Write for Long & Watch Your English, all focused on communication. He is a sought-after trainer and lecturer for local and multinationals companies, with over 30 years of experience conducting seminars and trainings in the Philippines, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore, Qatar and the US.

He obtained his BA English (cum laude) and MA Literature from the University of the Philippines where he also finished his PhD in communication. He also holds an MBA from the Ateneo de Manila Graduate school of Business.

Who Should Attend:

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

   Seminar Investment is P13,980
   inclusive of Meals, Resource Kit, &
   Certificate of Attendance
Business World Online International Chamber of Commerce Tri-ISys Forbes College

Back-to-Basics Intensive Program for Professionals

Edsa Shangri-La Hotel, Mandaluyong City, Philippines
9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Thursday & Friday, February 20 & 21, 2014

Course Outline

Day One
Welcome to the Refresher Course on 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

Day Two
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

SEMINAR FEE PER PERSON: P13,980 (Fee covers Meals, Resource Kit, Certificate of Attendance)


Less 5% for early registrants (on registrations made on or before January 20, 2014)
Less 5% for early payment (if made on or before February 10, 2014)
Less 5% for group registration (minimum of 3 participants)

REGISTER NOW to avail of Early Bird and Group DISCOUNTS
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