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CPR For Your Business Documents

Teacher: Karen Luttrell (Toronto)

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Hourly rates:
1 student: CAD $55.00
2 students: CAD $50.00
3+ students: CAD $45.00
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CPR For Your Business Documents

Course description:

If you struggle with business writing and think it is holding you back from career advancement, this course is for you. Bring your business documents, and career aspirations, back to life! Learn to create concise, precise, and readable documents that help you reach your professional goals.

Teaching approach:

This course is helpful for native and non-native speakers alike. Throughout the course you will learn how to structure effective emails, letters, proposals and more. You will also learn writing skills that you can apply to any project, such as adapting your writing for specific audiences, avoiding the most common errors in sentence structure, avoiding wordy phrases, taking confusing jargon out of your work, and proofreading effectively to catch your mistakes before you are embarrassed by them.

Places where you can take this course:

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Library: Toronto Public Library
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Hourly rates:

1 student:CAD $55.00*
2 students:CAD $50.00 per student*
3+ students:CAD $45.00 per student*
 Trial class: minus 50% promotional discount*

* Plus CAD $5.00 administration fee per class (per student)
* Single-class purchase fee: CAD $5.00 (per student)

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In person: 60, 90, 120, 180 minutes

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Karen Luttrell

City / Country of origin: Toronto, Canada

Mother language: English

Spoken languages: English


I love helping people and organizations harness the power of effective communications. For many people, this means improving their English writing skills so they can produce clear, concise, and effective essays and business documents. In addition to teaching, my background includes 17 years working in professional communications and also volunteer experience as the VP communications for the Professional Writers Association of Canada, Toronto Chapter.


Honours Bachelor of Arts, Linguistics, York University, 1998
Certificate for Teaching English as an International Language, York University, 1998
Introduction to Learning and Teaching, George Brown College, 2015 (Training for contract faculty at the college.)


I teach Communications part-time at a community college. This has included teaching Business English and College English. I have tutored ESL students while I was in university. More recently I have organized and spoken at professional development events for freelance writers and nonprofit communications professionals.

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Learn English: CPR For Your Business Documents

Proficiency level

Your English proficiency level will be evaluated by the teacher according to this framework:

A1 - Beginner:

  • Understands familiar English expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of concrete needs.
  • Can introduce him/herself and answer questions about personal details such as the place of residence and belongings.
  • Can hold a simple conversation in English if the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.

A2 - Elementary:

  • Understands frequently used expressions related to areas of immediate relevance like personal and family information.
  • Can communicate in routine situations requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar matters.
  • Can describe in simple terms aspects of his/her background, immediate environment and immediate needs.

B1 - Intermediate:

  • Understands the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in everyday situations.
  • Can deal with most situations likely to arise while travelling in an area where English is spoken.
  • Can produce simple, connected text on topics that are familiar or of personal interest.
  • Can describe events, dreams, hopes and ambitions and briefly give explanations for opinions and plans.

B2 - Independent:

  • Understands the main ideas of complex English text on both concrete and abstract topics.
  • Interaction with native English speakers can happen with fluency and spontaineity and without strain for either party.
  • Can produce clear text on a wide variety of subjects and expose a point of view given the various options.

C1 - Advanced:

  • Understands a wide range of demanding, longer English texts, and recognizes implicit meaning.
  • Can express ideas fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions.
  • Can use English flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes.
  • Can produce detailed, well-structured text on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organisational patterns and connectors.

C2 - Proficient:

  • Easily understands virtually everything heard or read in English.
  • Can summarise information from different spoken and written sources and reconstruct arguments in a coherent presentation.
  • Expresses him/herself spontaneously, fluently and precisely, differentiating finer shades of meaning even in complex situations.

Interested in this course?

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