This course focuses on the enhancement of English reading, listening and writing skills applicable to an office environment. Students will practice writing basic business documents. Emphasis will be placed on developing a greater understanding of written materials and instructions, and writing with clarity and proper structure. Areas covered in the course include proper grammar, punctuation, spelling, and sentence structure. The course also addresses editing and proofreading, and the effective use of basic reference materials such as a dictionary and thesaurus. An introduction into the research process will also be given.