June 2020

Technical Writing for Non-Native English Speakers

Status: This seminar has been postponed. A new date is to be announced.
Date: Tuesday, June 23, 2020
Time: 8:00 AM-8:30 AM: Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 AM-4:00 PM: Technical Writing for Non-Native English Speakers (Lunch will be provided)
Location: Vancouver, BC
Presenter: Eric Tung, MA
Principal Consultant, Prolepsis Consulting
Credit: 6.5 Formal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost: Early Bird Price Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member: $415.00 + GST = $435.75 until June 9, 2020

Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member and EIT/GIT Regular Price: $495.00 + GST = $519.75

Non-Member Price: $495.00 + GST = $519.75

Student Member Price: $247.50 + GST = $259.88
Please Note: *A minimum number of registrations are needed by June 09, 2020 to proceed with this seminar. Please register early to avoid cancellation.
**All prices are subject to applicable taxes.
Contact: Shirley Chow | Professional Development Specialist
Direct: 604.412.4865
Toll Free: 1.888.430.8035 ext.4865
Fax: 604.639.8180
Email: [email protected]
Do you struggle with articulating your ideas clearly and concisely? Is English not your primary language? Do you wish to improve your communication skills?

Seminar Description

This seminar is for engineers and geoscientists who wish to improve their core writing skills. Through a series of hands-on workshops, along with a focus on grammar and related writing principles, you’ll learn the key elements of business and technical communications for your workplace. We’ll look at grammar from a practical perspective, so you can understand how to correct your writing mistakes and improve your command of the English language.


In this seminar, you'll:

  • Learn about parts of speech, including using clear subjects and proper verb tenses.
  • Learn to communicate clearly and effectively.
  • Understand how to avoid common sentence errors.
  • Recognize how to use punctuation effectively.
  • Understand how to create cohesive paragraphs and use transitions.
  • Learn how to write effective letters, memos, emails, and other documents.

Target Audience

Engineers and Geoscientists who need to write emails, letters, memos, and reports as part of their role. This session is designed for professionals for whom English is a second or additional language (ESL/EAL).


Eric Tung, MA

Principal Consultant, Prolepsis Consulting

Eric Tung is Business Communications Lecturer at SFU’s Beedie School of Business, and an English Instructor at UBC’s Extended Learning, where he teaches business and technical writing courses. Eric also develops and delivers customized training programs in technical writing, change management, leadership, facilitation, presentations, negotiations, sales, and customer service. In terms of business communications, Eric also writes proposals and business plans for clients.

In addition to teaching and training, as a Principal Consultant at Prolepsis Consulting, Eric is a business transformation and senior change management consultant, where he advises firms on large-scale organizational-wide changes. He has extensive experience leading and implementing transformation programs and projects, and works with both internal and external stakeholders to assess and support organizational readiness. Eric coaches staff across all levels and works extensively with both public and private sector organizations.

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