Alan Borman Communications (ABC)
ABC World Class e-Training
Professional Communication through Written English

Expertise-Flexibility-Value
 





 






 


 

 

Professional Writing Skills
Excellent emails, letters, and memos


 


 
 

Professional Report Writing
Longer, more complex documents


 


 
 

Basic Competence
English for lower-level learners


 
 
 


 


ABC World Class e-Training is purpose-designed for managers, execut
ives, and administrators in international organizations (private, public, and development) who use written English (as a first or second language) to achieve working objectives.
 

 













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Welcome to
ABC
World Class e-Training

Alan Borman Communications (ABC)

 
 
 
 
 

WELCOME, and thank you for your visit. Alan Borman Communications (ABC)  offers expert training and consulting services to leading individuals and organizations around the world.

ABC provides you with the skills you need to achieve your professional objectives in the modern, international arena.


Your ABC Trainer is not just a teacher, but a leading expert. ABC World Class brings the best training to you, wherever you are. Learn at the office, at home, or on the move.

 

Professionals in over 120 countries have taken ABC Professional Writing Skills (PWS) and are now experiencing the difference.
 

ABC training methodologies were trialed and developed through a 2-year research project involving 19 leading companies across 34 countries.

Our unique experience and expertise means we are ideally placed to take your performance to a new dimension.

 
 


 

     
         
   

World Class Regular
PWS-WCR
Professional Writing Skills


* Lower-cost option. Learn in e-teams with professionals around the world.
 
* Classes run for 8 weeks at approx. 3 hrs. You decide the days and times for study.
 
* Weekly lessons and comments to the class from your ABC Class Trainer.

 

 
 
         
 
 
Are you a World Class professional?
 

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AlanBorman 

 
 

Alan Borman Communications (ABC) World Class e-Training
Alan Borman

B.Sc.(Econ.) Hons, PGCE (TESOL), RSA Dip. TEFLA, M.B.A.

 
 


 

 

A graduate of the London School of Economics, Alan taught Economics in the University of Paris (Sorbonne), then managed a retail outlet in Switzerland before specializing in teaching English and Business Communication.

 

After designing courses in communication for King Sa'ud University in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Alan managed a 4-year development project in Dakar, Senegal, setting up a Professional Training Unit for West Africa.

 

After his MBA, Alan was Director of British Council English Language Centres for 10 years. The British Council is the UK's official agency for educational and cultural exchange. Alan worked with The British Council for a total of 15 years in Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Greece, Ecuador, and Thailand. 



Alan Borman welcomes 
HM Queen Elizabeth II

 
   


Alan was Director of British Council
English Language Centres for 10 years
in Greece, Ecuador, then Thailand.

Alan was awarded the grade of "Distinction" in both major English language teaching qualifications: the PGCE (London University Institute of Education) and the RSA Diploma (University of Cambridge).

Alan's MBA is from
Edinburgh University Business School. He is fluent in French, German, and Thai. He has also learned Spanish, Hindi/Urdu, Chinese, Russian, Arabic, and Wolof.

This unique combination of top-level experience and qualifications in business management as well as language teaching sets ABC apart from other providers of business communication services.

Alan now manages
ABC with most of his time going into course development, training, and executive coaching.
 

 
 
 

 

  

Alan Borman's 25-year career path to ABC

4 years    Director, English Language Centres, Bangkok The British Council Thailand
3 years    Director, English Language Centre, Guayaquil The British Council Ecuador
3 years    Director, English Language Centre, Athens  The British Council Greece
1 year    Master of Business Administration (MBA) Edinburgh Business School Scotland
4 years    Project Manager, English for Business UK Aid Dept (ODA/DFID) Senegal
1 year    Course Writer, King Sa'ud University, Riyadh The British Council Saudi Arabia
1 year    Post-Graduate Certificate in Education London Institute of Education England
1 year    Lecturer in English Economic Terminology University of Paris (Sorbonne) France
1 year     Asst. Retail Manager & Multilingual Salesman Skiing Equipment, Verbier Switzerland
2 years    Travel and Language Learning Experience South Asia India
1 year    English Language Teacher St. Patrick's College London
3 years    B.Sc.(Econ)Hons. in International Relations London School of Economics London

 

 

     
 
         
   

World Class Regular
PWS-WCR
Professional Writing Skills


* Lower-cost option. Learn in e-teams with professionals around the world.
 
* Classes run for 8 weeks at approx. 3 hrs. You decide the days and times for study.
 
* Weekly lessons and comments to the class from your ABC Class Trainer.

 

 
 
         
 
 
Are you a World Class professional?
 

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Professional Writing Skills for Business & Administration
 
 
 
 
     
 
 





 


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Alan Borman Communications (ABC)
Learn by Writing
Professional Communication through Written English


 


The Internet
and Communication


Email has very rapidly become
an everyday working tool for millions of people around the world. We now communicate more easily with more people in more places than ever before.

 

The internet has changed the way we work. More of our communication is in writing. Writing takes more TIME than speaking; and the scope for misunderstanding is greater.

 

In short, your professional effectiveness now depends on how well you write.

  
 

 

"E-mail, perhaps the most basic of online services, continues to grow beyond all expectations, and with its expansion come intriguing new questions about how interpersonal communication and commerce are changing."
 

The Internet Report: Surveying the Digital Future. US Center for Communication Policy

 


Training for the New Reality

 

Email replaces not only letters and memos, but also 'phone calls and even face-to-face meetings. To the formal language of letter writing, we add informal "email conversations." Communication in organizations is changing; the English language is changing.

 

Writing uses different skills to speaking; and its teaching requires different approaches and techniques. The classroom, a face-to-face situation, is good for learning to speak a language; but it is not well suited to developing your writing.

 

The internet offers us a unique opportunity. We can communicate through writing, so we can use writing as our medium for learning. Just as the classroom allows us to teach speaking through speaking, email can allow us to teach writing through writing.

 

 
 

The ABC Learn by Writing Project (1999-2001)


A perfect opportunity, b
ut teaching through writing had never been tried before. Training materials and techniques designed for the classroom cannot simply be transferred. So, in order to offer this new e-training, first we had to invent it...


From 1999 to 2001, ABC conducted a thorough Research and Development Project involving 19 leading international companies
across 34 countries. We then developed a series of pilot courses  to trial new methodologies and techniques, and began to assemble the first purpose-made training materials.

 

 
 

 

The ABC R&D Project included the following leading companies:

Abbott          AIG Life          AstraZeneca          BASF         BP          Cerebos          Chevron          Ciba          DuPont          Electrolux          Ericsson          GlaxoSmithKline          Nestlé          Nokia          Philips          Procter&Gamble          Siemens          Sony          Unilever
 

 
 
         
   

World Class Regular
PWS-WCR
Professional Writing Skills


* Lower-cost option. Learn in e-teams with professionals around the world.
 
* Classes run for 8 weeks at approx. 3 hrs. You decide the days and times for study.
 
* Weekly lessons and comments to the class from your ABC Class Trainer.

 

 
 
         
 
 
Are you a World Class professional?
 

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Professional Writing Skills for Business & Administration
 
 
 


 

 


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