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Katie Almeida Spencer

Katie is an experienced English as a Second Language instructor, tutor, and teacher trainer. She is very skilled at evaluating both the substance and language of business documents. Her writing critiques and instruction have received stellar evaluations from our clients at DuPont, Liberty Mutual, and Greenwood Resources. She holds a B.A. in Journalism from the University of Rhode Island and an M.A. in Applied Linguistics from the University of Massachusetts Boston.

Email: info@instructionalsolutions.com

Author's Posts

What is the Difference Between Compliment and Complement?

by Katie Almeida Spencer on Tue, Sep 26, 2017

 

Compliment vs. Complement

The confusion between these two words is so common! There are a few of reasons for this:

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Topics: Business Grammar

How to Write a Business Email in English

by Katie Almeida Spencer on Tue, Aug 22, 2017

 

A good business email is more than just using the correct grammar and vocabulary (though those are vitally important!). You also need to learn the right content and sequencing. Here’s an overview of the content and sequencing you need to use in order to write a strong business email in English.

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Learn Business English - The Definitive Guide

by Katie Almeida Spencer on Mon, Mar 20, 2017

 

Learning Business English, like any language, is a process that involves dedication and many different strategies. You need to approach learning Business English in a long-term, holistic, dynamic, and authentic way.

 

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Topics: Business Writing Skills

How to Write a Formal Business Letter in English

by Katie Almeida Spencer on Mon, Mar 13, 2017

A formal business letter requires not only strong grammar and vocabulary, but also appropriate tone, format, and sequence.  

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Topics: Business Writing Skills

14 Common Business English Email Questions Answered

by Katie Almeida Spencer on Mon, Feb 27, 2017

 

Some of the most common Business English questions have to do with how to craft a well written and grammatically correct email. Here are the answers to some of those questions, organized by common theme:

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What is Business English? [A Simple Definition]

by Katie Almeida Spencer on Fri, Feb 17, 2017

There’s a lot more to learning a second (or third or fourth!) language than just vocabulary and grammar because languages are used differently in different contexts.

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Topics: Business Writing Style

A Beginner's Guide to Using Nominalizations in Business Writing

by Katie Almeida Spencer on Mon, Feb 13, 2017

As businesses become more international, so must our writing. Most of the time, good business writing skills transfer very well to global audiences, but there is some confusing vocabulary that global business writers should try to avoid.

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Topics: Business Grammar

Idioms & Phrasal Verbs in English Business Writing [common mistakes]

by Katie Almeida Spencer on Tue, Feb 7, 2017

As businesses become more international, so must our writing. Most of the time, good business writing skills transfer very well to global audiences, but there are some confusing verbs that global business writers should try to avoid. These are called phrasal verbs. 

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Topics: Business Grammar

How to Use Adverbs to Express Time [English Business Writing]

by Katie Almeida Spencer on Mon, Jan 23, 2017

As businesses become more international, so must our business writing. Fortunately, good business writing skills transfer very well to global audiences, but there is some confusing grammar that global business writers need to watch.

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Topics: Business Grammar

How to Write For a Global Audience [16 unexpected examples]

by Katie Almeida Spencer on Mon, Jan 23, 2017

As businesses become more international, so must our writing. Most of the time, good business writing skills transfer very well to global audiences, but there are some things that you want to keep in mind about intercultural relations. Lots of research has been done on this topic, so I’ll include links for further reading.

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Topics: Business Writing Skills