Two of the most basic but also most important communication skills are those of speaking and writing. Perhaps because they are so fundamental, we take it for granted that we are competent in them. The truth is that most people's communicative competence is at the level they were when they first left school. But at the important level of professional work , as well as in business and social interactions, we find ourselves really short of the required standard, especially when we hear more competent speakers and writers perform. But skills can be improved, in fact they need continuous improvement. This four-day workshop is aimed at those who seriously wish to improve their speaking and writing skills in a short time, using some of the latest technology to assist them.