NALA Open Plain English Training

Posted on 21 May 2019

Join NALA for Open Plain English Training

Wednesdays: 12 June, 18 September and 12 October (9.30am-3.30pm)

What will I learn?

At our training, you will learn what plain English is and how to:

  • identify what makes material difficult to read and understand;
  • write and present information using plain English guidelines,
  • quickly improve the language, structure and design of your documents and websites.

Your Trainer: Seán Driver

About Seán

Seán Driver is NALA’s plain English editor and trainer. Seán has delivered plain English training to a wide range of groups including web content writers for, the INIS communication team and library staff in Kildare Libraries.  You can email Seán at You can send Sean examples of your work, so he can tailor the exercises to benefit you.

Where is the training?

The training will be in the Carmelite Community Centre, 56 Aungier St, Dublin 2.

What will I get on the day?

On the day we will have a pack for each person who attends. In the pack you'll have: 

  • a manual with training information and exercises,
  • a poster with NALA’s plain English guidelines,
  • a booklet with design tips.

How do I register?

Please go to and go to Upcoming Events to register.  

What is the fee?

It costs just €120 or €100 for members of NALA or people who work in the voluntary sector and community sector.

For more information on the training, please email

For free resources on plain English, please visit

"NALA's Plain English training was incredibly useful. The training provided excellent tips and tools about how to make our communications more accessible. The training also helped me to explain to colleagues why Plain English is so important. I have shared the Plain English guide with a number of people in my company. My team has also started using Plain English in our recent communications with the general public."

Ciara Flanagan, Development Officer, Pobal