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Plain English Training 2018

 
 
NALA, the National Adult Literacy Agency, offers three day-long training courses on how to write and edit information in plain English. NALA is a leading provider of plain English training for almost 20 years.
 
The courses on 13 June and 28 November will be an introduction to plain English. The course on 17 October, will focus on writing for the Web in plain English.  
 
What is plain English?
 
Plain English is a way to present information that helps someone understand it the first time they read or hear it.
 
When you use plain English, you:
  • use clear, concise and accurate language,
  • order your points logically, including only necessary detail, and
  • use clean design to make your writing more attractive and easier to follow.
Plain English is about communicating directly to the intended reader or listener in language they understand, whether they are specialists, colleagues or members of the public. 
 
 

An introduction to plain English (Cork)

When: Wednesday 13 June from 9:30am to 3:30pm
Where: Cork city – at a venue to be confirmed
 
This course will give you a firm grounding in plain English. It will explain why writing in plain English matters. It will show you how to use tried and tested techniques and tips to make your writing clearer.
 
Who is this course for? 
This course is for anybody who writes or edits content. You may be new to plain English or you may wish to refresh your skills. Either way you will learn how to write crisp and clear text. 
 
What will you learn?
You will learn how to use plain English when writing or reviewing written material. It will also explain why doing so is important. 
 
The training is informal, with regular opportunities for questions and answers. 
 
What does it cost?
The training will cost you just €120. There is a special rate of €100 for staff from the community and voluntary organisations.
 
How do you book a training place?

Book your place online

 
 

Writing for the Web in plain English (Dublin)

When: Wednesday, 17 October from 9.30am to 3.30pm
Where: The Carmelite Centre, 56 Aungier Street, Dublin 2
 
Who is this course for?
This course is for content writers, editors or reviewers who write and manage online content but who are new to plain English or would like to refresh their skills. Trainees will learn how to write crisp and clear text for their website. 
 
What will you learn?
Through a mix of presentation, relevant examples, discussion and exercises, you will learn how to use plain English when writing or reviewing web content. 
 
The training is informal and you will have regular opportunities for questions and answers. It will use examples of content from some participants’ own websites.
 
What does it cost?
The training will cost you just €120. There is a special rate of €100 for staff from the community and voluntary organisations.
 
Note: This course is focused on writing in plain English. It is not about building a website. 
 
How do you book a training place? 

Book your place online

 
 

An introduction to plain English (Dublin)

When: Wednesday 28 November from 9:30-3:30
Where: The Carmelite Centre, 56 Aungier Street, Dublin 2
 
This course will give you a firm grounding in plain English. It will explain why writing in plain English matters. It will show you how to use tried and tested techniques and tips to make your writing clearer.
 
Who is this course for?
This course is for anybody who writes content, for editors or reviewers who write and manage written material but who are new to plain English or for those who would like to refresh their skills. Trainees will learn how to write crisp and clear text. 
 
What will you learn?
This course will use a mix of presentation, relevant examples, discussion and exercises to show you how to use plain English when writing or reviewing written material. It will also explain why doing so is important. 
 
The training is informal, with regular opportunities for questions and answers. 
 
What does it cost?
The training will cost you just €120. There is a special rate of €100 for staff from the community and voluntary organisations.
 
How do you book a training place?

Book your place online

 
If you would like to learn more about plain English, go to www.simplyput.ie