We are excited to share the Plain Language Academies’ new energy in 2022. Courses in English, Spanish, French and in South Africa are on the menu, along with new courses dealing with timely topics like climate change. We're here for you.
Time for clarity about climate change
The Academies welcome new instructor, author Erin Lebacqz, delivering Writing Clearly About Climate Change and the Environment.* Climate is one of the most important global issues and that makes communicating clearly about it so important.
“I believe we can make a difference in our society through plain and clear writing,” says Erin Lebacqz, who is passionate about this topic
In the course you’ll learn strategies for writing clearly about topics like the environment, energy, and climate change by digging deep into both the meaning and potential implication of words. You’ll learn to manage meaning by presenting information in ways your readers can understand and use. It will also help you empower readers.
Find out more about Erin and her new book at High Value Writing.
*Course starts March 7. Fee is in USD.
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Discounts and discoveries
The Academies' three Core courses (Basics, Audiences, and Writing and Editing) are designed to start your skills journey. We have bundled them together for you in a special discount package. Register for all three (individually) and receive a refund discount of 15% ($115.00 CAD). They are also required courses if you are aiming to go for the six-course Letter of Achievement.
Moving your skills into the future
Video sessions are part of all the Advanced courses. Use this time and the in-course discussions to share, get to know fellow students, and learn from each other. Our Advanced courses are designed to deliver on specialized topics.
Here's a quick view of six options:
Plain Language 2.0 and Health Literacy: now in Spanish and English
Putting Clients First in Legal Writing: new in 2022
Editing for Plainer Legal Writing or Editing for Plainer Technical Writing: take your pick or do both
Implementing Plain Language as a Strategic Priority: success through planning
Writing Clearly About Climate Change and the Environment: a very timely topic
Plain Language Project Leadership: help for content creators
Go to Courses page for full list. Register at our online Academy.
Check out all 11 Advanced courses to find your choice. If you don't see it, please email Kate at GetInTouch@PlainLanguageAcademy.Com
How to take PLA courses
For courses at the Plain Language Academy:
Once we receive your payment, you will have access to your course when it starts. Courses combine self-directed, student interactive, instructor supported activities and feedback. Advanced courses include a live session.
If you have any ideas, questions, or want help, please email GetInTouch@PlainLanguageAcademy.Com.
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