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Writing English for a Global Audience

Course summary
2 days
Next available date: Enquire for more information - United Kingdom
Corporate Training for Teams

Course description

Writing English for a Global Audience - A 2-day Course - Bespoke, on-request training

International operations are now a standard in competitive business models. As a foundational element of communication, it is essential that staff are able to craft a written message that can be easily understood by professionals with a limited understanding of English.

This bespoke, on-request course in Writing English for a Global Audience is designed to enable teams to create documents that are effective, readable and accessible. Over the course of the two days, delegates will learn how to:

  • Write documents that are clearly understood by non-native readers of English.
  • Engineer language to provide simple and readable documents for a global audience.
  • Limit choice in word selection and grammar without losing meaning.
  • Remove ambiguity and inconsistency from documents.
  • Enable swifter and easier translation of documents.
  • Apply a clear document design to improve understanding.

Writing English for a global audience training is provided by highly experienced instructors with 20+ years' experience hosting courses such as this for business.

Suitability - Who should attend?

This Writing English for a Global Audience course is idea for anyone involved in drafting business or technical documents that must be understood by readers with a limited understanding of English.

This course is available on-request for groups, companies and one-to-one study either at Armada's training centres in Bromsgrove (near Birmingham), Bristol, Reading, MIlton Keynes, Sheffield, or at your venue anywhere in the UK. A shorter, one-day course is also available. 

To learn more about suitability, please send an enquiry here.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

Upon completion, all delegates will receive an e-certificate confirming attendance and completion of this training course.

Training Course Content

Writing in English for a global audience

  • An overview of controlled language approaches
    • Basic English
    • AECMA Simplified English
    • Controlled English
  • The value of a controlled language approach to business documents
    • Shortening reading time
    • Eliminating ambiguity
    • Avoiding missing information
    • Cutting costs
    • Minimising inconsistent and specialised terminology
  • Translation issues
    • Speed
    • Automated translation

Word choice

  • Using a lexicon of approved words
  • Limiting the meanings of approved words
    • Parts of speech
    • Approved meanings
  • Technical terms
  • Verbs
    • Tenses
    • Using active verbs
  • Writing concretely
    • Avoiding abstraction
    • Making instructions specific
    • Homonyms and synonyms
    • Modifiers and pronouns

Sentence construction

  • Grouping words
    • Using articles
    • Avoiding noun clusters
    • Redefining terms to help the reader
  • Getting the right sentence length and type
  • Rules for effective sentences
  • Length
  • Topics
  • Conjunctions
  • Transitions
  • Voice
  • Using Active Voice
    • Why active voice is effective
    • Changing passive construction to active voice
    • Imperative voice
    • Avoiding nominalizations
  • Using ‘You’ and ‘We’
  • Using positive language
  • Identifying and dealing with:
    • Fragmented and run-on sentences
    • Split infinitives
  • Beginning and ending sentences
  • Tables and lists

Structuring paragraphs

  • Signalling with paragraph structure
  • Restricting topic information
  • Presenting new and complex information slowly
  • Warnings and cautions
  • Paragraph length


  • A controlled approach to punctuation
  • Commas
    • As separators
    • As delimiters
  • Rules for hyphens
  • Parentheses
  • Colons, semi-colons and dashes
  • Full points

Building readability

  • How readers use documents
  • Using the page layout of your document to help your readers
    • Structuring the page for clarity
    • Breaking your document into readable sections
  • Using sentences to signal to the reader
  • Using images to convey information
  • Presenting statistics and graph

Implementing a controlled language approach

  • Developing your core vocabulary
    • Example vocabulary of approved words
    • Dealing with unapproved words
  • Developing a lexicon of technical terms
  • An editing-based approach to controlled language
    • Applying essential editing techniques
    • Checking and amending your document
    • Eliminating spelling and typographical errors
    • Proofreading
  • Tools available for implementing a controlled language approach

Why choose Armada

Over 96% delegate experience rating on our Autodesk courses

Over 700 delegates attended our AutoCAD courses in 2019

4.9 Star Google Review rating


On-request, bespoke training with Armada offers companies a cost-effective solution to employee development. Included in course fees are the following:

  • A comprehensive training guide to refer to throughout the course, and to use as a refresher back in the work-place.
  • Job aids and roadmaps for future reference
  • 30 days of after-course email support
  • An e-certificate confirming successful course completion
  • Fantastic facilities at our centres, including lunch and refreshments

For a customised training quote, please enquire here.

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