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Are you fluent in spoken English but less confident when you’re writing? Does your line manager often rewrite your work?

If so, our Written English for Non-Native English Speakers training course, led by writing expert Sue Calthorpe, is just for you.

Attend our course to learn how to improve your spelling and grammar; develop your written style and tone and learn how to write in clear English.

Leave the day equipped with the confidence and techniques to improve your written English.

Unlocking the Power of Virtual

Our virtual courses have been designed with you in mind. From group exercises in breakout rooms to live chat, whiteboards and interactive polls, we use a range of tools and techniques to ensure that you can connect with your trainer; network and share best practice with your peers and leave the day with the skills you need.

Our courses provide you with an interactive and engaging learning environment that can be accessed from any location, helping you to continue to connect, learn and grow.

Please note this course will be delivered virtually via Zoom.

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Sue Calthorpe
Media & Communications Specialist

Susan works with organisations and individuals to improve their written communications skills.

She worked as a regional and national newspaper journalist before setting up a full-service communications company, now established for 30 years.

She works with public and private sector organisations to help with:

  • Effective emails
  • Report writing
  • Briefings and submissions
  • Persuasive and influential writing techniques
  • Promotional writing
  • Effective complaint handling
  • Communicating complex information for non-technical readers.

Her recent clients include Legal & General, HSBC, BRIT, the Law ...

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Learning Outcomes

  • Learn the fundamentals of good written English
  • Improve your spelling and grammar
  • Enhance the style and tone of your writing
  • Learn how to incorporate clear English throughout your work
  • Develop a writing style that’s easy for you and valued by your colleagues
All the Understanding ModernGov courses are Continuing Professional Development (CPD) certified, with signed certificates available upon request for event.

Enquire About In-House Training

To speak to someone about a bespoke training programme, please contact us:
0800 542 9414
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09:25 - 09:30


09:30 - 10:00

Trainer’s Welcome and Clarification of Learning Objectives

10:00 - 10:45

Fundamentals of Good Written English

  • Understand what good written English looks like
  • Develop a firmer understanding of the latest trends in writing
  • Learn best practice from real-life written examples, such as web copy and emails
10:45 - 11:00


11:00 - 12:00

Spelling and Grammar

  • Learn how to spot grammar and spelling mistakes
  • Gain techniques to improve your spelling and grammar
  • Review and understand the key rules behind punctuation
12:00 - 13:00

The Importance of Style, Tone, and Engaging Prose

  • Understand the importance of format, style and tone
  • Adopt a tone that best suits correspondence: conveying important information, responding to a complaint, or addressing a sensitive issue
  • Incorporate engaging prose into your writing
  • The importance of reader-centered writing
13:00 - 14:00


14:00 - 14:45

Incorporating Plain English

  • Discover how to write in Plain English
  • De-jargon your writing
  • Learn how to keep meaning in your writing without confusing your audience
  • Take a look at what language you should use and avoid to make your work readable
14:45 - 15:00


15:00 - 16:00

Workshop: Putting it into Practice

  • Apply the day’s learnings, through an interactive writing exercise
  • Have your writing reviewed by the trainer
  • Develop a writing style that best suits you
16:00 - 16:15

Round Up and Key Takeaways