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Welcome to PlainTrain, the Plain Language Online Training Program.
Here you will find helpful tips and techniques
for improving your communication skills with the use of plain language.

This program consists of 8 topic sections.
To begin, click HERE or click on the picture of the Conductor below.
At the end of each topic, click on the "Next" arrow to continue.

You may also print a digest by clicking HERE or by clicking on the train below.
The digest form makes it easy for you to print out the entire program and view it off-line.

Picture of Train Conductor
Click on the Conductor for the guided tour.
Click on the Train for the digest .

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Curriculum and information design by Janet Dean and project management by Cheryl Stephens
Site design and layout by Joe Soroka
Please send your comments and queries to Cheryl Stephens

The instructional material in this web site is adapted from
Plain Language: Clear and Simple
and the associated
Trainer's Guide, publications of the
National Literacy Secretariat - Human Resources Development Canada.

ACJNet expresses its appreciation for this cooperation by the
National Literacy Secretariat - Human Resources Development Canada.

Plain Language: Clear and Simple.
Minister of Supply and Services, Canada -
1991 ISBN 0-660-14185-X
(French 0-660-93427-2)

Trainer's Guide to Plain Language: Clear and Simple.
Supply and Services, Canada -
1994 ISBN 0-662-22420-5
Available on request from the National Literacy Secretariat - Human Resources Development Canada.