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Learn Easy English. 2 day writing course
Learn Easy English. 2 day writing course 

Participants develop an understanding of Easy English, review resources currently available, and begin to develop their own Easy English document with the support of Access Easy English staff. This training focuses on all elements of implementing Easy English, including language and use of images. It provides numerous opportunities for participants to practice implementing these elements in their own document. Participants also consider the organisational implementation of Easy English.


When:       Monday 19 and Tuesday 20 June, 2017

Where:      Kingston Arts Centre, Nepean Hwy. Moorabbin

Time:         9:00am – 4:00pm

Cost:         $550 + gst


Suitable for:


Anyone who writes information for the public, eg: communications and marketing staff; support workers, planners, therapists, disability advocates, teachers, ethics teams, survey developers, council staff, NDIS staff,report writers..........


Learning objectives

You will

  • learn the legislative framework for Easy English;
  • identify who Easy English is useful for;
  • explore current Easy English resources available in the Australian and international context;
  • learn and practice each of the steps to develop Easy English written materials;
  • begin to write their own Easy English document, including selecting and developing   appropriate image supports;
  • receive references and resources for further study and independent research
  • discuss strategies to begin to implement Easy Englsih in your organisation.


Victorian Institute of Teaching Standards: 1.3, 1.5, 1.6, 2.5, 3.2, 3.7, 4.1, 7.2, 7.3


Appropriate for:

This workshop is useful for anyone who writes information for the public.  


This workshop has limited places of just 12 participants.


All participants need to bring a document/brochure/flyer from their work environment, or other written material to learn to develop into Easy English during the workshop.


It would be useful if you had access to a laptop for the workshop.


Not sure if this is right for you?

Call Cathy Basterfield 0466 579 855 or email cathy@accesseasyenglish.com.au


Access Easy English is owned by Cathy Basterfield.

Cathy is a trained Speech Pathologist, with almost 30 years experience. She has a national and international reputation in the development of Easy English. Cathy is acknowledged by her peers as a highly experienced, skilled practitioner in the field of Easy English. She is also recognised as being at the forefront of the development of Easy English in Australia, being one of the first practitioners in this specialist field. She has been at the forefront of the development of quality standards and benchmarks for Easy English.


Cathy was awarded a Victorian Government Ethel Temby scholarship for an investigative study into international trends and accreditation for Easy English writing and publications in 2011. Cathy is regularly invited to present at conferences on this subject matter. See more at www.accesseasyenglish.com.au  


Cathy is a member of

Speech Pathology Australia. Certified Practicing Speech Pathologist



PLAIN International



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