26TEN Workshops

New, free online course is now available! 

Writing in plain English to parents and carers   (Please note updated worksheets, December 2020)

This course is aimed at teachers, school administrators and others who communicate with parents and carers. It gives a practical introduction to plain English in short chunks that you can do in your own time.  

Free face-to-face workshops are back

We offer the range of workshops detailed below and they can be tailored to suit your organisation or community group.

As part of keeping everyone safe during COVID:

  • All plain English trainers have completed the Government Infection Control Training - COVID-19 module
  • All host venues have a COVID-19 safety plan and meet guidelines around cleaning, physical distancing and Public Health advice.

2022 Public Workshop Schedule - all workshops are free

Thursday 10 November, 3.5 hr plain English workshop Hobart Library 9:30 am to 1 pm Register for Hobart here

Wednesday 16 November, 3.5 hr plain English workshop Huonville Library 9:30 am to 1:30 pm Register for Huonville here

Monday 21 November, 3.5 hr plain English workshop Launceston Library 9:30 am to 1 pm Register for Launceston here

For more information email@26ten.tas.gov.au

Plain English Workshop –  3.5 hours skills based

Information that isn’t presented clearly creates confusion and can lead to misunderstandings, missed opportunities and mistakes. Learn how to make information easier to understand in this practical plain English workshop. Practise writing and presenting information clearly using your own documents. Participants receive a copy of Communicate Clearly: A Guide to Plain English.

Writing Student Reports in Plain English – 2 hours

A workshop for teachers who write school reports and those who are responsible for proof-reading and approving student reports.
Make sure parents and carers understand the content of your school reports. Learn quick tips about how to structure information and language for use in school reports.

26TEN Adult Literacy Awareness Workshop – 1 hour

Almost one in two Tasmanian adults has difficulty with everyday literacy tasks such as filling in forms, paying bills, following instructions and reading to their children. This workshop explains the impact of low literacy on individuals and on the Tasmanian community. Participants also learn the many causes of low literacy and numeracy in the community and what can be done to help people improve their skills.

The Adult Literacy Awareness Workshop will help you find out more about:

  • The extent of the issue in Tasmania
  • The impact of low levels of literacy
  • What is being done to support adult literacy
  • What you and your organisation can do to help.

26TEN Call to action – 15 minute presentation

Too many Tasmanian’s aren’t reaching their full potential. Some of us are held back because our skills in reading, writing, numeracy and oral communication aren’t good enough for the demands of daily life and work in the modern world.  This 15 minute session raises awareness and introduces your organisation or community group to the ways you can get involved.

Workshops for adult literacy practitioners

There are great opportunities throughout the year for professional development of literacy practitioners, including volunteer tutors. These workshops are advertised on our website or you can contact us for a list of the upcoming sessions. See also TasTAFE Intro to Adult Tutoring 

Email us: email@26ten.tas.gov.au or phone Monday to Thursday, 6165 5514