Workshop in Plain English

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Glenorchy City Council and 26TEN are hosting free Plain English workshops for local businesses, community groups and individuals, aimed at improving communication and literacy across the municipality.

At the 24 January workshop 26TEN Plain English trainer Becky McLoughlin will help participants improve their communication skills and practice making information easier to understand for those with English as a second language or who have limited reading, writing and maths skills.

Glenorchy Mayor Bec Thomas said the partnership with 26TEN is part of the Council’s whole community approach to addressing the learning needs, issues and challenges that residents face daily.

“These workshops also provide residents with English as a first language the tools to help those who may need support with their learning or are learning English as a second language,” she said.

Mayor Thomas described the workshops as an opportunity for the community to see literacy as a two-way street.

“There are many reasons why residents may struggle with reading, writing and maths,” she said, “but with almost one in two Tasmanian adults having difficulty with everyday tasks as a result, it’s important that everyone works together to improve our literacy levels.”

The workshop is one of many delivered by the Council and 26TEN since the partnership was established in 2017.

Workshop bookings are essential. To secure your place, go to the Eventbrite website or email GCC 26TEN Community Coordinator Abi Binning at

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