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    2017 ACAL Conference: Traders, Neighbours and Intruders – Points of Contact

    Don’t forget to register for this year’s Australian Council for Adult Literacy (ACAL) conference at the Darwin Convention Centre (NT) 12-14 September. This year’s conference celebrates 40 years actively promoting language, literacy, numeracy, and communication advocacy and research. The Hotline’s Manager, Vanessa Iles and Project Officer, Jill Finch will be presenting a paper titled Connecting …Read More »
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    NEW Online Volunteer Literacy Tutor Course

    If you are a provider, library or community centre that offers a volunteer tutor program or you would like to extend your offerings you may be interested in this new online course. Based on a very successful Volunteer Tutor Program developed by Mid Coast Library and North Coast TAFE the Volunteer Literacy Tutor TAFE Plus …Read More »
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    Adult Learners Week (ALW) 2017

    Adult Learners’ Week 2017 runs from 1–8 September and incorporates International Literacy Day, which is celebrated annually on September 8. ALW celebrates the commitment of communities to increase adult learning opportunities and to recognise and honour individuals who have shown how learning opportunities have transformed their lives and communities. Adult Learners Week is a UNESCO …Read More »
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    First Nations Languages

    The Reading Writing Hotline partnered with First Languages Australia to celebrate NAIDOC Week 2017 by launching a new website resource to support learning Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages. The new website feature, First Nations Languages, directs people to resources for learning First Languages and guides them to the appropriate ways to connect with communities …Read More »
  • Kate Carnell

    Literacy in the Workplace Forum – Western Australian (WA)

    Key Hotline staff, Vanessa Iles and Jill Finch, and local WA TAFE educator, Maxine Tomlin, presented a workshop on Literacy in the Workplace at a forum of Western Australia’s Training Providers hosted by Department of Training and Workforce Development. The workshop entitled Meeting Workplace Needs in a Post-WELL World, detailed the Hotline’s recent Industry Promotion …Read More »
  • Help the Hotline Accurately Refer to You: Update your Provider Details Online

    Help the Hotline Accurately Refer to You: Update your Provider Details Online

    The Hotline has set up a new online registration form that allows providers to register or update their provider details simply and easily. At the Hotline, we realise that contact people, course offerings and resources change regularly. So, to make it easy for you we have developed an online form that allows you to update …Read More »
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    The Learner’s Journey

    This quarterly edition of Literacy Links is dedicated to the adult leaner, to their commitment to learning and their motivation and resilience. The ‘typical’ caller to the Hotline is male, between 25 and 44 years of age and from an English speaking background. The ‘typical’ caller to the Hotline has left school at Year 10 …Read More »
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    Hotline News

    The Hotline’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander strategy to improve service delivery to Indigenous adults has been running since 2016 and is reaping rewards. There has been an increase in callers from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds.Read More »
  • How the Hotline Can Help

    How the Hotline Can Help

    ‘Darryl’ is an Indigenous man who speaks Mer and Torres Strait Islander (TSI) Creole.  He writes in TSI Creole. He phoned the Hotline to say that he is ‘slow with reading and writing’ but can use a computer ‘a little’.  ‘Darryl’ wants skills to back him up in finding a job.  He would like to …Read More »
  • Resilience: Stories of Adult Learning

    Resilience: Stories of Adult Learning

    Resilience: Stories of Adult Learning is a collection of learner stories, in their own words and with some helpful contributions by tutors along the way. Learner stories were collected from across Australia and the United Kingdom, and include voices spanning much of the earth.Read More »