A thorny problem for the Hotline

Every day the Hotline puts people in contact with literacy provision for themselves or others, but there are times when every avenue leads to a dead end. ‘Marilyn’ lives in a big country town. She had a disrupted schooling and can only read ‘a little bit’. She has always wanted to learn to read and […]

Libraries ACT

Stories from the field – Libraries ACT

Canberra has a reputation for being packed with tertiary educated public servants – and there are plenty. At the same time, the estimate from an ABS study[1] is that 31% of adults in the ACT do not have the literacy skills they need to comfortably navigate life. Explaining that figure is not as simple as […]

Vanessa Forrest

The Hotline is more than just a referral service

Angela rang and told us she is “really sad now ‘cause I can’t read” in English or any of her First Nations languages. There are no English as an Additional Language/Dialectclasses in her tiny community near the QLD border. Once a week, Amanda travels 2 hours on the community health bus, to a local town […]

Painting in Warlpiri

Fancy two weeks volunteering in Warlpiri Country?

            The Warlpiri Youth Development Aboriginal Corporation (WYDAC) has responsibility for the adult learning centre in Yuendumu, known as the Pina Pina Jarrinjaku i.e. to learn. This facility is located in Warlpiri country, 300 kilometres from Alice Springs in the Tanami Desert. The four main program areas of the Pina […]

NSW Adult Literacy and Numeracy Council Conference 1st December

This year marks the 40th anniversary of NSW Adult Literacy and Numeracy Council. The 2017 NSW ALNC Conference will be a forum in which participants consider the different spaces in which ABE demands exist, and what participants in the field can do to shape the ways in which the demands could be met. We ask: […]

Have your details changed?

The Hotline currently has 1400 providers of LLN services around Australia listed on its database. Please register on our website to update your course or contact details. The more accurate the information we have the more referrals we can provide. For Providers For Workplace Trainers.    

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]