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Screening of the SBS series Lost For Words in September has put a human face to the barriers experienced by people who struggle with their reading and writing. The series generated lots of social media, and comments clearly reflected the surprise and empathy in the...

The SBS series Lost For Words has generated a big response from people keen to teach or tutor in adult literacy. Since the program first screened, over 110 people have rung the Hotline either wanting to volunteer their time or find out how to pursue...

ACAL and the Reading Writing Hotline worked with SBS on a survey to find out what adult literacy learners feel about its TV series: Lost For Words and how SBS can make their services easier for people to use. Please consider using the survey with...

Michelle’s goal was to move from her current job as a factory worker to a role in Business Administration. Michelle had rung the Hotline regularly. She was frustrated at how difficult it was to find a suitable course to help her achieve her goal.  She didn’t...

The new 10-year Adult Literacy for Life strategy, recently launched by the Irish Government, takes a whole of society approach to equip all adults with the literacy skills they need.  Over 2000 individuals or organisations fed into the development of the strategy. The strategy which comes...

In her President’s report for the AGM of the Australian Council for Adult Literacy, Jo Medlin describes a big year of activities and achievements. Jo’s report is a powerful and very readable summary of the key events, inquiries and research impacting on adult literacy over the...

Community Colleges Australia recently published its analysis based on NCVER 2020 data on the participation of vulnerable and disadvantaged students of NSW Adult and Community Education (ACE) Providers. It reports that NSW ACE providers consistently over perform in reaching vulnerable and disadvantaged students. For more...

The Ai Group Centre for Education and Training is presenting an online panel discussion designed to introduce key concepts and discuss strategies to overcome barriers around language, literacy, numeracy and digital literacy in the workplace. The session is free and will be held on 10 November 2021...

Daniel Teitelbaum will be a guest keynote speaker at the VALBEC Conference on 25-26 November 2021.The multi-skilled, lead facilitator at Playful Thinking is also a radio broadcaster, comedy cabaret performer, an Associate Teacher of Design at Monash University and Chair of the Board for Tiny...