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Ako Aotearoa’s Adult Literacy, Numeracy and Cultural Capability (ALNACC) aims to enhance learner success by supporting educators and organisations in foundation education and promoting teaching excellence.  Following on from our Literacy Links article in back in May, registrations were received by New Zealand from Australian...

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One of the contributors to the Online Learning report was from TAFE SA. They have shared the importance of thinking outside the square and demonstrated how delivery does not necessarily need to be online at all. The workers ‘attending at the RASAC depot, physically distanced...

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Graham (76 years) phoned the Hotline to say he is tutoring Graeme (74 years) and helping him to read. They both attended Lions Club and Graham noticed Graeme struggling to fill in a form.  Graham offered to help and contacted his local Community Centre who...

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Online Learning and Digital Isolation Report During the COVID-19 lockdown, face-to-face classes ceased. For most, this involved fast-tracking the complicated process of moving materials and lessons online and threw many of us, teachers and learners alike, into the deep end when it came to online learning....

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Check out this great adult learning story! We asked everyone on the Hotline's database to tell us their success stories for #ALW2020. First prize is $200. This one comes from Julie at TAFE Qld. Diesel-fitting apprentice Dale had been told he would lose his job if he...

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Last month, our Hotline manager Vanessa Iles took part in two interviews regarding the increased number of calls to the Reading Writing Hotline during the COVID-19 lockdowns. During the lockdowns, many people with low levels of literacy, numeracy or computer skills found that the coping...

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Marian was working as a manager in a Brisbane company but she lacked confidence in her writing because she felt her spelling was ‘atrocious’. She told the Hotline teachers that people at work were laughing at her because of her difficulties with spelling. She did...

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  Do you have a positive story to tell? You could win $200 by sharing it for Adult Learners Week! We know people’s lives are being changed every day by being able to improve their reading, writing, maths or computer skills. If you are seeing these changes...

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The Reading Writing Hotline has been working with the ATO to share ideas on making materials more accessible for people with a range of reading and writing levels, and to provide feedback in their Digital Inclusion Guide. As we know, writing in Easy English is...

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TASTAFE has a new Adult Literacy Tutor course now available online nationally https://www.tastafe.tas.edu.au/courses/course/chcss00101 This online skill set is designed for anyone working with adults who needs to improve their literacy and/or numeracy skills. Course participants will learn how to mentor employees, colleagues, neighbours or friends, and...

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