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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

The Reading Writing Hotline collects statistical information not only on LLN providers, course details and provider contact information, but also on the more than 4000 Hotline callers each year seeking referrals.  Here are some statistics on the spread of LLN course providers nationally as well...

When Kalee was in Liberia, girls were often told, ‘You'll get married so there's no need to go to school.’ In a family of eleven children, with her father having passed away in the war, Kalee had little schooling. In the UN school in Ghana...

Sally George teaches Foundation Studies for TAFENSW and also works at the Hotline one day a week. These are her observations being an LLN teacher in lockdown. All the LLN classes I was teaching face to face in March I am now teaching remotely due to the COVID -19 lockdown. Students who engage...

The Commonwealth Department of Education, Skills and Employment has just released a new Request for Tender to expand the current Panel of Service Providers to support the Foundation Skills for Your Future program’s national objectives. This second RFT will close on Friday, 5 June 2020....