Interview – Don MacDowall

Interview – Don MacDowall

See the interview on YouTube This week we are pleased to bring you another interview in our Something to say: Lessons learned, lessons ahead. Series. Interview with Don MacDowall, recently retired ACAL admin person With a nod to John Clarke and Brian Dawe, Don talks...

Tell us about TAELLN411

What can you tell us about TAELLN411? The ACAL President sits on the Education Industry Reference Committee (Education IRC) representing ACAL members. The Education IRC has submitted a TAE case for change to the Australian Industry Skills Committee (AISC).  Read more...

2021 Census Resources

The census will be held in August 2021. There are many resources that could be used or adapted with learners at Resources  2021 Census (abs.gov.au) The Reading Writing Hotline has been proactive in approaching the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) to follow up on...
2021 Australian Training Awards

2021 Australian Training Awards

Nominations are now open. The 2021 categories include the prestigious Excellence in Language, Literacy and Numeracy Practice Award. We encourage you to nominate yourself or your colleagues for this award and to share the attached flyer with your networks. Nominations ...
Interview – Sue Costello

Interview – Sue Costello

Interview link available to members. If you’re interested in adult literacy and numeracy and you don’t live in Tasmania get ready to feel both inspired and incredibly jealous. Sue Costello (26ten Manager) explains how 26ten came about, how it works, and where it’s...

Learn how to teach Literacy and Numeracy to Adults

The adult literacy and numeracy stream of the Graduate Diploma in TESOL and Applied Linguistics at the University of Technology Sydney is a course for people who want to develop the knowledge and skills to teach English language, literacy and numeracy to adults in...

Read aloud programs for cancer patients research

Thank you to Elizabeth Wells, a PhD Candidate at UniSA, who has provided us with this preview of her work that considers the therapeutic benefits of reading for cancer patients. Receiving a cancer diagnosis is at best shocking, and at worst totally overwhelming....

An innovative approach to complex forms

Hastings Neighbourhood Service coordinator Julie Trowbridge recognised that many people in her local communities needed assistance filling in everyday forms which are unfortunately complex. In response, she worked with her team and volunteers to set up the LEAF...