Adult Literacy & Numeracy Services (ALNS) helps people develop their English literacy or numeracy (L&N) skills.  Literacy can involve reading, writing, speaking, comprehension, workplace tasks and using technology (e.g. computers).  Numeracy focuses upon the language of maths as well as performing mathematical tasks.  ALNS supports small groups or individuals outside of a classroom. 

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ALNS aims to assist anyone who wants to learn – from school students or leavers through to retirees.  You might be an English-speaker, someone who’s yet to learn it or wanting to develop other skills.  ALNS’ founder, Fran Davidson, has experience in teaching, learning languages, studying and supporting people.  This helps her to assist others by checking their work, exploring things and/or completing assessments.  In 2018, Fran started working with organisations to enhance employees’ literacy and numeracy skills for work.  2019 has also seen ALNS move into distance mentoring and tutoring online.  Visit the other pages on this website to learn more.

Adult Literacy & Numeracy Services’ approach is relaxed, professional and caring.  Everything we do is guided by a learner’s needs, priorities and commitments.  Fran has solid experience in mentoring people – those new to English and/or studying, or with special needs.  Before you begin, you meet with Fran to discuss your objectives and how you’ll attain them.  There are many ways to support individuals and sessions can focus upon English language, grammar and/or maths. 

Adult Literacy & Numeracy Services also buddies with L&N teachers when the load is a little too much.  This is a confidential, and judgment-free service that helps mentors brainstorm ideas; develop plans, lessons and resources; or meet admin requirements. 

To discuss the above, contact ALNS on 0413 525 114 or info@alns.com.au


Want to research your options?

If you live outside of Sydney or want to learn more about the options available to you around Australia, contact the Reading Writing Hotline at w: readingwritinghotline.edu.au    e: enquiries@readingwritinghotline.edu.au    p: 1300 655 506

Here’s a video which gives you an idea of how the Hotline helps people….


Transitioning Adult L&N Learners into Further Training and/or Work

I recently had the chance to talk with a business client about transitioning their L&N learners into further work and/or training.  Click here to download or view the handout I created to guide the discussion.  The transition process, especially at work, is very powerful; it can see the learner going public with their skills for the first time.  Within this, there can be a lot of stressors, many of which we can be unaware of.  Please feel free to share this handout or use it as a guide in helping you transition your learners.  L&N skills development is a courageous step from which businesses can also feed into and grow.


Looking for an L&N group?

It’s with great delight that AL&NS posts TAFE NSW’s L&N programs for 2020.  There are very few adult classes on right now so it’s wonderful to see these programs launched.  Not everyone wants to learn one-on-one so click here if you’re looking for a government-subsidised program.