Adult Literacy & Numeracy Services (ALNS) helps people develop their English literacy and numeracy (L&N) skills.  This can require different help for different students because literacy and numeracy cover many things.  Literacy can involve reading, writing, spelling, comprehension, speaking, using technology, completing forms.  Numeracy involves learning the language of maths in order to read, speak, write and calculate.  Both fields, nowadays, tend to require a certain level of technical/digital skills, too.

ALNS helps small groups and individuals build skills like these in a customised way.  It aims to support anyone who wants to learn – school or university students or leavers; working, stay-at-home or unemployed adults; business owners; and retirees.  Learners can be native English-speakers or new to the language.  People decide to build their literacy & numeracy skills for all sorts of reasons.

ALNS’ founder, Fran Davidson, has solid experience in teaching, learning, mentoring and studying.  This helps her support others as they explore concepts, complete assessments or build their abilities.  ALNS offers relaxed, professional, personalised mentoring based upon the learner’s needs and goals.  Before we start, we meet to discuss how and what we will focus upon. 

Fran also works with organisations that want to help staff build L&N skills for work.  2019 saw ALNS move into distance and online mentoring as well.  Location needn’t block anyone who wants to grow proficiency.  Please explore the other pages on this site to learn more about this.


Finally…  Adult Literacy & Numeracy Services also buddies with L&N teachers when the load is too much.  It offers confidential, judgment-free help in brainstorming ideas; developing learning plans or resources; and meeting admin requirements.  Click on this link to learn more about this.

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



Feel free to research your options!

To explore the L&N learning options in your area, contact the Reading Writing Hotline on 1300 655 506 (or email them here).

To learn a little more about the Hotline, click on the video image.



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

A lot can be involved in transitioning L&N learners into further work and training.  The process can be powerful because it often sees employees going public for the first time.  This can trigger a lot of stressors which the employer may be unaware of.  L&N skills development is a courageous step that businesses also tend to grow from.  To download or share this overview, click here or on the image. 



How Low L&N Skill Levels affect Workplace Outcomes

This publication outlines how low literacy & numeracy skill levels can affect workplace outcomes. It is not the first document to do this yet it is amazing to see how widespread these issues are in Australia. The handout also outlines how sponsoring L&N skills development enhances workplace outcomes. To read it, click here.






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