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 covers many things.  Literacy can involve reading, writing, spelling, comprehension, speaking, using technology, completing forms.  Numeracy includes learning maths language so as to read, speak, write and calculate.  Both fields tend to require a certain level of technical/digital ability, too.


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ALNS helps small groups and individuals build L&N skills 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 to English or new to the language.  People decide to build their literacy & numeracy skills for all sorts of reasons.



Dyslexia Doesn’t Mean You Cannot Learn

I see a lot of dyslexic students. Many come believing they can’t achieve their goals. Dyslexia presents in different ways but rarely prevents a person from learning. Lots of great achievers have dyslexia. It doesn’t mean a student cannot learn. It just means they need a different presentation.  Here’s a great video from the British Dyslexia Association.  Click on the picture to watch it and call, email or sms to explore your learning.



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

Fran also helps organisations build their employees’ L&N skills for work.  Depending on the brief, face-to-face, distance and online mentoring is available.  Location needn’t stop anyone from growing proficiency.  Please explore the other pages on this site to learn more about this.

Adult Literacy & Numeracy Services also buddies with L&N teachers.  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 explore the L&N learning options in your area, contact the Reading Writing Hotline on 1300 655 506.  To learn more about the Hotline, click on the image.





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





Some useful resources…..

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 grow from.  To download or share this overview, click on the image. 


How Low L&N Skill Levels affect Workplace Outcomes

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







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