People learning English

Learning any language can be a challenge – Australian English (and slang!) included.  Aussie English was developed from a number of languages which is why it can be a challenge.  The way we use words, write and/or spell them can vary a lot.  This can create the need to slow down and understand more. 

ALNS runs literacy & numeracy classes for non-English speakers at formal, informal or academic levels.  No matter your fluency or reasons for wanting to learn, the following types of support are offered:

  • reading
  • writing 
  • conversational skills
  • pronunciation
  • building vocabulary
  • understanding (and using!) Australian customs & expressions
  • spelling
  • hand-writing
  • numeracy (maths and the language it uses)
  • performing everyday tasks (e.g. using machines; reading signs; completing forms)
  • vocational English (see Business L&N)

To enquire about ALNS’ literacy & numeracy classes for non-English speakers, email learning@alns.com.au or call/sms 0413 525 114.