Learning any language can be a challenge – Australian English (and slang!) is no exception. This is partly because Aussie English was developed from a number of languages. As a result, the way we use words, write and/or spell them can vary. This can create confusion and the need to have some elements explained.
ALNS runs literacy & numeracy classes for non-English speakers at formal, informal and/or academic levels. No matter your fluency or reasons for wanting to learn, the following types of support are offered:
- conversational skills
- building vocabulary
- understanding (and using!) Australian customs & expressions
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call/sms 0413 525 114.