ADULT Education Bega Valley has a new literacy co-ordinator, Liz Ellis.
Liz recently moved to Bega from the Wollongong area, and she has over twenty years experience in teaching literacy and English as a second language to adults.
She’s looking forward to her new role in the beautiful Bega Valley.
She said that “Many people in our community are not able to read and write as well as they would like to.
“Often this is because of interrupted schooling, or frequent family moves, or health problems, or a host of other reasons.
“Adult Literacy classes offer people the opportunity to gain skills in literacy, numeracy, or English as a Second Language in a non-threatening, relaxed atmosphere.”
According to Liz, “No adult wants to go back to school. For this reason adult classes are very different: friendly, informal and pressure-free.”
She explains that tuition is tailored to each individual, so while one learner might be working on letters of the alphabet, another could be improving her ability to write a job resume, and a third might be brushing up basic money calculations to help in his job.
Another key feature of adult literacy is that learners set their own goals relevant to their life and work. “We work with materials from real life – newspapers, brochures, maps, street signs, forms, phone directories and magazines, and stick closely to what the student wants to read or write in the home or the workplace.”
Free literacy classes are held in Bega, Merimbula and Eden, and are funded by the Board of Adult and Community Education. They are open to everyone over fifteen who has left school.
All staff are qualified teachers with many years of experience in teaching literacy and numeracy to adults.
So if you would like to improve your skills, or you know someone who has trouble with literacy, it’s never too late to start!
Classes run throughout the year, and students can enrol at any time.
Phone 6492-8564 for more information.
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