Need a service for an adult to improve their reading writing or mathematics?

Reading Writing Hotline

Reading Writing Hotline

Call Reading Writing Hotline 1300 655 06 or visit their website.

They have contact details for TAFE classes, free jobseeker programs, individual tutors and can even help with suggestions if you want to study at home on your own.

One of the programs they will offer you is the Western Australia volunteer tutor program called Read Write Now. Sessions are weekly for an hour and a half, one-to-one and free of charge. Volunteer tutors meet with students in a public venue e.g. TAFE campus, public library, community centre etc.

Find out more, including eligibility, at the Read Write Now website. Interested students can ring Read Write Now directly on 1800 018 802.

Professional learning options for Western Australian adult literacy and numeracy teachers?

Reading Writing Hotline

WA Maths 2020 Conference

The Mathematical Association of Western Australia invites you to the 2020 WA Annual Maths Conference to be held at the Crown Convention Centre, Burswood from 25-27 November 2020.

There will be a Secondary and Post-Secondary day on Thursday 26 November.

This year MAWA will host Australia’s first hybrid mathematics conference which will allow educators from regional and remote locations in WA and beyond to access this high-quality professional learning experience virtually.


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Online sessions

Geoff Pearson is now offering online sessions of professional learning for teachers. Many of you will have attended his popular sessions at WAALC conferences over the years.

  • Teaching Literacy to Pre-Literate Adult ESL Learners (new, three-part program) – starting on Friday 7 August
  • Oracy Strategies – A Mini-Toolkit (14 August)
  • Sentence-Combining (4 September)
  • Let’s Eat Grandma! – The point of punctuation, and how to teach it (11 September)

If you are new to Zoom, each booking for Geoff’s sessions includes a free, 30-minute orientation session prior to your booked workshop, arranged at a time to suit you. 


Keep up to date with adult literacy and numeracy in Australia

Here’s three great places to start are:

Australian Council for Adult Literacy

Australian Council of Adult Literacy

The Australian Council of Adult Literacy (ACAL) publishes a regular free newsletter with news and opinion pieces about adult literacy and numeracy. Add yourself to their email list: you don’t need to be a member of ACAL.

Sign up

FS Teach

FS Teach

FS Teach Facebook page includes quite a lot of news but has the added benefit of hundreds of members across Australia who can answer your questions about foundation skills.

FS Teach Facebook

Reading Writing Hotline

Adult Learning Australia

Adult Learning Australia offers more generic adult education focused information including webinars, a journal and undertakes an advocacy role.