Literacy Network has been active for over 30 years on the Northern Beaches, working one-on-one with ESL students with permanent residence. Read the story of one Manly Vale resident.
The next training course for volunteer English tutors will run on Tuesday mornings between 10 October and 28 November. There are vacancies on the waiting list for new students, too. Call 0405 313 986.
Time: 10am – 12.30 pm each Tues morning for 8 weeks
Place: Level 1, 14 William St Brookvale
A big THANK YOU to the following Clubs in our area that have agreed to provide financial assistance to the Literacy Network through the 2017 annual ClubGRANTS program.
Balgowlah RSL Memorial Club
Harbord Diggers of the Mounties Group
Dee Why RSL
As a result of some restructuring and renovation, Dee Why Library has disposed of some of its print and digital resources.
We were pleased to receive a substantial collection of ‘talking books’ on a number of topics and covering a range of ability levels. If you are tutoring a student, these books with accompanying CDs may be useful.
You can inspect them at the office in William St Brookvale or contact the coordinators for more information.
The Annual General Meeting of Literacy Network Manly Warringah Inc. for the 12 months July 2016 to June 2017 will be held at
Northern Beaches Community College
Training Room 5
William Street, Brookvale
Saturday 26th August, 2017 at 10.00am.
State Library of NSW
Monday 11 September 2017
This event is principally for librarians but anyone can attend. There is a very interesting morning program, with emphasis on teaching adults to read. We hope to have some tutors from Literacy Network attending.
Tickets are free but bookings are essential: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/lit-up-a-literacy-forum-2017-tickets-36574881455
Learning Practical Tibetan shows you how your Tibetan student’s own language works and what they might find difficult about English.Explore tenses, word order, honorifics, question forms, expressions of time, all at a basic level. The book is based on tourist conversations.
This book isn’t for loan. Just photocopy what you need and have fun with your student.
On March 6 a small group of tutors supporting Tibetan beginner students met informally to share resources and ideas, following a meeting last year. We were encouraged and inspired by one another’s experiences with the challenges and fun of teaching beginners. Next time we hope to meet with tutors of more advanced Tibetan students to share ideas. Thank you to all those who were able to attend.
Resources for teachers! We’d love to have your reviews! Would also love your feedback on my reviews. – Lynsey
|Roundabout1992. Mind maps and questionnaires for fluency practice||Culture and Language||Post BeginnerAnd above||My Favourite, My Pet, My Photos, Eating Out, Leisure. Questions and openers for discussing a variety of real life interests and experiences. Good for speaking and writing.||****|
|Good, Better, Best 1AMES 2008Beginner Grammar Resource||Grammar||Beginners – intermediate||Practice exercises in basic grammar for adults. Relevant, concise, well-laid out. Cute little line drawings. Conventional grammar terms explained.My student pounced on the practical exercises on directions.||*****|
|32 magnetic lower case letters||Literacy||Beginners ESL/“dyslexia”||Very useful for multisensory learning||*****|
|The Numeracy Pack Bk 1||Numeracy||Beginners and up||From counting to factors. May be useful as practice material for The Khan Academy. www.khanacademy.org||**|
|North Star Focus on Reading and Writing2002||Readers||Post Beginner||Adult interests, some rather esoteric.. “Antiques Roadshow”, “Going Out of Business”, Charles Lindbergh, Keith Haring, multiple births.||***|
|Shop till You Drop2001 AMES||Readers||Beginners||Stories with exercises . Adult stories about shopping experiences as a new arrival.||****|
|When Things Go Wrong2001 AMES||Readers||Intermediate||Stories with exercises .Useful information contained in stories of getting lost, road accidents, sudden sickness.||****|
|Places Called Home1997||Readers||Advanced||Memories of home inAustraliaand other countries (mainly European). A good stimulus for writing about home?||****|
|Very Easy True Stories. A picture-based first reader||Readers||Beginners||Moves methodically from cartoons to print text to exercises. A pity the stories themselves are more suitable for primary school than adults.||**|
|Untangling the Web2006. AMES||Technology||Native speakers. Intermediate ESL with support.||“Browsing the Web, Searching for Information, Using Email.” Coloured screen shots, activities. Helps students get the vocab so that they can use the internet in English. Great resource.||*****|