End of year party 2017

Please join us to celebrate the end of another successful year for the Literacy Network Manly-Warringah and meet our wonderful volunteers.  santaAll members welcome to attend for lunch, a drink or just to catch up.

Where: Dee Why RSL Club – in the upper area
When: 1st December at 12 Noon

New resources 2017

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. 

Notice of Annual General Meeting 2017

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. 



New In Our Library

Learning Practical Tibetan shows you how your Tibetan student’s own language works and what they might find difficult about English.tibetan bookExplore tenses, word order, honorifics, question forms, expressions of time,  all at a basic level. The book is based on tourist conversations.

tibetan text

This book isn’t for loan. Just photocopy what you need and have fun with your student.

Meeting for Tutors of Tibetan Students

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.

Literacy Network’s Library Reviews

Resources for teachers! We’d love to have your reviews! Would also love your feedback on my reviews. – Lynsey

Level Review Stars
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. *****