It is very rewarding to know that the work of the volunteers who help people to learn English is appreciated.
What students say about the program
“I am very grateful to Literacy Network. Once I learnt to read timetables I was able to get on trains and buses and travel across Sydney. I needed help to fill out forms and my tutor also helped me to find an optician for an eye test”. W
“My tutor is helping me to work through the Road users handbook so I can get my driver’s licence. I have a lot of trouble reading because I left school early and I do not have a lot of confidence. We work through the questions and I make a note of key words I need to recognise. He revises each lesson with me when we meet”. S
“I enjoy reading the articles my tutor brings. She helps me to understand new words and to pronounce them. I like working through the exercises based on the article, in particular, completing sentences and finding synonyms”. A
“We are going to watch the same program on television and then discuss it when we meet. I enjoy documentaries and so does my tutor”. M
“I am 27 years old. I come from Tibet. I have been living in Australia for 4 years. I started English lessons with the Literacy Network in July 2016. I meet my tutor once a week in the Literacy Network office every Tuesday. We start our lessons at 4PM and finish at 6PM. During our lessons I write, I listen to the recorded conversations from computer. We often discuss daily news. I talk about what I did during the week. We talk also about our holidays, geography, Australian nature, animals. I tell my tutor about Tibet. We discuss matters that I currently deal with, like housing, employment or legal issues. We practice new vocabulary. Sometimes we do grammar exercises. We use books from the Literacy Network office library. Sometimes I do some homework. My tutor doesn’t give me too much homework because she thinks that I also learn English at work and at TAFE. Now, I feel more confident with my English language skills. Thanks to my tutor I have learnt many useful and interesting things. All what I can say, write, understand in English it’s result of your help and time. Thank you so much”. V