What is literacy?

A literate person can integrate reading, writing, listening and speaking with thinking.

Being literate entails more than reading, writing and spelling correctly. It involves the ability to be creative and to select the correct words and responses according to the context and the purpose.

For example when the situation is a formal one, a literate person can select the style, tone and the words to achieve meaningful communication.

Literacy is concerned with the whole person and the way we live our lives. A literate person is more able to feel comfortable in society, take responsibility for achieving goals and feel more in control over the future.

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