Information update on local ESL and conversations classes

 

Literacy Network has received the following information about ESL classes as well as conversation classes in our local area.

*ST MATHEWS – The Corso Manly (9977 6249)

ESL classes on Mondays 9:20-11:30am ( Fees $20 per term – concessions available)
Conversation classes – all levels – Thursdays 5:45-7:00pm

*COMMUNITY CONNECT : 30 Fisher Rd, Dee Why (9982 6985)

Classes suited to Chinese students, Mondays 10am-12pm
Beginners on Mondays 2:30-3:30pm
Conversation on Wednesdays 12:30-1:30pm

* BROOKVALE COMMUNITY CENTRE ( Pat Duggan 0427 538 646)

Conversation classes on Tuesdays at 2pm

Article on Literacy Network in the Manly Daily

Service makes real impact on literacy

THIS year marks the 30th anniversary of the Literacy Network Manly Warringah.

Students and tutors benefit from working with each other.The service has existed to assist adults who experience difficulty with English.

Lit Net is a community based organisation that trains volunteer tutors to help native speakers, as well as those with migrant backgrounds, improve their English language skills.

“After tutors have completed an eight-week training program, they are matched with students with whom they work on a oneto-one basis,” co-director Amanda McDougall said.

“Tutors and students meet weekly for up to two hours in students’ homes, in a library or at the Lit Net office,” she said.

She said tutors, as well as students, came from a variety of backgrounds.

“They bring wonderful life experiences to Lit Net,” she said.

Mrs McDougall said many students arrived in Australia with a limited educational background. “The aim is to help as many people as possible with literacy,” she said.

There are still a number of students waiting to be matched to tutors.

The next training session for tutors begins Tuesday April 5 and runs every Tuesday until May 24, 10am to 12.30pm in Brookvale.

Details: 0405 313 986.

 

Many thanks to the Manly Daily.

Our first get together for 2016

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Happy to New Year to all our members. Hope 2016 has started well for you. The committee has met and is planning events for the year.

1.Literacy Network get-together
Date: Sat  13 Feb 2016
Time: 10am -12 noon
Venue: Level 1,  14 William St, Brookvale

Come and share morning tea and discuss your experiences with other tutors.
We will hear about some of the English classes our students attend at TAFE and in community centres.
Please RSVP by Thurs 11 February.

litnet@optusnet.com.au
0405 313 986

2. Tutor training
Tuesdays 5th April to 24th May for 8 weeks
10 – 12.30pm
Level 1/ 14 William St Brookvale
If you know people who might be interested, please refer them.

3 Office roster
The office is open on Mon and Thurs mornings for about two hours.
We are looking for more volunteers.
Please email us, or phone Robyn 0421 339 187,  or Amanda 0418 498 551  if you are willing to be on the roster.

We look forward to seeing you on Saturday 13 February at 10am.

Amanda McDougall
Robyn Smith


Our end of year Christmas party!

 

It’s nearly Christmas … time for you to sparkle …
Please join us to celebrate the
end of another successful year for the
Manly Warringah Literacy Network
Lunch, a drink or just catch up and meet our wonderful volunteers
Where:    Dee Why RSL Club – Bistro
Reserved area in the Fishbowl
When: 12 Noon Friday December 11, 2015
R.S.V.P Please .. to Anne amoorcroft@optusnet.com.au or 0407 750 008
by Friday Dec 4
if you are able to join us
so we can confirm numbers for our reserved area

Our office has moved!

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Literacy Network Office Move, April 2015

 

Facebook iconDue to the redevelopment of the Royal Far West complex in Manly, we have moved to a new office in the Northern Beaches Community College’s Brookvale Campus building.

Our new address is:

NBCC
Brookvale Campus
14 William Street
Brookvale NSW 2100
 
Our mailing address remains unchanged: 
The Literacy Network
PO Box 232
Manly
NSW 1655

 

Parking:

Limited duration parking is available outside the building in William Street.

Approximately 300m further along William Street away from the Pittwater Road there are no parking restrictions.

3 hours free parking is available in Warringah Mall across the Pittwater Road from the NBCC building.

 

For the Google maps link to our new location, please click here.

Our next Tutor Training Course begins on July 21st

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Our next Tutor Training Course

Dates: Tuesday July 21 for 7 weeks until September 1.
Times: 9.30 am to 12pm.
Address: Level 1, 14 William St, Brookvale, in the Northern Beaches  Community College campus.

Please note: there is no parking on the property and parking in the street is limited. We suggest you park in the Warringah Mall carpark and cross the road to William St where there is Free parking for 3 hours.

For more details, please contact us by phone or email.

 

 

Introducing a new resource: Time4writing

Time4writing is a free resource for tutors of adult literacy: click here to go to the website. Each topic comes with a video presentation plus a PowerPoint (slide) presentation explaining what it is, as well as worksheets to print and online games to play. The website is very easy to navigate and all resources are freely available with a simple click of the mouse.

Happy New Year!

Wishing all our tutors and students a very Happy New Year, and all the very best for 2015. May it be a rewarding and productive year for everyone. For an article on New Year Resolutions – and how hard it is for most of us to keep them! – click here. 

New resource: Spell it right

This resource comes to us via Literacy Network‘s President. Spell it right – click here for the link – aims to assist teachers/tutors in helping their students become more confident with their spelling – and quite possibly tutors, too! There are free printable worksheets as well as games, puzzles and quizzes (most are aimed at adult level and some of the word games are quite challenging.) Prefixes, suffixes, those wonderful -ibles, -ables, -icals, -icles and -acles are all there, plus loads more tricky letter combinations as well as lots of tips, all clearly set out and accessible at the click of a mouse.  This resource is well worth exploring and is also accessible via the drop down menu on the LN homepage, under Tutor Resources..