Reading and writing help

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Do you need help with reading or writing? Or do you know someone who does? If so, please call us on 07 3412 4459. We may be able to help

We offer one-on-one adult literacy sessions available to everyone. Our trained literacy tutor volunteers plan and prepare sessions to suit each person’s needs. The sessions can help you:

  • improve verbal and written communication
  • create plans to improve reading and listening
  • improve numeracy skills for work or everyday life
  • learn interview skills and skills to keep a job
  • read web pages
  • read to your children
  • get a driver’s licence
  • prepare for the Australian citizenship test.

All libraries have a learning materials collection with material for people who need help in learning English or developing literacy or numeracy skills. The collection includes:

  • workbooks
  • graded readers
  • high interest / low skill material
  • computer software and audio visual material designed to improve literacy.

Browse through some of the learning material resources held in the library.

For more information, please call us on 07 3412 4459 or email us at libraries@logan.qld.gov.au.

eLibrary

We have learning materials available for online access. To use these materials, you need to be a library member and have a library card. If you don’t have a library card, please register online or visit your local library to get one.

  • Issues in English 2 will help adults and those learning English as a second language to improve their literacy skills.
  • Mango Languages is an online language-learning system.
  • Road to IELTS (International English Language Testing System) provides users with 120 hours of intensive work on vocabulary, reading, writing, listening and speaking.
  • Road to IELTS Academic provides candidates with access to four skill areas, where learners can prepare effectively for university entry by developing the skills necessary to succeed in an IELTS exam.
  • Studiosity provides lifelong learning assistance by connecting adults to qualified tutors 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Studiosity can be used for help with resumes as well as literacy and numeracy skills.

Web links

  • Reading Writing Hotline has information about literacy classes, finding teachers and other people who can help, and websites and books that can help.
  • English Zone is a privately owned personal website that began as a site for students and teachers of English.
  • English at the Beach is a site with lots of adult-appropriate reading and writing activities.
  • Literacy Net contains key information about Australian adult literacy activity and links to a range of additional programs, professional development, resource and research sites.
  • LiteracyCenter.Net provides more than one million free literacy lessons a month to children in 141 countries. It provides safe learning activities for parents and teachers to share with young children.
  • Queensland Council for Adult Literacy provides support for teachers, tutors and volunteers.
  • Skillswise provides English and maths for adults.
  • Teaching Treasures provides resources to help teach your child to read.
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