Free assistance with reading, writing and speaking English now available
  • Thursday 09 June 2011

What: Vacancies for students in Sunshine Coast Libraries Adult Literacy program
Where: Various Sunshine Coast Libraries
When: Now 
Cost: Free to eligible participants

Interview Opportunities:

  • Library and Gallery Services Manager, Ross Duncan
  • Program Coordinator, Mignon Fanton

People who have difficulty with the written word, either reading or writing, use many strategies to survive in this world of signs, directions and forms along with newspapers, manuals, books and the internet.

At Sunshine Coast Libraries, there is support available – free to eligible participants – provided by trained volunteer tutors.

Library and Gallery Services Manager, Ross Duncan said functional literacy was a basic right of everyone and an essential skill to enable individuals to play active roles in their communities.

“Our trained tutors provide invaluable support and assistance to adults learning to read and write in a welcoming, friendly and non-judgemental environment,” he said.

Spaces are available now in both one-on-one and classroom situations. This program is offered at Caloundra, Kawana, Beerwah, Maleny, Noosa and Cooroy Libraries.

Support is also available for people who have English as a second language (ESL) and who wish to improve their English speaking and writing skills. An English conversation class is also held weekly at Maroochydore Library.

Contact your local library or the Adult Literacy Program Coordinator on 5499 5414 for more information.

The Adult Literacy Program delivered in branches of Sunshine Coast Libraries is supported by a $141,800 grant from the State Government Skilling Queenslanders for Work initiative’s Community Literacy Program.