Project Details

Overview:

A practical ‘how to’ guide to the Adult Literacy and Numeracy (ALN) Learning Progressions for tertiary educators. Guidance on teaching adult learners to ‘listen and speak to communicate’.

Aims: 

The primary aim of the guide is to introduce and explain the ‘Listen With Understanding’ and 'Speak to Communicate' progressions. Covers topics such as how to use the resource, assessment, as well as a range of guided teaching and learning activities to use in class.

Key Points to Note:

  • The guide is part of a set of resources developed to support the teaching of literacy, language and numeracy for adult learners.
  • The goal is to enable tutors to meet the learning needs of adult learners so those learners can engage effectively with the texts, tasks and practices they encounter in their training and learning.
  • The guide is based on research into effective adult literacy education.
  • The suggestions in this guide are initial ideas only – they are aimed at helping tutors apply the Learning Progressions to existing course and learning materials.
  • It is expected that tutors will use, adapt and extend the ideas in this guide to meet the needs of learners and their own teaching situations.
  • On p. 24 of the guide there is an overview of the guided teaching and learning activities.
  • You can find the ‘Listen With Understanding’ and 'Speak to Communicate' progressions in: 'Learning Progressions for Adult Literacy'.
  • The guide is accompanied by 12 audio tracks which can be used as resources for activities, for assessing listening skills, or as examples of mapping. See p. 6 of the guide.

LP Guide

Teaching Adults to Listen and Speak to Communicate: Using the Learning Progressions

A guide for tertiary educators prepared by the Tertiary Education Commission.

(PDF, 1.6 MB, 88-pages).

  • 30 June 2008
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GLOSSARY | Literacy Glossary

A glossary of terms relevant to teaching literacy.

(PDF, 99 KB, 11-pages).

  • 25 June 2008
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STRAND CHART | Speak to Communicate

A strand chart for tertiary educators prepared by the Tertiary Education Commission.

(WORD, 37 KB, 1-page).

  • 30 June 2008
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STRAND CHART | Listen with Understanding

A strand chart for tertiary educators prepared by the Tertiary Education Commission.

(WORD, 40 KB, 1-page).

  • 30 June 2008
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AUDIO FILE | Builder's Recent Accident

A resource for activities, assessing listening skills or to use as mapping example.

(MP3, 1.9 MB, 3.36)

  • 30 June 2008
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Case study

Audio File Transcripts

A resource for activities, assessing listening skills or to use as mapping example.

(PDF, 189 KB, 33-pages)

  • 30 June 2008
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AUDIO FILE | Builder's Accident 20 Years Ago

A resource for activities, assessing listening skills or to use as mapping example. 

(MP3, 1.9 MB, 3.12).

  • 30 June 2008
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AUDIO FILE | One of Those Days

A resource for activities, assessing listening skills or to use as mapping example. 

(MP3, 3.5 MB, 5.33).

  • 30 June 2008
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AUDIO FILE | Radio News Report

A resource for activities, assessing listening skills or to use as mapping example. 

(MP3, 1.7 MB, 2.51).

  • 30 June 2008
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AUDIO FILE | Lecture About the Display of Human Remains

A resource for activities, assessing listening skills or to use as mapping example. 

(MP3, 1.2 MB, 2.14).

  • 30 June 2008
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AUDIO FILE | Tutor Instructs Group

A resource for activities, assessing listening skills or to use as mapping example. 

(MP3, 2.6 MB, 4.14).

  • 30 June 2008
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AUDIO FILE | Shopper’s Complaint

A resource for activities, assessing listening skills or to use as mapping example. 

(MP3, 1.8 MB, 4.07).

  • 30 June 2008
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AUDIO FILE | Movieline Telephone Message

A resource for activities, assessing listening skills or to use as mapping example. 

(MP3, 1.9 MB, 3.14).

  • 30 June 2008
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AUDIO FILE | In-flight Safety Instructions

A resource for activities, assessing listening skills or to use as mapping example. 

(MP3, 1.6 MB, 2.49).

  • 30 June 2008
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AUDIO FILE | Builder and Apprentice

A resource for activities, assessing listening skills or to use as mapping example. 

(MP3, 2.3 MB, 3.50).

  • 30 June 2008
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AUDIO FILE | Movie Discussion

A resource for activities, assessing listening skills or to use as mapping example. 

(MP3, 1.7 MB, 3.31).

  • 30 June 2008
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AUDIO FILE | Lecture About Whales

A resource for activities, assessing listening skills or to use as mapping example. 

(MP3, 2.0 MB, 3.14).

  • 30 June 2008
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