Adult language, literacy and numeracy resources

Embedding language, literacy and numeracy

These resources include many examples of how language, literacy and numeracy can be embedded in different learning contexts. While they were developed with a particular discipline in focus, many can be applied in different contexts.

Embedding literacy and numeracy in a Māori context
Covers topics including a Kaupapa Wānanga framework, delivering the Learning Progressions in a Māori context, and bicultural delivery.

Embedded Literacy and Numeracy Self-Assessment Tool
Organisations can use this tool to identify their strengths and areas for improvement concerning the embedding of literacy and numeracy.

NCEA Level 1 Literacy and Numeracy Standards Resources
Information and resources related to embedding literacy and numeracy learning into training programmes for working towards the NCEA Level 1 literacy and numeracy unit standards.

Read Embedding Literacy from our Coffee Break Guide Series for a quick introduction.

Digital read-along stories
This resource collection includes short stories for beginning ESOL learners and learners who are beginning readers. Learners can read and listen to the stories. The stories are of high interest and relevant to the lives of new settlers to Aotearoa New Zealand.

Kiwi Lingo WordFit
This resource was developed for learners who have English as a Second Language (ESL). It provides learners with an opportunity to explore, and check their knowledge of, New Zealand slang.

Digital Literacy WordFit
The Digital Literacy WordFit is a resource developed for learners to help them learn specialised words for digital literacy.


Dyslexia – Adult Language, Literacy and Numeracy Resources
Covers topics such as what dyslexia is, how it can be identified, and how learners can be supported in their learning journey.

Basic Assistive Technology tools to support study
This resource collection includes an overview of a range of Assistive Technology tools that can be particularly useful for those who are disabled or neurodivergent, but can be beneficial for all learners.

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Learning Progressions for Adult Literacy and Numeracy

The Progressions provide a framework for educators to use in supporting adult learners' literacy and numeracy learning needs.