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In addition to the information and learning resources available from the Literacy Christchurch library,material is available via the internet.  Listed below are a number of links which you may find useful:

NZ Literacy Portal  contains a vast array of material related to adult literacy including information on the TEC Learning Progressions, learner stories, a variety of literacy and numeracy categories, policies, research and statistics.

National Centre of Literacy and Numeracy for Adults Te Arapiki Ako provides information and resources to strengthen literacy and numeracy teaching and learning for adults including information on the learning progressions, online assessment tool, professional development, case studies, webinars, research and links.

Workbase  provides practical adult literacy and numeracy tools, guides and resources.  The website includes downloadable Literacy Job Profiles for an extensive selection of occupations. These profiles describe the main literacy and numeracy tasks for more than 30 jobs plus in depth descriptions of the literacy and numeracy skills needed to complete those tasks.

BBC Skillswise is a very comprehensive resource which offers assistance with both literacy skills - reading, writing, spelling, word and sentence grammar, speaking and listening English, plus numeracy skills – numbers, calculations (including percent and fractions), measuring, shapes and graphs. It includes tips for tutors eg on learning styles, motivating students etc and how to use games to support learning.

Te Kete Ipurangi (TKI) is New Zealand's bilingual education portal and is an initiative of the Ministry of Education.

100 Mâori words  includes words  ‘every New Zealander should know’ in te reo Mâori related to the marae, concepts, people and their groups, components of place names, greetings, and body parts.

Mâori Dictionary -  an online version of Te Aka Mâori-English, English-Mâori Dictionary and Index which includes traditional dictionary entries plus encyclopaedic entries, explanations of key concepts central to Mâori culture, comprehensive explanations for grammatical items plus idioms and colloquialisms with their meanings and examples.

Puzzlemaker enables you to create and print customized word searches, crosswords, maths puzzles, and more, using your own word lists. offers over 13,000 free maths worksheets plus answers, covering many skill levels and areas of maths. – World of Math online
contains practice sheets on many maths subjects.

IXL  offers a huge selection of interactive maths practice activities ranging from Kindergarten through to Year 10.

Dyslexia Foundation of New Zealand  has much information on dyslexia – gives the choice of accessing via dial up or broadband connections (these require Adobe Flash Player to view).

Wellington Learning Solutions  contains information about dyslexia and the Davis Dyslexia correction programme.

Dyslexia is an information resource for people seeking information and advice about dyslexia.

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