Targeting Active Adult Literacy in the Community (TAALC)

Targeting Active Adult Literacy in the Community (TAALC) - Applications now open

  • Workshop Reference number: 2013-1-GB2-GRU13-11213
  • Venue: Wolverhampton
  • Date of the Workshop: 23/03/2014 - 29/03/2014

Workshop Details

“Without good literacy skills, individuals have fewer opportunities for success.”


Our workshop aims to raise awareness of the link between literacy and social inclusion across Europe, and the benefits of promoting a literate society. The seminars and topic-specific workshops will begin on Monday morning and span 5 days to finish on Friday afternoon. The week will feature:

  • a half-day seminar based on work done at NACRO with young people who have been excluded from school;
  • reading-based work;
  • a half-day seminar which will look at shared reading groups offered to excluded community groups such as the homeless, dementia sufferers and the elderly, followed by a shared reading session which explores the possibilities when working with marginalised groups;
  • a visit to a local University sponsored institution to speak to staff about new techniques and technologies that are used with adults improving their literacy;
  • a visit to a local theatre group for a hands-on workshop;
  • a seminar delivered by expert staff from the School of Education Futures / LSSC Linguistics team.

Delegates will also look at the effective use of ICT to support the development of literacy skills, where all learners can benefit from the use of software; learning and teaching with talking books that everyone can use; how to use simple communication devices to support literacy; learning with sensory stories and enriching literacy with video and animation; symbol support for literacy and best practice examples.

We will also arrange a selection of cultural visits that will reinforce the learning objectives.

Working language: ENGLISH

Target Group

Adult literacy teachers, tutors and the trainers of such teachers; managerial/administrative staff of organisations providing adult literacy programmes; staff involved in adult literacy education or working with illiterate adults; former and unemployed teachers re-entering the profession after a period away from teaching; other education staff in the adult literacy field.

NB: Only participants from OUTSIDE the UK are eligible to attend this course. If you are based in the UK, you can review the Grundtvig workshop catalogue to find courses in other European countries for which you may like to apply.