Language - Literacy - Numeracy (LLN)
Mon, May 12 2014

Language - Literacy - Numeracy (LLN)

TAELLN411 Address adult language, literacy and numeracy skills

Why LLN matters?

From the 1st of July 2014, all trainers with Certificate IV Training and Education (TAE) qualification will need to satisfactorily complete an extra unit to stay current.

The unit TAELLN411 Address adult language, literacy and numeracy skills describes the skills and knowledge a vocational trainer or assessor requires to identify language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) skill requirements for training in the work environment. The aim is to use resources and strategies that meet the needs of the learner group.

The LLN unit applies to individuals who teach, train, assess and develop resources.



Easy Guides training materials have been developed around LLN priniciples

James Tennant, Managing Director of Easy Guides Australia Pty Ltd has completed the LLN unit as well as a MA (TESOL) Masters of Arts degree in teaching speakers of other languages.

James taught as a Workplace language and literacy (WELL) teacher in industry where he gained knowledge and experience for adapting training to a wide range of learners.

James' qualifications and experience have been embedded into Easy Guides training materials making them unique in their field.


LLN core skills - customising training

The Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) provides a detailed description of each of the five core skills which help people to participate effectively in our society.

The core skills are:

Learning
Reading
Writing
Oral
Communication
Numeracy

Trainers can use knowledge of the core skills of their learners to adjust their training program. For example, a learner may be high in oral communication but low in writing.

For such learners, training materials could:

 • be written in simple, plain English
 • use pictures and diagrams to explain concepts
 • use bullet points or tables instead of long paragraphs
 • explain difficult words that students might need to know.

Easy Guides has built many of these LLN learning strategies into their training materials.


Finding LLN resources

Easy Guides is putting a number of free (downloadable) LLN resources on each Trainer's Resource CD. This will provide lots of helpful LLN information and resources to help you plan and customise
your training.