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The reason illiteracy often disappears under the radar is because, by its very nature, it is socially, culturally, and financially exclusionary.

Illiteracy and poor literacy skills are much more common than you might think. The reason illiteracy often disappears under the radar is because, by its very nature, it is exclusionary. Most, if not all, modes of communication require some literacy skills: Texting, looking up a name in a cell phone to make a call, using Google Maps to find out where you're going. That's before the onerous process of applying for jobs, or seeking benefits, or managing your health comes into the picture. People who can't read and write are easy to forget about entirely. Illiteracy is also culturally exclusionary: If you don't read books or newspapers, your frames of reference become more limited.

Complete QLD Education learning Hub

Queensland state school students can access engaging online games and resources from home to reinforce and extend classroom lessons by logging onto the Learning Place, the Department of Education's secure eLearning environment.  Parents can work with their children to consolidate knowledge, extend their children's understanding of concepts or simply spend time completing fun, interactive activities with their children.

From home, students simply go to the Learning Place website or alternatively type 'The Learning Place' as a search.

Once on the site, students click on the link 'Student's Space' located in the box on the right hand side of the page. Students will then need to enter their departmental network logon and password. This is the same logon and password that students use to log onto the computers in their classrooms. Their logon is usually the first letter of the first name, followed by the first four letters of their surname, followed by a number. If a student does not know their logon and password, their classroom teacher will be able to provide them with this information.

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About this Course In the time-starved Internet world, where everyone’s a writer and everyone’s a reader, the demand for literacy is more intense than it has ever been. The ability to articulate ideas in smart, tight writing is crucial. Write101x will enable you to learn how words work so that you can write the concise, lucid, nuanced, and compelling prose that is so valued by readers. By providing you with a thorough grounding in grammar, syntax, and style, the course will sharpen and solidify your writing and editing competence and self-confidence.

Resources for Learning English

This collection of free English learning resources is designed to help you study whatever aspect of conversational English is most interesting or important to you at the moment. Improving your English a little each day is the most effective way to learn English.

English Grammar

A complete guide to English grammar and usage with detailed explanations and examples for each rule.

English Idioms

A collection of the most common English idioms, expressions, and proverbs with definitions of each one.

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English vocabulary lists ordered by word frequency, so you can learn the most common words first.

English Quotes

Famous quotes in English, quotes about the English language, and inspiring quotes for English learners.

English Test

Testing your English level is important throughout your learning process. Use this English test to see what your level is.

English Names

The most common English first and last names, whether you're trying to choose an English name for yourself, or are just curious.

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MOOC

stands for Massive Open Online Courses

Free online courses available to anyone. They are similar to online courses in terms of teaching and learning methods videos, group chats, assignments and tests, but they do not generally provide academic credit for use in other traditional courses, nor will you have much (if any) interaction with the lecturer.

The benefits of studying a MOOC

  • They're free. Unlike traditional online units and degrees, you do not have to pay a fee to take the course, although many of the MOOC providers do charge a fee if you want your achievements officially recognised with a certificate of completion.

  • There are no entry requirements. There are no barriers to entry — you do not need to achieve a high ATAR score or sit an interview to participate, just an interest in the subject matter and a thirst for knowledge!

  • Try before you buy. MOOCs are a great way of seeing what a field of study is like, or what the teaching quality at an institution is like before you invest three years of your life studying for a degree. They also provide a realistic indication of the demands of higher education study and the amount of work that is required to complete a module or unit of a degree.

  • Learn from the best. MOOCs are taught by some of the foremost specialists in their fields. You don't need to be sitting in a lecture theatre at a prestigious university to take advantage of their teaching staff's knowledge.

  • Collaborate with students worldwide. There is the potential for thousands of students to be taking the same MOOC as you and, at any time of the day or night, there is bound to be someone to chat to across the globe about the details of your course.

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Goodwill Community Foundation Global (GCF) has a large library resource centre of learning.

Combating those Keyboard warriors and community judgements is a hard task, especially if you are unable to relay your message the way you want without harsh criticism.   You may have skills in other areas that those that judge you may never grasp and that is where you excel.   Everyone is unique and sometimes we just need that little help, especially if you want that job that needs written and spoken skills, or simply, you may wish to gain a little more upskill to comment or be a moderator for a media post.

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Grammar with a difference by GCF global

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