Reading and Writing Skills for Adult Learners

Short courses - reading and writing for adult learners

Improve your reading, writing and spelling for employment or further study with this free daytime or evening course. Please note that you must be a fluent speaker of English to attend this course. Enrolments may be accepted after the start date, if places are still available.

For assistance please ring 0800 242424 and ask for Adult Literacy

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Please note: You may be charged a portion of the Compulsory Student Services Fee that supports our services available to students. For full information on the Compulsory Student Services Fee, visit fees and finance.

How to apply

To apply for one of our short courses, fill in a copy of the application form, available here, and email to or mail to Enrolment Centre, Ara Institute of Canterbury, PO Box 540, Christchurch Mail Centre.

Learning outcomes

  • Select appropriate texts and reading for enjoyment and purpose from a limited range of genres.
  • Write basic sentences with correct spelling and punctuation.
  • Learn new ways to spell correctly and recognise basic spelling errors.