Living with a broken hand has given Nick a real insight into what it’s like to live (and work) with low levels of writing skills. In this short video, he reflects on some of the changes he has had to make at work and also on his recent experience talking to nurses about redesigning workplace forms for people who find writing at work a real challenge.
Choosing an online dictionary Online dictionaries are very useful tools when writing and reading and there are some really good ones out there. Go for a learner dictionary – this will be more useful and give you more detailed information about usage. Here are some tips on how to choose an online dictionary: 1. Make sure the definitions of the words are easier than the words themselves! Some are way more complic
Write and Improve Learner Orientated Assessment is the sort of assessment that happens in class and by teachers all the time and so rather than resulting in a formal assessment report, it feeds directly into the learning that is going on right at the moment. We really like “Write and Improve”. Language learners can use it to enter a piece of writing, get it assessed instantly by some rather smart assessme
This event is coming up soon on the 28th and 29th June at AUT in Auckland. Charlie, Emma and Nick will be there at the Hui presenting findings from a recent small scale research project looking into whether helping learners to write more effective work texts helps them to develop writing skills they can use outside the workplace. The short answer is – it does, if carefully engineered! The study was carried out