Community Literacy

Noosa Libraries offers support for people having difficulty with speaking, reading and writing English, undertaking basic numerical skills or managing their personal finances.

One-on-one Support

Volunteer tutors provide one-on-one support in literacy and numeracy at Cooroy and Noosaville Libraries.  If you need assistance (or know someone who does), please contact the Literacy Coordinator on (07) 5329-6555 or email us at

Conversation Classes

Would you like to improve your spoken English skills? Join our qualified tutors in a relaxed group class to practise English and make new friends. To register your interest, please email us at

Spelling and Speaking Course

This phonics-based course uses a back-to-basics approach to teach the 44 sounds used in English Spelling.
It can help everyday Australians with spelling skills, as well as those from a non-English-speaking background with pronunciation and reading. 
Email or phone 5329 6555 if you are interested in this course.

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Literacy Resources

The sites below are a mix of information-based resources and fun games to help tutors and learners. 

Active Reading
Learning to love reading

2 online English courses available

  • World Wide English – General English courses from beginner to intermediate with a work, life and study focus.
  • Living in Australia – General English online course for students beginning to learn English.

All Puzzles
Word games, maths problems and logic puzzles.

Behind the News
Weekly video segments with transcripts and teacher resources. Aimed at children but most segments will also be of interest to adults.

British Council Teachings
Articles, teaching suggestions and games for all age levels. 

English Club
Tutor and learner sections. Wide variety of exercises and quizzes for learning English. Includes sections on pronunciation and tips for improving listening ability for ESL students.
Tutorials, worksheets and a range of resources and forums for learners.

English Tenses
Online exercises designed to support ESL students.

General training module to prepare for taking the IELTS Test. Available via the website.

Irish National Adult Literacy Agency
Printable exercises and online games.

Brain training including maths and word games. Also available as a free app for tablets and phones.

Many Things
For ESL students. An American site.

Purdue Online Writing Lab (Purdue OWL)
A University site. Includes grammar information and ESL resources.

Split into English and maths sections. Fact sheets, interactive games, quizzes and exercises.

Wise Old Sayings
ESL Resource Guide.

Online lessons

During the lockdown period Kath, our Literacy Coordinator presented a range of lessons online.

Spelling and Speaking

Suitable for anyone over the age of 10. These lessons will also help with pronunciation of English. 
Catch up on the lessons here

Everyday Australian English

Suitable for those from a non-English speaking background. These lessons will help you gain a better understanding of Australian slang and colloquial English.
Catch up on the lessons here