adult literacy teacher


Adult literacy teachers instruct adult students, including recent immigrants and early school leavers, in basic reading and writing skills, usually on primary school level. Adult literacy teachers involve the students in the planning and executing of their reading activities, and assess and evaluate them individually through assignments and examinations.

Alternative label

  • teacher of adult literacy and numeracy

  • adult literacy instructor

  • instructor in adult literacy and numeracy

  • adult literacy lecturer

  • skills for life teacher

  • adult literacy and numeracy instructor

  • literacy tutor

  • teacher of adult literacy

Regulatory aspect

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Essential skills and competences

Essential Knowledge

Optional skills and competences

Optional Knowledge



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