Definition of 'literacy'
Example sentences containing 'literacy'
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It said:'They are aimed at improving the mental health of prisoners and benefit those with poor literacy skills. The Sun (2016)There are no set entry requirements but applicants will need good standards of literacy, numeracy and IT skills. The Sun (2016)She kept her literacy skills up with a daily diary and had her own budget. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Their craft demanded literacy and numeracy as much as culinary knowledge. The Times Literary Supplement (2013)Some thoughts on the challenges in promoting adult literacy then follow. Advanced Educational Psychology For Educators, Researchers and Policymakers, (1995)Who would be their best teachers of basic literacy skills? Times, Sunday Times (2011)Many of these families do not access libraries and have very poor literacy skills. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Additional help with adult literacy was needed. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Business leaders had complained that too many youngsters leave school without basic numeracy and literacy skills. The Sun (2011)The educational side has also grown and supplies a range of numeracy and literacy products to primary schools. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Some young people are very well prepared for the world of work and have very good literacy skills. Times, Sunday Times (2012)He says that secondary staff lack the training to teach basic numeracy and literacy which is what such pupils need. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Most schools undertake programmes of group or individual educational support, particularly focused on literacy skills. Times, Sunday Times (2012)If you can speak, your literacy skills are unlikely to suffer. Times, Sunday Times (2012)With relative ease, these could be accessed by anyone who possesses basic computer literacy. Times, Sunday Times (2014)If that means teaching some basic numeracy or literacy skills, then so be it. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Research shows that learning a second language can help improve conversation skills and literacy in English and can benefit study in other subjects. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It can aid creativity, language, literacy and maths. The Sun (2012)Then in 2008, my employers decided to send me on an adult literacy course. The Sun (2013)On all week, this five-part drama series deals with adult literacy problems. The Sun (2012)Did you know adult literacy in Mali is only 19%? Times, Sunday Times (2012)She said: 'The foundation of literacy and numeracy is being able to talk. Times, Sunday Times (2009)
Trends of 'literacy'
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Translations for 'literacy'
British English: literacy NOUN
Literacy is the ability to read and write.
Many adults have problems with literacy and numeracy.
- American English: literacy
- Brazilian Portuguese: capacidade de ler e escrever
- Chinese: 读写能力
- European Spanish: alfabetismo
- French: degré d'alphabétisation
- German: Lese- und Schreibfähigkeit
- Italian: il sapere leggere e scrivere
- Japanese: 読み書き能力
- Korean: 읽고 쓰는 능력
- European Portuguese: capacidade de ler e escrever
- Spanish: lectoescritura
Definition of literacy from the Collins English Dictionary
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