Subject Locations





Standard English

Writing 808.2

Rhetoric and collections of literary texts


Issues and arguments


Report/technical writing


Creative writing


Essay writing


Public speaking


Short stories


History, description, criticism


American literature 


Literature in English, including


Australian literature 

A 823.3

A in the call No. denotes Australian Literature






English fiction




Useful Resources


EAL Teaching and Learning Resources 

Free Resources

A range of free teaching and learning resources catered specifically for teachers and learners of EAL.

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This site contains key information about Australian adult literacy activity and links to a range of additional
program, professional development, resource, and research sites.

Education Network Australia (EdNA)

EdNA Online is one of Australia’s largest education and training resources provides online access to quality assured information, tools and services to support teaching, learning and research.

Taking the Lead

This site provides information to help RTOs and employers, including online PD for trainers and assessors, case studies showing how employers and employees benefit from training that supports and develops LLN

The Reading Writing Hotline

The Reading Writing Hotline is funded by the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations
and is Australia's national telephone adult literacy and numeracy referral service.

The Workplace English Language and Literacy (WELL) Program

The main aim of the WELL Program is to assist organisations to train workers in English language, literacy and
numeracy skills.

WELL Practitioners Network

The website has free resources to support WELL practitioners.

Online Quizzes & Blogs

A range of online interactive EAL Literacy and Numeracy quizzes, tests, blogs and other activities that are catered for a variety of English levels; from Simple to Advanced.


Adele's ESL Corner

Dale Dobega’s Free ESL Club

EnglishClub Student

ESL Cyber Listening Lab

Activities for ESL Students

ELC Study Zone

Dave’s ESL Café


For more links see:

ESL Online

Volunteer Resources



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Prescribed Texts

 Australian Schoolmate File Dictionary     


General Onefile

1980 - 
Source for news and periodical articles on a wide range of topics: business, computers, current events, economics, education, environmental issues, health care, hobbies, humanities, law, literature and art, politics, science, social science, sports, technology, and many general interest topics. 


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  • All Databases


  • Australian Public Affairs - Full Text (APA-FT)
  • Health Collection
  • Humanities & Social Sciences Collection

Full text databases for Australasian information on Business; Engineering; Health; Humanities; Social Sciences; Indigenous Studies; Literature; Culture and Australian Public Affairs.
Indexed and abstract articles are available from Heritage & Environment and SAGE databases.
The A-Z Chisholm Journal Search database can be used to search for journals not in full text on Informit.



 Oxford Reference Online contains about 100 dictionary, language reference, and subject reference works published by Oxford University Press. It is a fully-indexed, cross-searchable database of these books, giving subscribers unprecedented access to a comprehensive information resource

Internet Subject Links

Other Links
Click on this link and scroll to 'English Language, Literacy & Life Skills', ‘VCE, Humanities’ and/or ‘Job Search’ to view a list of other useful internet links.


Online Videos



Foundation Skills (213 videos)

• Foundation Skills


What Works for LLN 

What Works for LLN – FREE Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) Training and Professional Development Videos, produced by Ideas That Work.

  • Introduction to LLN (9 videos)
  • Practical LLN tips for trainers and assessors (16 videos)
  • LLN in the workplace: Introduction to workplace literacy and numeracy video series (8 videos) 

Great suite of videos on writing resumes, using business software and communication skills.

For current Chisholm staff and students to access the streaming video training courses, you will first need to create a profile, which includes your name, Chisholm Institute email address, campus and password.


To access off-campus you will first need to:
1.  Login with your Chisholm network Username and Password
2.  Then create your profile Login and Password 

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Education Age

Library version of The Age is an online edition

May also be searched in image and text view

Free access to all Fairfax newspapers


Chisholm Journal titles relating to English Language, Literacy & Life Skills

Language & Linguistics



Language & Literature eBooks



Work Preparation


Useful Job Seeking Websites

Live In Victoria – How to look for work in Victoria
Youth Central – Finding Jobs Online: 6 Simple Tips
Youth Central – How to find a job

Department of Human Services – Looking for work

Job Guide

Australian JobSearch

Job Seeker



Digital Literacy


Useful Websites

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