Language of Childbirth is an English language resource designed for women from non-English speaking backgrounds who are having babies in Australian hospitals. These women may not be able to attend mainstream English classes and this resource aims to assist them by:
- providing accessible information about antenatal and postnatal procedures
- improving their language and literacy skills through a topic of immediate concern to them
Topics covered include:
- Getting ready
- The birth
- You and your baby
The resource has been designed to cater for the language and literacy needs of post-beginner and intermediate level students. Some women may require language and learning support when studying the resource.
Funded under the Adult Literacy National Project by the Commonwealth through the Department of Education, Science and Training.