The programme can be used in Grade R to build language and literacy foundations and as an early literacy intervention in Grade One. It can also be used to support Grade Two and Three children to learn to speak, read and write in an additional language.
Site coordinators manage and support tutors to work with pairs of children, on a weekly basis during the school morning, for at least six months. Many of the tutors are women who volunteer from local school communities.
No qualifications are required but Tutors and Co-ordinators must attend Wordworks resource-based training.
This programme is for tutors working with children aged 5–8 years.