Tool: I want to learn (

A tool produced in Germany by Deutscher Volkshochschul-Verband e.V. (DVV) in order to support the development of numeracy and literacy capabilities among low socioeconomic background and low-skilled adult. It is an autonomous learning tool for individuals, but can also be used as part of a course. It was developed back in 2004 and it is available in German. More information can be obtained through the website:

The EAEA’s Ich-will-lernen is Germany’s tool – it presents the largest free open learning portal with thousands of exercises for literacy and basic education, for preparing for school-leaving qualification, and for a basic economics education, aimed at adult literacy learners and adult learners in the field of basic education.

Picture 1: Examples of learning screens in the portal

By using the tool, learners can improve their literacy, numeracy and occupation-related skills. Learning places, learning periods and learning time are designed according to one’s own wishes, which means that learners have the opportunity to learn for free regardless of the time and place. An online grading test ensures that the right level is learned from the beginning, and tutorial guidance ensures effectiveness and better outcomes for the learners.

The applicability of the innovative tool for the development of Life Skills

The learning portal offers exercises to promote the learners’ employability and ability to obtain a school leaving certificate. It is suitable for beginners/advanced beginners in reading and writing. All exercises are audio-supported and interactive, and tasks are often scenario based and personally designed to suit the individual. Users can register anonymously online and are guided by online tutors. Therefore, the tool represents an option to learn independently at home or using the portal while working on a course (for example, in an adult education centre), which also makes it applicable to people who work shifts, who are not sufficiently mobile or who live in regions where there are no attendance courses. And on a national level, the portal can be used by institutions for adult education as a blended learning instrument for setting up online courses to support their own classes.