Self taught reading program teaches adults phonics and spelling in 3 weeks. Learn to read at home. Teach yourself or someone else. Learner Stories. Two adult learners, Maree and Tom, share their stories of how they decided to deal with the problems they had in reading, writing and maths - and how this decision has changed their lives. This site is designed to help adults improve basic literacy skills using current news stories. Each module includes the full text of the story, audio and video clips, and interactive activities to test comprehension.