In everyday workplace tasks it is common for a person to use and respond to spoken and written language and use numeracy skills at the same time, all within a cultural context, which needs to be interpreted and responded to appropriately.
Language : In its broadest sense, language involves the words, verbal structures and gestures we use to convey meaning. In using language we generally use a combination of communication forms such as speaking, listening, reading, writing and visual communication.
Literacy : is the ability to read and use written information as well as to write appropriately, in a range of contexts. Literacy involves the integration of speaking, listening, and critical thinking with reading and writing.
Numeracy : involves the practical application of mathematical skills to absorb, use and critically evaluate information in numerical or graphical form. In the workplace the methods used to achieve certain numeracy tasks will differ according to the workplace requirements, technology and culture.