News from 2010

15 Dec 2010
10.30   Registration:  Tea/Coffee 11.00   Welcome address Chair: Joan Butler, Tutor coordinator, NALA Distance Learning Service 11.10   NALA update             Inez Bailey, Director of NALA  11.20   Creativity, Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and the learning experience: How...
7 Dec 2010
“The role of parents in the development of their children’s literacy cannot be overemphasised. Yet with 500,000 adults having literacy difficulties, not every parent finds it easy to help their child.  We know that addressing the literacy needs of parents will also positively impact on their...
18 Nov 2010
Inez Bailey, NALA Director, gave a brief update of recent activities and forthcoming events that would impact on NALA’s work in the future.   The Department of Education and Skills, aims to bring a number of budgets together into a type of ‘Back to Education’ fund available at the VEC level over...
27 Oct 2010
Farewell Gardiner Street … hello Ranelagh. After 25 years or so in Gardiner Street we are moving to our new offices in Ranelagh. We have had many fond times in number 76 Lower Gardiner Street but are excited about the move. Our new offices were the former home of the Bewley family. And in keeping...
13 Oct 2010
It offers major awards in Employability, ICT and General Learning and is completed primarily online with FREE tutor support available by telephone. Based on the New FETAC Level 3 awards, it covers  ·         Maths, ·         Application of Numbers, ·         Communications, ·         Personal...
8 Oct 2010
The National Adult Literacy Agency (NALA) is holding its final one-day open plain English courses for 2010 in the coming weeks. Each course will introduce you to the main plain English guidelines to help you produce clearer, more attractive documents and website content for your colleagues and the...
6 Sep 2010
While men perform slightly better than women, education level emerges as the strongest factor determining correct responses among the public. The research shows that those who leave education early are most likely to struggle with numeracy, and those who complete third level are most at ease....
5 Sep 2010
The advertisements profile three individuals who have overcome their problems with reading, writing and maths and are intended to encourage people to make contact with adult literacy services by ringing the National Adult Literacy Agency (NALA) freephone support line. The campaign is aimed at the...
20 Aug 2010
When it comes to learning with pre-schoolers and young school children EBS and NALA have identified a number of ideas. For example, children get better at using words when they have something to say to people they want to talk to. Some tips include: Play “I hear with my little ear something that...

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