News from June 2010

25 Jun 2010
The EU survey, which is to be carried out across eight different European countries in September, will provide the first real insight into the effect health literacy is having on society and allow steps to be put in place to ensure the issues are addressed. Ireland’s participation in the survey was...
21 Jun 2010
NALA’s Distance Learning Service is committed to making sure that people with literacy difficulties can fully take part in society, and have access to learning opportunities that meet their needs. NALA is committed to widening access to literacy learning opportunities through the use of DLS...
14 Jun 2010
Report on the National Forum for Adult Literacy Tutors 2010 - Saturday 30th January 2010. The title of the 2010 National Forum for Adult Literacy Tutors was ‘Developing curriculum with students in adult literacy’. This fitted in with the curriculum theme which ran through the other NALA tutor and...
11 Jun 2010
Keynote speaker Clare El Azebbi, Policy Manager for the Scottish Government’s Adult Literacy, Numeracy and ESOL brought to the conference the Scottish perspective on ESOL provision where there is a high new migrant population. There has been a large influx with 13,000 migrants coming into Glasgow...
6 Jun 2010
“I just couldn’t handle exams at all. It was a great shame really because if I had the Inter Cert leaving school, life would have been much easier,” says John, who tells his story in RTÉ One’s ‘Stuck for Words’ next Monday evening.  Leaving school at 15 without an Inter Cert, John was fortunate...
1 Jun 2010
Going back to education in your forties isn’t easy, especially when you don’t have good memories of school and you’ve spent the last 25 years rearing children. But that’s exactly what mum of eight, Jackie Finney from Castletown, County Meath did and since then she has never looked back. “When my...