News from February 2011

11 Feb 2011
Where and when: ·    Cork     -  The Clarion Hotel (Lapps Quay, Cork), Saturday 2 April. The day starts with tea and coffee at 10a.m. but activities begin at 11a.m. and end at 4p.m.   What will happen on the days? You will : ·        get the...
3 Feb 2011
“These days, politicians are accused of beating around the bush when it comes to speaking their mind about important issues. Using plain English is a more efficient and fair way of communicating with people. We produced our plain English guide to political terms in 2006 to help remove some of the...
3 Feb 2011
Introduction The International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS) in 1997 highlighted the extent of literacy difficulties among Irish adults. According to the survey, one in four Irish adults has a significant literacy difficulty. This remains the most up-to-date information on adult literacy levels in...
1 Feb 2011
Review of the NALA National Tutors Forum
Speakers Joan Butler, Tutor Co-ordinator with NALA’s Distance Learning Service, who was chairing the event, welcomed everyone and gave a brief talk on why ICT is very important in adult literacy work. Inez Bailey, Director of NALA gave an overview of developments in NALA.  She outlined the three...