News from 2012

21 Dec 2012
Are you aged 18-25 and unemployed for longer than a year?
Do you want to get a qualification, have your own job coach and still keep your Job Seekers Payment?   We have the course for you! It’s free You learn online with telephone tutor support You chose the subjects and the times that you learn When you finish you get a FETAC Level 3 qualification...
13 Dec 2012
NALA is hosting the National Forum for Adult Literacy Tutors on 26 January 2013. The event will focus on teaching strategies for working with adult literacy and numeracy students. There will be speakers in the morning and each participant will be able to attend 2 different workshops on the day. The...
6 Dec 2012

NALA ESOL Conference

Watch highlights from our recent conference on ‘English for employment’ here. More videos from the conference can be viewed on our You Tube channel. Here are the main links: Svetlana Wilson, ESOL Co-ordinator from Co. Limerick VEC...
5 Nov 2012
A new call for entries has been announced for the annual Crystal Clear MSD Health Literacy Awards 2013, which were established to recognise and reward excellence in health literacy in the Irish healthcare sector. The launch of the awards marks the excellent news that the European Health Literacy...
1 Oct 2012
NALA would now like to invite parties to tender for the evaluation of its Distance Learning Service in 2012. 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...
28 Sep 2012
Thanks to everyone who made this a great National Adult Literacy Awareness Week. Our closing event saw us back in Tallaght this morning at Sean Walsh Park where 65 children from Holy Child School in Killinarden took part in a Maths trail. A Maths trail is a bit like a treasure hunt, but all the...
27 Sep 2012
the new Mayor for South Dublin, Cathál King launched a short report outlining the approach and lessons from South Dublin County Council’s (SDCC) Literacy Audit.
Tallaght has taken centre stage this week as they host a number of events to celebrate National Adult Literacy Awareness Week. Tallaght was chosen by the National Adult Literacy Agency (NALA) to highlight how integrating literacy-friendly policies can positively affect local communities by...
25 Sep 2012
"You'll never look back," says students Kevin, Olive, Michael and Bridie who are attending the National Ploughing Championships in Wexford this week. They come here every year to meet and speak with the public about the benefits of brushing up on reading, writing and maths skills. They can be found...
24 Sep 2012
Dr Marie Griffin, CEO, County Dublin VEC, Minister Ciaran Cannon, Dr Elish Regan, ESRI and Inez Bailey, Director, NALA
On Monday 24 September 2012, at the start of National Adult Literacy Awareness Week, Mr Ciaran Cannon, T.D., Minister of State for Training and Skills, launched a comprehensive study investigating the experiences of people with literacy and numeracy difficulties in the workplace. In particular, the...
21 Sep 2012
National Adult Literacy Awareness Week will be celebrated nationwide between the 24 and 28 of September. The aim of the week is to raise awareness of the literacy issue in Ireland and inform people about all the free courses to improve their reading, writing and maths skills that are available...

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