News from February 2017

20 Feb 2017
We provide a small grant, of up to €650, to pay for a group activity for students outside the classroom.   Who can apply for NALA’s Student Development Fund? Small and large organisation members of NALA can apply for the fund. Small organisation members can make one application to the fund. Large...
19 Feb 2017
Distance Learning Tutors and Plain English Editor
NALA is currently recruiting part-time Distance Learning Tutors and a Plain English Editor.   1. Part-time Distance Learning Tutors NALA is currently recruiting part-time Distance Learning Tutors to support adult learners over the telephone and online. The National Adult Literacy Agency (NALA) runs...
9 Feb 2017
Plain English Award winner Rosemary Steen, Director of External Affairs at EirGrid with Declan Black, MHC and Inez Bailey, NALA
The winners of the Plain English Awards for Ireland, sponsored by Mason Hayes & Curran, were announced by the National Adult Literacy Agency in Dublin today. Overall winner: EirGrid for their document ‘Have your say - how we develop the electricity grid, and how you can influence our plans’....
9 Feb 2017
New booklet shows how unclear communication can lead to costly court cases A new booklet called ‘Plain English and the law: the legal consequences of clear and unclear communication’ was launched...
1 Feb 2017

Chris Carthy - Take the first step campaign

An Post campaign continues to encourage adults to return to education. “Going back to education has opened up the world. Everything is so different. It’s like being blind and then being able to see again,” says Chris Carthy from Sligo. Chris is one of thousands of people who returned to education...