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16 Apr 2018
The National Adult Literacy Agency (NALA) invites tender submissions from interested Management Account Services Suppliers to provide financial services to NALA. Closing date for receipt of tender: 30th April 2018 Decision: 1st May 2018 Work to commence: 7th May 2018 Return tender to:...
21 Mar 2018
Would you like funding to organise a group activity for students outside the classroom? If so then we can help you! NALA members can now apply for up to €650 from our Student Development Fund. Last year, 66 adult education centres shared €35,000 in grants from the fund. This supported 1,400...
27 Feb 2018
World Book Day - Thursday 1 March
It’s World Book Day on Thursday 1 March and the National Adult Literacy Agency is encouraging parents, grandparents or any carer of children to try to take 10 minutes a day to read to their child. “Reading aloud is much more than just telling a child a story and if you can spare 10 minutes a day...
14 Feb 2018
Register now for our webinar on the flipped numeracy classroom Thursday 22 February from 1.10pm to 1.40pm What is this webinar about? This webinar will outline what the flipped numeracy classroom is. It will look at implementing the methodology and how to apply the flipped classroom to your...
29 Jan 2018
Pictured at the launch were (left to right): Michael Power, NALA Student Representative; Helen Ryan, NALA Health Literacy Coordinator; Inez Bailey, NALA CEO; Norma Deasy, HSE Campaigns Manager; Clare McNally, NALA Communications Manager and Paul Connors, HSE National Director for Communications.
Congratulations to the HSE on the launch of their new plain English guidelines for communicating clearly. The HSE have launched new guidelines to help staff use plain English when they communicate with patients. Plain English is a way of presenting information that helps someone understand it the...
3 Jan 2018
NALA AGM Saturday 14 April 2018
We hope you can join us at our AGM on Saturday 14 April in the Midlands Park Hotel in Portlaoise. The AGM will run from 10.30am until 3pm and lunch will be provided for all members. Our AGM is the most important event for you as a member. You hear about our work in 2017. You get the opportunity to...
28 Nov 2017
Choose a toy to help your child learn
You don’t have to break the bank this Christmas for toys that will help children develop their literacy and numeracy skills. Parents all over the country will be tuning into this week’s Late Late Toy Show to hear about the latest ‘must have’ toys this Christmas. But if you’re looking for the ideal...
10 Nov 2017

Why we integrate literacy and numeracy into our courses

To celebrate European Vocational Skills Week, NALA is hosting a webinar for vocational trainers at lunchtime on Tuesday 21 of November.Webinar for vocational trainers: Six top tops for integrating literacy in your training Tuesday 21 November from 1.10 to 1.40 pm.   What is this webinar about?...
7 Sep 2017
Brian Cody, Kilkenny Senior Hurling Team manager chats with students and the Minister for Education and Skills at the launch of ‘Take the first step’, our joint campaign with ETBs and SOLAS to encourage adults to improve their literacy, numeracy and digital skills.
Minister launches new campaign to encourage adults to 'Take the first step' to improve their literacy, numeracy and digital skills.   “Too many people of working age lack the basic skills in literacy and numeracy to participate fully in both work and society,” Dr Anthony Mann, OECD Senior Policy...
18 Aug 2017

NALA - Take the first step

This September, we are planning lots of activity to raise awareness of adult literacy and numeracy and ETB adult education services. It all starts with our conference on International Literacy Day on Friday 8 September, and finishes on our stand at the National Ploughing Championships from the 21-...

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