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28 Jan 2015
Plain English Training 2015 Dates: Wed 11 March Wed 10 June Wed 14 October Cost: €120 per person (€100 per person for community and voluntary organisations). Payment must be paid in advance. Location: Dublin Do you want to ensure that you are communicating as clearly and effectively as possible...
12 Jan 2015
The first significant improvements in standards in reading and maths recorded by the national assessments for primary schools in over thirty years. The Minister for Education and Skills, Jan O’Sullivan, T.D., today launched the performance report on the 2014 National Assessments of English reading...
9 Jan 2015
PLAIN Conference
The 10th Plain Language Association International  (PLAIN) conference, hosted by PLAIN and NALA will be held in Dublin Castle in Dublin, Ireland from 17 to 20 September 2015. We are designing an exciting programme centred on...
16 Dec 2014
The National Forum for Adult Literacy Tutors will take place on Saturday 31 January. The location is The Ashling Hotel on Parkgate Street, Dublin 8. The forum will run from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm. The theme of this year’s Forum is ‘reading and writing strategies for teaching’. Morning speakers will...
4 Dec 2014
John Walsh, Chairman, Irish Local Development Network (ILDN) and John Stewart, National Adult Literacy Coordinator, NALA, at the launch.
The National Adult Literacy Agency (NALA) and the Irish Local Development Network (ILDN) are working together to support unemployed people with literacy and or numeracy difficulties.   On Thursday 4 December, NALA and the ILDN launched guidelines for staff who work with adults who need help getting...
4 Dec 2014
The Policy Officer is responsible for overseeing new projects that will improve adult literacy. The role will focus on health literacy and working with local government and other organisations to become more literacy-friendly.   Job Title:  Policy Officer (Maternity leave cover)   Responsible to:...
24 Oct 2014
NALA is hosting an Family conference on Thursday 20 November in Dublin. The theme of the conference is ‘Tips for your work in early language, literacy and numeracy development ’. There will be a range of speakers in the morning and each participant can attend two workshops. This event is for NALA ...
19 Sep 2014
Petition for plain English
To mark the start of National Adult Literacy Awareness Week today we are announcing details of our new petition that asks the Government to provide information in plain English. Press release Embargo: 11 am Monday 22 September   New petition asks the Government to provide information in plain...
18 Sep 2014
Tony Moloney from Cork and Kevin O’Duffy from Offaly are just some of the students who will be talking to the public about the benefits of returning to education today at the National Ploughing Championships. (National Adult Literacy Agency stand, DUHALLOW, Block 1, Row 29, Stand 502, Unit 21) Both...
5 Sep 2014
Seminar to showcase successful educational TV in Ireland and explore new opportunities for collaboration As part of National Adult Literacy Awareness Week (22 – 26 September) the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI), the National Adult Literacy Agency (NALA) and the Irish Film Institute (IFI)...

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