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7 Apr 2014
What is plain English? Plain English is a style of writing and layout that the intended reader can understand after a single reading. It will help you clarify what you’re trying to say and, as a result, help your reader get your message exactly as you intended. Presenting information in plain...
28 Mar 2014
Education and training are changing for the better and should bring lifelong and digital learning closer to the citizen    Inez Bailey, David Puttnam and Ted Owens address NALA AGM in Cork   “Further education and training is changing for the better in Ireland and this should bring lifelong and...
26 Mar 2014
Office Manager/DLS Tutor Coordinator/DLS Tutors   Office Manager Reports to: Director Direct reports: Administration and Distance Learning Administration teams Hours: Full-time (37 hrs) Salary:  Grade 5 Local Authority Salary Scale €40,213 – €48,495 Contract type: Fixed term contract initially on a...
13 Mar 2014
Centres and groups where tuition is taking place can apply for this fund (maximum amount €650). The fund is for non-tuition student activities such as meet other students, visiting an art gallery, going to a play. Students also give NALA feedback on a topic. This year the topic is how students...
6 Mar 2014
Every World Book Day, €1.50 book tokens are distributed to almost every school age child in the country. Children are then encouraged to visit their local bookshop where they can exchange their tokens for an exclusive World Book Day book or get €1.50 off a full price book*. Ireland’s leading...
28 Feb 2014
In 2011 the European Commission established a High Level Group of experts in the field of literacy. This group examined how to support literacy throughout lifelong learning, identified common success factors of literacy programmes and policy initiatives, and came up with proposals for improving...
11 Feb 2014
Wes Doyle and his family from Clondalkin with their mentor Johnny Murtagh in last year's TV series.
Animo TV is producing a new series of ' The Family Project'  which will  promote education in the home. This series will follow 6 families as they try to integrate learning into everyday life. The families will learn to get more out of daily activities that have a learning component. Learning is...
24 Jan 2014
The Literacy Development Centre, in conjunction with NALA, is offering two research bursaries in the field of adult literacy and numeracy/adult education. Each bursary is worth €10,000 and covers course fees for a Masters by research programme with an allowance for expenses. Full details on the...
16 Jan 2014
What really counts: Case studies on adult numeracy practice in Ireland
If you are teaching numeracy to adults, you may like to read our latest research report, ‘What really counts: case studies on adult numeracy practice in Ireland'. We learn best from each other, and this research shows great practice among numeracy tutors in five different centres across the country...
9 Jan 2014
NALA Strategic Plan 2014-2016
We are delighted to bring you our new strategic plan for 2014-2016. In it we set out how we aim to improve outcomes for adults with literacy and numeracy difficulties and highlight the value of improved literacy and numeracy skills to Ireland’s social and economic development. We hope to will...

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