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23 Apr 2015
Thanks to your help, we are delighted to report that we now have 3,000 signatures on our petition. That means we are well over halfway to achieving our goal of 5,000 signatures. As you know, we plan to use the signatures to ask the Taoiseach to ensure that all public information is written in plain...
26 Mar 2015
Ireland’s first health literacy quality mark, Crystal Clear Pharmacy and General Practice Programme, launched by MSD and the National Adult Literacy Agency (NALA). 39% of Irish people calling for less medical jargon from their healthcare professionals 17% of people surveyed said they had taken the...
23 Mar 2015
Background to the development and evaluation 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 needs. NALA is committed to widening access to literacy learning...
19 Mar 2015
NALA’s 2015 ESOL conference on April 16 in Dublin will look at QQI accreditation for ESOL students at levels 1 to 3: For more information and to register for the conference, click here.
5 Mar 2015
Please no more jargon, small print or gobbledygook.
The National Adult Literacy Agency is asking members of the public to sign its petition for plain English. The petition asks the Taoiseach to ensure that all public information produced by Government and its agencies be written in plain English.   Plain English is a style of writing and presenting...
4 Mar 2015
The fund is available to spend on events for adults or young people who are working to improve their literacy and numeracy skills, either in 1:1 or group tuition or as part of a programme, for example, Return to Education, Community Education, ITABE, DEIS family literacy programmes or Youthreach. ...
4 Mar 2015
To celebrate World Book Day, Better World Books has donated 13,000 books to 20 adult literacy projects in Ireland.  The books will be used to restock old libraries and help some literacy centres create new libraries for their students. Recipients include Adult Literacy Centres, Community Training...
13 Feb 2015
We are once again supporting the St. Michael's House Bring a book, Buy a book 2015. Book lovers are asked to bring books from their home and buy those from their colleagues for €2. This can be hosted in a School, Club or Business. There are over 90,000 books exchanged during this week raising over...
5 Feb 2015
Who are the NALA Student Days for?  - You, if you are improving your literacy and numeracy in a centre.  - You, if you are improving your literacy or numeracy using www.writeon.ie and would like to meet others doing the same thing or attending a centre.  - You,...
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...

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