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29 Jun 2015
NALA is hosting the Plain Language Association International (PLAIN) conference this September (17-20). Its theme is ‘Clearer language, greater efficiency and effectiveness.’ It is an important networking and professional development opportunity. NALA see the conference as a way to promote the...
26 Jun 2015
NALA is hosting an adult literacy conference on 8 September (International Literacy Day) in Dublin City University. The theme of the conference is 'delivering adult literacy and numeracy tuition: Supporting practitioners who are providing a range of delivery options'. The conference will be on from...
15 Jun 2015
The National Adult Literacy Agency (NALA) is once again on a mission to banish jargon and to reward the use of clear and precise language. Today, Monday 15 June, it announced details of the first ever Plain English Awards for Ireland, sponsored by leading law firm Mason Hayes & Curran. The aim...
29 May 2015
Thanks to your help, we are delighted to report that we now have 3,600 signatures on our petition. As you know, we plan to use the signatures to ask the Taoiseach to ensure that all public information is written in plain English. So no more small print, jargon or gobbledygook! But we need 1,400...
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...

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