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3 Apr 2017
We are looking for a part-time Freephone and Distance Learning Administrator to join our team.    Job title: Freephone and Distance Learning Administrator Responsible to: Office Manager Responsible for: Administration of Distance Learning Service with particular responsibility for the operation of...
21 Mar 2017
Join our Learner Ambassador Programme
We are looking for people to act as Learner Ambassadors to help us motivate and encourage other adults to take up a learning opportunity in Ireland. A Learner Ambassador is a student who shares their story about the benefits of returning to education with people in their community and by doing so...
2 Mar 2017
NALA Annual General Meeting 2017
The NALA 2017 Annual General Meeting (AGM) is on Saturday 1 April in Dublin. Our AGM is a great opportunity to meet other members and catch up on everything that is happening in the world of literacy. You will get to vote for new members to our Board, hear about our work in 2016 and details of our...
27 Feb 2017
It’s World Book Day on Thursday 2 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...
20 Feb 2017
We provide a small grant, of up to €650, to pay for a group activity for students outside the classroom.   Who can apply for NALA’s Student Development Fund? Small and large organisation members of NALA can apply for the fund. Small organisation members can make one application to the fund. Large...
19 Feb 2017
Distance Learning Tutors and Plain English Editor
NALA is currently recruiting part-time Distance Learning Tutors and a Plain English Editor.   1. Part-time Distance Learning Tutors NALA is currently recruiting part-time Distance Learning Tutors to support adult learners over the telephone and online. The National Adult Literacy Agency (NALA) runs...
9 Feb 2017
Plain English Award winner Rosemary Steen, Director of External Affairs at EirGrid with Declan Black, MHC and Inez Bailey, NALA
The winners of the Plain English Awards for Ireland, sponsored by Mason Hayes & Curran, were announced by the National Adult Literacy Agency in Dublin today. Overall winner: EirGrid for their document ‘Have your say - how we develop the electricity grid, and how you can influence our plans’....
9 Feb 2017
New booklet shows how unclear communication can lead to costly court cases A new booklet called ‘Plain English and the law: the legal consequences of clear and unclear communication’ was launched...
1 Feb 2017
Chris Carthy - Take the first step campaign
An Post campaign continues to encourage adults to return to education. “Going back to education has opened up the world. Everything is so different. It’s like being blind and then being able to see again,” says Chris Carthy from Sligo. Chris is one of thousands of people who returned to education...
15 Dec 2016
This report is part of a series of case studies and action-learning projects that describe a range of literacy and numeracy practices and programmes across Ireland.  This research takes place in the policy context of the Further Education and Training Strategy (FET) 2014-2019. The FET Strategy,...

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