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6 Oct 2017
NALA and the ETBs are hosting a series of half-day numeracy workshops at different locations around the country: If you are interested in improving your numeracy teaching skills, why not book in to one or more of our workshops. Reigster here ...
7 Sep 2017
Brian Cody, Kilkenny Senior Hurling Team manager chats with students and the Minister for Education and Skills at the launch of ‘Take the first step’, our joint campaign with ETBs and SOLAS to encourage adults to improve their literacy, numeracy and digital skills.
Minister launches new campaign to encourage adults to 'Take the first step' to improve their literacy, numeracy and digital skills.   “Too many people of working age lack the basic skills in literacy and numeracy to participate fully in both work and society,” Dr Anthony Mann, OECD Senior Policy...
This September, we are planning lots of activity to raise awareness of adult literacy and numeracy and ETB adult education services. It all starts with our conference on International Literacy Day on Friday 8 September, and finishes on our stand at the National Ploughing Championships from the 21-...
23 Jun 2017
With school holidays coming up, Inez Bailey recently spoke on the Pat Kenny Show to highlight how helpmykidlearn.ie can help kids avoid the dreaded ‘Summer Slide’. The Summer Slide is what happens to children when a lack of suitable mental and physical activities during the summer leads to them...
2 May 2017
The guide highlights the positive impact of improving health literacy for adults A new guide launched today, Tuesday 2 May, by the National Adult Literacy Agency (NALA) will play a significant role in improving the health and wellbeing of adults in Ireland. The guide, Well now!, is specially...
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.  What is a Learner Ambassador?A Learner Ambassador is a student who shares their story about the benefits of returning to education with people in...
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...

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