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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,...
6 Dec 2016
The Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton TD, today (Tuesday 6th December) welcomed the latest OECD PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment) results which show that in 2015, Ireland’s 15-year-olds are among the best in OECD countries in reading and are performing...
1 Dec 2016
NALA is recruiting a Technology-Enhanced Learning (TEL) Officer
The National Adult Literacy Agency (NALA) is recruiting a Technology-Enhanced Learning (TEL) Officer. The TEL Officer will play an important role in supporting NALA to lead innovation in the teaching and learning of adult literacy, numeracy and basic digital skills. This is a key objective in NALA’...
30 Nov 2016
NALA is recruiting an Office Manager
The National Adult Literacy Agency (NALA) is recruiting an Office Manager. We are looking for a motivated, energetic and results driven team player to join our organisation and to help us achieve our vision. The Office Manager will play an important role in the development, management, monitoring...
11 Oct 2016
Increased funding for higher and further education is welcome but additional resources and incentives are still necessary for all adult learners who want to return to education The National Adult Literacy Agency (NALA) welcomes today’s Budget announcement of an increase of €36.5m in funding for...

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