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21 Sep 2015

NALA - Keynote speech by President Michael D Higgins

It is a great pleasure to be here this morning for the commencement of National Adult Literacy Awareness week.  I would like to thank Inez Bailey for inviting me to join you here today and all of you for that generous welcome. This important week commences with today’s public seminar entitled   ‘...
17 Sep 2015
On Monday 21 September, Michael D Higgins, President of Ireland will deliver a keynote address marking the launch of National Adult Literacy Awareness Week 2015 at an event in Dublin. The event is a public seminar called, ‘Learning and life chances: promoting equality through basic education’. The...
14 Sep 2015
International plain language conference
This Friday 18 and Saturday 19 September over 250 delegates from around the world will attend PLAIN 2015 – an international plain language conference in Dublin Castle. Its theme is ‘Clearer language, greater efficiency and effectiveness’. At this conference, 60 top international speakers will share...
7 Sep 2015
International Literacy Day 2015
Tuesday 8 September marks the UN’s 50th International Literacy Day and there are hundreds of events planned all over the world. In Ireland, the National Adult Literacy Agency is hosting a conference in Dublin to celebrate International Literacy Day. At this conference, there will be talks from...
4 Sep 2015
NALA invites you to save Wednesday 7 October to attend the launch of a report providing an in-depth analysis of PIACC with participants at or below level 2.   This full day seminar is funded through the European Agenda for Adult Learning (EAAL) and is hosted jointly by AONTAS and the National Adult...
4 Sep 2015
NALA invites you to save Tuesday 22 September to attend the launch of a framework on the professional development needs of tutors of adult numeracy in the Irish Further Education and Training Sector. The focus of our seminar will be to: Present the Framework and discuss the professional development...
17 Aug 2015
President Michael D Higgins will provide the keynote speech at this event.
The National Adult Literacy Agency (NALA) would like to invite you to the opening event of National Adult Literacy Awareness Week 2015. The event is a public seminar called, ‘Learning and life chances: promoting equality through basic education’. NALA is organising this event to raise awareness of...
13 Aug 2015
Have you got a winning entry?   There are only two days left to enter the Plain English Awards. So, if you've got a document you're proud of, an awful sentence you've transformed, or a website that is clear and precise, you've got an entry. Or, if you have seen a poor example of communication that...
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...

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