English Forward Tutor Workshop

English language learners share many of the same goals as those whose first language is English – to provide for themselves and their families. To do this they need to learn English well enough to survive as workers, family members, and citizens.

English Forward is the first comprehensive, research-based training system for adult ESL instructors. Rather than emphasizing textbooks, English Forward emphasizes using authentic materials and students’ own life experiences to create an engaging classroom environment that will retain students and improve learning.

Click here to learn more about the English Forward Tutor Workshop!

Kitchen Readers for Sale at Always Buying Books in Joplin, MO

Hi there, friends of NALA! We have great news. You can now purchase the Joplin NALA Kitchen Readers at Bob's Always Buying Books in Joplin, MO. We would like to give a big "thank you!" to Bob for his support. 100% of the sales go right back to NALA, so definitely stop by the store at 5357 N. Main Street in Joplin and pick up a copy or two.

$10,000 Goal Reached!

Good news, folks! Thanks to all of your generosity we reached the $5,000 fundraising goal for our first Give Ozarks Day campaign. We really appreciate all of you who donated online or mailed checks or brought your donation to our office. The $5,000 raised will be matched by the Community Foundation of the Ozarks. The total of $10,000 raised will be used to initiate our endowment fund, ensuring that NALA will be around in the future to carry out our mission on solid financial footing. Thank you for your gifts!

Give Ozarks Day + Joplin NALA Read

Give Ozarks Day is here! May 5th, 2015 is the inaugural 24-hour online day of giving to increase awareness of area agencies and to encourage a surge of support and generosity in our communities. Joplin NALA Read in one of only a few organizations who has been selected to receive a $5,000 matching grant. We are thrilled to have received a generous gift and are really excited to be able to match our donors generosity - dollar for dollar. Our campaign goal is to raise the $10,000 needed to fund an endowment so that Joplin NALA can continue to meet adult literacy needs in our area for years to come.  Click on the GO DONATE! tab here on our website to give online to our campaign. Thank you for your generosity and continued support of Joplin NALA Read!


Spell Ball 2015 - KSN Local News

Joan Doner, Joplin NALA Read Program coordinator, shares all about the annual Spell Ball fundraiser including why the fundraiser is important to our literacy efforts, how to enter a team, and she even pitches a practice word. Watch the news spot with Eric on KSN and start practicing those spelling words.