This research was carried out by the National Adult Literacy Agency (NALA) and the Literacy Development Centre in Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT). It is the latest in a series of research reports, published by NALA, that describe a range of adult literacy and numeracy programmes across Ireland. This report presents current teaching and learning practice in adult literacy provision in the context of the changing profiles of learners. It provides an in-depth insight into specific teaching strategies that are used to motivate and support adult literacy development. It is intended that by documenting and recording these motivational teaching strategies, this report will be a useful resource to those working in adult literacy in Ireland.