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Course Overview

Dyslexia affects 10-15% of the population. Dyslexic students are often either exempted from the study of additional languages or they under perform in foreign language classes.

On this course, you’ll discover the most up-to-date dyslexia definition, and how it affects a student’s ability to learn languages. You’ll explore the latest strategies for teaching dyslexic students and have access to a host of dyslexia teaching resources.

The materials and tasks in the course are designed to also be applicable to a variety of language learning contexts, including teaching English as a foreign language.

·         Week 1

What is dyslexia?

Welcome to this course about dyslexia and foreign language teaching

Getting started

An introduction to dyslexia. What is it, and how does it affect people?

Dyslexia and specific learning differences

A more in depth look at how specific learning differences affect learning

Test your knowledge

Take a short quiz to find out what you have learned

Discussion

Join the discussion and share your views with other learners

Summing up

We recap what we have learned, and look ahead to next week

Extra resources

Optional resources that you may find of interest

·         Week 2

Dyslexia and learning an additional language

Introduction

We learn about the difficulties encountered by dyslexic learners in language classrooms

Dyslexia and additional languages

How dyslexia affects those learning additional languages

Making adjustments

Accommodating dyslexic students in the language classroom

Multisensory structured learning

We look at a different approach to teaching languages

Test your knowledge

Take a short quiz to find out what you have learned

Summing up and Extra Resources

We recap what we have learned, and look ahead to next week and provide some optional resources that you may find of interest

·         Week 3

Teaching vocabulary and grammar to students with dyslexia

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Introduction

We will continue to look at techniques and methods recommended for teaching words and grammatical constructions

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We look at vocabulary and grammar teaching in relation to listening, reading, speaking and writing

Put your knowledge into practice

How would you teach and practice words/grammatical constructions to dyslexic learners? Try this peer-reviewed task.

Summing up and Extra Resources

We recap what we have learned, and look ahead to next week and provide some optional resources that you may find of interest

·         Week 4

Developing phonological and orthographic awareness and reading skills

Introduction

We look at the importance of phonological and orthographic awareness and knowledge of sound-letter relationships for successful reading and spelling and developing reading comprehension skills

Phonological and orthographic awareness

We look at how to develop the phonological and orthographic awareness of students with dyslexia

Developing reading skills

We look at ways to help students with dyslexia develop their reading skills

Summing up

We recap what we have learned, and look ahead to the future

Farewell

We say “farewell” and think about what’s next?

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Optional resources that you may find of interest

This course is designed for professional language teachers, secondary school teachers, undergraduates, postgraduates and anyone with an interest in dyslexia and language learning.

It offers you practical tools, as well as theoretical insights, to best accommodate and meet the needs of students with dyslexia.

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to…
  • Demonstrate an understanding of dyslexia and other learning difficulties and their effects on learning additional languages
  • Assess the needs of students with dyslexia and other learning difficulties when learning another language
  • Evaluate resources used in teaching languages to students with dyslexia and other learning difficulties
  • Design language teaching tasks for students with dyslexia and other learning difficulties
  • Apply inclusive language teaching practices in their contexts