Dyslexia and Foreign Language Teaching

VU Course ID: 00246
Curriculum: 4 weeks
Textbooks: None
Prerequisites: None
Instructor: Judith Kormos
Provider: Lancaster University (via FutureLearn)
Recordable: This course can be recorded in your VU transcript.

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starts 20 Apr

Course Description

Dyslexia affects 10-15% of the population. Dyslexic students are often either exempted from the study of additional languages or they underperform in foreign language classes. This free course is designed for current and trainee teachers of additional languages. It offers you practical tools and theoretical insights to help you accommodate and meet the needs of students with dyslexia in foreign or second language classes.

The course presents an up-to-date overview of current theoretical knowledge about the nature of dyslexia and how it affects the learning of additional languages. You’ll learn about various useful techniques, including recent computer-assisted tools, that you can take into your classroom, to help students with dyslexia in acquiring another language. Practical guidance and advice is also provided on enhancing the phonological awareness, vocabulary knowledge and reading skills of dyslexic language learners.

The materials and tasks in the course are designed to apply to various age groups of dyslexic students and a variety of language learning contexts. You will have the chance to work with other teachers and experts in the field, to share your own experiences, and learn from the experiences of others.

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