Dyslexia and Foreign Language Teaching

Online Course

Future Learn
Dyslexia and Foreign Language Teaching

What is the course about?

Dyslexia and Foreign Language Teaching
The course Dyslexia and Foreign Language Teaching is an online class provided by Lancaster University through Future Learn. It may be possible to receive a verified certification or use the course to prepare for a degree.
Gain practical tools and theoretical insights to help dyslexic students learn second languages, with this free online course.
Course description
  • 4 weeks
  • 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 online course is designed for current and trainee teachers of additional languages. It offers you practical tools, as well as theoretical insights, to best accommodate and meet the needs of students with dyslexia in foreign or second language classes.
  • The course gives an up-to-date overview of current theoretical knowledge about the nature of dyslexia and how it affects the learning of additional languages.
  • You will learn about a variety of useful techniques, including recent computer-assisted tools, which 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 be applicable for various age groups of dyslexic students and for a variety of language learning contexts. These include both the teaching of English as a foreign or second language, and the teaching of modern foreign languages.
  • On this course, you will have the chance to work with other teachers and experts in the field, to share your own experiences and learn from others’.
  • The nature of dyslexia and associated learning difficulties
  • The effect of dyslexia and learning difficulties on the learning of additional languages
  • Inclusion in the language classroom
  • Using technology to assist dyslexic language learners
  • Specific tasks and techniques in teaching languages to students with dyslexia
  • 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
  • This course is designed for professional language teachers, secondary school teachers, undergraduates, postgraduates and anyone with an interest in dyslexia and language learning.
  • Lancaster University
  • Lancaster University is a collegiate university, with a global reputation as a centre for research, scholarship and teaching with an emphasis on employability.

Prerequisites & Facts

Dyslexia and Foreign Language Teaching

Course Topic

Inclusive Teaching, Language Teaching, Professional Development for Teachers, Secondary Education Teaching, Teaching, Teaching English / TEFL

University, College, Institution

Lancaster University

Course Skill Level

Course Language

English

Place of class

Online, self-paced (see curriculum for more information)

Degree

Certificate

Degree & Cost

Dyslexia and Foreign Language Teaching

To obtain a verified certificate from Future Learn / Lancaster University you have to finish this course or the latest version of it, if there is a new edition. The class may be free of charge, but there could be some cost to receive a verified certificate or to access the learning materials. The specifics of the course may have been changed, please consult the provider to get the latest quotes and news.
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Topic: Inclusive Teaching, Language Teaching, Professional Development for Teachers, Secondary Education Teaching, Teaching, Teaching English / TEFL
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