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Summing up, reflecting and looking ahead

Summing up and looking ahead
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This week you learned about the effects of dyslexia on learning additional languages and the possible accommodations that you can provide for your dyslexic students.

We hope that this has helped you understand what aspects of language learning dyslexic students might find difficult and how you can assist in making language learning more enjoyable and less challenging for these students. You now also have a repertoire of techniques including ICT tools that you can try out in your classes.

A lot of the suggestions we presented this week are part of good teaching practice that one would apply in any language classroom. For many dyslexic students these practices and relatively minor adjustments are enough to fulfill their potential. There are dyslexic language learners, however, who benefit from instructional methods that are specifically designed to meet their needs.

Next week we will focus on these methods and tasks in teaching vocabulary and grammar to dyslexic language learners. You will hear more from our students in the interviews and will also meet a group of teachers who will show you their language teaching tasks.

Don’t forget, you can check your progress on the course so far.

If you could not take the test, but would you like to assess what you have learned, we recommend that you do some of the self-study tasks with feedback on the ENGAGE project teacher training website.

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