Inclusive teaching

Not all languages are equally difficult to learn. To the dyslexic student, English presents more problems than other languages due to the discrepancy between phonetics and written language. However, with the proper precautions, you can facilitate your student’s learning process. In this section you will find videos and articles that will guide you towards the easiest path to follow.

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Video Gallery: Dyslexic Learners in the EFL Classroom

Watch our experts’ videos to help you understand how to make it easier for dyslexic students to learn and to succeed in your EFL classroom.

Effect of Dyslexia on Foreign Language Learning

Dr. Judit Kormos, Reader in Second Language Acquisition at the Lancaster University (UK), explains how to help dyslexic students that have "learning differences" when it comes to acquiring a foreign language - English. A small obstacle can seem like a big hurdle for these students, and teachers must show them how to jump over these hurdles and alter the racing track for them. In the end, the chances they will give up will be smaller and dyslexic language learners can reach the finish line alongside their other classmates.

Accomodating Dyslexic Learners

Dr. Anne Margaret Smith of ELT Well, a DysTEFL expert, gives easy tips and advice on how to accommodate students with learning differences to make them feel inclusive. Watch this video to learn things you can do that doesn't cost any money or take up much time to make your classroom an easier place for students with dyslexia to work in, while benefiting other students.

Role of Information Technology

In this talk, Dr. Margaret Crombie, an independent education consultant in Scotland, shows how the role of Information Technology (IT) supports students with dyslexia learning English as a foreign language. What does this involve? Not only does it cover the basics, such as computers, the Internet, various devices like Interactive whiteboards, tablets, phones, and software as well. But most importantly, how it all relates to communication - because that is what we learn another language for.