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Teaching Learners with Dyslexia

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Teaching Learners with Dyslexia is a course designed to provide teachers with the skills and knowledge to support language learners with dyslexia.

Teaching Learners with Dyslexia is a course designed to provide teachers with the skills and knowledge to support language learners with dyslexia. By taking into account the challenges faced by learners with dyslexia, this course supports teachers seeking to create an inclusive learning environment.

This six module course balances theory and methodology, with topics ranging from supporting skills development to assessment. The course takes approximately 30 hours to complete, and couples engaging content with opportunities for reflection and discussion with teachers around the world.

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Key features

  • Examines the impact of dyslexia on language learning
  • Develops awareness of the challenges faced by learners with dyslexia
  • Demonstrates ways to select and adapt materials to support students
  • Supports teachers in creating an inclusive learning environment

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Oxford Teachers’ Academy courses are suitable for teachers with an initial qualification and some teaching experience. Typically they provide 30 hours of core material spread over 6 sessions, with suggestions for further reading and interesting websites, videos, and blogs for each topic.

Participants have 12 months to access the course content on their computers anytime, anywhere with access to the internet. That means they can fit their study around teaching commitments, at a pace to suit their own learning style. Session aims and topics have been mapped onto the EAQUALS Framework of Language Teacher Training and Development.

The structure of the session specifically facilitates self-study and helps all participants stay engaged through a media-rich, interactive learning experience, encouraging reflection, and providing suggestions of possible answers and solutions. Participants can also contribute to and create discussions and chat with other teachers taking the same course.

The courses are full of innovative ideas, approaches and theories. They offer plenty of food for thought, including chapters from Professional Development and Applied Linguistics books, video interviews with experts, and links to academic journals. To fully benefit from this rich resource, we recommend English proficiency level of at least B2 on the CEFR.

Completion of Oxford Teachers’ Academy courses is certified by Oxford University Department for Continuing Education. In order to receive a Certificate of Completion, course participants must submit an Evidence of Learning Journal on completion of the course. The Evidence of Learning Journal will be evaluated against the Evaluation criteria. If all criteria are met, participants will receive an electronic Certificate of Completion within six weeks of submitting the Evidence of Learning Journal.

Session Topics

Session 1: Understanding Dyslexia
  • To explore the meaning and origins of dyslexia
  • To examine the impact of dyslexia on learning
  • To become aware of the barriers to language learning for students with dyslexia
  • To reflect on the challenges of working with students with dyslexia
Session 2: Creating an Inclusive Learning Environment
  • To reflect on what an inclusive learning environment means
  • To explore some key approaches to accommodating the needs of students with dyslexia
  • To review the way technology can help students with dyslexia
  • To recognize elements of a multisensory approach in a lesson plan
Session 3: Supporting Listening and Speaking
  • To explore the skills involved in listening and speaking and the particular difficulties experienced by students with dyslexia
  • To explore how to select and adapt materials to support students with dyslexia
  • To examine techniques to support students with dyslexia in listening and speaking activities
  • To explore the challenges around fluency and pronunciation which students with dyslexia may have
  • To examine how differentiation techniques, including assigning roles, can support students with dyslexia
Session 4: Supporting Reading and Writing
  • To explore the skills involved in reading and writing, and the particular difficulties experienced by students with dyslexia
  • To explore how to select, adapt, and present texts to support students with dyslexia
  • To examine techniques to help students develop strategic reading competences, such as improving comprehension and developing fluency
  • To examine techniques to support students with the technical competences for writing, such as spelling and sound correspondence
  • To explore ways of using learning technologies to teach reading and writing skills to students with dyslexia
Session 5: Teaching Grammar and Vocabulary
  • To raise awareness of the difficulties students with dyslexia may have in learning grammar and vocabulary
  • To examine techniques to support students with dyslexia when learning grammar and vocabulary
  • To investigate ways in which visual organizers can be used with students with dyslexia
  • To explore ways of using technology to teach grammar and vocabulary to students with dyslexia
Session 6: Assessment and Dyslexia
  • To explore approaches to formative and summative assessment for students with dyslexia
  • To understand how the needs of students with dyslexia can be accommodated in assessment situations
  • To learn how to identify and adapt test tasks that are a challenge for students with dyslexia
  • To consider the use of technology as part of assessment for students with dyslexia
  • To investigate ways of giving effective feedback to students with dyslexia

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