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Dyslexia and Foreign Language Teaching

Lancaster University via FutureLearn

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Discover teaching strategies to help dyslexic students learn a foreign language

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.

On this course, you’ll discover the most up-to-date dyslexia definition, and how it affects a student’s ability to learn languages. You’ll explore the latest strategies for teaching dyslexic students and have access to a host of dyslexia teaching resources.

The materials and tasks in the course are designed to also be applicable to a variety of language learning contexts, including teaching English as a foreign language.

This course is designed for professional language teachers, secondary school teachers, undergraduates, postgraduates and anyone with an interest in dyslexia and language learning.

It offers you practical tools, as well as theoretical insights, to best accommodate and meet the needs of students with dyslexia.


  • What is dyslexia?
    • Welcome
    • Getting started
    • Dyslexia and specific learning differences
    • Test your knowledge
    • Discussion
    • Summing up
    • Extra resources
  • Dyslexia and learning an additional language
    • Introduction
    • Dyslexia and additional languages
    • Making adjustments
    • Multisensory structured learning
    • Test your knowledge
    • Summing up and Extra Resources
  • Teaching vocabulary and grammar to students with dyslexia
    • Introduction
    • Vocabulary and grammar
    • Put your knowledge into practice
    • Summing up and Extra Resources
  • Developing phonological and orthographic awareness and reading skills
    • Introduction
    • Phonological and orthographic awareness
    • Developing reading skills
    • Summing up
    • Farewell
    • Extra resources

Taught by

Judit Kormos


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