The Toolkit was launched by Education Secretary, Michael Russell, on 1st June 2010 for Excellence: supporting learners with dyslexia University The Open University's publication for dyslexic students and their tutors includes useful appendices on learning styles and strategies. Dyslexia and Additional Academic Language Learning [Dyslang]A 10- Unit course funded with support from the European Commission.The award-winning Dys TEFL materials comprise a whole course suitable not only for teachers of English as a foreign language, but also for anyone involved in language teaching.Link to Hull University's website where potential students with dyslexia can find advice on studying Modern Languages: and language learning otes from a training day run by John Bald.Includes strategies, and a Power Point presentation to download. and Dyslexia by Ian Smythe Many of the entries are useful for multilingual dyslexics, those dyslexics outside the UK as well as those learning an additional language. Symposium on Language Learning and Dyslexia In February 2008 the London University School of Oriental and African Studies hosted a Symposium on Language Learning and Dyslexia with talks by acknowledged experts in the field.extract from 'Francophonie', this time from Llewelin Siddon's article Practical reflections on the sound/spelling link.The complete article was published in 'Francophonie', Spring 2001, No 23, pages 10-14. Download article The Gift of Dylexia Information about resources that may be helpful for learners with dyslexia Lots of visuals and games, most now available as ebooks. for teaching Consider the benefits of using rhythm and melody to make lerning more multisensory.At that time I was teaching learners with dyslexia full time, and parents were frequently asking me if their children should not be taken out of language learning.Statements such as, “Well, if they can't learn to read and write in their own language, how will they ever cope with learning French, German or whatever?
Margaret Crombie (2010)This item appears in Language Learning and Dyslexia: Symposium proceedings 15th February 2008 (pp 108-118), published by the University of London School of Oriental and African Studies (see General Links, below YOUTUBE: Dyslexic learners in the EFL Classroom[6.10.14] Margaret has recently been involved in making a video on the use of technology for learners with dyslexia in the English as a foreign language classroom In this talk Dr Margaret Crombie, an independent education consultant in Scotland, shows how the role of Information Rechmology (IT) supports students with dyslexia learning English as a foreign language. Not only does it cover the basics, such as computers, the Internet, various devices like Interactive whiteboards, tablets, phones and software, but, more importantly, how it all relates to communication – because that is what we learn another language for.
I continue to maintain an interest in this area of learning.
Dr Crombie's contribution to the EU report: SEN in Europe: The teaching and learning of languages: Insights and innovation Download extract Multisensory approaches to foreign language learning A handout from the British Dyslexia Association's International Conference held in in March 2004.
However, this did not convince me that pupils with dyslexia should not study another language.
It did however make it all the more important that the right methods of teaching were in place, and since then I have spent considerable time and effort in identifying the approaches and strategies that are most likely to meet with success.