Dyslexia and Inclusive Language Teaching - Nafplio
Available in: Budapest, Athens, Nafplio
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If it is true that over 10 % of all people show signs of dyslexia, you as language teachers are likely to have some students in your classes who are dyslexic at various levels. These students do not need special education, but they do need teachers who have the right skills and attitude towards them.
The course is designed for primary or secondary school language teachers working in mainstream education who feel like they may not have the right professional skills to accommodate dyslexic students in their lessons or would like to get better results at teaching such students.
Teachers who are interested in inclusive education, and wish to promote a more understanding attitude towards dyslexia at any level of education, are also welcome.
The course is experience-based, so after clarifying some basic concepts, participants will try out and work with teaching ideas that may be helpful for dyslexic students in their groups. These techniques include all the main areas of language teaching, like teaching vocabulary, grammar, or the four skills.
Participants will also work on their own feelings and possible prejudice towards people with dyslexia, in response to understanding how much a teacher’s attitude might influence success.
Apart from building a positive attitude and a rich toolkit for the classroom, participants will work together to assess current coursebooks from a dyslexic student’s perspective.
They will adapt coursebook tasks to make these approachable for their classrooms, present their plans, and give feedback to one another so that each participant takes away ready-made classroom ideas developed during the course.
They will also be able to justify their renewed professional practice when talking to parents, colleagues, school management, and the students themselves to develop a more inclusive school culture.
Continue reading: Discover the learning outcomes and the tentative schedule of this course.
Course categories: Languages and CLIL and Classroom Management
Languages and CLIL: You can teach a foreign language by using various methods, that is why we provide courses on many different aspects of language learning. Depending on which teaching skill you want to foster, you can choose from courses on proficiency, accuracy and fluency, or you can learn about innovative teaching strategies, with and without digital tools. Also, we offer many courses on Content and Language Integrated Learning with various topics related to traditional school subjects or to the culture of a European country.
Classroom Management: Do you want your students to be more focused in class? Thanks to the new educational techniques (such as the flipped classroom, project-based learning, remote teaching, collaborative learning, student-centered learning) your students will participate in class with more enthusiasm creating a fruitful and healthier classroom environment. In our Classroom Management courses, you will enhance your ability to include students with special needs and motivate everyone. Furthermore, you will have the chance of learning how to manage a multicultural classroom and prevent possible conflicts.
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