Introduction to dyslexia and Εnglish language learning.

Find out more about dyslexia and the other SpLDs (Specific Learning Differences) and how they impact language learning.

COURSE | ISTANBUL, TURKEY, 16 JANUARY 20162 day workshop THESSALONIKI, GREECE, 28-29 November 2015

 

Date: 16 January 2016

Presenters: Dr Anne Margaret Smith & Anastasia Metallinou


Venue: TBA

 

6-hour seminar

 

Booking deadline: 21 December 2015

 

Who it’s for: 

It’s for all language teachers. You don’t need any experience or special qualifications.

 

Why you should attend it:

  • Take advantage of a unique opportunity to attend a workshop in Turkey by highly qualified ELT professionals who are leading the field in working with students with dyslexia.
  • You’ll be able to apply all the things you learn to all your students, not just the ones with SpLDs. Start making the difference in your learners’ lives.
  • Value for money
  • You will get a certificate of attendance
  • You’ll get a small pack with all the handouts

SESSION

TIME

TOPIC

9.30

Registration for the morning session / whole day–

Participants will have the chance to look at the latest material from ESF and ELT well

1

academic

workshop

10.00 –

12.30

  • Introduction to dyslexia and language learning

Find out more about dyslexia and the other SpLDs (Specific Learning Differences), and how they impact on language learning.

Description: Teachers are becoming better at recognising dyslexia in their students, but it usually appears with other SpLDs which may not be identified. This session offers an overview of a range of SpLDs that frequently co-occur, including dyspraxia and Asperger’s Syndrome, AD(H)D etc.

Learn more about

  • how to identify SpLDs
  • how it can affect language learning
  • how to accommodate it in the language classroom.

2

Promotional

Presentation

12.45 – 1.30

Presentation of English Sounds Fun 

ESF is the first highly structured and self-contained teaching method designed specifically for dyslexic learners of English as a foreign language.

ESF is an innovative, flexible teaching method that introduces the sounds of English through fun, multisensory activities. Students learn how to recognize and produce the sounds, before matching them to the letters that most commonly represent them. Learners begin to read and write naturally and effortlessly and throughout the programme develop effective learning strategies and confidence.

12.20 – 2.00

Registration for afternoon sessions 

Participants will have the chance to look at the latest materials from English Sounds Fun and ELT well

3

academic

workshop

2.00 – 4.30 

Teaching dyslexic learners: practical ways of building self-esteem, supporting memory and developing literacy practices

Description: Dyslexic students often find it challenging to develop good literacy practices, and this is usually made worse by a lack of self-confidence. They certainly need more structure and more practice to learn effectively in a second language. Developing memory strategies can help a lot with this, but they need the self-belief to motivate them to do so.
In this session, classroom techniques are explored which allow learners to focus closely on the individual elements of the target language (sounds and spelling patterns), and remember them, so as to give them confidence when they are asked to combine them into text.

4.30- 5.00

Any questions?

Anne Margaret and Anastasia will answer any questions that have arisen from the day’s sessions.

Participants will have the chance to look at the latest materials from ESF and ELT well

 

Who it’s for: 

It’s for all language teachers. You don’t need any experience or special qualifications.

 

Why you should attend it:

  • Take advantage of a unique opportunity to attend a workshop in Turkey by highly qualified ELT professionals who are leading the field in working with students with dyslexia.
  • You’ll be able to apply all the things you learn to all your students, not just the ones with SpLDs. Start making the difference in your learners’ lives.
  • Value for money
  • You will get a certificate of attendance
  • You’ll get a small pack with all the handouts

Price: 80 euros / 271 Turkish lira

 Please fill in the registration form

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