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Inclusion for dyslexic students in English language classes
Thursday, May 28, 2015 11:00:00 AM BST - 12:00:00 PM BST
Dyslexic language learners have been long neglected in the field of language teaching, despite the fact they constitute about 10% of the student population. In this webinar we will introduce the award-winning language teacher training course developed in the framework of the Dystefl project. The course is built on the model of the teacher as a reflective practitioner, who experiments with new learner-centred teaching methodologies, creatively adapts teaching methods, tasks and techniques to his/her context and then reflects on the outcomes of the learning and teaching processes. Using example materials and tasks from the project we will elaborate which methods of classroom management, task design and teaching techniques can empower dyslexic language learners to fulfil their potential in language learning.

Speaker

Judit Kormos and Joanna Nijakowska
Judit Kormos is a Professor in Second Language Acquisition at Lancaster University where she teaches on the MA TESOL and MA Language Testing programmes. She was a key partner in the award-winning DysTEFL - Dyslexia for Teachers of English as a Foreign Language project.

Joanna Nijakowska is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pragmatics, Institute of English, University of Łódź, Poland. She teaches on BA and MA TESOL programmes and runs workshops for in-service EFL teachers.

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