Aims of the unit

    • to help you gain awareness of the importance of native language skills in the process of learning a foreign language
    • to help you find out what effects dyslexia has on foreign language learning
    • to provide you with the information about the types of difficulties that dyslexic students encounter when learning a foreign language

    Tasks you will do:

    • read and discuss if it is possible for dyslexic learners to learn foreign languages
    • read about Linguistic Coding Difference Hypothesis
    • complete a matching activity to find out about the areas of difficulties dyslexic learners might experience in learning a foreign language
    • prepare a set of questions for an interview with a dyslexic learner
    • interview a dyslexic learner
    • write a report to describe the dyslexic learner?s experience and suggest ways to overcome the difficulties

      Project-Number: 518466-LLP-1-2011-PL-COMENIUS-CMP         © 2012 DysTEFL – Project Coordinator: University of Lodz
      Grant agreement number: 2011-3631/001-001

      This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.