Task 1. Modern foreign languages and dyslexia

Step 1.

Refer back to what you learnt about the nature of dyslexia in Unit 1 and about the signs of dyslexia in Unit 3 and try to answer the following questions:
a.    Should students with specific learning differences learn foreign languages? Explain why/why not.
b.    Will their foreign language learning difficulties resemble the problems they encounter in their native language or will they be different?

Write your ideas down in a form of a short note.

Step 2.

Please read the following text and check your answers

Margaret Crombie?s article

You can also print the article

Step 3.

Read through your note from Step 1 and check your ideas against the information you found in the text. Add any additional information to complete the note.

Optional:

For additional information you may read:

?Can all children benefit from foreign language learning?? extract from: McColl, H. (2000). Modern Languages for All. London: David Fulton Publishers. pp 5-10 from http://www.languageswithoutlimits.co.uk/resources/Extract1.pdf

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.