Task 3. Multisensory Structured Language (MSL) learning

Task instructions
Step 1.

Read two texts on Multisensory Structured Language (MSL) teaching. Identify the principles of MSL and classify the aspects of language which could be taught following these principles. Summarize and write the ideas you gained from the readings in the relevant parts of this chart.

International Dyslexia Association?s fact sheet on Orton-Gillingham-based and/or Multisensory Structured Language (MSL) approaches.

International Dyslexia Association?s fact sheet on Multisensory Structured Language (MSL) Teaching.

Step 2.

Watch the Power Point presentation on morphological awareness training following the principles of MSL learning. Complete micro tasks included in the presentation and reflect on how you could use similar activities in your context.

Optional step
Step 3.

Select a 45 minute lesson plan you designed to teach one of your classes. Think how the particular teaching techniques and materials might be adjusted so that they follow the principles of Multisensory Structured Language (MSL) learning approach.
Discuss your ideas with a colleague who shares your teaching context.

Go to notes and model answers

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.