LON27/06/18 Multilingualism/EAL and Dyslexia: An Introduction

Date: 27/06/2018

Location: Ambassadors, Bloomsbury London

Price (per person): Members £155, Non-members £175

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LON27/06/18 Multilingualism/EAL and Dyslexia: An Introduction

 Location: London

Presenters: Dr Val Muter and Dr Claudine Bowyer-Crane

Booking Ref: LON27/06/18

Day of Week: Wednesday

Course Times: 10.00am to 4.15pm (registration from 9.30am)

Link to VenueAmbassadors Hotel, Bloomsbury

This course is designed for teachers and other professionals to explore the effect of multilingualism on the assessment and screening of dyslexic learners.

Introduction

There are more than a million children aged 5 – 18 years old in UK schools who speak in excess of 360 languages between them. Based on international research we know that at least 3% of these students will be dyslexic both in their first language and English. A phonological processing deficit seems to be continuous across languages. However, the structure of the student’s first language can create a subtle difference which makes both the assessment and teaching of the learner’s profile problematic. The course, designed for EAL teachers, classroom teachers, SENCo’s specialist teachers/ assessors and other professionals working in primary education, will provide an opportunity to explore some of the subtle challenges faced by educators in schools across the country.

Course Description: 

The morning part of the course will cover areas:

  • The phonology-reading connection in multi-lingual children
  • Screening for reading failure in multi-lingual children
  • Learning to read in different orthographies
  • Dyslexia and second language learners
  • Assessing dyslexia in the multi-lingual child

The afternoon part of the course will cover:

  • The impact of coming from an Additional Language (EAL) background both for the dyslexic and non-dyslexic primary students will be explored regarding Vocabulary development.
  • The use of an app for assessing receptive vocabulary will be examined on the day.
  • The use of the multi-contextual method of vocabulary instruction that has been demonstrated to be effective in improving EAL children access to the primary curriculum will be explored. 
  • A consistent achievement gap is found in national assessments of language and literacy between EAL children and their monolingual peers at the early stages of schooling.

Course Outcomes

The day will cover

  • The phonology-reading connection in multi-lingual children
  • Screening for reading failure in multi-lingual children
  • Learning to read in different orthographies
  • Dyslexia and second language learners
  • Assessing dyslexia in the multi-lingual child
  • The use of an app that has been developed for assessing receptive vocabulary in a child’s home language which is designed to be used by practitioners working with EAL students, will be demonstrated and access to it will made available in the training.
  • The use an evidence based approach to improve vocabulary will be examined. This approach is called the multi-contextual method of vocabulary instruction and has resulted in significant gains in knowledge of specific vocabulary taught as part of an intervention.

Programme

This training course is delivered as a full-day session beginning with coffee, and registration from 9.00am. The presentation starts at 10.00am prompt and closes at 4:15pm. Please note that lunch is provided on all full-day training co

Pre-requisites 

Some experience in working with multilingual dyslexic students and or working with EAL students in primary schools would be useful

Eligibility

EAL Teachers, Classroom Teachers, SENCO’s, specialist teachers/ assessors and other professionals working with multilingual dyslexic and EAL pupils in primary education. A specialist qualification is not essential for this course. 

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