Teaching Languages to Students with Specific Learning Differences

By (author) Prof. Judit Kormos, Anne Margaret Smith

Publication date:

18 January 2012

Length of book:

248 pages


Multilingual Matters



ISBN-13: 9781847696205

This book is intended to help language teachers to work effectively and successfully with students who have specific learning differences (SpLD) such as dyslexia. The book takes an inclusive and practical approach to language teaching and encourages teachers to consider the effects that an SpLD could have on a language learner. It suggests strategies that can be implemented to enable learners to succeed both in the classroom and in formal assessment. The book places issues of language teaching for learners with an SpLD in a broad educational context and, in addition to practical advice on methodologies and classroom management, also discusses discourses of the field, the identification of SpLDs and facilitating progression.

This is a long awaited book and it is sure to be ‘snapped up’ by all professional groups who deal with the literacy issues experienced by multilingual learners with dyslexia and other specific difficulties. The authors provide a sound understanding of the strategies needed to ensure that all subjects are made accessible. This book is sure to be a winner!