MOOC (massive open online course) on dyslexia and language teaching – exploiting the DysTEFL materia

A free online learning course on 'Dyslexia and language teaching’, based on the award-winning materials of the DysTEFL project (coordinated by Joanna Nijakowska from the University of Łódź), was offered by Lancaster University (partner in the DysTEFL project) in cooperation with FutureLearn and took place over four weeks (from 20th of April – 17th of May 2015) entirely online. The course was aimed at English language teachers, teachers of modern foreign languages, teacher trainers, educators and trainee teachers who are interested in how they can accommodate and cater for the needs of students with dyslexia in foreign/second language classrooms. Lead educator – Judit Kormos (Lancaster University) and educators – Anne Margaret Smith (ELT well) and Joanna Nijakowska (University of Łódź) gave practical guidance and advice on enhancing the phonological awareness, vocabulary knowledge and reading skills of dyslexic language learners.

The course attracted over 18000 registered participants from all over the world!