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WHY TEACH LANGUAGES
to learners with special needs?

Why? What are the benefits?
Introduction to 'special needs'
Workshop 1: Why teach languages to learners of all abilities?


WHY AREN'T THEY LEARNING?
Identifying & removing barriers

Understanding barriers
Some common barriers
Prerequisite skills
The importance of phonics
Motivation, behaviour and learning
Workshop 2: Another way of looking at barriers
Workshop 3: Copying as a potential barrier
Workshop 4: Talking to learners about barriers


ADDITIONAL SUPPORT NEEDS
Taking account of special needs
 

Introduction
Dyslexic learners (MFL)
Dyslexic learners (EAL, EAL, etc.)
Dyspraxia
Learners on the autism spectrum
Speech, language and communication difficulties
Down's syndrome
Deaf learners
Visual impairment
English as an additional language
Gifted and talented learners
Behavioural difficulties
Other needs profound and complex needs; teaching boys


SUPPORTING LEARNING

Working together to support learning
Workshop 5: Where do we start?
Workshop 6: Planning for learners in difficulty
Workshop 7: Planning support for dyslexic learners
Workshop 8: Planning support for autistic learners
Workshop 9: Planning support for deaf learners
Using ICT to support learning
 


INCLUSIVE PRACTICE
Managing learners

Developing inclusive practice
Meeting learners' needs
Mixed ability classes
Structuring learning the 5-stage cycle
Workshop 10: Inclusive provision
Workshop 11: Meeting needs: How am I doing?
Workshop 12: Structuring learning: Auditing current practice


LANGUAGES PLUS
The wider aims of language learning

Making links
Linking locally
The wider world
In-school links
Citizenship
Workshop 15: Planning links


CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Our contribution to CPD
Workshops
Action research
Lucky dip Exemplar materials
Storytelling Exemplar materials
Some classroom equipment to support approaches advocated on the site
Maximising potential: External links and supplementary support
Project archives: Documentation from earlier projects
Reference: Links to some official sites


IMPROVING LEARNING

Active and multisensory approaches
Using the target language in class
Teaching phonics
Capturing language
Memory
Personal
learning
Collaborative learning
Workshop 13 Using the target language: Communicative principles
Workshop 14 Active and multisensory learning: Enriching experience
 


CERTIFICATION

Access levels in Scotland
Workshop 16: Help with planning Access levels


LANGUAGES

Most pages on the website are generic and can be taken to apply to all languages. Some links to sites dealing with Community Languages and bilingualism can be found on the EAL page; British Sign Language has its own page, with links to a few other signed languages; some links to Latin for learners with special needs can be found on the ASN introductory page and Active learning; references to a few teaching resources in English, Spanish, German, French and Italian can be found on the Lucky Dip and Mini Modules pages; there is a Gaelic/Gàihdlig page covering first and second language learning. You can use the search facility below to check for references to a specific language.
 


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