Recommended practices for teaching foreign language to students with dyslexia





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The research question addressed is, What are the recommended practices for teaching foreign language to students with dyslexia? This capstone documents one teacher's transition from traditional teaching methods to a more varied, multi-sensory approach to teaching to better reach her students with dyslexia. The research provided in this capstone discusses the challenges dyslexic students face in learning a foreign language, the challenges teachers face in working with these students and the positive results that the multi-sensory approach can provide to help dyslexic students learn and retain material. Based on the research, this teacher designed lesson plans that use the multi-sensory approach and focus on three areas of learning a foreign language: pronunciation, vocabulary and subject-verb agreement. The capstone concludes with the author's personal reflection and recommendations for foreign language teachers working with dyslexic students.

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