About Project

sphereThe DysTEFL teacher development course we intend to popularize in the DysTEFL2 project is innovative and practical in its content, structure and format. It addresses a gap in the field of English language teacher training where the needs of dyslexic students are frequently neglected. It provides both a solid theoretical foundation about the nature of dyslexia and practical suggestions for classroom teaching, task and curriculum design, and assessment. The course is unique in its focus on dyslexic language learners, in its approach to teacher training and in providing freely downloadable booklets and a complete set of self-study materials. An important innovative feature of the course is that it takes a task-based approach to teacher development and employs tasks to enhance learning and reflection. New ideas and relevant background information are presented using all the innovative means made available by modern technology (e.g. You-tube videos, webpages, weblinks, podcasts and screencasts). We intend to update and complement the existing DysTEFL course materials. We will focus on developing a battery of quizzes, tests and exams (with regards to each course unit and each mode of the course - face-to-face, on-line self-study and distance learning), which constitutes an integral part of the procedures for confirming learning outcomes.