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Bridging the Gap between Research, Policies and Practice - Opportunities and challenges with accessibility*

Join us at the next EDA Autumn Seminars in Växjö, Sweden  between September 27 - 29. 

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Call for papers

The EDA are happy to announce the call for papers for the upcoming Autumn Seminars in Växjö, Sweden, 2019. The theme is "Bridging the Gap between Research, Policies and Practice - Opportunities and challenges with accessibility"

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Free online course on Dyslexia and Foreign Language Teaching

23 February 2019

Lancaster University announces a free online learning course on 'Dyslexia and language teaching’ which runs from 14th of April – 12th of May 2019. This course is offered by Lancaster University in cooperation with FutureLearn and takes place over four weeks entirely online. It is 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. In this course, which is based on the award-winning materials of the Dystefl project  you can find out about the nature of dyslexia and how it affects the learning of additional languages. You can explore a variety of useful techniques, including recent computer-assisted tools that you can take into the classroom to help students with dyslexia in acquiring another language. Lead educators Dr. Judit Kormos and Dr. Anne Margaret Smith give practical guidance and advice on enhancing the phonological awareness, vocabulary knowledge and reading skills of dyslexic language learners. The materials and tasks in the course can be applied for various age groups of dyslexic students and for a variety of language learning contexts including the teaching of English as a foreign/second language and the teaching of modern foreign languages. Enrolment is now open and we are looking forward to welcoming you and your colleagues as one of our participants. Please feel free to distribute this course information to other interested colleagues, teachers, students and share it on social media and the word-wide web.

Dyslexia and Employment, what does European law say?

30 October 2018

Eda member of the board of Directors, Vincent Lochmann attended the Academy of European Law seminar in Trier in September 2018 about "Disability in Employment and beyond". How can European law be interpreted about Employment and Dyslexia?

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