plenary, SEN

Jon Hird (Macmillan – UK) 1

Plenary: Dyslexia and Learning English: literacy and wider issues

We are more and more becoming aware of a need for provision for dyslexic learners in the English language classroom. Dyslexia not only affects core literacy skills, but it can also result in wider issues relating to study and learning. This session, which draws on professional theory and personal experience, looks at what dyslexia is, how it can affect the learner, its implications for the classroom and how we as teachers can help.


Jon Hird is based in Oxford, UK, where he divides his time between teaching English at the University of Oxford, teacher training and writing ELT materials. Jon has a particular interest in Grammar, English for Academic Purposes and dyslexia and learning English. He has written and contributed to a number of ELT publications, including the B1 level of the brand new course book series ‘Language Hub’ and has written and adapted a range of ELT material for learners with dyslexia.

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