(£30.00 inc. VAT)

This course will be accessible from July 16th 2021. The price is £25.00 plus vat for one student, for six months. You can access the course at any time. You will need about 1.5 hours to finish the course. 
Develop as an inclusive teacher with this affordable and flexible course. Unlock your learners' communication skills, develop their memory strategies and boost their self-confidence.
At the end of the course you will have a better understanding of:
  • how key elements of music can support language and literacy development; 
  • how musical activities can help students develop memory strategies and self-confidence; 
  • the social and emotional benefits of using musical activities with all your learners. 
All of this will give you the confidence to work effectively with dyslexic learners of all ages.
Furthermore, you will be eligible for a 50% discount on all the resources that are covered by the course, to get you started in applying your new skills.

Anne Margaret Smith has taught English for 30 years and worked with dyslexic learners for most of that time, as a dyslexia assessor and specialist tutor. Through ELT well she provides materials and CPD for teachers to help them support their multilingual and neurodiverse learners. Anne Margaret co-authored 'Teaching Languages to Students with Specific Learning Differences', with Judit Kormos, and has presented at many ELT and dyslexia events around the world, including giving a keynote talk at the NALDIC conference in November 2019. She is the co-ordinator of the IATEFL special interest group for Inclusive Practices and SEN.

Matthew Evens is a freelance Musical Facilitator based in Bradford, UK. He’s a qualified music teacher and was Head of Music at a Performing Arts School in Leeds for 4 years. Since then he’s had 10 years’ experience of working with students who have a range of sensory, emotional, behavioural and cognitive challenges to overcome. Matthew has 30 years experience of performing and writing music in many different genres and has performed at Glastonbury, Womad and the Isle of Wight festivals. He is the co-author of ‘Language Learning and Musical Activities’, with Anne Margaret.

Language Learning and Musical Activities Online Self-Study Course Outline

Session Topic
1 Introduction to the course
2 The inclusive classroom
3 Focussed listening
4 Intonation
5 Volume and tempo
6 Connected speech
7 Memory for vocabulary
8 Memory for grammar

Language, Learning, Music, Activities, MLAcadmi, LLAMA, Anne Margaret Smith