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Overcoming language barriers

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A fundamental requirement for effective learning is to understand and be understood.

Inadequate language skills are a barrier at each stage of the learning journey.

This module looks at the ways technology can transform the learning experience and outcomes for ESOL learners and those who have difficulty with language, for example, learners with hearing loss.

Aim

This module shows you how to use digital technology to overcome language barriers.

Objective

After completing this module, you will be able to:
- deploy digital media and software creatively to overcome language barriers for learners
- intervene to improve the learning outcomes for those for whom English is not a mother tongue or who have other difficulties with language.

Digital Teaching Professional Framework

This module covers the DTPF component - F2 : Equality and diversity

  • Address the special needs of individual learners (e.g. dyslexia, ADHD, overachievers) using digital technologies
  • Allow for different learning pathways, levels and speeds when designing, selecting and implementing digital learning activities.
  • Devise individual learning plans and use digital technologies to support these.
  • Adapt communication strategies to the specific audience and be aware of cultural and generational diversity in digital environments
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Reviews
16th January 2020
Christina Copperthwaite

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14th January 2020
Anita Courtnage

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13th January 2020
Diane Harris

Our Response: Great thanks!
28th December 2019
Sharon Yates

Some useful ideas as work with a hearing impaired student.  Report this review

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20th December 2019
Matthew Gordon

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