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ERIC Number: EJ1147394
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Jul
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0951-0893
Reading and Spelling Difficulties in the ELT Classroom
Gerlach, David
ELT Journal, v71 n3 p295-304 Jul 2017
Learners with reading and/or spelling difficulties (RSD) generally also show severe problems in learning EFL. Taking into consideration several observational and interventional studies, this article illustrates some practical and pragmatic means of identifying RSD, and provides possible solutions when addressing these difficulties in ELT classrooms. Among these approaches are the explicit teaching of grapheme-phoneme rules; taking into account possible mother tongue interference; building a frequency-based basic vocabulary; and multisensory language teaching/learning.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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