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The Science of Language and Reading - An Introduction

La Trobe University

1 days
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250 AUD/full
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About

The Science of Language and Reading - An Introduction course at La Trobe University is a specialised course covering the linguistic basis of early reading as this applies to word decoding and language comprehension. 

Overview

Both initial reading instruction and support for struggling readers will be discussed. This includes frameworks for early identification and intervention.

Program Overview 

Over four 1.5-hour online seminars, you'll be introduced to the language basis of reading as well as key theories in learning to read. You'll also gain knowledge of evidence-informed instruction and support for use in your classroom, clinic or home.

Following each online session, you'll be able to access learning resources and practical tools to support you in applying the techniques learned in class.

This program is delivered by La Trobe University SOLAR Lab Directors; Professor Pamela Snow and Associate Professor Tanya Serry.

The Science of Language and Reading - An Introduction course at La Trobe University is designed for primary and secondary teachers but also targets allied health professionals and parents or grandparents who want to understand more about the science of language and reading as this pertains to initial reading instruction and support for struggling learners.

Programme Structure

Topics covered will include:

  • Oral language foundations as the basis for learning to read.
  • The Simple View of Reading and how it informs and supports classroom practice with respect to decoding and language comprehension.
  • An overview of different types of phonics instruction and their pros and cons 

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 1 days

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • Session 1: Monday 7 February
  • Session 2: Monday 14 February
  • Session 3: Monday 21 February
  • Session 4: Monday 28 February

Language

English

Delivered

Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS Provider Code Number 00115M 

  • Broadband internet access and an active email address that can be accessed during study periods.
  • Access to a device such as a computer or iPad during study periods.
  • Basic computer literacy skills (e.g. Word or other word processing software).
  • Participants are NOT required to have Zoom loaded on their computer.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    250 AUD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 250 AUD for the full programme during 1 days.
  • National

    250 AUD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 250 AUD for the full programme during 1 days.

Funding

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