Learning Spanish for people with dyslexia requires the right learning method, focusing on Listening to Spanish speakers and repeating. Growing Your vocabulary will help improve your grammar more easily. The Spanish Phonemic awareness you have been developing is essential for writing in Spanish.
Spanish is a widely spoken language in the world. It has the second-most native speakers globally, 450 million to be exact. Besides that, the number of Spanish speakers is rising as more people are learning Spanish daily.
Spanish is easy to learn, yet people with learning disabilities like dyslexia face some challenges while learning it. It is necessary to find the right method for people with dyslexia not to hinder learning Spanish. I Teacher Catalina have videos and resources available for all learning levels and highly suitable for people with dyslexia.
Dyslexia is a learning disorder and reading disability. It impacts an individual’s reading skills since he/she cannot identify speech sounds and learning skills since he/she is unable to decode. Dyslexia affects the parts of the brain that are specified for learning.
Dyslexia can cause challenges when it comes to learning. However, it must not be seen as an obstacle to learning Spanish. Spanish Teachers, like me, are generally questioned about the possibility of people with dyslexia learning Spanish. I believe every student can learn and achieve results.
Another good news for people with dyslexia is that Spanish is a more straightforward foreign language for them to learn. It is a transparent language with more straightforward decoding than other common languages like English or French.
Here is how people with dyslexia can learn Spanish, with resources, along with some tips on how they can work on it themselves:
Fight the disorder barrier by listening carefully to what I am saying in the video lessons. Even if you cannot comprehend what I am saying, you will start training your ear; your brain will process the new flow of words. When it comes to speaking, I recommend that my students pronounce when I say a new Spanish word. As the lessons advance, you pronounce new words and store them in your word bank and later use them in the sentences. These are great ways you can practice speaking as well as learning.
Listening and speaking are essential in learning Spanish, but vocabulary and grammar are also necessary to build sentences you can use daily and begin communicating. Learning vocabulary and grammar may also be challenging for people with dyslexia. Teacher Catalina has got you covered.
Here are a few vocabulary tips:
For memorizing grammar in classes:
I have made sure to use and teach vocabulary with levels 1-3 for beginners. Thus you’ll have an easy start. Also, I ensure that multi-sensory activity is maintained in the course so all students can adapt to it. Multi-sensory activity – Read, Write, Pronounce, repeat method – aids the brain-based learning vocabulary differently.
Writing is the part where people with dyslexia may experience the biggest challenge. People affected with the disorder scuffle with spelling words since their brains cannot process and store information. Even though memorizing can be challenging, training and practice can improve it with time.
Phonemic awareness is essential when learning Spanish and Teacher Catalina ensures that it is taught in the initial stage. Following are some tips that will help people with dyslexia spell and write effectively:
Many people think that teaching Spanish to people with dyslexia is almost impossible, but I genuinely enjoy working with every one of my students, no matter the challenges. You will enjoy learning Spanish when you join me, in a free Spanish journey at https://www.teachercatalina.com.