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Module #4 Reading Development from a Psycholinguistic Perspective starts 15 November 2017

This module is led by Professor Antonio Manjón Cabeza Cruz and Dr Marcin Sosinski and and his team from the University of Granada, Spain

To participate in our modules you can be waged or volunteering, qualified or in training. But it is important that you have experience in working with LESLLA learners or expect to work with them in the future. More information about LESLLA learners can be found on our website at or on

Week 1:    The reader’s task. Lower and higher level skills. Models of reading. LESLLA readers and factors that affect their reading.

Week 2:    How writing systems and scripts vary and what this means for your learners. The history of writing.

Week 3:    The phonological awareness, its development and how it underpins to reading.  LESLLA learners´ placement and assessment. Examples of activities to develop phonological awareness.

Week 4: Research on early reading: children and adults.

Week 5: Non-traditional options for teaching early reading to adults: The generative word method and the linguistic experience approach (LEA)

Week 6: Why do we read? Intensive and extensive reading. Reading Comprehension. Extensive reading and its psychological and social benefits. Extensive reading and LESLLA learners.


  • We aim to acknowledge applications within 72 hours of submission.
  • Use of Google Chrome could optimise the Moodle platform/Storyline performance on your computer but it is not essential. However, if you do have problems accessing the module we suggest that you use Google Chrome.






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