Certificate in Dyslexia and Chinese Language Support

first Run: Nov 2018 Run
26, 27 Nov 2018 | 9:30am to 4:30pm
28 Nov 2018 | 9:30am to 12:30pm

second Run: Feb 2019 Run
25, 26 Feb 2019 | 9:30am to 4:30pm
27 Feb 2019 | 9:30am to 12:30pm

third Run: Jun 2019 Run
24, 25 Jun 2019 | 9:30am to 4:30pm
26 Jun 2019 | 1:30pm to 4:30pm
Public : $749.00
DAS Parents : $674.10
After VCF subsidy for VWO staff who are Singaporeans/PR : $524.30

COURSE OBJECTIVES

 

This certificate course will expose participants to the current research on dyslexia and Chinese language, as well as pedagogical approaches to support children with language learning difficulties. Participants will also be introduced to strategies that can actively engage children in building literacy skills such as orthographic and morphological awareness, stroke formation and patterns, oracy skills, comprehension and writing. Some other helpful resources will also be shared in this course.

 

Note: The course will be conducted in both English and Mandarin, in order to explain certain concepts.

 

KEY TOPICS

 

  • Dyslexia and its underlying difficulties in bilingual learners
  • Nature and structure of Chinese characters
  • Chinese literacy intervention and effective teaching principles
  • Understanding the Chinese curriculum in Singapore (Primary)
  • Teaching strategies for learning Chinese characters, oracy, comprehension and writing skills

 

 

METHOD OF ASSESSMENT

 

Using the knowledge and taught strategies, create a set of teaching and learning materials appropriate for learners with language difficulties, supplemented with minimum 500-word write-up that explains the purpose, learning objectives and reflection on practice.

 

CERTIFICATION AWARDED

 

  • A Certificate of Achievement will be awarded to participants who attain at least 75% attendance and successfully pass the assessment.
  • A Certificate of Attendance will be awarded to participants who attain at least 75% attendance but do not wish to undertake the assessment

 

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