Monday, July 10, 2017

Dyslexia or Shut Down Learner (Part 2)

·         Trouble learning a foreign language (2)
This term Learning Disability or Dyslexia is used as a loose collection of problems from underachievement to mental retardation.
On what basis do researchers state that students with Learning Disabilities or so called dyslexics have difficulty learning a foreign language?
Where is the evidence to support the statement that so called dyslexics have difficulties learning a foreign language?

All my former students and current students have no problem speaking in a few languages. The one thing common in them is that they cannot read in the English language at grade level. They have no problem with learning languages.
Don’t forget that our late Lee Kuan Yew, former PM of Singapore, spoke 6 languages and he was a confirmed dyslexic.

The important question that we should ask is as to how it is possible for me and teachers like me from all over the world to teach these so called dyslexic kids to learn how to read in the English Language.

Food for thought: How is it that Tom Cruise could Speak English well and yet was unable to read until after he had finished Top Gun? He started reading only after the age of 22. Was his problem in learning the English Language or learning to read in the English Language?

John MacMillan.
Why is it that people believe you when you say there are 4 billion stars, but when you tell them the paint is wet, they have to check?

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