Online courses

Assessing multilingual learners 

This course is for you if you suspect that one of your EAL / ESOL learners may have dyslexia or another SpLD. Start any time that suits you.

Participants find out how to make the most of the CAML materials (included in the price) and go through the process of assessing learners who are using English as an additional language, highlighting key issues that may be different from assessing English-speaking (monolingual) people.

CAML assessment

Each stage of the process is exemplified by case study material, which builds towards the final session, when participants are required to make a judgement about the cognitive profile of one learner, complete a report memo setting out the key features of their cognitive profile, and make some recommendations to inform teaching.

Once you have booked your course, you have 2 months in which to complete the 5 sessions, each one taking about an hour. You can do it all in one day, or a little at a time, whichever suits you best. Please allow a couple of days for the materials to arrive in the post to you.


Understanding neurodiversity

NOW: start any time, 2 months to complete

This course is for anyone who would like to understand their neurodivergent students’ barriers to learning, and feel better equipped to put appropriate interventions in place.

Through experiential activities and social stories, participants will become familiar with the key characteristics of common specific learning differences (SpLDs), and understand their impacts on learning.
The course materials (included in the price) enable you to continue the work of raising awareness of SpLDs amongst your colleagues and students.

This 10-session course features a live discussion forum to give you the opportunity to ask questions and discuss your experiences with your tutor and other participants. Each session requires about 90 minutes study time.


Two free online courses that Anne Margaret
has contributed to:

Dyslexia for Teachers of English as a Foreign Language 2

This is the updated version of the hugely successful British Council ELTon award-winning European project. The materials are freely available, but there is no accreditation and no interaction. However, teachers are able to dip and out of the 10 units as they wish.

Dyslexia and Foreign Language Teaching

This online course usually runs for four weeks from late April, during which time there will be tutors on duty to answer questions, and a very active discussion board where participants from all over the world can share ideas and experiences. Certificates of participation are available.