Not being able to speak the native language can inhibit a person's ability to access certain information and resources. As an educator, the goal is to provide accessible learning opportunities and resources for everyone, including those who are learning to speak the native language. Consider strategies which can help you make learning more accessible.
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- [Voiceover] What if you had to attend school…in another country where you didn't…speak the native language?…For most people, this would be a very stressful situation.…But this is a reality for many students.…Another important consideration…when making learning accessible to everyone…is students that are learning to speak the native language.…Learning a language is difficult…and it takes a lot of effort that's above and beyond…the other learning that's taking place at school.…Some considerations for making learning more accessible…include using a lot of images, diagrams and picture.…
Providing content at an appropriate reading level.…Remember, that they may be excellent readers…in another language, but they may not be…at the level in your language.…Finding engaging hands-on experiences…for the students to learn through.…Also, many students in this situation…will have additional support from staff.…Be sure to work with them and students…to determine any necessary accommodations.…
- What is accessible learning?
- Accommodating different needs, from vision impairments to lack of digital access
- Adapting presentations, responses, and timing
- Using an LMS to make learning more accessible
- Adding alt text to images
- Adding closed captioning to videos