Why Learning to Read English is So Hard and How to Make it Easier
Why do children learning to read English take more than two years to attain basic literacy, while children learning to read phonetic languages such as Italian achieve the same level within a year?
Why are the effects of dyslexia so much more limiting for readers of English than for those reading phonetic languages?
The book includes the sound for each of the phonemes in English accompanied by videos and instructions for how to make each of the sounds. It also includes the videos used for teaching Readable English, such as videos that explain to students the complexities of the English language. The program is designed to convince students that any difficulties they face with reading aren’t their fault: the problems are the fault of the language, which Readable English ‘fixes’.
"Based on theory and data, I can recommend Readable English in the strongest possible terms. It has the potential to transform the teaching of English."
~ Emeritus Professor John Sweller, Educational psychologist and Creator of Cognitive Load Theory