EL.LE | 7 | 2 | 2018
Phonemic Awareness in English as a Foreign Language
An Action-Research Project for a Linguistic Destructuration Case of an International Adoption Subject
Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia
Submitted 09 Feb 2018
Accepted 28 Aug 2018
The present paper discusses the results of an action-research study involving a 15-year-old student who was diagnosed with severe dyslexia after coming to Italy through international adoption. The study investigates the literature on language acquisition in cases of early deprivation and the implications of the phonological deficit in students with dyslexia in a foreign language learning environment. The essay also reports the results of a learning program concerning phonological awareness that has been delivered in a two-month period to the student. The program outlines a possible methodological and practical framework for raising phonemic awareness in secondary school students with dyslexia and offers suggestions for classroom practice.
International adopted individuals. Phonological awareness. Second first language learning. Severe dyslexia.