Language Learning for Dyslexics

Evidence-based learning tips

Often we are told “learn this!” but normally nobody tells us how. With this video, I wanted to give you an overview of the evidence-based learning strategies that have worked for me as a dyslexic studying a second language.

The Dyslexic Perspective

Here are the evidence-based study/learning tips that I would like you to know:

  • Focus on the higher levels of Blooms Taxonomy
  • Make your learning process as active as possible (Active learning, active recall)
  • Use Spaced repetition to get information into your longterm memory
  • Use apps with built-in spaced repetition like the Anki app (AnkiApp)
  • Utilize audio files to enhance your learning especially if you are dyslexic
  • Be open about your dyslexia
  • Focus on topics that you are naturally interested in that way spaced repetition has a chance to occur naturally (Benefit from your intrinsic motivation)
  • Use active recall learning strategies: tell other people what you have learned (teach), and apply the things you remembered and understood
  • Use practice testing and use it as a tool to analyze the thing you still need to learn


Here’s some of the literature I consulted to create this video: