Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS®) Course

  • 09:00 AM
  • SPELD NSW: Suite 2, Level 1, 52 O'Connell Street, Parramatta.
  • 08 9217 2500 or

Combined Online and Face-to-Face Delivery in SYDNEY

The LETRS® course includes eight units of study, typically completed across two years. Each unit commences with a full day, face-to-face workshop. Participants then complete the online content in their own time. Unit 1 – The Challenge of Learning to Read – comprises eight online sessions, taking approximately 1.5 to 2 hours to complete.

Courses will be run in every Australian state, with face-to-face workshops generally run at the state SPELD offices.

Presented by educational psychologist Mandy Nayton OAM.

Date: Saturday 13th July 2019
Time: 9:00am to 3:30pm

Cost: $985 for the first 4 units, all materials and 4 face-to-face sessions.
Code: 219NSW1

Register Online at Dyslexia SPELD Foundation

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Unit 1 – The Challenge of Learning to Read.

This initial face-to-face session provides an overview of the LETRS® course and introduces the first unit of study.

Dates for the remaining three face-to-face sessions will be negotiated with attendees at the initial face-to-face session.

This workshop is suitable for primary school teachers and learning support teachers


This LETRS course meets the following professional standards for teachers:
1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.5, 2.2, 2.5, 3.2, 3.3, 5.1, and 5.4.


Unit 1 – The Challenge of Learning to Read

Unit 2 – The Speech Sounds of English

Unit 3 – Teaching Beginning Phonics, Word Recognition, and Spelling

Unit 4 – Advanced Decoding, Spelling and Word Recognition

Unit 5 – The Mighty Word: Oral Language and Vocabulary

Unit 6 – Digging for Meaning: Understanding Reading Comprehension

Unit 7 – Text-Driven Comprehension Instruction

Unit 8 – The Reading-Writing Connection

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