Learning Disabilities and Foreign Language Learning in Slovakia

Slovakia, ID Výzvy2016-548;       Foreign language learning is an integral and compulsory part of educational system in Slovakia and students with dyslexia who are integrated in the intact classes tend to face difficulties in foreign language learning (FLL). Currently, it is only English language that is taught as an obligatory subject since the third grade, however, many schools introduce it as a mandatory since the first grade. The author brings the statistical data about integration of learners with SLD, discusses possible exemptions from learning foreign languages (and gives evidence how it is applied in Slovak schools). The article also brings data collected in a group of elementary school teachers on their knowledge how to treat students with SLD in foreign language classes and their needs.