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14. The three main profiles of learners at entry-level

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Last updated 26 October 2012 15:29 by NZTecAdmin

  • Profile 1: Adults who have good listening comprehension skills but poor decoding skills. They can understand texts they hear, but cannot read these texts efficiently by themselves. This group includes adults who may have dyslexia. Their programme will have a strong focus on decoding and fluency.
  • Profile 2: Adults with poor listening comprehension and good decoding skills. They can decode texts, but not understand them well. This group will include adults whose first language is not English. Their programme will focus on developing language.
  • Profile 3: Adults with poor listening comprehension and poor decoding skills. This group will have multiple instructional needs, and will be more likely to need individualised support.


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