MSL Training Courses

“Programs don’t teach, teachers teach” Louisa Moats 


Pre-Requisite for Associate MSL Course:
ADA accredited MSL training is open to relevant professionals with an approved Bachelor degree or equivalent as well as teacher aides. Committed and motivated parents and individuals may apply. All IMSLE courses are application based. Attendance and ongoing offerings are subject to approval by IMSLE.

Meeting the Demand:
The ADA receives enquiries everyday for MSL based professionals in schools and private practice so it is vital that we continue to train professionals to meet the demand. IMSLE has been successfully training professionals and parents since 2007. To find out more about research based Orton Gillingham- MSL approaches and training, please see the website:

In School Training:
Have your school host a training course and save on a course fee for a teacher at your school. Contact:

Professional MSL Orton Gillingham ADA Accredited Courses:
All IMSLE professional development training courses are ADA accredited and meet the rigorous standards set down by the ADA and IMSLEC for effectively teaching individuals with dyslexia or a related difficulty.The ADA standards for Associate and Certified memberships are in line with International accreditation private boards such as: IMSLEC, ALTA, BDA and AOGPE (USA). The ADA’s accreditation membership criteria is open to other structured literacy approaches that meet the ADA’s by-laws for equivalency of (AMADA) Accredited membership. Approval is at the discretion of the ADA and is based on other courses meeting the same pr similar curricula and standards.

Teaching which brings together Science, Psychology, Linguistics and Education:
The Institute for Multisensory Language Education (IMSLE) is Australian owned and operated. IMSLE is responsible for training teachers how to directly and explicitly teach all students to read and spell. The MSL approach is a pedagogy (approach) and not another program. Each MSL course (beginning with Associate, focusing on phonology) builds upon the preceeding one enabling a teacher to gain a theoretical understanding in the development of language and the skills required to effectively teach reading and spelling. Theory is based on a cognitive and linguistic framework. Reading and language research is drawn from cognitive science,psychology,linguistics and education. Research includes the work of: Stanovich, Galaburda, Sherman, Maryanne Wolf & Berringer, Nation & Snowling, Castles & Coltheart, Reid Lyon, Marilyn Adams, Jack Fletcher, Byrne, Fielding-Barnsley, Catts and Kamhi, McClelland,Kohnen, Riddick, Passe, Torgessen, Hanbury-King, Foorman, Louisa Moats, Montessori, Keller, Fernald, Orton and Gillingham.

2018 MSL Training venues and dates (updated on the 6th August 2018)

Wodonga, VIC, St Augustine’s Primary School: 1st–5th October. Status: Completed

Coffs Harbour, NSW, Bishop Druitt College: 8th–12th October 2018. Status: Completed

VIC, Chelsea Primary School: 15–19th October. Status: Completed(with a wait list)

VIC, South Gippsland, supported by Loch PS, venue to be advised: 29–3rd October/November. Status: Open

2019 dates released

as of 6th August 2018

NEW! January 14th–18th New Zealand, Palmerston North, Copethorn Conference Centre: OPEN

NEW! January 14th–18th South Australia, host school Salisbury Primary School: OPEN

NEW! January 21st–25th QLD Gold Coast, Varsity Lakes, The Chancellor Boardroom: OPEN

NEW! January 21st–15th Melbourne, host school Aldercourt Primary School: OPEN

Yearly Venues 

Gold Coast, Varisty Lakes

New Zealand, Palmerston North, Hamilton area and South Island

Melbourne, various areas

Sydney, Surry Hills

Hobart, Tasmania

Coffs Harbour

South Australia

VIC, Wodonga

Special location for March 2019, QLD, Port Douglas host school

To apply or enquire please email IMSLE:

IMSLE Australia website:

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