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.

2019 MSL Training Dates and Venues (as of 24th January 2019)

West Melbourne (City Location) VIC July 1-5th. Venue Independent Schools, Rosslyn St, West Melb: OPEN

Sydney, Surry Hills, NSW 15th-19th July. Venue address Mary St, Surry Hills: OPEN

Melbourne, VIC 2nd-6th September. Venue Bentleigh West Primary School: OPEN

Victoria, 23rd-27th September. Venue Mt Waverley Primary School: OPEN

Wodonga (NSW side) 30th September – 4th October. Venue Lavington East Primary School: OPEN

New Zealand, Christchurch 30th September – 4th October: OPEN

To apply or enquire please email IMSLE:

IMSLE Australia website:

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