Dyslexia

Dyslexia

What is dyslexia?

Dyslexia means that you read very slowly. It is difficult to read words you do not know, both in your own language and in Danish. It is also difficult to spell in both Danish and your own language.

How do you know if you are dyslexic?

Was it difficult for you to learn to read and spell in your own language in school? Do you prefer to avoid writing, both in your own language and in Danish? If you answered yes, you may be dyslexic.

Free classes for dyslexic learners (OBU)

At VSK, you can attend free classes for dyslexic learners (OBU OrdBlindeUndervisning) and get help with your reading and writing.

You do not have to be a student at VSK to attend OBU – the offer is open to everyone.

OBU helps you become better at reading, spelling and writing. WE teach you how to use your phone, PC or tablet as a reading and writing tool.

In addition, OBU can help you pass the module test and the final exams at the Danish Language Course and pass the FVU exams and other exams, eg “Indfødsretsprøven”.

The classes

Classes for dyslexic learners at VSK implies:

  • small classes with a maximum of 6 course participants
  • classes 2 times a week
  • 3 lessons in every session
  • up to 80 lessons in total
  • either morning, afternoon or evening
  • the teaching is tailored to your needs

You will practice and become good at:

  • using a phone, PC and iPad to help you read and write
  • reading different kinds of texts, eg on the internet
  • reading, whatever you would like to be able to read 
  • writing short texts, eg for social media, SMS, email, cover letters.
  • writing what you need to write at work or in school

Time and place

An OBU course lasts a maximum of 80 lessons. You can start at any time of the year, whenever it suits you. The teaching takes place at Vestegnens Sprog- & Kompetencecenter in Glostrup or on Amager.

Get startet

Sign up

Before you start, you must take a free dyslexia test. The test takes approx. 2 hours.
You will receive a report describing your dyslexia and granting you the right to free teaching for dyslexic learners. Contact the OBU supervisor to schedule a test.

OBU counselor:
Bodil Birkelund Pedersen
phone: 30 71 28 03
email: bobip@brondby.dk

Tips and tools for dyslexia

Tekst til tale

Text-to-speech: In this video, our dyslexia counsellor Efie shows you how to use Google Translate on your smartphone to read the newspaper aloud. 

Speech-to-text: In this video, our dyslexia counsellor Efie shows you how to use Google Translate to turn something you say into text on your smartphone.

Tale til tekst: I denne video viser vores ordblinde-vejleder Efie, hvordan du kan bruge Google Translate til at lave noget du siger om til tekst på din smartphone.