Dealing with learning differences in the ELT classroom

A 6-week Professional Education seminar with Despina Paizi, PhD.

When: September 24 – October 29 2020, every Thursday 10:00-13:00

Where: Alba Graduate Business School, 6-8 Xenias Str.,115 28, Athens

Language of Instruction: English

Audience: By registration only 


The “Dealing with learning differences in the ELT classroom” seminar is an 18-hour training course designed to introduce English Language Teachers (ELTs) to the challenges that students with learning differences face and provide them with appropriate strategies to differentiate their instruction and enhance these students’ skills in the foreign language. The training involves six topic based workshops that target knowledge and skills necessary to understand, identify and deal with learning differences effectively in the classroom.

Who is this for?

The “Dealing with learning differences in the ELT classroom” seminar is ideal for educational professionals who want to know what learning differences are, understand what they refer to and learn practical ways to identify them and deal with them effectively in the classroom.

Why attend?

The course will offer participants a strong theoretical and practical background regarding learning differences. It will equip participants with practical skills regarding inclusion strategies, instructional differentiation and appropriate material preparation for students that face learning challenges, in order to maximize learning opportunities.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this seminar, participants will be able to:

  • Understand what learning differences are and how they affect students’ performance
  • Understand the nature of dyslexia as well as other co-morbid disorders, such as Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Identify classroom behaviors that can be related to learning differences
  • Deliver engaging lessons based on inclusion practices that will help students with learning differences improve their performance.
  • Adapt materials and tests to meet the needs of individuals who face learning differences.

Dates & times

September 24, 2020
October 1, 2020
October 8, 2020
October 15, 2020
October 22, 2020
October 29, 2020

Seminar Fees

Regular single participant fee: €150
Members of the ACG community, Professional Education past participants, companies that register two or more employees and unemployed: €120

Despina Paizi, PhD

Despina works as an Educational Psychologist specialising in the diagnosis and treatment of learning differences and she is an adjunct professor at the department of Psychology at Deree – The American College of Greece. She has extensive experience in consulting with teachers and parents concerning learning differences and the maximization of learning potential as well as language disorders in students of various ages and education levels. She is actively involved in research concerning reading difficulties and their intervention in young readers and bilingualism.

Despina has earned an MSc degree from The Edinburgh University and a PhD from the University of Rome La Sapienza.

For more information, please call 210 600 9800 ext. 1532, 1332 or email [email protected].

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