Foreign Language Schools & Robotics Academy | Volos
Learning Disabilities and Learning English
Welcome to the only specialized Foreign Language Schools Papakiritsi with classes for students with learning difficulties and the pioneering ESF program for the first time in Volos. Our ambition is for everyone to have access to the knowledge of the most widely spoken language in the world, English.
The program is aimed at children and adolescents with:
• Special Learning Disabilities / Dyslexia / Dyslexia / Dysorthography / Distraction / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
• General learning difficulties in English / Decreased performance
We adopt the multi-sensory teaching approach that involves all the senses, as, according to research worldwide, the use of multiple senses in the learning experience is a key parameter in learning a foreign language to children with dyslexia and other special learning needs, while benefiting all.
Using touch and body, sound, color, image and phonological awareness achieves memorization, and the most effective organization and reception of new information. In this way the student's motivation for learning is enhanced and the learning experience is enriched.
This approach stems from the basic principle that only what the student with learning difficulties can feel can he finally understand and assimilate.
The English Sounds Fun program includes specialized pedagogical exercises and techniques as well as printed material that teaches children how to write, read and communicate in English, developing all the necessary skills. It has been created by a special team of scientists and is an innovative and holistic educational program designed specifically for students who need a different approach to learning as well as students who have not benefited from the conventional education they have received in the past. The structure of the program aims at achieving a learning level of autonomy A2 in accordance with the
Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) lasting 2 years. Then the student will be able to attend a general education department in which he will continue with individualized attention and guidance as well as the necessary adaptation of the material to reach the desired level of skill and certification.
An essential part of our methodology is the layout and functionality of the learning space that is equipped with the most modern educational tools. Relaxation path, Pilates ball chairs, anxious toys and soft colors create an ideal environment in which the student feels safe, calm and focused.
The philosophy around the design of our space is based on the need for children to consume the excess energy they have and sit in a non-static position to calm down and be able to concentrate more.
Children improve their physical condition, which enhances their perception and ultimately promotes thinking. In addition, the use of technology with individual tablets and interactive whiteboards further facilitates the writing and reading process and makes the lesson more interesting and engaging.
Head of Studies: Irini Palaska
Make your registration simply by filling out the contact form and stating as a note that you are interested in English lessons.