Short biographical note
- Rontou Maria is a seconded teacher of English/English for Academic Purposes at the Department of Political Science and International Relations of the University of Peloponnese. She is a holder of a BA in English Language and Philology from the University of Athens, an MA in English Language studies and Methods from the University of Warwick and an EdD in Language Studies from the University of Birmingham.
- She has worked as a teacher of the English language in primary and secondary education and she has taught at public Institutes of Vocational Training (I.E.K.). She has been working as Collaborative Teaching Staff since 2017 at the Postgraduate Course “Education Sciences: Special Education and Training of people with difficulties in oral and written speech” of the Hellenic Open University. She is the writer of the teaching material and a collaborator at an e-learning programme of the University of Athens titled “Teaching foreign languages to students with dyslexia” since 2014. She has participated as a trainer in the training of foreign language teachers at Teaching Centres in Tripolis, Athens and Korinthia.
- She has participated as an oral examiner in the exams of the State Certificate of the English Language and the Test of Interactive English. She has been a reviewer in Journal of Literacy Research, Sage Open, Learning Disabilities: A contemporary Journal and the Scientific Journal of Primary Education of Korinthia.
- She has taught at a postgraduate course of the University of Birmingham and has presented her research at Greek and International Conferences with talks and posters.
- She has published articles in the journals Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs, Support for Learning and the Scientific Journal of Primary Education of Korinthia, Aspects Today, TESOL GREECE NEWSLETTER as well as chapters in edited books on dyslexia support issues, the use of technology and the internet in teaching EFL and the teaching of grammar in EFL.