EUROLTA Certification is provided by the ICC through the network European Language Teachers Assessment and Certification Scheme (ELTACS), EU funded teacher certification project, in which the Greek Ministry of Education and Religions also participated.
What makes it different?
EUROLTA is open to teachers of any language, and to teachers of their mother tongue as L2
EUROLTA recognizes the different educational environments that professionals work in. Practitioners are welcome to join the EUROLTA training
EUROLTA is based on sound educational principles that apply to all environments
Teachers of all foreign languages as well as Practitioners can be certified, by attending and adapting the respective programs and preparing their file in consultation with the instructors in classes of other foreign languages.
EUROLTA Certificate is designed for :
Language teachers with no or little language teaching experience
Practitioners who have experience in teaching in non-formal contexts or wishing to teach a language they know at level C1 or their mother tongue as L2
Experienced language teachers who feel they need to upgrade their practical skills
The training programme is based on a blended learning approach, that is a combination of face-to-face and online training as well as a strong element of reflection practice.
During the pandemic crisis the programme is offered exclusively online.
Apart from that the trainee teachers observe real or recorded language lessons and reflect and assess them based on an observation Sheet. They also practise their teaching skills in real classes or through micro-teaching among colleagues.
face-to-face training (32 hours)
on-line synchronous training (+-32 hours)
online asynchronous training (+-186 hours)
support in writing your Reflection Diary
Practical experience in 4 teaching sessions
3, 6 or 10 observation sessions during the course, according to the course you participate in
Personal mentoring and support by the trainers
Help in preparing your Teacher Portfolio for evaluation by the ICC Master Trainers and Assessors
Ifigenia Georgiadou, MA, Director of the Hellenic Culture Centre, Teacher Trainer, 35 years’ experience in teaching, external expert – evaluator at the National Organization for Certification of Qualifications & Vocational Guidance (EOPPEP), at the State Scholarship Foundation (IKY) and the Institute for Lifelong Learning (INEDIVIM), author of the books “Play & Laugh- Language Games for Teaching Greek as a Foreign Language”, Kaleidoscope -textbook series for learning Greek, EUROLTA Master Trainer (Certified Instructor of Teacher Trainers).
Nikos Konstantopoulos, MA, adult educator, responsible for distance education at the Hellenic Culture Centre, 20 years’ experience in teaching and material production, EUROLTA Teacher Trainer (Certified Instructor of Teachers and adult educators), trainer in Greek sign language.
The EUROLTA Certificate – Level 1 starts every November for 10 months until August. There is one synchronous meeting with the trainers every week and this lasts one hour and is held usually late evening. Some weeks there is no meeting, as participants prepare and realise their teaching sessions and micro-teaching sessions.
During the 2021-2022 academic year the synchronous online meetings are held every Tuesday 21.30-22.30 Greek time.
For 2021-2022 it starts on 04/11/2021 and ends on 30/08/2022. Online or blended form.
If you choose the blended (online + face to face meetings) form the f2f part is organised either in Santorini or in Athens.
The face-to-face course in Santorini is on 17-26/06/2022.
Please ask the Secretariat to confirm the dates, the cost, and the venue for this blended course.
The certification is based on a Teacher Portfolio submitted by the candidate ( including lesson plans, teaching practice, assignments etc) and is prepared with the support of Teacher Trainers. It is sent to Germany to be evaluated by the EUROLTA Master Trainers. Once the trainee is approved, the certificate is sent by the ICC headquarters from Germany within one month.
We submit portfolios for evaluation to the ICC assessors 2 or 3 times a year. After the delivery and in about one month, either the Certificates or the corrections of the evaluators are sent to the trainees.Our Centre issues a Certificate of Attendance for the courses held, in case the candidates need that during the training to present to different organisations. The Hellenic Culture Centre is officially recognized as a Lifelong Learning Centre and a language school by the Greek Ministry of Education and Religions (EOPPEP code number 2101782/ 2018 and 2308668/2018).