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EUROLTA Certificate – Level 1

  • The only EUROLTA certified course for teachers of Greek as a foreign/second language
  • Advanced methodology with strong practical elements and reflection practice
  • Intended also for practitioners who wish to teach Greek in non-formal contexts
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EUROLTA Certificate – Level 1

  • The only EUROLTA certified course for teachers of Greek as a foreign/second language
  • Advanced methodology with strong practical elements and reflection practice
  • Intended also for practitioners who wish to teach Greek in non-formal contexts
0 years
of experience in teaching Greek as foreign/second language
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of experience in teacher training
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adult learners of Greek
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teachers of Greek in our courses

  • Get all the motivation and inspiration you need in order to develop professionally and personally

  • Enjoy the emotion of belonging to a real community of like-minded teachers

  • Join a network of teachers who teach Greek in different countries and continents

Choose the course type you prefer:

EUROLTA CERTIFICATE – Level 1 Online course

  • 120 hours total
  • every other Saturday over a period of 4 months, from 09.00-18.00
  • 40 hours of individual study work for the preparation of the assignments and the Portfolio for Certification 
  • 6 observation sessions, 2 micro peer teaching, 1 teaching session 60-90 min, Reflection Diary, 3 assignments

Next course begins on January 13th 2024!

EUROLTA CERTIFICATE – Level 1 Face-to-Face course

  • 120 hours total
  • 10day – 80 hours full time programme in Athens or Santorini
  • 40 hours of individual study work at home for the preparation of the assignments and the Portfolio for Certification
  • 6 observation sessions, 2 micro peer teaching, 1 teaching session 60-90 min, Reflection Diary, 3 assignments

Next course takes place in Santorini and begins on March 22nd 2024!

Course Details

EUROLTA

EUROLTA is an internationally recognised qualification for those who wish to teach modern languages to adults. It is recognised by all member organisations of the ICC – International Language Association and guarantees that the holder of the qualification has acquired a high level of proficiency in the teaching of languages to adults. All training courses offered under the EUROLTA scheme reflect a modern approach to language teaching and teacher training.
Hellenic Culture Centre is the only recognized EUROLTA centre for training of teachers of Greek as second / foreign language

Certification

EUROLTA Level One Certificate is a Europe-wide recognized qualification in adult language education.
If you hold a EUROLTA Certificate you have demonstrated that you have the knowledge and skills necessary to plan, teach and evaluate your language classes within your institutional context.

Certification is based on the evaluation of a Teacher Portfolio submitted by the candidate containing samples of the teacher’s work and is prepared with the support of the Teacher Trainers. The Portfolio is evaluated by the EUROLTA Master Trainers within a month’s time after submission.

Hellenic Culture Centre issues a Certificate of Attendance to use for different purposes during the training course.

Hellenic Culture Centre is officially recognized as a Lifelong Learning Centre and a language school by the Greek Ministry of Education and Religions.

Intended for 

EUROLTA training course and certification recognizes the different educational environments that professionals & volunteers work in. EUROLTA is based on sound educational principles that apply to all environments. 

This course is intended for: 

  • Teachers of Greek as second/foreign language with no or little teaching experience 
  • Experienced Greek language teachers who feel they need to upgrade their practical skills
  • Practitioners who have experience in teaching in non-formal contexts or wish to teach Greek at level C1 or as their mother tongue 

The course welcomes

  • Teachers of Greek as second/foreign language in primary and secondary schools in Greece or abroad
  • Greek language teachers in Greek Communities abroad
  • Teaching or administrative staff of Higher Education Institutions relevant to Greek language and culture
  • Professionals and volunteers of Civil Society Organisations working with different groups in programmes relevant to Greek language and culture
  • Directors, managers, and other teaching or administrative staff of schools, libraries, museums, companies, or any other organisation 
Objectives

The training course will help you:

  • Identify the needs of the learners & recognize how each student learns in order to maximize effectiveness of their teaching
  • Acquire the skills and the tools to activate your students’ motivation
  • Become more aware of the system of the Greek language and more competent in analysing communication and language use
  • Develop awareness of current theories of language acquisition and of socio-cultural and intercultural issues involved in language learning and integrate this knowledge in teaching
  • Learn to recognise learners as individuals with their own learning styles, motivation and aims and act appropriately in teaching
  • Teach vocabulary and grammar through up-to-date techniques
  • Use technology effectively
  • Gain confidence and acquire skills in managing processes in the classroom
  • Develop a repertoire of teaching skills and techniques and become able to make judgements as to when and how to use them in the class
  • Believe in yourself as professional and reach excellency in your courses
Course Types

EUROLTA CERTIFICATE – Level 1 Online Course

Online course is a total of 120 hours and consists of: 

  • 80 hours of online synchronous teacher training sessions
  • 40 hours of individual study work for the preparation of the assignments and the Portfolio for Certification including 1 teaching session to real students
  • 6 observation sessions, 2 micro peer teaching, 1 teaching session 60-90 min, Reflection Diary, 3 assignments

Choosing the online course: 

  • You can access it from anywhere in the world 
  • Work in your own pace 
  • Work from the comfort of your personal environment

Preconditions for the online course: 

  • High-speed internet connection 
  • Headset with microphone
  • Skype account
  • Speakers recommended
  • Motivation and patience to learn

EUROLTA CERTIFICATE – Level 1 Face-to-face course 

Face-to-face course is a 10-day full time training programme (80 hours) that takes place in Santorini island or in Athens, Greece, and is followed by 40 hours of individual home study work. The programme consists of: 

  • 40 hours of teacher training sessions
  • 20 hours of practical experience in lesson observation and teaching 
  • 20 hours of educational and cultural activities related to Greek language and culture
  • 40 hours of individual study work at home for the preparation of the assignments and the Portfolio for Certification
  • 6 observation sessions, 2 micro peer teaching, 1 teaching session 60-90 min, Reflection Diary, 3 assignments

Total hours: 120

Choosing the face-to-face course: 

  • You can visit one of the most beautiful islands or cities in the world and enjoy learning combined with vacation
  • You can explore Athens or the beautiful island of Santorini, participate in cultural and interactive activities with the locals, and enhance your learning experience 
  • You can apply to Erasmus+ for receiving a grant for financing your participation fees and mobility expenses
Methodology 

This training course is offered in Greek and the examples are relevant to teaching Greek as L2. 

The course methodology: 

  • reflects the general ethos of EUROLTA training courses, which implies a “learning by doing, reflecting and sharing ideas” approach 
  • is characterised by a cooperative learning style, embodies trainees’ experiences and fosters the exchange of ideas, proposals and materials
  • involves trainees wherever possible in the planning and shaping of the programme
  • presents opportunities to extend theoretical knowledge of language, learning and teaching as well as to evaluate and improve practical skills  
  • integrates practical exercises and the observation of teaching/learning (themselves, their own classes, others, other classes, video sequences) with subsequent analysis
  • provides opportunities for self-evaluation, assessment by peers as well as opportunities for trainees to evaluate the training programme
  • combines different training techniques, such as working in subgroups and pairs, role play, microteaching, lectures, guided conversation, brainstorming, language and educational games, diagrams, audio materials, object (realis) and experiential activities

Hellenic Culture Trainers support trainees:

  • In preparing the two Micro peer teaching sessions
  • In preparing the Teaching session to real students
  • In writing their Reflection Diary and in self-assessing their teaching practice
  • In preparing their assignments and the Teacher Portfolio for the EUROLTA Certification Process
  • With personal mentoring throughout the course

Upon completion of the course, trainees will be encouraged to: 

  • Develop their teaching strategy through self-assessment exercises (experimentation, reflection, adaptation) 
  • Form a network to enable follow up exchange and continuous shared learning.
Content 

EUROLTA Thematic Areas

  • Language Analysis
  • Language and Culture
  • Language Learning
  • Language Teaching
  • Planning and Evaluation
  • Self-Assessment and Development

The course Modules focus on

  • Lesson and Curriculum planning 
  • Teaching the text and acquiring the new vocabulary
  • Teaching Greek  Grammar in various levels 
  • Applying language games and communicative activities 
  • Key intercultural skills in language teaching
  • Key elements when teaching language to special groups of students  (refugees, people with special needs, disabled) 
  • Using ICT tools successfully in the language class
  • Coping with practical problems in teaching
  • The institutional framework of teaching Greek as L2 in adult education
  • Information on the exams for the Certificate of Attainment in Greek organized by the Greek Ministry of Education
  • 6 focused class‐observation (live or video) with subsequent evaluation and reflection
  • 2 micro-peer teaching practice
  • 1 teaching session to real students observed by the trainers
  • 3 relevant assignments
Trainers

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.

Duration & Dates 

The EUROLTA CERTIFICATE – Level 1 Online  course runs every other Saturday, from 09.00-18.00 (Greek time), for 8 Saturdays.

Next dates for the online course:  

  • 13 January 2024
  • 27 January 2024
  • 10 February 2024
  • 24 February 2024
  • 9 March 2024
  • 23 March 2024
  • 6 April  2024
  • 20 April 2024

The EUROLTA CERTIFICATE – Level 1 face-to-face course takes place either in Athens or in Santorini, Greece.

The daily schedule is from 09.00-16.00 and 18.00-20.00 for educational and cultural activities.

Upcoming dates and location for the face-to-face course: 

8 March – 17 March 2024 in Santorini, Greece

Working language

This training course is offered in Greek and the examples are relevant to teaching Greek as L2. 

Fees 

The fees for the EUROLTA CERTIFICATE – Level 1 online course are 700€ + 100€ for the EUROLTA certification (optional)

Registrations close 20 days before the beginning of the course (24 Dec 2023). 

Fees can be paid in 3 installments: 

1st installment: 300€, 20 days before the beginning of the course  

2nd installment: 300€  before Module 4

3rd installment: 200€ or 100€ if you do not apply for the EUROLTA Certification before Module 7

The fees for the EUROLTA CERTIFICATE – Level 1 face-to-face course are 900€ + 100€ for the EUROLTA certification (optional)

Registrations close 40 days before the beginning of the course. 

Fees must be paid in advance by the deadline for registrations.  

ΑΤΤΕΝΤΙΟΝ! 

Participation fees for the face-to-face course can be supported by a grant by Erasmus+ Key Action 1 Mobility programme. 

Participants apply through a sending organisation, active in the field of adult education.  Erasmus+ covers the training fees as well as the mobility expenses (international travel, subsistence costs and special needs requirements).

Hellenic Culture Centre can work with the sending organisations to provide guidance on completing and applying to the respective Erasmus+ National Agency. We will also support you in monitoring the course and reporting back to your National Agency. 

Cancellation 

Fees for the online and face-to-face course are fully refundable if you cancel before the registration deadlines (20 days and 40 days before the beginning of the course respectively). 

Late registrations cannot be accepted and the fees are not refundable. However, you may use half of your fees to register for any teacher training course at the Hellenic Culture Centre within one year.

Cancellation Policy
  • Fees are fully refundable for cancellations by registration deadline (at least 20 days before the beginning of the online course or 40 days before the beginning of the face-to-face course)
  • For late cancellations (after the registration deadlines) fees are not refundable. However
    • 50% of the deposited fees can be used for  registration in any other teacher training course of  the Hellenic Culture Centre within one year’s time
    • 50% of deposited fees are not refundable 
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