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.
It has two levels: EUROLTA CERTIFICATE-LEVEL 1 and EUROLTA DIPLOMA-LEVEL 2.
The first is for teachers and practitioners who already teach or want to teach Greek as a second/foreign languageor any other language they know.
The second is intended to Directors of Language Schools, Teacher Trainers and Mentors of Teachers who have extensive experience with different groups of students and have relevant research experience too.
In case you finish the EUROLTA CERTIFICATE -LEVEL 1 with us you are eligible to continue to the EUROLTA DIPLOMA-LEVEL 2, as you will then be acquainted with the EUROLTA philosophy.
EUROLTA DIPLOMA- Level 2 is a world‐ 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 Assessors within a month’s time after submission.
Hellenic Culture Centre issues also (if needed) 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.
EUROLTA training course and certification recognizes the different educational environments that professional & volunteer language teachers work in. EUROLTA is based on sound educational principles that apply to all environments.
This course is intended for:
Teachers with at least three years’ full time teaching experience at different levels TO ADULTS
Teacher Trainers & Mentors of language teachers
Directors of language schools who plan curricula and address the needs of different learners’ groups
The course welcomes:
Teachers of Greek as second/foreign language in primary and secondary schools in Greece or abroad
Teacher Trainers of Greek as L2
Greek language teachers in Greek Communities abroad
Teaching staff of Higher Education Institutions relevant to Greek language and culture
Professionals of Civil Society Organisations working with different groups in programmes relevant to Greek language and culture
Directors and other teaching staff of language schools, libraries, museums, companies, or any educational department of an organisation
Work from the comfort of your personal environment
Preconditions for the online course:
High-speed internet connection
Headset with microphone
Motivation and patience to learn
EUROLTA DIPLOMA – Level 2 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
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 of other teachers (themselves,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 three 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.
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 fees for the EUROLTA DIPLOMA – Level 2 online course are 800€ + 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 euros, 20 days before the beginning of the course
2nd installment: 300 euros before Module 4
3rd installment: 300 euros or 200 euros (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 1000€ + 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.
Participation fees and travel and all subsistence expenses for the face-to-face course can be covered 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).
The 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.
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 of the Hellenic Culture Centre within one year.
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