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GREECE NOW@HCC-Refresher course C2+

  • Follow the Greek reality through interesting  discussions with your teacher and group

  • Deepen your knowledge of Greek social issues

  • Update your four language skills in Greek

  • Advance your presentation skills by presenting different topics in Greek

  • Get to know hidden aspects of Greek culture

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What you’ll learn:

  • About current events in Greece
  • To revise difficult parts of grammar
  • To widen your vocabulary with special activities
  • To come in contact with everyday spoken Greek
  • To study in depth and speak about different institutions in Greece
  • To present your own country’s culture

Requirements for all online courses:

  • Good internet connection
  • A headset with microphone
  • A Skype account
  • Speakers are recommended
  • Willingness and patience to learn
  • Try to practise what you have learned

Course Details

Overview

This is a collection of selected useful texts, glossaries, and audios, which are hosted on the Moodle educational platform of the Hellenic Culture Centre.  It is an educational programme aiming at updating knowledge about modern Greece for C2+ students.

Intended for

It is addressed to C2 + level students and professional translators and interpreters, who want to be in constant contact with what is happening in Greece, to be informed about the latest developments, to read and listen to important papers and speeches that are discussed in Greece today. 

Many of the students in this programme have already obtained the  C2 State Certificate for Attainment in Greek.

Methodology

The collection of texts, glossaries, audios and videos is used in the following ways:

  1. as an online information platform, repository of text and audio files, an updated weekly online “newspaper”.
  2. as a meeting place for students and teachers of the Hellenic Culture Centre through synchronous/ live meetings (Skype) or asynchronous (Forum)

You register and receive a password, strictly personal, through which you can read texts and listen to audio materials during the time you are registered

You can also comment on the news in the Forum and interact with other trainees and the teachers

You will:

  • have a one-hour Skype meeting each week to improve your speaking or comment on development in Greece and in your countries
  • write and receive your corrected writings, in order to improve your writing
  • present your individual projects on different topics

Content

The platform contains texts, glossaries and videos (and vocabulary lists) for thematic units with sub-topics such as the following:

News: Weekly newspaper headlines, articles, and videos

Society: education, work & insurance, Greek language, media – telecommunications, immigration, church, youth & third age, health, etc.

Economy: Greek crisis, Greek economy, financial terminology

Terminology: olive oil, wine, wheat, water, fisheries, agriculture, shipping, beekeeping, livestock

Legal terminology: Greek justice, jurisdiction, legislation, cases

Nature & Environment: ecology, energy-renewable sources, Acheloos case, geography

Politics: opinions-analysis, golden dawn, policy interviews, Cypriot Question 

Culture: music, painting, architecture, dance, theatre, literature, poetry, customs, daily life, history

People: Famous Greeks, their life and work

Fees 

Course Price/hour

Group

(4-8 students)

15€ for levels C1-C2 & Special courses, exam preparation

Semi-private   

(2-3 students)

20 € (for all levels)

     Semi-private 

(Closed 2 students only)

30 € (for all levels)

Private 

39 € (for all levels)

TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF REGISTRATION

  • All educational materials for this online course will be provided by the tutors online. Students do not need to buy the books.
  • Online group and semi-private courses are 8 weeks long (one learning cycle).
  • The platform will remain open for the students who would like to submit their assignments and complete all the activities for 10 (ten) days after the end of the Skype lessons, at no extra cost.
  • The programme of lessons agreed has to be completed within one year after the first registration.
  • Certificate of Attendance is issued for all students who will participate based on the hours they will have attended multiplied by 3, as the online learning takes more time for a student to study.

FORMING

  •  GROUP course: The school is entitled to add up to 8 students to a GROUP course
  • SEMI-PRIVATE course: In case a student drops out of a SEMI-PRIVATE course of 3 students, the other two students will continue their course at the same fee for the current learning cycle (20 euro/hour) and maybe a third student of the same level will be added later
  • SEMI-PRIVATE course: In case a student drops out of a SEMI-PRIVATE course of 2 students, the student who remains will continue their course at the PRIVATE fee (39 euro)
  • PRIVATE course: In case the school adds a second or/and a third student to a PRIVATE course (after consulting with the student), the fee will be 20 euro per person

CANCELLATION

  • GROUP lessons and SEMI-PRIVATE lessons cannot be cancelled (if the student does not attend a scheduled meeting, they pay 100% of the lesson fees if the lesson takes place)
  • A student can cancel a scheduled PRIVATE lesson more than 6 hours before and pay no fees
  • In case a student cancels a scheduled PRIVATE lesson 6 to 3 hours before, they pay 50% of the lesson fees
  • In case a student cancels a scheduled PRIVATE lesson 3 to 1 hour before the scheduled time, they pay 100% of the lesson fees
  • Full refunds will be given up until the last day to register for the programme (2 weeks before the beginning of the course)
  • For late cancellations of PRIVATE courses there will be no refund. However, the student is entitled to re-register within one year’s time. In that case the student pays the extra cost, if any
  • When students are given refunds the bank charges are payable by them. In case the course is cancelled by the Centre, full refund will be given to the student at no extra charge

PAYMENT

  • The SEMI-PRIVATE & GROUP course should be paid in advance for 8 weeks
  • The PRIVATE course should be paid in advance for at least 5 lessons
Tutors 

All language teachers at the Hellenic Culture Centre are certified and experienced in teaching Greek as a second/ foreign language to adults and adolescents. They also have training and experience in online teaching and they are native speakers of Greek. You can see their CVs here.

Dates 

Start dates for the 8-week cycle GROUP courses for the 2021-2022

Cycle from to
1 20/9/2021 14/11/2021
2 15/11/2021 23/1/2022
Christmas break 20/12/2021 2/1/2022
3 24/1/2022 20/3/2022
4 21/3/2022 22/5/2022
Easter break 18/4/2022 25/4/2022
5 23/5/2022 17/7/2022
6 18/7/2022 25/9/2022
Summer Break 1/8/2022 14/8/2022

Online courses are offered throughout the year 7 days/ week, from 07.00 to 24.00 Greek time. Please contact us for information about private and semi-private courses.

We suggest 2 hours/week for levels A0- B2, and 1 hour/week for levels C1-C2+ and special courses. 

A teaching hour lasts 60 minutes.

The weekly schedule of the group and semi-private courses are arranged after consultation with the group.

Certification

Our school issues a Certificate of Attendance for the lessons held. The Hellenic Culture Centre is an 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).

 Working language

Greek is the working language for this course. 

Cancellation Policy
  • GROUP lessons and SEMI-PRIVATE lessons cannot be cancelled (if the student does not attend a scheduled meeting, they pay 100% of the lesson fees if the lesson takes place)
  • A student can cancel a scheduled PRIVATE lesson more than 6 hours before and pay no fees
  • In case a student cancels a scheduled PRIVATE lesson 6 to 3 hours before, they pay 50% of the lesson fees
  • In case a student cancels a scheduled PRIVATE lesson 3 to 1 hour before the scheduled time, they pay 100% of the lesson fees
  • Full refunds will be given up until the last day to register for the programme (2 weeks before the beginning of the course) 
  • For late cancellations of PRIVATE courses there will be no refund. However, the student is entitled to re-register within one year’s time. In that case the student pays the extra cost, if any 
  • When students are given refunds the bank charges are payable by them. In case the course is cancelled by the Centre, full refund will be given to the student at no extra charge