A unique Course on Greek Mythology for bilingual children 9-13 years old from the Hellenic Culture Centre. An initiative of teachers specialized in teaching Greek as a second and as a foreign language. We explore the Ancient Greek myths and the history of Ancient Greece through texts, videos, fun activities.
This course is intended for children 9-13 years old, who either have a connection with Greece or an origin from Greece. They usually are bilingual children, and they live abroad. However, some children who have recently moved to Greece are taking part too.
LET ‘S GO, KIDS – Greek Mythology and History course for Children (9-13 years old)
Explore the most wonderful myths of the world, be familiar with the gods and goddesses, the heroes and heroines of Ancient Greece. Discover the connections of the Greek Mythology with the Modern world through etymology and modern legends and customs.
Synchronous and asynchronous learning: the children meet the teacher once or twice a week in a synchronous Skype meeting, where they learn about different Ancient Greek myths, and about Greek culture. They have access 24/7 to our Moodle educational platform with all learning materials and activities, videos, audios, fun activities, and other resources. The teacher assigns some creative homework, but they may also follow their own pace, according to the way they are exposed to Greek and the help they may get from the family: they can read texts, listen to audio files, work with different activities, play games, and watch selected videos.
Our moto is “Greek is fun!” We want our students to learn while playing.
Topics the creation of the world and the Titanomachy, the 12 gods, Hercules, Theseus and other heroes, Trojan war, Odyssey, the Stone age, the Bronze age, the Minoan and the Mycenaean civilization, and many more
Teaching materials focused on storytelling skills together with all four language skills (speaking, listening, reading, writing) and cultural awareness. Development of metacognitive skills.
Fun activities like painting and creating objects and interesting videos to involve and develop imagination
Texts are taken from or are based on the primary Greek school textbooks, animated with videos and activities that develop children’s enthusiasm for the Greek culture
15€ for levels C1-C2 & Special courses, exam preparation
20 € (for all levels)
(Closed 2 students only)
30 € (for all levels)
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.
A 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.
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
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
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
The teachers are philologists with a MA or a PhD who have graduated from the Faculty of Philosophy of the University of Athens, and they are trained in teaching online and experienced in teaching Greek as a foreign / second language too. They have also been working with bilingual children.
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).