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Language games and communicative activities in teaching Greek

  • Learn how to select the right language games for your students
  • Understand the demands of a game and how to prepare for this
  • Find out how to create playful activities for all language skills
  • Create your own games for face to face and online teaching

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Lesson & Curriculum  Planning 

  • Learn how to select the right language games for your students
  • Understand the demands of a game and how to prepare for this
  • Find out how to create playful activities for all language skills
  • Create your own games for face to face and online teaching

In this teacher training course you will learn:

  • To address the myths about language games
  • How to prepare your students to be creative and learn with fun
  • How to integrate games in your teaching

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

In this teacher training course you will learn:

  • To address the myths about language games
  • How to prepare your students to be creative and learn with fun
  • How to integrate games in your teaching

Course Details

Overview

This is a training course for teachers of Greek, which cancels all myths about language games.

It proposes games for getting to know each other, games for revision, games for teaching vocabulary or grammar, farewell games.

It belongs to the EUROLTA Training and Certification Programme, but you can also attend it as a stand-alone course.

The (optional) Final Assignment of the trainee teachers concerns the production of an educational activity that has a gamified character.

This Online teacher training course consists of 15 hours (one day of synchronous/live session 09.00-18.00 with the instructor and 5 hours of individual study and communication with fellow students to exchange ideas and experiences).

Intended for 
  • Greek Language teachers with no or little language teaching experience
  • Practitioners who have experience in teaching Greek in non-formal contexts, i.e., NGOs or wishing to teach a language they know or Greek as L2
  • Experienced language teachers of Greek who feel they need to upgrade their practical skills
  • Directors of language schools who plan to add Greek as L2 and design curricula for different learners’ groups
  • Other educational or managerial staff, of language organisations, assistant or shadow teachers
Methodology

This course is implemented online in the form of synchronous and asynchronous learning. Synchronous live online learning lasts one day, 10 educational teaching hours, 09.00-18.00.

Learners can study the learning platform materials for 10 additional days after the first day of the synchronous meeting. They communicate through the platform’s Forum with the trainers and fellow trainees, to resolve any queries and exchange ideas.

They are invited to prepare an (optional) final paper as well as to complete the course evaluation document.

The online meeting takes place via Skype.

The certificate of the course is issued 10 days after its end. As long as one attends the major EUROLTA Training and Certification programme, this attestation is incorporated into the final Certificate itself, which is issued by ICC – International Language Association.

The teaching proposal of the Hellenic Culture Centre is based on its long-term experience in teaching Greek as a second/foreign language and includes practical suggestions to enrich your teaching.

Content 

The course includes the following modules:

  1. Myths about language games. Categorising games, rules of games.
  2. Ice-breaking and farewell Games
  3. Games to learn grammar
  4. Games to learn vocabulary
  5. Final Assignment (individual or pair work)
  6. Reflection
Trainers

Ifigenia Georgiadou, Director at the Hellenic Culture Centre and ex director at Cultural Development Society of Lesvos Island AEOLIS. Philologist (Faculty of Philosophy, University of Athens, ΜΑ in Education and Human Rights, University of Athens and the University of London) with 35 years of experience in education. She has had further training in using drama techniques in language teaching and in adult training. Author of books, as well as articles and research papers on teaching Modern Greek as a foreign language. Teacher trainer and certified Master Trainer (trainer of teacher trainers) and facilitator on Teaching Methodology, Intercultural Education and Peace Education seminars at the Hellenic Culture Centre, in various NGOs and other public and private Institutions. Coordinator of various research projects on education, on European and national level. Founding member of OSMOSIS- Centre for the Arts and Intercultural Education.  External Adult education expert working for the National Organization for Certification of Adult Educators (EOPPEP), for the State Scholarship Foundation (IKY) and IDEP Cyprus, National Agencies for the Erasmus plus Programme.

Other certified and experienced teacher trainers cooperate in special Units and sessions in the HCC courses.

Tuition Fees

The tuition fee for this training course is 90 euros (15 hours of synchronous and asynchronous learning)

Dates 

March 9 , 2024

15 hours: 10 hours of synchronous training and 5 hours of asynchronous training

Certification 

Our Centre issues a Certificate of Attendance for the teacher training courses held, to be submitted to private or public organisations and calls. 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 in this course

Cancellation Policy
  1. The total cost of the course must be paid on the last day of registration for the programme ( 20 calendar days before the respective start date). Payments are made by money transfer to the bank account of the Hellenic Culture Centre or by credit/debit card or PayPal . You will be informed of the deposit details after submitting the registration application.
  2. Cancellation of participation: Free cancellation 20 days before the start of the teacher training course. In the event of a late cancellation, participants may use half of their fees to enroll in any Hellenic Culture Centre course or language course within a year. Cancellation penalty: for late cancellation half (50%) of the tuition is withheld.
  3. The personal data included in this application are intended solely for the purpose of ensuring the operation of the services provided and providing information on new similar services will not be used by any third party.

This is a training course for teachers of Greek, which cancels all myths about language games.

It proposes games for getting to know each other, games for revision, games for teaching vocabulary or grammar, farewell games.

It belongs to the EUROLTA Training and Certification Programme, but you can also attend it as a stand-alone course.

The (optional) Final Assignment of the trainee teachers concerns the production of an educational activity that has a gamified character.

This Online teacher training course consists of 15 hours (one day of synchronous/live session 09.00-18.00 with the instructor and 5 hours of individual study and communication with fellow students to exchange ideas and experiences).

  • Greek Language teachers with no or little language teaching experience
  • Practitioners who have experience in teaching Greek in non-formal contexts, i.e., NGOs or wishing to teach a language they know or Greek as L2
  • Experienced language teachers of Greek who feel they need to upgrade their practical skills
  • Directors of language schools who plan to add Greek as L2 and design curricula for different learners’ groups
  • Other educational or managerial staff, of language organisations, assistant or shadow teachers

This course is implemented online in the form of synchronous and asynchronous learning. Synchronous live online learning lasts one day, 10 educational teaching hours, 09.00-18.00.

Learners can study the learning platform materials for 10 additional days after the first day of the synchronous meeting. They communicate through the platform’s Forum with the trainers and fellow trainees, to resolve any queries and exchange ideas.

They are invited to prepare an (optional) final paper as well as to complete the course evaluation document.

The online meeting takes place via Skype.

The certificate of the course is issued 10 days after its end. As long as one attends the major EUROLTA Training and Certification programme, this attestation is incorporated into the final Certificate itself, which is issued by ICC – International Language Association.

The teaching proposal of the Hellenic Culture Centre is based on its long-term experience in teaching Greek as a second/foreign language and includes practical suggestions to enrich your teaching.

The course includes the following modules:

  1. Myths about language games. Categorising games, rules of games.
  2. Ice-breaking and farewell Games
  3. Games to learn grammar
  4. Games to learn vocabulary
  5. Final Assignment (individual or pair work)
  6. Reflection

The tuition fee for this training course is 90 euros (15 hours of synchronous and asynchronous learning)

Ifigenia Georgiadou, Director at the Hellenic Culture Centre and ex director at Cultural Development Society of Lesvos Island AEOLIS. Philologist (Faculty of Philosophy, University of Athens, ΜΑ in Education and Human Rights, University of Athens and the University of London) with 35 years of experience in education. She has had further training in using drama techniques in language teaching and in adult training. Author of books, as well as articles and research papers on teaching Modern Greek as a foreign language. Teacher trainer and certified Master Trainer (trainer of teacher trainers) and facilitator on Teaching Methodology, Intercultural Education and Peace Education seminars at the Hellenic Culture Centre, in various NGOs and other public and private Institutions. Coordinator of various research projects on education, on European and national level. Founding member of OSMOSIS- Centre for the Arts and Intercultural Education.  External Adult education expert working for the National Organization for Certification of Adult Educators (EOPPEP), for the State Scholarship Foundation (IKY) and IDEP Cyprus, National Agencies for the Erasmus plus Programme.

Other certified and experienced teacher trainers cooperate in special Units and sessions in the HCC courses.

March 9 , 2024

15 hours: 10 hours of synchronous training and 5 hours of asynchronous training

Our Centre issues a Certificate of Attendance for the teacher training courses held, to be submitted to private or public organisations and calls. 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).

Greek is the working language in this course

  1. The total cost of the course must be paid on the last day of registration for the programme ( 20 calendar days before the respective start date). Payments are made by money transfer to the bank account of the Hellenic Culture Centre or by credit/debit card or PayPal . You will be informed of the deposit details after submitting the registration application.
  2. Cancellation of participation: Free cancellation 20 days before the start of the teacher training course. In the event of a late cancellation, participants may use half of their fees to enroll in any Hellenic Culture Centre course or language course within a year. Cancellation penalty: for late cancellation half (50%) of the tuition is withheld.
  3. The personal data included in this application are intended solely for the purpose of ensuring the operation of the services provided and providing information on new similar services will not be used by any third party.

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