This online teacher training consists of 15 hours (4 synchronous/ live meetings with the trainers and 11 hours of studying and exchanging ideas and experiences with co-learners) of training. It includes how to design a curriculum and how to plan a lesson based on the characteristics of more than 20 different target groups who learn Greek as a second / foreign language. The final Assignment is the production of a Lesson Plan or a Curriculum which is based on the trainee teachers’ choice and needs, depending on their real needs of their educational context.
Apart from study hours according to a time-schedule, the trainees will attend four (4) hours online synchronous Skype sessions with the trainers (optional). The trainers will answer any questions in three days at the latest.
The synchronous sessions are not obligatory, but the trainees could participate in order to ask questions and “meet” all participants.
Trainee teachers have to upload at least one post in every Unit of this seminar and to upload at least ten answers to other participants. They also should work on the Final Assignment as well as to fill in the evaluation form of the seminar.
Trainers will be at the trainees’ disposal in order for the later to contact them through Skype, phone or e-mail.
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.
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).