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Greek for Children Let’s go, Kids! a & b

  • The first systematic and organised Greek language course for non-native or bilingual children
  • Topics that children are interested in
  • Use everyday language to get in contact with the world of fairytales
  • Let children discover Greek values
  • Learning Greek is fun! Discover for yourself
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In this course your children will:

  • Improve their speaking skills
  • Have fun while learning Greek
  • Feel confident in Writing and Reading
  • Learn Greek pronunciation  and intonation
  • Enjoy learning how the children in Greece live

Requirements

  • 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

The first systematic and organized Greek Language Course for non-native or bilingual children aged 7-12 years from the Hellenic Culture Centre! An initiative of teachers specialized in teaching Greek as a second and as a foreign language. Learning Greek is fun now!

Intended for 

This course is intended for children 7-9 and 10-12 years old, who either have a connection with Greece or are of Greek origin. They usually are bilingual children, and they live abroad. However, some children who have recently moved to Greece are taking part too.

As an exception we may teach also children below 7, this is usually a one-to-one tuition.  

LET ‘S GO, KIDS a! (7-9 years old)

LET ‘S GO, KIDS b! (10-12 years old)

LET ‘S GO, KIDS – Greek Mythology and History (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 Greek Mythology with the Modern world through etymology and modern legends and customs.

Methodology 

Synchronous and asynchronous learning: the children meet the teacher once or twice a week in a synchronous Skype meeting, where they practice speaking, reading, and learn about Greek culture. They have access 24/7 to our Moodle educational platform with all learning materials and activities, videos, audios, dictionaries, and other resources. The teacher assigns some 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 and games, and watch selected videos.

Content 

Our moto is “Greek is fun!” We want our students to learn while playing. 

Topics of interest to children (family, home, garden, animals, games, travel, music, technology, fairy tales, sports, celebrations, etc.)

Teaching materials focused on the four communication skills (speaking, listening, reading, writing) and cultural awareness. Development of metacognitive skills.

Sub-sections of each lesson: listening, speaking, reading, writing, painting, singing, playing theater, playing games, learning words, learning grammar and spelling, what I already knew and what I learned in this lesson.

Games interesting and interactive with the use of modern technologies and the use of the internet

Texts specifically written for children living in today’s multicultural world. We want to familiarize our children with the fact that they live in a multicultural society where the Greek culture has its own special place. Thus, we have introduced children characters that are coming from different countries.

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 

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 are experienced and specialised in children teaching. 

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 (at the beginners’ level we also use English and French). All teachers can speak at least one foreign language.

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