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Teaching Greek texts and vocabulary at all levels

  • Be a natural lesson planner on teaching a text
  • Learn how to simplify a text with proven techniques
  • Sharpen teaching skills for vocabulary learning

  • Learn the most effective strategy and sequence of teaching tasks
  • Discover useful and fun vocabulary activities
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In this teacher training course you will learn:

  • Where to search for different genres of texts
  • How to simplify an authentic text to fit the learning needs of your students
  • To enrich your teaching techniques in terms of teaching vocabulary
  • To help learners really learn Greek  and speak with new words and expressions

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

An online teacher training course that is focused on how to teach Greek texts and vocabulary at all levels of Greek, but not only this. It deals with the assimilation of knowledge, the real learning of the vocabulary. We learn where to search for different texts, and practice how to simplify an authentic text to fit the learning needs of our students. The teaching proposal of the Hellenic Culture Centre is based on its long experience in teaching Greek as a second/ foreign language and includes different alternatives to enrich your teaching. The trainee teachers must prepare a final assignment consisting of either presentation of a lesson plan for teaching a text at any level, or simplification of a 3-5page authentic text using the simplification techniques proposed.

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

Apart from study hours according to a time-schedule, the trainees will attend six (6) hours online synchronous Skype sessions with the trainers (optional). The trainers will be communicating through the forum of the platform and will be answering 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. In case a trainee cannot attend the session, she / he will receive the session recorded. 

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 contacting trainees in order to support their learning. 

Content 

The course consists of five modules:

  1. What is a text? Types of texts
  2. Authentic texts and their simplification (individual assignments or in pairs) 
  3. How to teach a text (individual assignments or in pairs)
  4. Suggestions for teaching a text
  5. Reflection. Evaluation

Trainee teachers must upload at least one post from each Seminar Unit and at least ten replies to other participants. In addition to the set study hours, trainees can opt to attend six (6) hours of online synchronous Skype sessions with trainers where trainees can ask questions and ‘meet’ fellow participants.

Trainer

Ifigenia Georgiadou.  Director of Studies at the Hellenic Culture Centre. Former director at the Cultural Development Society of Lesvos Island AEOLIS. Philologist (University of Athens, Faculty of Philosophy.  ΜΑ in Education and Human Rights, University of Athens and the University of London). 35 years experience in education. Training in using drama techniques in language teaching and in adult training. Author of 5 books, articles, and research papers on the teaching of Modern Greek as a foreign language. Teacher trainer and certified Master Trainer (certified instructor of teacher trainers).   Facilitator of seminars on teaching methodology, intercultural education, and peace education at the Hellenic Culture Centre, in various NGOs and other public and private institutions. Coordinator of various research projects on education at the European and national levels. Founding member of the Centre for the Arts and Intercultural Education (OSMOSIS).  External adult education consultant – evaluator to the National Organization for Certification of Adult Educators (EOPPEP), the State Scholarship Foundation (IKY), the Youth and Life Lond Learning Foundation (INEDIVIM), and two National Agencies for the Erasmus Plus Programme in Cyprus.

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.

Dates 

The Teaching Greek Texts and Vocabulary at all levels course starts on 04/01/2022 until 13/02/2022 for 6 weeks. Online meetings take place every Tuesday at 21:30 p.m. until 22:30 p.m. (Greek time)

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation 90 days before the beginning of the teacher training course. 
  • In case of late cancellation participants can use half of their fees to register to any course of the Hellenic Culture Centre within one year time. 
  • Cancellation penalty: for late cancellation half of the fees for teacher training.