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Intercultural education programmes

The Centre organizes Intercultural education programmes intended for teachers, adult educators, pupils and their parents, adult students and NGO members. They aim at integrating intercultural dimension into every grade of the educational system and at sensitizing and providing theoretical background to every teacher and student about issues of multicultural reality. Experiential Learning Methods are used at the workshops, which have been integrated into the teacher training seminars since 2000. Special intercultural Education Seminars for adult educators are also provided by the Centre.

Intercultural education programmes

The Centre organizes Intercultural education programmes intended for teachers, adult educators, pupils and their parents, adult students and NGO members. They aim at integrating intercultural dimension into every grade of the educational system and at sensitizing and providing theoretical background to every teacher and student about issues of multicultural reality. Experiential Learning Methods are used at the workshops, which have been integrated into the teacher training seminars since 2000. Special intercultural Education Seminars for adult educators are also provided by the Centre.

Intercultural Skills

Intercultural Skills for adult educators, school teachers and mentors

 Working langauge: ENGLISH

SEMINAR PROGRAMME 

Day 1 (Friday)
- Welcome and Ice-Breaking Activities
- Getting to know each other: Interview
- The educational contract: Participants’ hopes and fears for the course
- Definitions of essential concepts: “Identity” and “Culture”

Day 2 (Saturday)
- Key principles of an intercultural approach: “Self-determination”
- Key principles of an intercultural approach: “Equity” and “Interaction”
- Implications of diversity to adult education: Description of diversity in the European Society, taxonomy and examples of diversity

Day 3 (Sunday)
- Intercultural key skills of an adult educator: Diversity in the course group, heterogeneity in our classrooms, positive and negative implications of diversity, problem resolution
- Recognizing and promoting intercultural skills of adult learners: Defining key skills of individual intercultural competencies, techniques to recognize and promote individual intercultural skills

Day 4 (Monday)
- Action Planning: How to apply what was learned in the adult education classroom, in the adult education institution, in the community, short and long term measures
- Presentation of group assessment of the intercultural dimension
- Cultural programme

Day 5 (Tuesday)
- Reports on the visit and the course
- Networking activities
- Feedback and evaluation: Activities for evaluating all aspects of the course
- Farewell activities

Fees
Tuition fee: 70 €/ day/ person, which includes tuition and training materials.
Organizational costs: 100 €/ person, which includes administration costs, organizational costs and VAT.
Special discounts for non Erasmus Plus grant holders.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the seminar, participants are expected to have acquired the skills that will enable them to:
- Clarify key concepts of Intercultural Education: Identity, Culture, the Right to Difference, the values of Equity and Interaction
- Explore diversity in Europe with the view to improving quality in adult education: Explore diversity in the societies represented in the course, institutional policies, diversity in the course group, heterogeneity in class, an intercultural approach in teaching
- Exercise and develop their intercultural skills with each other: Language and communication skills, empathy, guidance and counseling, cultural knowledge, etc.
- Review and plan their own work including how to:
• Generate and answer the relevant questions on diversity
• Apply active listening and communication rules
• Listen to different points of view
• Act like cross-cultural counselor
• Work co-operatively
• Recognize and promote intercultural skills of their learners and of themselves

Methodology
Teaching methodologies have to assure interaction between facilitators and participants and among learners rather than transmit homogenized knowledge or techniques and ask for reproduction. This is especially true when intercultural skills are at question, because they cannot be “learned” in a cognitive approach, but they need to be experienced and developed in interaction.
In accordance with the principles set out above, the training methodology developed for the course will focus on facilitating the objective-based interaction amongst all persons involved. As an intended side effect, participants will experience themselves and reflect on interactive and cooperative learning methods in an intercultural process, which they may consider and adapt for their work purposes.
It is a workshop design that seeks to reach out and include all learning styles by utilizing a wide range of pedagogies, including problem solving, group and pair work, reflective discussion, experiential learning, brief didactic inputs on concepts and theories, and action planning, in order to apply what was learnt. Special attention is given to involve participants’ regional backgrounds and experiences and to facilitate mutual exchange.

Follow-up
In order to facilitate and mutually support participants to apply and disseminate what they have learnt, participants and the trainers will create an e-network as a forum for exchanging ideas, experiences and materials. Networking will enhance the possibilities for further cooperation amongst its members on the basis of new partnerships and/ or projects on intercultural adult education.

 

Intercultural Skills

Intercultural Skills for adult educators, school teachers and mentors

2018:
17-21 August 2018, Megalochori, Santorini Island, Greece

 Working langauge: ENGLISH

SEMINAR PROGRAMME 

Day 1 (Friday)
- Welcome and Ice-Breaking Activities
- Getting to know each other: Interview
- The educational contract: Participants’ hopes and fears for the course
- Definitions of essential concepts: “Identity” and “Culture”

Day 2 (Saturday)
- Key principles of an intercultural approach: “Self-determination”
- Key principles of an intercultural approach: “Equity” and “Interaction”
- Implications of diversity to adult education: Description of diversity in the European Society, taxonomy and examples of diversity

Day 3 (Sunday)
- Intercultural key skills of an adult educator: Diversity in the course group, heterogeneity in our classrooms, positive and negative implications of diversity, problem resolution
- Recognizing and promoting intercultural skills of adult learners: Defining key skills of individual intercultural competencies, techniques to recognize and promote individual intercultural skills

Day 4 (Monday)
- Action Planning: How to apply what was learned in the adult education classroom, in the adult education institution, in the community, short and long term measures
- Presentation of group assessment of the intercultural dimension
- Cultural programme

Day 5 (Tuesday)
- Reports on the visit and the course
- Networking activities
- Feedback and evaluation: Activities for evaluating all aspects of the course
- Farewell activities

Fees
Tuition fee: 70 €/ day/ person, which includes tuition and training materials.
Organizational costs: 100 €/ person, which includes administration costs, organizational costs and VAT.
Special discounts for non Erasmus Plus grant holders.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the seminar, participants are expected to have acquired the skills that will enable them to:
- Clarify key concepts of Intercultural Education: Identity, Culture, the Right to Difference, the values of Equity and Interaction
- Explore diversity in Europe with the view to improving quality in adult education: Explore diversity in the societies represented in the course, institutional policies, diversity in the course group, heterogeneity in class, an intercultural approach in teaching
- Exercise and develop their intercultural skills with each other: Language and communication skills, empathy, guidance and counseling, cultural knowledge, etc.
- Review and plan their own work including how to:
• Generate and answer the relevant questions on diversity
• Apply active listening and communication rules
• Listen to different points of view
• Act like cross-cultural counselor
• Work co-operatively
• Recognize and promote intercultural skills of their learners and of themselves

Methodology
Teaching methodologies have to assure interaction between facilitators and participants and among learners rather than transmit homogenized knowledge or techniques and ask for reproduction. This is especially true when intercultural skills are at question, because they cannot be “learned” in a cognitive approach, but they need to be experienced and developed in interaction.
In accordance with the principles set out above, the training methodology developed for the course will focus on facilitating the objective-based interaction amongst all persons involved. As an intended side effect, participants will experience themselves and reflect on interactive and cooperative learning methods in an intercultural process, which they may consider and adapt for their work purposes.
It is a workshop design that seeks to reach out and include all learning styles by utilizing a wide range of pedagogies, including problem solving, group and pair work, reflective discussion, experiential learning, brief didactic inputs on concepts and theories, and action planning, in order to apply what was learnt. Special attention is given to involve participants’ regional backgrounds and experiences and to facilitate mutual exchange.

Follow-up
In order to facilitate and mutually support participants to apply and disseminate what they have learnt, participants and the trainers will create an e-network as a forum for exchanging ideas, experiences and materials. Networking will enhance the possibilities for further cooperation amongst its members on the basis of new partnerships and/ or projects on intercultural adult education.

 

Internship – Stage

Πρόγραμμα Ενεργού Ακρόασης/ Πρακτικής Εξάσκησης στο Κέντρο Ελληνικού Πολιτισμού 

Το Κέντρο Ελληνικού Πολιτισμού παρέχει στους εκπαιδευόμενους καθηγητές της ελληνικής ως ξένης/ δεύτερης γλώσσας σε ενηλίκους τη δυνατότητα ενεργού ακρόασης/ πρακτικής εξάσκησης. Το πρόγραμμα  αυτό μπορεί να υλοποιηθεί μόνο  ΜΕΤΑ την παρακολούθηση ενός τουλάχιστον από τα πρόσωπο-με-πρόσωπο σεμινάρια εξειδίκευσης ή δύο τουλάχιστον από τα online σεμινάρια. 

Ο εκπαιδευόμενος καθηγητής / η εκπαιδευόμενη καθηγήτρια παρακολουθεί ως ακροατής /-τρια μία σειρά μαθημάτων σε ενηλίκους σπουδαστές και συζητάει με τον έμπειρο καθηγητή τους την υλοποίηση του Σχεδίου Μαθήματος. Μετά το μάθημα σχεδιάζουν μαζί το επόμενο μάθημα. Ο εκπαιδευόμενος καθηγητής / η εκπαιδευόμενη καθηγήτρια μπορεί,να δημιουργήσει διδακτικά υλικά με την καθοδήγηση του πιο έμπειρου συναδέλφου ή και,  αν επιθυμεί, στο τέλος της σειράς μαθημάτων, να διδάξει ο ίδιος/ η ίδια για 10-15 λεπτά. Κατά τα άλλα η παρακολούθηση γίνεται με όλους τους κανόνες του ακροατή: συμμετέχει στο μάθημα μόνο εάν ο καθηγητής του αναθέσει ένα ρόλο (π.χ. να κάνει ανάγνωση του κειμένου ή να διορθώσει μία εργασία ). Δεν πρόκειται για συνδιδασκαλία. 

Ο εκπαιδευόμενος καθηγητής / η εκπαιδευόμενη καθηγήτρια  χρειάζεται να παρακολουθήσει τη σειρά μαθημάτων από την αρχή και να προσέρχεται στην ώρα του/ της στο μάθημα, χωρίς απουσίες. Το μικρότερο πρόγραμμα που μπορεί να παρακολουθήσει είναι αυτό των 10 ωρών. 

Το κόστος ανέρχεται σε 10 ευρώ/ ώρα. Περιλαμβάνει την παρακολούθηση του μαθήματος  (1 ώρα=60 λεπτά), τη συνεργασία μετά από κάθε μάθημα με τον μέντορά του/ έμπειρο καθηγητή,  μέρος των διδακτικών υλικών που χρησιμοποιούνται στο μάθημα καθώς και τα όλα τα Σχέδια μαθήματος. 

Για να ενημερωθείτε πότε μπορείτε να παρακολουθήσετε μάθημα στο επίπεδο που σας ενδιαφέρει, παρακαλώ επικοινωνήστε με τη Γραμματεία τηλ 210-5238149, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , κ. Βάσια Κόσσυβα, 10.00-17.00 τις εργάσιμες μέρες.

Internship – Stage

Πρόγραμμα Ενεργού Ακρόασης/ Πρακτικής Εξάσκησης στο Κέντρο Ελληνικού Πολιτισμού 

Το Κέντρο Ελληνικού Πολιτισμού παρέχει στους εκπαιδευόμενους καθηγητές της ελληνικής ως ξένης/ δεύτερης γλώσσας σε ενηλίκους τη δυνατότητα ενεργού ακρόασης/ πρακτικής εξάσκησης. Το πρόγραμμα  αυτό μπορεί να υλοποιηθεί μόνο  ΜΕΤΑ την παρακολούθηση ενός τουλάχιστον από τα πρόσωπο-με-πρόσωπο σεμινάρια εξειδίκευσης ή δύο τουλάχιστον από τα online σεμινάρια. 

Ο εκπαιδευόμενος καθηγητής / η εκπαιδευόμενη καθηγήτρια παρακολουθεί ως ακροατής /-τρια μία σειρά μαθημάτων σε ενηλίκους σπουδαστές και συζητάει με τον έμπειρο καθηγητή τους την υλοποίηση του Σχεδίου Μαθήματος. Μετά το μάθημα σχεδιάζουν μαζί το επόμενο μάθημα. Ο εκπαιδευόμενος καθηγητής / η εκπαιδευόμενη καθηγήτρια μπορεί,να δημιουργήσει διδακτικά υλικά με την καθοδήγηση του πιο έμπειρου συναδέλφου ή και,  αν επιθυμεί, στο τέλος της σειράς μαθημάτων, να διδάξει ο ίδιος/ η ίδια για 10-15 λεπτά. Κατά τα άλλα η παρακολούθηση γίνεται με όλους τους κανόνες του ακροατή: συμμετέχει στο μάθημα μόνο εάν ο καθηγητής του αναθέσει ένα ρόλο (π.χ. να κάνει ανάγνωση του κειμένου ή να διορθώσει μία εργασία ). Δεν πρόκειται για συνδιδασκαλία. 

Ο εκπαιδευόμενος καθηγητής / η εκπαιδευόμενη καθηγήτρια  χρειάζεται να παρακολουθήσει τη σειρά μαθημάτων από την αρχή και να προσέρχεται στην ώρα του/ της στο μάθημα, χωρίς απουσίες. Το μικρότερο πρόγραμμα που μπορεί να παρακολουθήσει είναι αυτό των 10 ωρών. 

Το κόστος ανέρχεται σε 10 ευρώ/ ώρα. Περιλαμβάνει την παρακολούθηση του μαθήματος  (1 ώρα=60 λεπτά), τη συνεργασία μετά από κάθε μάθημα με τον μέντορά του/ έμπειρο καθηγητή,  μέρος των διδακτικών υλικών που χρησιμοποιούνται στο μάθημα καθώς και τα όλα τα Σχέδια μαθήματος. 

Για να ενημερωθείτε πότε μπορείτε να παρακολουθήσετε μάθημα στο επίπεδο που σας ενδιαφέρει, παρακαλώ επικοινωνήστε με τη Γραμματεία τηλ 210-5238149, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , κ. Βάσια Κόσσυβα, 10.00-17.00 τις εργάσιμες μέρες.

Language games

Language Games for all language classes

2020:
23-27 August 2020, Megalochori, Santorini Island, Greece

Working Language: English and Greek

SEMINAR PROGRAMME

Day 1
- Presentation of the participants and their organizations. Presentation of the seminar’s programme and the trainers (educational contract)
- Ice breaking games for all language levels (PART A)

Day 2
- Ice breaking games for all language levels (PART B)
-myths about language games - debate
-language games for the vocabulary
- how to select the suitable language games
- how to organize a language game - principles

Day 3
- teaching Grammar to all levels through language games

- language games for reviewing knowledge – developing all language skills (part a)

- Coping with practical problems in using language games

Day 4

- language games for reviewing knowledge – developing all language skills (part b)

- Coping with practical problems in using language games

Day 5

- Visit to a Greek Language School for adults: Observation of the courses’ place, discussion with administration and trainers, discussion on the games used

- Reports: Presentation of participants’ remarks, thoughts and conclusions

- Evaluation of the seminar - Goodbye activities - Creating a communication network

 

Fees
Tuition fee: 70 €/ day/ person, which includes tuition and training materials. 
Organizational costs: 100 €/ person, which includes administration costs, organizational costs and VAT.
Special discounts for non Erasmus Plus grant holders.

 

Learning Outcomes
At the end of the seminar, participants are expected to have acquired the skills that will enable them to:
- select the language games suitable for organizing an efficient course
- adjust, produce, apply and evaluate the appropriate language games
- cooperate with each other and exchange teaching experiences, ideas and materials on language games
- cope with different practical problems in organizing the language games, through the exchange of experiences and ideas with their colleagues


Methodology
The course is based on the principles of participatory adult education, by embodying participants' experiences and fostering the exchange of their ideas, proposals and materials. Its focus is not merely on the didactic aspect of language games but also on the participants' social and cultural knowledge gained through education and teaching to different target groups throughout Europe. During the course, the following techniques will be implemented: working in subgroups and pairs, role play, lectures, guided conversation, brainstorming, language and educational games and experiential activities.
Participants will also be given hand-outs, original materials, lists of language games and websites for teaching tools.

 

Follow-up
Upon completion of the course, participants will be encouraged to form a network which will function as a meeting point. Within this network, they will be able to exchange didactic materials and language games and proposals as well as useful ideas for promoting language learning in different European countries.

Language games

Language Games for all language classes

2020:
23-27 August 2020, Megalochori, Santorini Island, Greece

Working Language: English and Greek

SEMINAR PROGRAMME

Day 1
- Presentation of the participants and their organizations. Presentation of the seminar’s programme and the trainers (educational contract)
- Ice breaking games for all language levels (PART A)

Day 2
- Ice breaking games for all language levels (PART B)
-myths about language games - debate
-language games for the vocabulary
- how to select the suitable language games
- how to organize a language game - principles

Day 3
- teaching Grammar to all levels through language games

- language games for reviewing knowledge – developing all language skills (part a)

- Coping with practical problems in using language games

Day 4

- language games for reviewing knowledge – developing all language skills (part b)

- Coping with practical problems in using language games

Day 5

- Visit to a Greek Language School for adults: Observation of the courses’ place, discussion with administration and trainers, discussion on the games used

- Reports: Presentation of participants’ remarks, thoughts and conclusions

- Evaluation of the seminar - Goodbye activities - Creating a communication network

 

Fees
Tuition fee: 70 €/ day/ person, which includes tuition and training materials. 
Organizational costs: 100 €/ person, which includes administration costs, organizational costs and VAT.
Special discounts for non Erasmus Plus grant holders.

 

Learning Outcomes
At the end of the seminar, participants are expected to have acquired the skills that will enable them to:
- select the language games suitable for organizing an efficient course
- adjust, produce, apply and evaluate the appropriate language games
- cooperate with each other and exchange teaching experiences, ideas and materials on language games
- cope with different practical problems in organizing the language games, through the exchange of experiences and ideas with their colleagues


Methodology
The course is based on the principles of participatory adult education, by embodying participants' experiences and fostering the exchange of their ideas, proposals and materials. Its focus is not merely on the didactic aspect of language games but also on the participants' social and cultural knowledge gained through education and teaching to different target groups throughout Europe. During the course, the following techniques will be implemented: working in subgroups and pairs, role play, lectures, guided conversation, brainstorming, language and educational games and experiential activities.
Participants will also be given hand-outs, original materials, lists of language games and websites for teaching tools.

 

Follow-up
Upon completion of the course, participants will be encouraged to form a network which will function as a meeting point. Within this network, they will be able to exchange didactic materials and language games and proposals as well as useful ideas for promoting language learning in different European countries.

Language training for refugees and immigrants

Language training for refugees and immigrants: Informal Language teaching methodologies

2019:
16-20 August 2019, Megalochori, Santorini Island, Greece

25-29 October 2019, Megalochori, Santorini, Greece

Working Language: English and Greek

SEMINAR PROGRAMME

Day 1 (Friday)
- Presentation of the participants and their organizations
- Presentation of the seminar’s programme and the trainers (educational contract)
- Locating the characteristics, the needs and the expectations of our learners
- Formal-informal-non formal methods and contexts

Day 2 (Saturday)
- The Language café methodology
- Participants practice their knowledge and skills in the Language café methodology

Day 3 (Sunday)
- The Language Exchange methodology
- Participants practice their knowledge and skills in the Language Exchange methodology

Day 4 (Monday)
- The Montessori methodology for adults
- Participants practice their knowledge and skills in the Montessori methodology for adults

Day 5 (Tuesday)
- Coping with practical problems in informal language teaching
- Reports on the visit and the course
- Evaluation of the seminar – farewell activities - Creating a communication network

Fees
Tuition fee: 70 €/ day/ person, which includes tuition and training materials. 
Organizational costs: 100 €/ person, which includes administration costs, organizational costs and VAT.
Special discounts for non Erasmus Plus grant holders.

Learning Outcomes
At the end of the seminar, participants are expected to have acquired the skills that will enable them to:
- develop a repertoire of teaching skills and informal techniques and become able to make judgments as to when and how to use them,
- develop the ability to make choices with regard to informal teaching techniques and learning materials and to adapt or supplement them to cater for the specific needs of groups and individual adult learners
- learn to recognize learners as individuals with their own learning styles, motivation and aims and act appropriately in their informal language teaching
Methodology
The course is based on the principles of participatory adult education, by embodying participants' experiences and fostering the exchange of their ideas, proposals and materials. Its focus is not merely on the didactic aspect of teaching but also on the participants' social and cultural knowledge gained through education and teaching to different target groups throughout Europe. During the course, the following techniques will be implemented: working in subgroups and pairs, role play, lectures, guided conversation, brainstorming, language and educational games and experiential activities.
Participants will also be given hand-outs, original materials, lists of intercultural activities and websites for teaching tools.

Follow-up
Upon completion of the course, participants will be encouraged to form a network which will function as a meeting point. Within this network, they will be able to exchange didactic materials and proposals as well as useful ideas for promoting informal language learning in different European countries.

Language training for refugees and immigrants

Language training for refugees and immigrants: Informal Language teaching methodologies

2020: 
1-7 June 2020, Megalochori, Santorini Island, Greece

1-7 December 2020, Megalochori, Santorini Island, Greece

 

Working Language: English and Greek

SEMINAR PROGRAMME

Day 1 (Friday)
- Presentation of the participants and their organizations
- Presentation of the seminar’s programme and the trainers (educational contract)
- Locating the characteristics, the needs and the expectations of our learners
- Formal-informal- non formal methods and contexts

Day 2 (Saturday)
- The Language café methodology
- Participants practice their knowledge and skills in the Language café methodology

Day 3 (Sunday)
- The Language Exchange methodology
- Participants practice their knowledge and skills in the Language Exchange methodology

Day 4 (Monday)
- The Montessori methodology for adults
- Participants practice their knowledge and skills in the Montessori methodology for adults

Day 5 (Tuesday)
- Coping with practical problems in informal language teaching
- Reports on the visit and the course
- Evaluation of the seminar – farewell activities - Creating a communication network

Fees
Tuition fee: 70 €/ day/ person, which includes tuition and training materials. 
Organizational costs: 100 €/ person, which includes administration costs, organizational costs and VAT.
Special discounts for non Erasmus Plus grant holders.

Learning Outcomes
At the end of the seminar, participants are expected to have acquired the skills that will enable them to:
- develop a repertoire of teaching skills and informal techniques and become able to make judgments as to when and how to use them,
- develop the ability to make choices with regard to informal teaching techniques and learning materials and to adapt or supplement them to cater for the specific needs of groups and individual adult learners
- learn to recognize learners as individuals with their own learning styles, motivation and aims and act appropriately in their informal language teaching
Methodology
The course is based on the principles of participatory adult education, by embodying participants' experiences and fostering the exchange of their ideas, proposals and materials. Its focus is not merely on the didactic aspect of teaching but also on the participants' social and cultural knowledge gained through education and teaching to different target groups throughout Europe. During the course, the following techniques will be implemented: working in subgroups and pairs, role play, lectures, guided conversation, brainstorming, language and educational games and experiential activities.
Participants will also be given hand-outs, original materials, lists of intercultural activities and websites for teaching tools.

Follow-up
Upon completion of the course, participants will be encouraged to form a network which will function as a meeting point. Within this network, they will be able to exchange didactic materials and proposals as well as useful ideas for promoting informal language learning in different European countries.

Learning to teach Greek

Learning to teach Greek

The 3-day and the 5-day seminars start the same day and finish in different days (Day 3 and Day 5)

2018:

5-day seminar:

13-17/7/2018 Megalochori - Santorini Island

23-27/11/2018 Athens

3-day seminar:

13-15/7/2018 Megalochori - Santorini Island

23-25/11/2018 Athens

Working language: Greek

SEMINAR PROGRAMME

Day 1 (Friday)
- Presentation of the participants and their organizations
- Presentation of the seminar’s programme and the trainers (educational contract)

- Applying language games and communicative activities (part 1)

Day 2 (Saturday)

- Teaching the Grammar in various levels

- Teaching the Grammar in various levels (micro-teaching)

- Applying language games and communicative activities (part 2)

Day 3 (Sunday)

- The selection and application of audio-visual materials in the lesson

- The institutional framework of teaching Greek to foreigners and adult education

- Activating the students (homework, research, conversation classes) - Coping with practical problems in teaching

Day 4 (Monday)
- Visit to a Greek Language lesson for adults: Observation of the courses’ place, discussion with administration, trainers and students, observation of the lesson

Day 5 (Tuesday)

- Visit to a Greek Language lesson for adults: Observation of the courses’ place, discussion with administration, trainers and students, observation of the lesson

- Reports on the visit: Presentation of participants’ remarks, thoughts and conclusions
- Evaluation of the seminar - Goodbye activities - Creating a communication network

 

Fees
Tuition fee: 70 €/ day/ person, which includes tuition and training materials. 
Organizational costs: 100 €/ person, which includes administration costs, organizational costs and VAT.
Special discounts for non Erasmus Plus grant holders.

 

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the seminar, participants are expected to have acquired the skills that will enable them to:

- select materials for teaching Grammar in different levels of students of Greek

- adjust, produce, apply and evaluate the appropriate audio-visual materials

- cooperate with each other and exchange teaching experiences, ideas and materials

- know the institutional framework of teaching Greek

- adapt the language games they use

- activate their students in and outside the class

 

Methodology

The course is based on the principles of participatory adult education, by embodying participants' experiences and fostering the exchange of their ideas, proposals and materials. Its focus is not merely on the didactic aspect of teaching adults but also on the participants' social and cultural knowledge gained through education, and teaching to different target groups throughout Europe. During the course, the following techniques will be implemented: working in subgroups and pairs, role play, lectures, guided conversation, brainstorming, language and educational games and experiential activities.

The course also includes observation sessions in a Greek Language lesson for adults. During this, participants will have the opportunity to assess the teaching session of Greek in the specific context by applying the techniques of observation, interviewing and group discussion. After its completion, participants will share their learning experience.

Participants will also be given hand-outs, original materials, lists of intercultural activities and websites for teaching tools and for promoting Greek language and culture. Taking into consideration that the variety of educational tools and equipment offers to participants the opportunity to enrich their educational experience, within the course there will also be implemented the means of video, audio, objects (realia), diagrams, photos and games-activities.


Preparation
Participants will be given information on the official examinations for the certificate of attainment in Greek and on the institutional framework of the non-formal education for non-Greek students. They will also receive articles on the subject of teaching Greek as a foreign language to adults as well as lists for the most recent publications of didactic materials. Before the course, they will be asked to describe the institution they work for and the basic characteristics of their learners and their own professional background. it is also required to bring and present samples of the didactic material they use. Participants will also receive some information for the course group (trainers, organizers and organizing institution, other participants). Organizers will be responsible for sending all the necessary information regarding the venue (Santorini, Athens) and the trip. All the above will be communicated via e-mail and post.

 

Follow-up
Upon completion of the course, participants will be encouraged to form a network which will function as a meeting point. Within this network, they will be able to exchange didactic materials and proposals as well as useful ideas for promoting language learning in different European countries.

Learning to teach Greek

Learning to teach Greek

The 3-day and the 5-day seminars start the same day and finish in different days (Day 3 and Day 5)

2019-2020:

5 - days seminar:

29 Νovember - 03 December 2019, Athens

17-21 July 2020, Megalochori Santorini

3- days seminar:

29 Νovember - 01 December 2019, Athens

17-21 July 2020, Megalochori Santorini

Working language: Greek

SEMINAR PROGRAMME

Day 1 (Friday)
- Presentation of the participants and their organizations
- Presentation of the seminar’s programme and the trainers (educational contract)

- Applying language games and communicative activities (part 1)

Day 2 (Saturday)

- Teaching the Grammar in various levels

- Teaching the Grammar in various levels (micro-teaching)

- Applying language games and communicative activities (part 2)

Day 3 (Sunday)

- The selection and application of audio-visual materials in the lesson

- The institutional framework of teaching Greek to foreigners and adult education

- Activating the students (homework, research, conversation classes) - Coping with practical problems in teaching

Day 4 (Monday)
- Visit to a Greek Language lesson for adults: Observation of the courses’ place, discussion with administration, trainers and students, observation of the lesson

Day 5 (Tuesday)

- Visit to a Greek Language lesson for adults: Observation of the courses’ place, discussion with administration, trainers and students, observation of the lesson

- Reports on the visit: Presentation of participants’ remarks, thoughts and conclusions
- Evaluation of the seminar - Goodbye activities - Creating a communication network

 

Fees
Tuition fee: 70 €/ day/ person, which includes tuition and training materials. 
Organizational costs: 100 €/ person, which includes administration costs, organizational costs and VAT.
Special discounts for non Erasmus Plus grant holders.

 

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the seminar, participants are expected to have acquired the skills that will enable them to:

- select materials for teaching Grammar in different levels of students of Greek

- adjust, produce, apply and evaluate the appropriate audio-visual materials

- cooperate with each other and exchange teaching experiences, ideas and materials

- know the institutional framework of teaching Greek

- adapt the language games they use

- activate their students in and outside the class

 

Methodology

The course is based on the principles of participatory adult education, by embodying participants' experiences and fostering the exchange of their ideas, proposals and materials. Its focus is not merely on the didactic aspect of teaching adults but also on the participants' social and cultural knowledge gained through education, and teaching to different target groups throughout Europe. During the course, the following techniques will be implemented: working in subgroups and pairs, role play, lectures, guided conversation, brainstorming, language and educational games and experiential activities.

The course also includes observation sessions in a Greek Language lesson for adults. During this, participants will have the opportunity to assess the teaching session of Greek in the specific context by applying the techniques of observation, interviewing and group discussion. After its completion, participants will share their learning experience.

Participants will also be given hand-outs, original materials, lists of intercultural activities and websites for teaching tools and for promoting Greek language and culture. Taking into consideration that the variety of educational tools and equipment offers to participants the opportunity to enrich their educational experience, within the course there will also be implemented the means of video, audio, objects (realia), diagrams, photos and games-activities.


Preparation
Participants will be given information on the official examinations for the certificate of attainment in Greek and on the institutional framework of the non-formal education for non-Greek students. They will also receive articles on the subject of teaching Greek as a foreign language to adults as well as lists for the most recent publications of didactic materials. Before the course, they will be asked to describe the institution they work for and the basic characteristics of their learners and their own professional background. it is also required to bring and present samples of the didactic material they use. Participants will also receive some information for the course group (trainers, organizers and organizing institution, other participants). Organizers will be responsible for sending all the necessary information regarding the venue (Santorini, Athens) and the trip. All the above will be communicated via e-mail and post.

 

Follow-up
Upon completion of the course, participants will be encouraged to form a network which will function as a meeting point. Within this network, they will be able to exchange didactic materials and proposals as well as useful ideas for promoting language learning in different European countries.

Online Greek Language Courses by the HELLENIC CULTURE CENTRE

ONLINE GREEK LANGUAGE COURSES BY THE HELLENIC CULTURE CENTRE

The Hellenic Culture Centre is the first Training Centre to offer Online Greek Language Courses at all levels of instruction. The Online Programme, which began in 2009, now offers:

  • Online Greek Language Courses at all language levels (Α0, Α1, Α2, Β1, Β2, C1, C2)
  • Preparatory courses for the Certificate of Attainment in Greek at all levels
  • Courses for practising speaking and listening skills
  • A C2+ course on contemporary Greece (GREECE NOW @HCC – level C2+)
  • Book Clubs for reading and discussing Greek Literature books at levels B2, C1, and C2
  • tailor-made Thematic Workshops on subjects relating to Greek culture are offered (e.g. Greek cuisine, music, dance, cinema, politics, et al – for the levels B2 and above)

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All language teachers at the Hellenic Culture Centre are certified and experienced in teaching Greek as a second and as a foreign language to adults and adolescents. They also have experience in online teaching and they are native speakers of Greek.

Courses are held through the online educational platform Moodle and the educational platform GLOSSA, where all relevant learning materials are uploaded (texts, listening exercises and activities for all language skills, photos, library, Forum, links to dictionaries and to videos) as well as through synchronous Skype meetings, once or twice a week.

No special knowledge on technology is required, however, a 15-min introductory session is offered for free, if needed, in order for the students to familiarize themselves with the use of the Moodle or the Glossa platforms and the Skype. Students are required to have a good internet connection and a headset with a microphone.

Before registering students have to do a grading test, in order for the tutors to check students’ language level and educational needs. Ask us to guide you to the test suitable for you. You may also do the test orally, through Skype: the Director of the Centre will call you in order to define your language level and design your learning path, according to your learning objectives.

 Start dates of the 8-week cycles group courses for the 2019-2020 academic year:

  • 23 September 2019 - 15 November 2019 (8 weeks, 3-8 students, 16 hours)
  • 18 November 2019 – 31 January 2020 (8 weeks, 3-8 students, 16 hours, Christmas break: 16/12/2019- 5/1/2020)
  • 3 February 2020- 27 March 2020 (8 weeks, 3-8 students, 16 hours)
  • 30 March – 5 June (8 weeks, 3-8 students, 16 hours, Easter break: 13/4/2020- 25/4/2020)

 

Online courses are offered throughout the year 7 days/ week, from 07.00 to 24.00 Greek time. Please contact us for any inquiry about private and semi-private courses.
Self-tuition facilities are not available. Enrollments are only accepted for taught classes meeting for at least one hour weekly. Use of the platform is free of charge.

 

Levels

Α1,Α2,Β1,Β2

Levels C1, C2, C2+

Preparation for the Certificate of Attainment in Greek (all levels)

GROUP PROGRAMME (3-8 students)

Duration

Every 8 weeks

Every 8 weeks

Every 8 weeks

Total hours

16

8

8

Synchronous meetings on Skype

1+ 1 hour per week

1 hour per week

1 hour per week

Fees

192€ (12€/hour)

120 € (15€/hour)

96 € (12€/hour)

SEMI-PRIVATE LESSONS

 (2 students)

Fees for 2 students

17 €/ hour per student

17 €/ hour per student

17 €/ hour per student

PRIVATE LESSONS 

(1 student)

     
 

23 €/hour

23 €/hour

23 €/hour

 

Fees include:

  • Access to the educational platform during the period of the programme (there is no extra fee for subscription)
  • Ten days for further study, correction of extra assignments, and revisions in the platform after the end of the course cycle
  • All educational materials needed
  • Personal consultation outside the course hours (technical and pedagogical)
  • Certificate of Attendance issued for all students who will participate OR
  • Certificate of Successful Participation issued for students who will have completed at least 50% of the online activities OR have participated in 50% of the lessons on Skype
  • One 15-min introductory session for free, if needed, in order for the students to familiarize themselves with the use of the platform and Skype

 

Notes:

  1. A teaching hour is 60 minutes.
  2. The weekly schedule of the group lessons is arranged after consultation amongst the group.
  3. The training fee for the group courses can be paid in two equal rates. The first rate has to be paid 10 days before the start date and the second rate halfway into the course. We strongly recommend paying in one rate though, due to extra bank charges (+3 euro for every payment)
  4. At least 5 hours have to be pre-paid in order for a private course to start
  5. For the levels Β1, C1 και C2 the books KALEIDOSKOPIO B1/C1/C2 by Ifigenia Georgiadou, ed. HELLENIC CULTURE CENTRE, are used. Students can purchase the books on discount by the Hellenic Culture Centre (20 euro instead of 23 euro) or in various bookstores in Greece. The books are NOT necessary for the course since much of their content is uploaded on our platforms.
  6. Ask for discount prices, which are offered on a Happy Lesson week throughout the year

 

Cancellation policy: 

  1. A student can cancel a scheduled PRIVATE lesson 6 hours before and pay no fees.
  2. In case a student cancels the lesson 6 to 3 hours before, s/he has to pay 50% of the lesson fees
  3. In case a student cancels 3 to 1 hour before the scheduled time s/he should pay 100% of the lesson fees.
  4. GROUP and SEMI-PRIVATE lessons cannot be canceled (if the student does not attend a scheduled meeting, s/he pays 100% of the lesson fees if the meeting takes place).
  5. If one student drops out of a semi-private course, the second student will have to continue with PRIVATE lessons.
  6. The programme of lessons agreed has to be completed within one year after the first registration.
  7. If one student drops out of a semi-private course, the second student will have to continue with PRIVATE lessons.

  8. Full refunds will be given up until the last day to register for the programme (1 day before the beginning of the course). For late cancellations, there will be no refund. However, the student is entitled to re-register within one years’ time. In that case, the student only pays the extra cost, if any. When students are given refunds the bank charges are payable by them. In case the course is canceled by the HCC, a full refund will be given to the student at no extra charge.

 

Information and registration

E-mail:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Tel. +3069441054984, 

Skype name: Hellenic.culture.centre

Please find the registration form here.

 tablet books
 

 

Online Greek Language Courses by the HELLENIC CULTURE CENTRE

The Hellenic Culture Centre is the first Training Centre to offer Online Greek Language Courses at all levels of instruction. The Online Programme, which began in 2009, now offers:

  • Online Greek Language Courses at all language levels (Α0, Α1, Α2, Β1, Β2, C1, C2)
  • Preparatory courses for the Certificate of Attainment in Greek at all levels
  • Courses for practising speaking and listening skills
  • A C2+ course on contemporary Greece (GREECE NOW @HCC – level C2+)
  • Book Clubs for reading and discussing Greek Literature books at levels B2, C1, and C2
  • tailor-made Thematic Workshops on subjects relating to Greek culture are offered (e.g. Greek cuisine, music, dance, cinema, politics, et al – for the levels B2 and above)

IMG 4991 nikos low

All language teachers at the Hellenic Culture Centre are certified and experienced in teaching Greek as a second and as a foreign language to adults and adolescents. They also have experience in online teaching and they are native speakers of Greek.

Courses are held through the online educational platform Moodle and the educational platform GLOSSA, where all relevant learning materials are uploaded (texts, listening exercises and activities for all language skills, photos, library, Forum, links to dictionaries and to videos) as well as through synchronous Skype meetings, once or twice a week.

No special knowledge on technology is required, however, a 15-min introductory session is offered for free, if needed, in order for the students to familiarize themselves with the use of the Moodle or the Glossa platforms and the Skype. Students are required to have a good internet connection and a headset with a microphone.

Before registering students have to do a grading test, in order for the tutors to check students’ language level and educational needs. Ask us to guide you to the test suitable for you. You may also do the test orally, through Skype: the Director of the Centre will call you in order to define your language level and design your learning path, according to your learning objectives.

 Start dates of the 8-week cycles group courses for the 2019-2020 academic year:

  • 23 September 2019 - 15 November 2019 (8 weeks, 3-8 students, 16 hours)
  • 18 November 2019 – 31 January 2020 (8 weeks, 3-8 students, 16 hours, Christmas break: 16/12/2019- 5/1/2020)
  • 3 February 2020- 27 March 2020 (8 weeks, 3-8 students, 16 hours)
  • 30 March – 5 June (8 weeks, 3-8 students, 16 hours, Easter break: 13/4/2020- 25/4/2020)

 Online courses are offered throughout the year 7 days/ week, from 07.00 to 24.00 Greek time. Please contact us for any inquiry about private and semi-private courses.
Self-tuition facilities are not available. Enrollments are only accepted for taught classes meeting for at least one hour weekly. Use of the platform is free of charge.

 

Levels

Α1, Α2, Β1, Β2

Levels C1, C2, C2+

Preparation for the Certificate of Attainment in Greek (all levels)

GROUP PROGRAMME (3-8 students)

Duration

Every 8 weeks

Every 8 weeks

Every 8 weeks

Total hours

16

8

8

Synchronous meetings on Skype

1+ 1 hour per week

1 hour per week

1 hour per week

Fees

192€ (12€/hour)

120 € (15€/hour)

96 € (12€/hour)

SEMI-PRIVATE LESSONS

 (2 students)

Fees for 2 students

17 €/ hour per student

17 €/ hour per student

17 €/ hour per student

PRIVATE LESSONS 

(1 student)

     
 

23 €/hour

23 €/hour

23 €/hour

Fees include:

  • Access to the educational platform during the period of the programme (there is no extra fee for subscription)
  • Ten days for further study, correction of extra assignments, and revisions in the platform after the end of the course cycle
  • All educational materials needed
  • Personal consultation outside the course hours (technical and pedagogical)
  • Certificate of Attendance issued for all students who will participate OR
  • Certificate of Successful Participation issued for students who will have completed at least 50% of the online activities OR have participated in 50% of the lessons on Skype
  • One 15-min introductory session for free, if needed, in order for the students to familiarize themselves with the use of the platform and Skype

 

Notes:

  1. A teaching hour is 60 minutes.
  2. The weekly schedule of the group lessons is arranged after consultation amongst the group.
  3. The training fee for the group courses can be paid in two equal rates. The first rate has to be paid 10 days before the start date and the second rate halfway into the course. We strongly recommend paying in one rate though, due to extra bank charges (+3 euro for every payment)
  4. At least 5 hours have to be pre-paid in order for a private course to start
  5. For the levels Β1, C1 και C2 the books KALEIDOSKOPIO B1/C1/C2 by Ifigenia Georgiadou, ed. HELLENIC CULTURE CENTRE, are used. Students can purchase the books on discount by the Hellenic Culture Centre (20 euro instead of 23 euro) or in various bookstores in Greece. The books are NOT necessary for the course since much of their content is uploaded on our platforms.
  6. Ask for discount prices, which are offered on a Happy Lesson week throughout the year

 

Cancellation policy: 

  1. A student can cancel a scheduled PRIVATE lesson 6 hours before and pay no fees.
  2. In case a student cancels the lesson 6 to 3 hours before, s/he has to pay 50% of the lesson fees
  3. In case a student cancels 3 to 1 hour before the scheduled time s/he should pay 100% of the lesson fees.
  4. GROUP and SEMI-PRIVATE lessons cannot be canceled (if the student does not attend a scheduled meeting, s/he pays 100% of the lesson fees if the meeting takes place).
  5. If one student drops out of a semi-private course, the second student will have to continue with PRIVATE lessons.
  6. The programme of lessons agreed has to be completed within one year after the first registration.
  7. If one student drops out of a semi-private course, the second student will have to continue with PRIVATE lessons.

  8. Full refunds will be given up until the last day to register for the programme (1 day before the beginning of the course). For late cancellations, there will be no refund. However, the student is entitled to re-register within one years’ time. In that case, the student only pays the extra cost, if any. When students are given refunds the bank charges are payable by them. In case the course is canceled by the HCC, a full refund will be given to the student at no extra charge.

 

Information and registration

E-mail:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Tel. +3069441054984, 

Skype name: Hellenic.culture.centre

Find the registration form here.

 tablet books
 

 

Online seminars for teachers

On-line seminars for teachers of Greek as a foreign/ second sanguage

Lesson Planning and Curriculum Designing based on the needs and the profile of the students of Modern Greek (15 hours, 70 euro)

6 November - 3 December 2017
5-30 March 2018

Teaching the text in all levels of Greek (30 hours, 110 euro)

15 January - 25 February 2018

Teaching Greek as a foreign\ second language to adult students online

(100 hours - 450 euro or 150 hours - 650 for the EUROLTA Certificate for teaching languages online)

8 January- 29 April 2018 (or 24 June 2018 for the EUROLTA Certificate for teaching languages online)

 

Online seminars for teachers

On-line seminars for teachers of Greek as a foreign/ second sanguage

Lesson Planning and Curriculum Designing based on the needs and the profile of the students of Modern Greek (15 hours, 70 euro)

19 November - 16 December 2018
4-31 March 2019

Teaching the text in all levels of Greek (30 hours, 110 euro)

14 January - 24 February 2019

Teaching Greek as a foreign\ second language to adult students online

(100 hours - 450 euro or 150 hours - 650 for the EUROLTA Certificate for teaching languages online)

31 January- 30 May 2019 (or 26 July 2019 for the EUROLTA Certificate for teaching languages online)

Teaching Greek to Refugees (200 hours - 250 euro)

EUROLTA Certification available with 32 hours of face to face seminars plus observation and practicing sessions. Extra fee: 500 euro

3 December 2018 - 24 March 2019

 

Programme of Educational/Cultural Activities

A programme of educational-cultural activities functions alongside the language courses. It is adjusted to all levels of language ability. The aim of this programme is two-fold: on the one hand it is to practise and reinforce students΄ confidence in using Greek, and on the other to bring them into contact with the reality of contemporary Greece. The programme includes:

  • Conversation classes where students present their language learning projects and interviews with Greeks
  • Lectures by experts and other professionals on themes such as the arts, politics, history, society and modern life in Greece
  • Visits to working places and other sites of cultural and social interest
  • Language workshops where students practise the language through language games and communicative activities
  • Discussions on a contemporary Greek movie
  • Tandem classes, i.e. conversations on specific subjects with a Greek native speaker who learns the student's language.
  • "Visit my country", where students present their countries in various ways (photos, objects, tastes, etc)

On a regular base we organise as well:

  • Greek song learning
  • Greek dance courses
  • Traditional Greek cooking
  • Trekking and other nature activities

Programme of Educational/Cultural Activities

A programme of educational-cultural activities functions alongside the language courses. It is adjusted to all levels of language ability. The aim of this programme is two-fold: on the one hand it is to practise and reinforce students΄ confidence in using Greek, and on the other to bring them into contact with the reality of contemporary Greece. The programme includes:

  • Conversation classes where students present their language learning projects and interviews with Greeks
  • Lectures by experts and other professionals on themes such as the arts, politics, history, society and modern life in Greece
  • Visits to working places and other sites of cultural and social interest
  • Language workshops where students practise the language through language games and communicative activities
  • Discussions on a contemporary Greek movie
  • Tandem classes, i.e. conversations on specific subjects with a Greek native speaker who learns the student's language.
  • "Visit my country", where students present their countries in various ways (photos, objects, tastes, etc)

On a regular base we organise as well:

  • Greek song learning
  • Greek dance courses
  • Traditional Greek cooking
  • Trekking and other nature activities

Send your CV

If you want to work as a teacher in our Centre, please sent your CV This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. writing about your teaching experience and give us as more information about the books and the other materials that you use; with reference also to the profile of your students.

Send your CV

If you want to work as a teacher in our Centre, please sent your CV This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. writing about your teaching experience and give us as more information about the books and the other materials that you use; with reference also to the profile of your students.