The following information has been handed to me by Mr Manolis Petasis of Ierapetra, who has been put in charge of organising Greek Language lessons for all foreigners living in this area. That includes, Makrialos, Ierapetra, Agios Nikolaos, Sissi, Vrahassi and Milatos. If you would like to join the programme, you must obtain an application form either from Maurice, at INCO or from Manolis, his telephone number is below. Please read this information before you decide whether or not you would like to begin classes. If you have any further questions, you can also ring me: Jane 6945 872472
EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM “EDUCATION OF IMMIGRANTS IN THE GREEK LANGUAGE, HISTORY AND CULTURE-ODYSSEUS”
General Secretariat for Lifelong Learning - Ministry of National Education Lifelong Learning and Religious Affairs- has planned the educational program “Education of Immigrants in the Greek language, history and culture-ODYSSEUS”. The program is been operated by the Institute for Continuing Adult Education.
PROGRAM’ S DESCRIPTION
The program “Education of immigrants in the Greek language, history and culture-ODYSSEUS’’ is referred to all immigrants, the European Union citizens and subjects of third countries independent of their origin. To people over the age of 16, without discriminations according to equal treatment and according to the equality of access participation in lifelong learning. The educational program emphasizes at the teaching of the Greek language as a second as well as the teaching of the greek history and culture. This will help the trainees to acquire linguistic and practical social skills as well as intercultural abilities necessary for their active social integration and the improvement of their family background.
B. EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM
This educational program has two levels, A1 (125 hours) and A2 (175 hours) More specifically:
A1 Level (Introductory level): this is a basic course comprised of lessons of the Greek language, History and Culture and everyday life practices. The trainees acquire linguistic skills and practical social skills in order to correspond to communicational situations of everyday life and to become familiar with social environment history and culture of the country.
A2 Level: the course comprises of two units: Greek language lessons (150 hours) and history and culture (25 hours). After having attended a course of A2 Level, trainees have the opportunity to take exams of the General Secretariat for Lifelong Learning in order to attain the status of long – term abiding in Greece according to the Greek legislation.
Candidates are classified to A1 or A2 Level after having completed a classification test. At the end of A1 or/and A2 Level vigorous assessment processes are put in place in order to evaluate learners’ abilities.
Certificate of Lifelong Training is granted upon successfully completion in both levels.
These courses are given free of cost in order to reassure access participation of target-groups in lifelong learning. Moreover, every trainee takes educational material (in printed and electronic form) in order to reinforce his / her skills and abilities.
Each group has 15-20 trainees. Groups take place in morning or afternoon hours according to the choice of the trainees. Lessons last 3 hours and take place 3 or 4 days per week.
Courses start every first fortnight from September to April every educational year.
Information: 6947206661 – email firstname.lastname@example.org