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Macquarie University’s Modern Greek Studies program releases video to mark International Greek Language Day




To mark International Day of Modern Greek Language on February 9, 2022, the Modern Greek Studies Program of Macquarie University has released a video entitled ‘Far away (or near) we all learn Greek.’

The video contains brief messages from distinguished people from the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia, distinguished politicians from the Greek and Australian governments, academics, as well as former and current students of the Modern Greek Studies Program.

The message is that teaching and learning of the Greek language is a compass of identity and culture, a means of thought and communication and a ‘bridge’ that connects Greece with Australia.

All the prominent individuals who have participated in this initiative are:

  • His Eminence Archbishop Makarios of Australia.
  • Minister for Multiculturalism and Minister for Seniors NSW, the Hon. Mark Coure MP.
  • Minister of Education and Religious Affairs of Greece, Niki Kerameus.
  • Secretary General for Greeks Abroad and Public Diplomacy of Greece, Ioannis Chrysoulakis.
  • Member for Canterbury, NSW, Labor Party, Sophie Cotsis MP.
  • Consul General of Greece in Sydney, Christos Karras.
  • Executive Dean of Faculty of Arts, Macquarie University, Professor Martina Möllering.
  • President of Macquarie Greek Studies Foundation, Theophilus Premetis.
  • President of the Macquarie University Greek Association (MUGA), Sam Giovas.
  • Lecturer of Modern Greek Studies Program at Macquarie University, Dr Patricia Koromvokis.

The video will be available to view on social media and will be covered by the media of Greece and Australia.

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