Greek Community of Melbourne pay tribute to language teacher Alexandros Giannadaki

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The Greek Community of Melbourne (GCM) has paid tribute to one of its “most beloved members” Alexandros Giannadaki, who passed away unexpectedly.

Alexandros was born on the Greek island of Crete. He graduated with honors in Ancient, Modern Greek language and pedagogics from the University of Crete. He worked for many years as a philologist in Greece and came to Melbourne, Australia in 2004 as a seconded teacher in order to contribute with his work to the enhancement of Greek language skills in the expatriate community.

In 2012, Alexandros worked as a lecturer at Monash University and since 2013 he continued his educational work as an associate of the GCM, in the role of teacher and coordinator of the ancient Greek and adult programmes. Deeply knowledgeable in Greek language and history, for 19 years he worked tirelessly, with dedication and passion, serving his great love, language and culture.

In a statement on Facebook, the GCM sent condolences to Alexandros’ family and said he leaves behind “a legacy of great work and an unfulfilled void.”

“An excellent collaborator and teacher, he was distinguished for his ethos, his kindness and respect towards colleagues and students, his good humour and the quality of work,” the GCM statement read.

“We thank you for all you have generously given us over the years. You will always be in our hearts and memories.”

Alexandros’ funeral will be held in Greece according to his family’s wishes.

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