Online workshop to be held for Greek language teachers with Macquarie Uni and SICLE

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The Modern Greek Studies Program of Macquarie University as the accredited examination centre for the Certificate of Attainment in Greek language exams in partnership with the Sydney Institute for Community Languages Education (SICLE), University of Sydney, are co-organising a free online workshop for the Greek Language Exams 2024 with the title: 

‘Strategies for understanding and producing oral language in the teaching of Greek as a heritage and/or a foreign language: Development practices and teaching methods.’

The seminar aims to present to Greek language teachers the effective strategies to best prepare students for the oral exams of Certificate of Attainment in Greek.

Certificates of Attainment
Students received their Certificates of Attainment in Greek at Macquarie University last month. Photo: Supplied.

Oral language proficiency, encompassing both comprehension and production, stands as a foundational skill and a primary objective, particularly in the initial stages of learning the Greek language. However, the challenge intensifies when teaching this skill in foreign language environments, where the language is less mediated and directly linked to the demands of daily communication and environmental circumstances. 

The forthcoming workshop will delve into effective practices and pedagogical recommendations for teaching oral language. Additionally, it will explore strategies to best prepare students for the Certificate of Attainment in Greek exams within this context.

Dr Konstantina Iliopoulou is the presenter and holds a BA in Greek Philology, MA in Applied Linguistics, Ph.D. in Assessing L2 Writing and Postdoc in alternative assessment in Language classroom.

She works as Laboratory Teaching Staff at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, School of Philosophy and Education, Department of Pedagogy and as a part time lecturer at the University of Nicosia on MA programs concerning Teaching Greek as an L2 as well as at the Hellenic Open University on a relevant MA program under the subject “Language, Education and Society.” She is an external associate of the Greek Language Centre, and scientific member of the Research Centre “Temenus” of the University of Western Macedonia, Greece. Her main research interests are in the areas of teaching languages, intercultural education and assessing language in L1 and L2.

The workshop will take place on Tuesday, 2nd April 2024 at 7:00pm-8:30pm (Sydney time) / 11:00am-12:30pm (Athens time).

Register here: https://forms.office.com/r/0VN0fxJ0N7.

The zoom link for the workshop is provided upon submission of your registration form. Registrations close on Monday 1st April 2024 at 4:00pm (Sydney time) / 8:00am (Athens time).

NESA accredited teachers can count completion of this workshop as NESA Elective PD (1.5hrs) to be added to their eTAMS record themselves.

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