Many of us remember physically visiting Greek school as young children to learn all about our history, culture and most importantly, language.
But in Melbourne, the afternoon schools of the Greek Community of Melbourne moved their Greek language classes online due to the coronavirus crisis and luckily, the experiment took off with a bang!
In a statement, the Community wrote that the teachers proved to be well-prepared and impressively well-trained in the new requirements of distance education, making the most of the tools offered for e-learning.
“The timing of the e-learning was ultimately a very enjoyable experience for the children. They were happy to see their classmates and teacher again, talk to each other and share experiences and Easter wishes,” the statement read.
“In addition, being able to attend their lesson made them feel the security of the routine that they missed so much.”
The parents also responded extremely well to this new challenge by cooperating and following the instructions of the teachers, as well as doing what was asked of them each time.
“The administrative and educational staff of the Greek schools of the Community want to express their warm thanks to the parents and students for their patience, guidance and great effort to successfully complete the distance learning courses,” the statement read.
These courses are the first of their kind in the Greek community, as they offer students an opportunity to maintain their Greek language and knowledge of Greek culture during a time when life as we know it has changed.