The Program “Greek Language Program and Mediation Services for Minor Third- Country Nationals” (TCNs) («Μαθαίνω ελληνικά! ») is addressed to students attending a primary education class during the school year 2020 - 2021 and 2021 - 2022.

The program is being implemented by the Research Centre CARDET, in cooperation with the Frederick University and the Advisory Company INNOVADE, in collaboration with Cyprus Ministry of education, culture, sport and Youth.

It is funded by the Migration and Asylum Fund for the Integration of the Republic of Cyprus. The program is specifically designed to meet the needs and expectations of TCN students. Through the program students are expected to acquire basic language skills by attending second language classes.

The project offers the possibility of attending Greek language courses at four different levels (the basic (A1 / A2) and the intermediate level (B1 / B2)). The courses will be held in Nicosia, Limassol, Larnaca, Famagusta and Paphos.

It is expected that more than 470 Third country nationals’ students will successfully attend the course and at least 380 will complete them.

Why learn Greek?

Learning Greek will help you improve your communication skills and socialize with other people. You will be able to actively engage in everyday activities and better understand the culture of Cyprus. Learning Greek will definitely help you participate in the civic, cultural and social affairs of Cyprus.

Who can participate

Children of the age 6 to 12, with a nationality of a non-European Union member Country, whose parents have one of the following statuses:

  • Third Country National with a student’s or worker’s or visitor’s or Cypriot spouse’s residence permit
  • Recognized Refugee
  • Subsidiary Protection Status
  • Asylum Seeker
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Location of the Courses

Primary School of Ayios Dometios (K.A)

Primary School of Ayion Omologiton (K.A)

Primary School of Ayion Omologiton (K.B)

Primary School of Faneromenis

Primary School Limassol I (K.B) - Chalkoutsas - Vasili Michaelidi

Primary School Limassol H (K.A) - Kapsalou

Primary School Trimiklinis

Primary School of Aradippou A'

Primary School Pafos I – Evagoras Pallikarides

Primary School Empas

Primary School Mesogis

Primary School Drousias

Course Level options

Beginners’ level (A1/A2): People with limited knowledge of the Greek language or no knowledge at all.

Intermediate level (B1/B2): People with some basic knowledge of the Greek language.

Firstly, you will choose the course level that will best suit your needs. Later, a diagnostic assessment will take place -during the first lesson- in order to determine each participants’ level. After this assessment the teacher will decide in which level each participant will be placed.

A small motivation/gift from us

A FREE TABLET will be awarded to participants that:

Will attend to more than 60% of the course (60 hours, 90 teaching hours of 40 minutes each) and Pass the final exams at the end of the course.


Frederick University

Frederick University is a dynamic and active private university in the Republic of Cyprus, founded in 2007. Despite the relatively recent establishment, the organization has a long history of 50 years in the field of higher education. Frederick University has facilities and operates in two cities, in Nicosia where the headquarters are located and in Limassol, which caters for training needs of more than 3,500 people in the semester. Frederick University's vision is to provide opportunities for learning and university education through teaching and research in the fields of science, technology, literature and the arts, as well as contributing systematically to the wider social context.

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CARDET is a non-profit research and development organization inspiring education and promoting research innovation development and social justice.

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INNOVADE NNOVADE is an SME based in Cyprus, with a team of professionals with several years of experience in strategic visioning, business development, social entrepreneurship, technology, innovation, and academic industries. Its project experiences and academic influences span the globe.

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"Greek Language Program and Mediation Services for Minor Third- Country Nationals (TCNs)” of European Asylum, Immigration and Integration Fund. [Project No: CY/2020/AMIF/SO2.NO2.1.4/4]