The teacher’s role is significant for the project’s successful implementation. For this reason a special focus was placed on the continuous support of teachers during the implementation of the project. An area of support is related to the development of supporting material, which can be used during the Greek language courses. Notably, the material and lessons that were produced are being edited BY a scientific team involving academics and scholars with experience in developing educational programs and teaching the Greek as a second / foreign language to young pupils.
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Here you can find useful language material for language teaching and learning which is accessible to the public.
You can watch interesting videos with strategies about how to make students learning a second / foreign language feel welcome on their first day.
Source: Colorín Colorado (2011, 26th July). What to do first Creating a welcoming ELL classroom environment [Video]. Available on: YouTube
The VALUE Educational Platform: The project Valuing All Languages to Unlock Europe provides free material about methodological approaches, tools and teaching practices (innovative interactive teaching techniques, use of ICT, digital narratives) that can be integrated into the school curricula to improve access here.
If you want to learn more about the integration of Third Country Nationals in Cyprus or if you are a parent interested in facilitating your integration into the Cypriot society and the local labor market, please visit the website Guide with General Information about Cyprus.
The Ministry of Education and Culture and the Cyprus Pedagogical Institute offer educational material available in Greek as part of an in-service Teacher Training Program for Teaching Greek as a Second Language in the framework of a series of seminars that took place in 2016-2017.
The "Routes Teaching Modern Greek" program provides an online environment that includes practical guidelines, samples of audio material and presentations for the teaching of Greek as a second / foreign language. This program is a complement to the specialized distance learning program implemented by the Centre for the Greek Language.
The book series for the Greek language “ΓΕΙΑ ΣΑΣ” for Primary Education is available in the website of the Centre for Intercultural Education (National Kapodistrian University of Athens) and you can download both the student's book and the teacher's book for free.
In the framework of the project "Identity and Diversity Picture Book Collections" (IDPBC) a number of lesson plans and activities on issues related to diversity have been developed. The project provides a digital environment that includes powerful visualized stories of young protagonists who face diversity and explore issues of identity, diversity and social inclusion in depth.
The Portal for Greek Language website offers complete suggestions for teaching the four skills for Greek as a foreign / second language. You can find, on the one hand, theoretical training elements on the teaching of the four skills using learning strategies and on the other hand proposals for practical applications within the classroom for each skill.