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Please find below two links for the electronic version of a book regarding COVID-19 addressed to young children.
The author of the book, Manuela Molina, describes her book as an invitation to families and educators to discuss the full range of emotions arising from the recent circumstances after the outbreak of the COVID-19. It is pointed out that the resource does not seek to be a source of scientific information, but rather a tool based on fantasy. The recommendation is to print the material, so that young children can draw on it.
You can access the Greek version of the book here.
For versions of the same book in a variety of languages, please visit the link here.
Please find below a list of resources and online tools that can further assist the online teaching of Greek:
1. Through Photodentro (user generated content), the repository of educational resources of the Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs, Greece, you can access e-me for all, an edition of the official version of e-me, where everyone can register. "e-me for all" is a digital educational platform for primary and secondary education that can be used by students, teachers, researchers and educators who do not have access to a Greek School Network account. Access to the platform is given through user registration.
2. The Cyprus Pedagogical Institute (Cyprus Ministry of Education, Culture, Sport and Youth) has made available pdf versions of materials for teaching Greek as a second language. The materials cover topics such as greetings, around the school, family, food, fruit, vegetables, body parts, clothing, weather, animals, house, professions, neighbourhood, means of transport, holidays. The materials can be accessed through the link here, where you can find pdf files of two books, a guide for teaching the materials, flashcards as well as additional worksheets.
3. All the materials for teaching Greek as a second language developed by the Centre of Intercultural and Migrations Studies (Department of Primary Education, University of Crete, Greece) are still available for free access in the link here.
4. The following educational portal offers online games and activities for the teaching of sounds to Early Stage 1 and Stage 1 students: link 1, link 2.
5. StoryWeaver is a platform that provides young students with reading resources in different languages. Under Read and then Languages, Greek can be chosen and you can access a number of illustrated, open-licensed children's stories in Greek. The digital platform can be used not only to read a story, but also to create, adapt and translate new stories.
The Centre for the Greek Language announces the new period of the distance training program “Routes in Teaching Greek as a Second/Foreign Language” for teachers in Greece and abroad.
The program is a distance training course for teachers of Greek to children and adults in Greece and abroad. The program is implemented entirely on distance mode and consists of 8 modules that focus on the broader and on the more specialised fields of knowledge required for teaching Greek as L2.
Commencement of the course: 14 September 2020
Course duration: 10 months
Registrations are open until 30 June 2020.
You can also register by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information, please visit the link here.
Below you can find attached the recent press release in Greek regarding the program.
The Centre for the Greek Language (CGL) in Thessaloniki, Greece, and the Sydney Examination Centre for the Certificate of Attainment in Greek (email@example.com) have announced the postponement of the Certificate of Attainment in Greek May 2020 exams due to COVID-19.
Regarding the registrations, candidates who have applied and paid the exam fees will be able to participate in the exam when the new exam period is announced, as their application will be automatically transferred.
Candidates who have applied, but have not yet paid the exam fees, should reapply in the new registration period which is yet to be announced. Candidates who have not yet applied, should wait and apply in the new registration period.
The new registration period and the new exam dates will be announced in due course in the certification website.
For more information, candidates can communicate with the Sydney Examination Centre (firstname.lastname@example.org) and can also contact the Department for Greek Language Certification via e-mail (email@example.com).
For the media release regarding the postponement of the May 2020 exams, please visit the link here.
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