Please be informed of the official release of www.staellinika.com, a unique digital platform for learning the Greek language and culture.
The platform has been developed by the Secretariat General for Public Diplomacy and Greeks Abroad of the Hellenic Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the “STAVROS NIARCHOS” Foundation Centre for Hellenic Studies at Simon Fraser University (SFU), Vancouver, Canada.
The internet platform is seeking to provide individuals ranging from preschool-aged children to young adults with an innovative and engaging product designed for beginner heritage learners in schools and for individuals at home. The platform can be used either as a stand-alone program to assist schools or to supplement existing curricula.
For more information, please refer to attached documents in English and Greek below.
We have just published a sample scope and sequence for Stage 5 Modern Greek – it can be accessed from the Stages 4 and 5 Modern Greek page.
The Consulate General of Greece in Sydney – Examination Centre Sydney: 61004 would like to inform educators, candidates and families that due to the ongoing situation and the restrictions in place as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 examinations for the Certificate of Attainment in Greek are cancelled.
The priority of the Examination Centre Sydney lies with the safety of the candidates, colleagues and everyone involved in the exams.
The centre wishes to advise that the examination fees will be returned immediately to candidates who had already paid their fees. The centre regrets the inconvenience caused and hopes that the May 2021 exams will be conducted smoothly.
For more information, contact the Examination Centre Sydney directly at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please be advised that there is an error on page 139 of the novel “Αμίλητη Αγάπη” (Λότη Πέτροβιτς-Ανδρουτσοπούλου, Εκδόσεις Πατάκη, Αθήνα, 2014) which is used as the 2020-2024 course prescription for the Stage 6 Modern Greek Extension course.
The error refers to the title of the painting “Hector and Andromache” (Giorgio de Chririco, 1912) which is referred to on page 139 of the novel as “΄Εκτωρ και Αριάδνη” (Hector and Ariadne) due to an editorial mistake.
The title of the painting is correctly referred to as “'Έκτωρ και Ανδρομάχη” (“Hector and Andromache”) elsewhere in the novel (e.g. page 102).
It has been brought to our attention that the author has been contacted regarding this and she reassured that the following editions will be error free.
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Kensington PS is seeking a casual Greek teacher. For more information, contact the Principal, Louise Stone on (02) 9663 3955 or email@example.com
The Consulate General of Greece in Sydney – Examination Centre of Sydney: 61004 (firstname.lastname@example.org) announces the final dates of the 2020 Examination for the Certification of Attainment in Greek. The exams will be held in October 2020 replacing the May 2020 exams which were postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The exams will take place at the Greek Orthodox College of St. Euphemia Bankstown. Candidates will be notified in a timely manner of the exact time of the examinations of their level. All necessary measures to protect the health of candidates and participants will be taken.
Candidates can register online for the Certificate of Attainment 2020 following the link below:
This online environment gives candidates access to the October 2020 application and questionnaire. It is strongly advised that candidates register online. However, if this is not possible, candidates can apply on a paper application form after contacting the Sydney Examination Centre (email@example.com).
Applications for the Certificate of Attainment in Greek 2020 will close on 28 June 2020.
Key examination dates (exact time tbc):
13 October (levels A1, C2)
14 October (level A2, C1)
15 October (level B1)
16 October (level B2)
Clarification for registrations
New applications will be submitted during the registration period.
Applications approved: candidates who have already applied will not make a new submission. The application remains valid if this has been approved by the Sydney Examination Centre.
Applications for submission: they can be submitted until 28 June 2020.
Applications in process: applications that have not been completed or submitted in May can now be accessed, edited and submitted.
Candidates can change their level of examination through their new application.
For further details, including the examination fees, please see attached files or visit:
For sample past exam papers, please refer to:
For more information regarding the Certificate of Attainment and the appropriate level of candidates, please visit: www.greeklanguage.gr/certification
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