Greek is one of the less widely taught languages in Europe. However, many European languages include words of Greek origin, resulting in many Europeans (but also people from all around the world) wanting to learn Greek, to better understand and appreciate their own languages as well as learning one of the most ancient. Some of these learners reach advanced level in Greek and so the GLOSSA project was developed to support these language learners who wish to continue learning Greek and do not have either suitable learning materials and resources or the chance to visit Greece.
GLOSSA is unique in that it has developed an online multimedia course for levels C1 and C2, as well as two educational methodologies, one for the development of e-learning content for languages at an advanced level, and one for self-learning using an on-line environment. In addition a common European professional profile for language teachers has also been created, which is transferable to other languages, plus an accreditation tool has been adapted in order to promote the certification and validation of language teaching skills in non-formal and informal environments. Two books are available and published in both hard copy and electronic form.
The course, which has been developed with the support of the Lifelong Learning Programme (Key Activity 2: Languages), has attracted participants from 29 different countries from all over the world. The partners, all experienced in teaching languages, have enjoyed working together and have already developed a new idea for the continuation of the project.
The GLOSSA online advanced level Greek language courses are offered twice a year (the next courses will start in September 2013) and registrations are open for everyone who has a B2 level knowledge of the Greek language. The courses are offered at a low cost and include synchronous and asynchronous learning practice.
For more information about GLOSSA, you can visit the website or send an e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org