Κεντρο Ελληνικου Πολιτισμου | Hellenic Culture Centre

The Hellenic Culture Centre is a private organization specialized in teaching Greek as a Second and as a Foreign Language. The promotion of the Greek Language and the Greek Culture worldwide as well as the development of the linguistic and intercultural skills in every citizen in the framework of the multicultural environment are its aims.

It started working in 1995 on Ikaria island, Aegean Sea, where it organized with great success during ten years one of the first summer schools for Greek in Greece, with Greek courses, cultural activities and teacher training for teachers of Greek as a foreign language. It continued its actions in Athens, where it is now based, and in selected places in Greece and abroad (Lesvos Island, Aegean Sea- Brussels).

Teacher training in didactic Methodology is complemented by seminars in Intercultural Education, in Adult Education and Education for Peace.

The Centre's staff is experienced and specialized teachers (philologists, linguists, translators) as well as special associates (lawyers, economists, social anthropologists, sociologists, political scientists) who work in teaching and research fields. It cooperates with relevant organizations in Greece and abroad and participates in national, European and international projects.

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Courses Offered

TAILOR-MADE PROGRAMMES

Tailor-made, flexible courses which address the educational needs of all individual students are offered throughout the year.

Ιn Athens intensive one-to-one language courses are offered at students’ place and in-company/ in-service training course at your offices. We can provide you and your organization with a language course that meets your needs.
Tailor-made courses are not prescheduled and they are private. In-company/in-service courses may be in groups. Choose the dates and type of course according to your time schedule and special needs, and contact us to suggest a specially designed programme.
 

The fees for the tailor-made courses are as follows:

A0, A1, A2 - B1, B2, B3 - C1, C2
private lessons (1 student): 30 euro/hour

small group (2-4 students): 23 euro/hour per student
large group (5-12 students): 17,5 euro/hour per student

SPECIAL PROGRAMMES
private lessons (1 student): 40 euro/hour

small group (2-4 students): 30 euro/hour per student
large group (5-12 students): 22 euro/hour per student
 

In Santorini intensive private or group courses are offered in Summer and extensive private or group courses are offered in Winter (8 weeks – 32 hours) at the HCC’s premises in Megalochori (opposite Geromanolis tavern).

Find information on the winter courses here.

For the fees and dates of the summer intensive courses see here

 

ONLINE COURSES are also offered for all levels and special programmes. Click here for more information.

The course can be offered in a blended learning mode (both face to face and online) according to your needs.

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How to pay

After being informed by the HCC's Secretariat on the cost of the programme chosen by you (you will find it in the Confirmation letter, through which you reserve a place in our programmes)

You can pay through

1 YOUR CREDIT CARD

Pay through the internationally acknowledged Paypal payment system.

Fill in the amount and click "payment"

Enter Amount:

2 CASH PAYMENT AT YOUR BANK
Please send the money to the HCC account number that has been sent to you by the Secretariat. Do not forget to write your name. Bank charges are paid by the students.

3 PAYMENT AT HCC's offices BEFORE the deadline for registration.

  • Payment includes all the fees cost at least one month before the beginning of each course or programme.
  • Details for our account will be received along with the confirmation letter.
  • We apologize that personal cheques and traveler's cheques are not accepted.

Cancellation Policy: Full refunds will be given up until the last day to register for the programme (bank charges are paid by the student). For late cancellations there will be no refund. However, the student is entitled to re-register in the same or another programme within two years, paying only the difference due to the increase of the fees.

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Study Levels

The curriculum is divided into seven classes covering all levels (A0, A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2). The curriculum is based on the curriculum of the Centre for Greek Language of the Greek Ministry of Education.
For a detailed syllabus for each level click on the relevant title
 
A0: Introduction to modern Greek. Basic vocabulary, simple dialogues, reading skills, writing, basic grammar. Textbook: "Ellinika Tora (Greek Now) 1+1"
 
A1: Building vocabulary, more communicative situations and dialogues, more grammar (nouns, adjectives, plural, simple past, future and subjunctive of basic verbs). Textbook: "Ellinika Tora (Greek Now) 1+1"
 
A2: Required knowledge: Basic vocabulary and grammar (simple past, future, subjunctive). Ability to create and understand short sentences used in everyday life. Syllabus goals: to enrich vocabulary, improve the ability to express oneself in more complex situations (descriptions, narratives, comparatives, plans for the future etc.). Verbs: active voice (more tenses) and introduction to imperative and passive voice. Textbook: "Ellinika Tora (Greek Now) 1+1"
 
B1: Required knowledge: Syllabus of A2, basic vocabulary of everyday language. Syllabus goals: teaching the passive voice, pronouns, imperatives, use of subjunctive, narratives, enriching vocabulary (family, work, free time). Normal discussions, debates. Centre's textbook
 
B2: Required knowledge: formation of verb tenses in active and passive voice, declension of nouns and adjectives in all cases. Syllabus goals: coverage of basic grammar (use of tenses, irregular adjectives and nouns, use of prepositions and conjunctions, compound verbs, participles, conditional clauses), enrichment of vocabulary (language spoken in big cities, idiomatic expressions). Short texts from newspapers. Exercises in the oral language to communicate information, personal views and feelings. Centre's textbook
 
C1: Required knowledge: Reading comprehension of short newspaper articles. Syllabus goals: to enrich vocabulary (formal letters, essays, expressions, proverbs, special vocabulary). Students work on specific projects and make presentations. Texts from the press and literature. Centre's textbook: KALEIDOSKOPIO C1 (published by the HELLENIC CULTURE CENTRE).
 
C2: Required knowledge: acquaintance with the language of the press, consolidation of the main morphological structures. Syllabus goals: to enrich specific vocabulary. Elements of "katharevoussa", ancient Greek and some dialects are included. Participation in discussions, the aim being for students to express themselves logically and clearly, and to understand Greek spoken at normal speed. Centre's textbook: KALEIDOSKOPIO C2 (published by the HELLENIC CULTURE CENTRE).
 
Special courses
 
Literature: Intended for students with fairly rich vocabulary and a good knowledge of grammar. Teaching material is taken from representative works (prose and poetry) of Greek authors. Syllabus goal: Development of language skills, introduction to Greek literature and acquaintance with different writing styles. Centre's textbook. Every course is designed either on the basis of studying a Greek author or poet or on a special subject, i.e. the Sea in Greek Literature.Students may attend this course for several times, studying different authors and themes
 
Greek language course for interpreters and translators: for professionals who have completed the basic training and are already very competent in the language, or for those who wish to refresh their knowledge. Goal: enriching vocabulary, getting acquainted with aspects of modern Greece. Studying specific topics, using difficult texts, tapes, CDs and videos. Interpretation and translation techniques are not being taught, the course is a Greek language course at a higher level Students may attend this course for several times, studying different themes. Centre's textbook
 
Legal terminology course: Intended for translators or interpreters who already use Greek in their work. Goal: learning to differentiate between and to use difficult legal terms plus expressions in "katharevoussa"; Familiarization with the Greek legal and judicial system. Lectures by specialist lawyers. Students will observe a trial. They will also research well-known legal cases, the Greek constitution and Greek laws. They will attend discussions on legal issues. Centre's textbook. Only a part of this course has been integrated into the course Katharevousa and into the Three Month Perfection Programme.
 
Three month language perfection programme: (12 weeks, 120 hours of lessons including 48 hours of interpreting / translating into student' mother tongue with a Greek teacher or a translator experienced in the student's mother tongue) for professionals who will be working with the language in the near future or for those who wish to refresh their knowledge. Students will attend lectures and public discussions (+60 extra hours). Private and group lessons. Students will also attend advanced courses according to their needs. Centre's textbook
Katharevousa: Intended for professionals who have reached the Proficiency level in Greek/ have already completed our Advanced 2 level and wish to learn past forms of Greek Language. Centre's textbook
 
Preparation for the exams for the Official Certificate of Attainment in Greek
 
The Hellenic Culture Centre prepares students for the exams for the Certificate of Attainment in Greek, offered by the Ministry of Education and the Centre for Greek Language. All levels. For further information on the Certificate please visit the website of the Centre for Greek Language http://www.greeklanguage.gr/

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Course Registration

How to register for the courses in Athens
Please send an e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or a fax to +30 210 8836494 or a letter to the Hellenic Culture Centre, 2-4 Argyrokastrou St, 11362, Athens, Greece
OR
contact the Summer School of Santorini:  

Megalochori Santorini, GR 84700 Thira, Greece
tel. 0030 2286082820
e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Skype name: ifigenia.georgiadou , hellenic.culture.centre
mob. 0030-6944105484

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Εξετάσεις του Κρατικού Πιστοποιητικού Ελληνομάθειας


Το Κέντρο Ελληνικού Πολιτισμού αναλαμβάνει υπεύθυνα την προετοιμασία των υποψηφίων για τις Εξετάσεις για την απόκτηση του Κρατικού Πιστοποιητικού Ελληνομάθειας σε όλα τα επίπεδα τα οποία έχουν καθοριστεί από το Υπουργείο Παιδείας και το Κέντρο Ελληνικής Γλώσσας.

Μέσα από μία σειρά ασκήσεων και στις τέσσερις γλωσσικές δεξιότητες (παραγωγή γραπτού λόγου, παραγωγή προφορικού λόγου, κατανόηση γραπτού λόγου, κατανόηση προφορικού λόγου) στο πρότυπο των εξετάσεων οι σπουδαστές καθίστανται ικανοί να ανταποκριθούν στις απαιτήσεις των εξετάσεων.

Χρησιμοποιούνται ειδικά εγχειρίδια καθώς και τα προηγούμενα tests του Κέντρου Ελληνικής Γλώσσας.

Τα μαθήματα είναι συνήθως ιδιαίτερα και βασίζονται στο προσωπικό πρόγραμμα το οποίο δημιουργείται για τον κάθε υποψήφιο ξεχωριστά. Οι στόχοι τίθενται από κοινού με τον σπουδαστή και οι ώρες και ημέρες σεμιναρίων ή/ και εργασίας στο σπίτι συμφωνούνται με βάση το προσωπικό του πρόγραμμα οικογενειακών ή επαγγελματικών υποχρεώσεων.

Τα σεμινάρια γίνονται είτε στο γραφείο και στο σπίτι του σπουδαστή είτε στα γραφεία του Κέντρου Ελληνικού Πολιτισμού.

Η υποστήριξη από τον διδάσκοντα μπορεί να γίνει και από απόσταση, μέσω της πλατφόρμας e-learning που αναπτύσσει το Κέντρο Ελληνικού Πολιτισμού.

Άξονες του Προγράμματος
• Μελέτη της τυπολογίας των ασκήσεων των εξετάσεων
• Σημεία που χρειάζονται προσοχή κατά τη διάρκεια της εξέτασης
• Ανάπτυξη των τεσσάρων γλωσσικών δεξιοτήτων (παραγωγή και κατανόηση γραπτού και προφορικού λόγου)
• Ψυχολογικές παράμετροι της εξεταστικής διαδικασίας οι οποίες χρειάζεται να διερευνηθούν
• Ενημέρωση για τα θεσμικά ζητήματα που αφορούν το Κρατικό Πιστοποιητικό Ελληνομάθειας καθώς και άλλα διπλώματα και πιστοποιητικά
• Αναλυτικό χρονοδιάγραμμα κάλυψης της ύλης των εξετάσεων
• Επαναληπτικά tests

Στα σεμινάρια διδάσκουν έμπειροι φιλόλογοι και εξειδικευμένοι συνεργάτες. Υπεύθυνη για το Ατομικό Πρόγραμμα Σπουδών και το Χρονοδιάγραμμα των μαθημάτων κάθε σπουδαστή είναι η κ. Ιφιγένεια Γεωργιάδου, η οποία διδάσκει τη νέα ελληνική από το 1979. Η ίδια έχει αναπτύξει μια μεθοδολογία προετοιμασίας για εξετάσεις, ιδίως στην παραγωγή γραπτού λόγου.

Κόστος:
ΕΠΙΠΕΔΑ Α, Β, Γ :
• σεμινάριο 20 ωρών (πρόσωπο-με-πρόσωπο διδασκαλία), ένα άτομο, 650 ευρώ. Εξ αποστάσεως ασύγχρονη εκπαίδευση 20 ωρών, ένα άτομο, 450 ευρώ
• σεμινάριο 20 ωρών (πρόσωπο-με-πρόσωπο διδασκαλία), δύο άτομα, 450 ευρώ/ σπουδαστή. Εξ αποστάσεως ασύγχρονη εκπαίδευση 20 ωρών, δύο άτομα, 250 ευρώ/ σπουδαστή
• ιδιαίτερο μάθημα (πρόσωπο-με-πρόσωπο) 35 ευρώ/ ώρα
• ιδιαίτερο μάθημα (εξ αποστάσεως ασύγχρονη εκπαίδευση) 20 ευρώ/ ώρα


ΕΠΙΠΕΔΟ Δ :
• σεμινάριο 20 ωρών (πρόσωπο-με - πρόσωπο διδασκαλία), ένα άτομο, 800 ευρώ. Εξ αποστάσεως ασύγχρονη εκπαίδευση 20 ωρών, ένα άτομο, 500 ευρώ
• σεμινάριο 20 ωρών (πρόσωπο-με - πρόσωπο διδασκαλία), δύο άτομα, 500 ευρώ/ σπουδαστή. Εξ αποστάσεως ασύγχρονη εκπαίδευση 20 ωρών, δύο άτομα, 300 ευρώ/ σπουδαστή
• ιδιαίτερο μάθημα (πρόσωπο-με-πρόσωπο) 45 ευρώ/ ώρα
• ιδιαίτερο μάθημα (εξ αποστάσεως ασύγχρονη εκπαίδευση) 35 ευρώ/ ώρα


Τα δίδακτρα περιλαμβάνουν και: ορισμένα μόνο από τα υλικά διδασκαλίας, φάκελο σπουδαστή, πιστοποιητικό παρακολούθησης. Δεν περιλαμβάνονται τα διδακτικά εγχειρίδια. Μία διδακτική ώρα είναι 60 λεπτά

Στην περίπτωση που το μάθημα γίνεται στο σπίτι ή το γραφείο του σπουδαστή, κάθε συνάντηση επιβαρύνεται με το ποσόν των 5 ευρώ, για τα έξοδα μετακίνησης του καθηγητή.

Για περισσότερες πληροφορίες και ραντεβού ατομικής συνέντευξης για ανάλυση εκπαιδευτικών αναγκών επικοινωνήστε με τη Γραμματεία (Δε-Πα 10:00-17:00) κ. Βάσια Κόσσυβα, τηλ. 210 52 381 49, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.