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Teachers of Greek are invited to attend this state-wide conference and professional development opportunity for all teachers of Greek in government and non-government schools.
Teachers can register on MyPL
ALC Assessment of Languages Competence in Greek!
Register now for the ALC Greek!
The ALC program is a unique set of high quality, multiple – choice tests designed to assess Languages competence in Listening and Reading, in primary and secondary students.
ALC assessments are engaging for learners and highly accurate, providing reliable insight into students’ progress. The tests are delivered online during the coming month of August, 2016.
The ALC tests are created by Languages academics and teachers, at the Australian Council of Educational Research (ACER), one of the world’s leading educational research and assessment organisations.
The ALC is available again for Greek in 2016!
Students can complete Certificate 1 (Listening and Reading) as well as a Primary Certificate (Listening, Reading and Vocabulary).
On completion of the tests, ACER provides individual Student reports with descriptors of the band achieved and School reports.
For more information, please visit: www.acer.edu.au/alc
or email Jaclyn Bates at: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Primary test is suitable for students in Years 5 or 6 sitting this test for the first time.
Certificate 1 is suitable for students in Years 7 and 8.
Παράταση υποβολής ανακοινώσεων
Μετά από αίτημα συναδέλφων η ημερομηνία υποβολής ανακοινώσεων για το 21οΔιεθνές Συνέδριο με θέμα «Εκπαίδευση, Ετερότητα και τα Ελληνικά ως δεύτερη ή ξένη γλώσσα»,παρατείνεται έως τις 28 Ιουνίου 2016. Οι υποψήφιοι εισηγητές καλούνται να αποστείλουν τίτλο εισήγησης και περίληψη, ώστε να συμπεριληφθούν στο πρόγραμμα του συνεδρίου για παρουσίαση.
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Το Ελεύθερο Πανεπιστήμιο Πολιτών και το Κέντρο Διαπολιτισμικής Εκπαίδευσης διοργανώνουν το 21ο Διεθνές Συνέδριο με θέμα «Εκπαίδευση, ετερότητα και τα ελληνικά ως δεύτερη ή ξένη γλώσσα», στην Πάτρα στις 8-10 Ιουλίου 2016.
Στόχος του Συνεδρίου είναι να εξεταστούν θέματα συναφή με τον τίτλο και τις θεματικές του συνεδρίου, όπως αυτές περιγράφονται στο link “Θεματικές“, καθώς και προτάσεις των ενδιαφερομένων.
Δείτε την πλήρη ανακοίνωση του συνεδρίου
I. KAPODISTRIAS DIGITAL ARCHIVE welcomes researchers, teachers and those people, in general, who are interested in Ioannis Kapodistrias: a personality inextricably connected to the historical transformations in the early nineteenth century, who left his mark on the history of Europe and modern Greece.
Eighty years after the Olympic Flame was lit for the first time in the context of the modern Olympic Games, the Lighting Ceremony of the Olympic Flame for the RIO 2016 Olympic Games will take place in Ancient Olympia on April 21, 2016. Details on the Lighting and Handover Ceremonies were presented by theHellenic Olympic Committee in a Press Conference held at the Atrium of the Panathenaic Stadium on April 5. “The Lighting of the Flame links the ancient and modern civilizations and presents to every generation the ideals and values that were born in Ancient Greece and then travelled across the whole world, giving physical substance to the meanings of culture and peace”, said HOC President, Spyros Kapralos during the presentation.
The lighting of the flame follows elaborate rituals that are part of an ancient tradition. According to theritual, the High Priestess proceeds to the lighting at the Temple of Hera (Heraion) which is opposite to the Temple of Zeus, at the archaeological site of Olympia. There, the High Priestess, calls the God of Sun Apollo to light the torch, making a prayer. A procession will then move on to the ancient stadium, where, dressed in archaic costumes, priestesses and male dancers will perform a choreography inspired by Ancient Greece to the sounds of flutes, lyres, bagpipes and percussive instruments.
The High Priestess, played by Greek actress Katerina Lehou, will hand the Olympic Flame to the first torchbearer, world champion in artistic gymnastics Lefteris Petrounias, in order for the Flame to travel in Greece before arriving in Athens. The torch will embark on a six-day relay across the majority of Greek territory, including the islands of Zakynthos and Corfu, covering 2,235km and visiting seven archaeological sites. In total, 450 people will carry the torch in the Greek section of the Olympic Torch Relay. One of those will be a so-far unnamed Syrian refugee who has claimed asylum in Greece. At the camp for refugees and migrants in Eleonas, western Athens, the Syrian will bear the torch in the name of all refugees.
The relay will end on April 27, in a ceremony in the Panathinaiko Stadium, the venue for the historic Athens 1896 Olympic Games, where the Olympic torch will be formally handed over to Brazil. Greek pop star Sakis Rouvas will headline the Handover Ceremony, as he leads the Ellada Boris (i.e. “Greece You Can”) campaign to assist the Greek Olympic squad. After leaving Greece, the torch will go on display at the Olympic Museum in Lausanne, Switzerland, until 2 May when it sets off for Brazil. The Rio 2016 Olympic torch relay will begin its tour of Brazil on 3 May in the capital city, Brasília.
The two ceremonies will feature dancers wearing outfits featuring a novel but also classical design – introducing the colours of the Greek landscape in the internal pleats, light turquoise and light blue in combination with the olive green – courtesy of British-born Greek Cypriot Eleni Kyriacou. They will be choreographed by Artemis Ignatiou, while Fotis Kaymenakis will act as the coordinator and director of both ceremonies.
University of Athens: MA in Southeast European Studies
University of Athens’ MA in Southeast European Studies is an intense one-year graduate programme, taught in English, primarily addressed to graduates in the social sciences and humanities. Based on its interdisciplinary nature, it aims at providing a thorough understanding of the key historical, social, political, economic, and cultural issues of Southeastern Europe.
The MA syllabus include courses on “Greek Politics: Crisis and Change”, “Economic Transition Pathways in Southeastern Europe: Disruptions, Challenges, Prospects”, “Nationalism in Southeastern Europe”, and “Contemporary Turkey”. The Programme has an excellent student-teacher ratio, and a strong international character, actively encouraging the participation of students from around the world.
The academic year 2016-17 marks the MA’s eighteenth year. This period has seen Southeastern Europe’s transformation from a war zone to a region on its way to integration into the European Union. The multinational, multi-disciplinary Programme in Southeast European Studies, founded during the Kosovo crisis, has been part of that transition. Created in 1999 as part of the Royaumont Process, in its first years the Programme was supported by the Stability Pact for Southeastern Europe; it has since aimed at facilitating cross-border academic and scientific cooperation, bringing together students from all over the region and beyond, and promoting mutual understanding and good neighbourly relations.
Deadline for application: 17 June 2016; Download: Information Leaflet 2016-2017
University of Macedonia: MA Politics and Economics of Contemporary Eastern and South- Eastern Europe
The Department of Balkan, Slavic & Oriental Studies of the University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki, offers aMaster’s degree in Politics and Economics of Contemporary Eastern and South- Eastern Europe (2016-2017). The programme aims to prepare students for careers in business, government, NGOs and international organizations operating in Eastern and Southeastern Europe, as well as to strengthen the skills and deepen the knowledge of people already following such careers.
The MAs syllabus ranges from political science and economics to international relations and anthropology. Courses include “Minorities, human rights and ethnic conflicts in Southeastern Europe”, “ΕU Integration in Eastern and Southeastern Europe”, and “Law for Business and Trade in Eastern and Southeastern Europe”.
The programme offers financial aid to international students with a strong academic record. A number of tuition fees waivers are available for students with excellent results on semester exams. The application procedure for the academic year 2016/2017 has already started.
University of Macedonia also offers a Double Masters Programme in cooperation with the University of Bamberg as well as a variety of Erasmus courses in English.
Due to the significance of the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Crete, the Greek Presidential Guard has been given unique high honour permission by the NSW RSL to guard the Sydney Cenotaph (Martin Place). The presence of the Greek Presidential Guard commemorates the bonds between the ANZACs and the Greeks who fought on the Greek soil.
Wednesday 20th, Thursday 21st, Friday 22nd (12.30-1.30 pm)
Particularly for Friday, it has been envisaged that an additional presence will occur at the Cenotaph at 8.30 am (televised live on Channel 7 Sunrise program).
You are also welcome to visit the giant Photographic Exhibition commemorating the Anzacs of the Battle of Crete and the Greek Campaign taken care by Transport NSW on George Street (around the corner, south of Martin Place).
The commemoration in 2016 , of the 75th Anniversary for the second Anzac Campaign , the Battles of Greece and Crete has been identified by the Australian Government as one of the Significant Anniversaries to be commemorated during the Anzac Centenary period 2014-2018.
The wreath laying ceremony commemorating 75th Anniversary for the Battle of Crete and the Greek Campaign will be on at 2 pm Sat 16 April 2016 at The Cenotaph Martin Place Sydney.
His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Ret’d), Governor of New South Wales will attend this ceremony and lay the first wreath. In addition the Guest of Honour will be Lieutenant General Konstantinos GKATZOGIANNIS, Chief of Staff of the Hellenic National Defence General Staff .
There will also be in attendance nearly 100 wreath layers consisting of official representatives of the NSW and Australian Parliaments , Consulates General , Australian military officers and Anzac families and schools. In particular surviving Anzacs of the Anzac Centenary that served in Greece and Crete will also be present . A Catafalque Party and Military band will officiate the proceedings.
Because of the significance of the anniversary seven members of the Greek Presidential Guard will be coming from Greece to participate at the Cenotaph Commemorative wreath laying service. This is a high honour to commemorate the Anzacs of Greece and Crete.
The Presidential Guard is an elite ceremonial unit that guards the Greek Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the Presidential Mansion and the gate of Evzones camp in Athens.
The unit is famous around the world for its unique traditional uniform, which has evolved from the clothes worn by the klephts who fought the Ottoman occupation of Greece. The most visible item of this uniform is the fustanella, a kilt-like garment. Their proven valour and peculiar dress turned them into a popular image for the Greek soldier. You can see images of the Presidential guard HERE
We have attached special 75th Anniversary Battle of Crete and the Greek Campaign edition of the Greek Australian Alliance. Please share with your family and friends .
As the wreath laying service is a public event and in order to encourage public participation of this significant Anzac Centenary anniversary we respectfully request you to advise your family and friends of this commemorative event.
You are all welcome to visit the Photographic Exhibition Commemorating the Anzacs of the Battle of Crete and the Greek campaign located on George Street just around the corner and south of Martin Place .
This exhibition has been installed by Transport for NSW.
Additional Events Commemorating 75th Anniversary for the Battle of Crete and the Greek Campaign
Saturday 16th April 2016 7 pm
Battle of Crete Ball hoisted Cretan Association of Sydney at Fontana Amorosa Functions, 29 Forbes Street, Liverpool
The Annual Ball for the Battle of Crete annual event has been held for nearly 50 years and in the presence of the Consul General of the Hellenic Republic and representatives from the Australian armed forces and Greek community organisations .http://www.cretannsw.com.au/
Sunday 17th April 2016 9.30 am
Memorial Service , Greek Orthodox Archdiocese, Cleveland and Regent St Redfern . An annual event commemorating the fallen Anzacs and Greek people during the Battle of Crete and the Greek campaign (Note this a new date for this service )
Tuesday 19th April 2016 6 pm
Open forum discussion on Current Challenges for Greece in South East Europe Lt General Konstandinos Gkatsogiannis - Hellenic Club Level 5, 251 Elizabeth St, Sydney http://www.hellenicclub.net.au/
Friday 22nd April until 30th September 2016
Unique Photographic Exhibition "Anzacs in Greece THEN and NOW'. National Maritime Museum 2 Murray Street Darling Harbour Sydney http://www.anmm.gov.au/
Friday 22nd April until Tuesday 3rd May 2016
75th Anniversary of the 2nd Anzac Campaign - the Battles of Greece and Crete Photographic and Video Display Ramsgate RSL, Ramsgate Road & Chuter Avenue Sans Souci http://www.ramsgatersl.com.au/
Friday 22nd April 6pm 2016
Ramsgate RSL sub-Branch Annual Anzac Dinner – Commemorating the Battles of Greece and Crete Ramsgate RSL Ramsgate Road & Chuter Avenue Sans Souci http://www.ramsgatersl.com.au/
Monday 25th April Anzac Day
Anzac Day March Cretan Association of NSW , Lemnian Association Of NSW and Greek RSL Sub Branch members participating in the Sydney Anzac day march
Monday 25th April Anzac Day 3pm
NRL Roosters v Dragons Allianz Stadium TBC -Anzac Day NRL match acknowledgment of the Anzacs of Greece and Crete
Sunday 15th May 2016 11.00 am
Memorial Service Garrison Church corner Argyle and Lower Fort St Millers Point (Rocks) Sydney . This an annual event commemorating the fallen Anzacs and Greek people during the Battle of Crete and the Greek campaign (Note this a new date for this service )
Saturday 4th June
ANZ Stadium Olympic Park Australia v Greece friendly TBC - Football Australia international match acknowledgment of the Anzacs of Greece and Crete
Monday 6th June pm
Photographic Exhibition using rare photos taken by Anzacs at Wollondilly Shire Council (more details to follow )
Monday 29th August
Photographic Exhibition using rare photos taken by Anzacs at Narellan Library Cnr Queen & Elyard St, Narellan
Friday 28th October
OHI Day commemorations dedicated to the Anzacs of Greece and Crete Anzac Memorial Hyde park , Sydney .
The Alexandria library.
A rare video. Hymn for Hellenism and the Greek intelligentsia.
It is worth seeing. HERE
The video describes the history of the Library of Alexandria, using three-dimensional virtual display.