TEACHER TRAINING AND CERTIFICATION COURSES FOR LANGUAGE TEACHERS
ONLINE GREEK LANGUAGE COURSES
Our language teachers, teacher trainers and staff
Ifigenia Georgiadou is the Managing Director and Director of Studies at the Hellenic Culture Centre. Ex Director at AEOLIS Cultural Development Society of Lesvos Island and Director at the Education Department of AGROTOURISTIKI S.A. Public organization. Philologist and Human Rights Educator (Faculty of Philosophy, University of Athens, ΜΑ in Education and Human Rights, University of Athens and University of London) with 30 years of experience in education. She has had further training in adult training and in using drama techniques in language teaching. Author of 5 books, as well as articles and research papers on teaching Modern Greek as a foreign/ second language. Teacher trainer and certified EUROLTA Master Trainer (trainer of teacher trainers) and facilitator on Teaching Methodology, Intercultural Education and Peace Education seminars at the Hellenic Culture Centre, in various NGOs and other public and private Institutions. Coordinator of various research projects on education, at European and national level. Master Trainer A and B level at the Ministry of Education (“Major Training Programme”). Evaluator – adult education expert in the National Organization for Certification of Adult Educators (EOPPEP) and evaluator of adult education In- Service Training courses and projects for the State Scholarship Foundation (IKY), the National Agency for the Grundtvig Programme, evaluator for Erasmus Plus Youth Projects for the Youth and Lifelong Learning Foundation (INEDIVIM), coordinator and evaluator in EU and National funded projects on education.
Ourania Kyrkintanou is a professional online Greek tutor, blogger, and writer. She has studied at the University of Athens and holds a degree in French Language and Literature and a Master’s degree in Special Education for Children. She has worked as a French teacher in primary school. She has published 3 books. She is specialized in teaching Greek as a foreign / second language and a EUROLTA Certificate in teaching languages to adults holder. She has participated professionally and voluntarily in projects about podcasts and other material for Greek courses. She has also taught Greek voluntarily to illiterate women, as a member of an NGO. Currently, she teaches Greek as a second language online in the Hellenic Culture Centre and other companies and is a professional blogger. She cooperates as a language teacher and as coordinator of the Greek Book Club of the Hellenic Culture Centre since 2013. She speaks French, Italian and English.
Nikos Konstantopoulos graduated from the History and Archaeology Faculty of the University of Athens in 1998. In 2007 he completed the MA course of study “Education and Human Rights, Education and Social Discrimination” of the Institute of Education of the University of London in a joint Masters with the Faculty of Early Childhood Education of the University of Athens. He also holds a Master on “Cultural Informatics” in the Division of Museology of the department of Cultural Technology and Communication of the University of the Aegean. He is specialized in teaching Greek as a foreign / second language and a EUROLTA Certificate Teacher. His working experience expands to the field of adult education, school education and special education in the domain of the Greek Language, History, History of Art and Literature. In terms of special education and pedagogy he has worked as an educator and care taker of children who face difficulties in their family and are hosted in the Zanneio Foundation for the Education and Protection of the Child". He has been a member of the Human Rights Education Team of the Greek Section of Amnesty International since 1995 and he voluntarily works for NGOs and groups who empower refugees/immigrants, people with hearing or visual impairment and LGBT people. He cooperates with the Hellenic Culture Centre as EUROLTA Teacher Trainer, language teacher, and coordinator of the Online programmes since 2008. He is an efficient user of English and the Greek Sign Language, and an interpreter of the Greek Sign Language.
Vassia Kossyva has studied in the National Technical University (Polytechnic School) of Athens. Organizing skills as a Coordinator of Educational Programmes in the Hellenic Culture Centre since 2005. Coordinating skills and EU-Projects experience (organizing and promoting international courses within the Grundtvig granting procedure, financial reporting) as a member of the international Logistics and Promotion group of the Grundtvig 1 Project “Orientation: Intercultural Skills in Adult Education” (2004-2006). She has translated books and articles on issues of human rights, peace education, women studies, et al. Speaks English, Italian and German.
Giota Marre is a graduate of the University of Athens (Faculty of Letters, Dept. of Modern Greek and Byzantine Literature). She has a Diploma in Classical Studies of the University of Thessaloniki. She has been trained in teacher training courses on education and philological topics and has been developing teaching materials for Greek as L2. Since 1986 she works as a language teacher in a public high school and coordinates theatrical performances and school book projects.She has been cooperating with the HCC since 1995 as a teacher of Greek language and History of Greece. She speaks Italian.
IliadaDiamantoni is an adult educator of the Greek language as a second language at the Hellenic Culture Centre since 2014 and a volunteer educator to immigrants and refugees at the intercultural school “Bridges” at Kypseli since 2010. She studied European Culture at the Hellenic Open University, she has been certified in teaching of Greek language online with the European program Glossa2 and also certified in teaching of Greek language to Adults with the EUROLTA certificate of ICC (International Language Network). She continues her studies in Arabic. She also works as a financial counselor in the management department in a mall center of Athens city. She is an active blogger since 2008, mother of two boys and she loves practicing Tai Chi.
DionysisPapadopoulos works as a Primary School teacher in State schools in Greece. He obtains a PhD and a Master Title in Theatre in Education and Theatre with the Community from Roehampton and University of London respectively. He obtains also a Diploma in Special Education from University of Athens, Greece. Currently, is the Head master of School with Special Needs in Salamina, an island opposite Athens coast line. From 2003 till 2015 worked as a teacher for Greek as a second and foreign language. He is also an actor and theatre director. He lives in Athens and speaks English fluently.
AmaliaPanagiotopoulou has studied Pedagogy and Psychology Studies (Philosophical-Pedagogical-Psychological department of Philosophy School of Athens, Kapodistrian University of Athens). She is specialized in teaching Greek as a foreign / second language and a EUROLTA Certificate Teacher. She has also studied music and is a music teacher. She has been working as Librarian in a foundation for children and as a Leader of the Greek team in international teen summer camps for Persons with Disabilities and Special Schools. She cooperates with the Hellenic Culture Centre as a language teacher since 2014. She speaks English, French, German, Czech and Sign Language.
KostasKorozis holds a Bachelor on History and Ethnography from the Demokrition University of Thrace and an MA on European History from the National Kapodistrian University of Athens, Faculty of History and Archaeology. He has worked in research projects in the History Archives of G.S.E.B.E.E. and in the University of Macedonia, Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences. He was trained in teaching Greek as a foreign language. Since 2013 he cooperates with the HCC as language teacher of Greek to adults. He is also currently working as language teacher in NGOs for refugees in Lesvos Island.
SofiaRoilidou holds a PhD in Neurolinguistics from Complutense University of Madrid, Spain. and has been working as a language teacher for many years. She graduated for the Faculty of Philosophy-Pedagogy-Psychology of the National Kapodistrian University of Athens. She was trained on addressing learning difficulties of children and teenagers, and on teaching Greek as a foreign language, and is certified NLP Teacher trainer and Practitioner. She has taught Ancient and Modern Greek in public schools. She currently lives in Madrid and cooperates with the HCC since 2003. She speaks English, Spanish, Russian, and French.
Yiota Bouziou graduated from the Faculty of Philosophy of the National Kapodistrian School of Athens and of the joint programme “Education and Human Rights” of the University of Athens and University of London, Institute of Education. She teaches Ancient and Modern Greek in a public high school. She is a volunteer teacher of Greek in NGOs and was responsible person for coordinating the Greek Language courses for migrants and refugees in the NGO Voluntary Service of Athens. She speaks English.
Maria Kalaitzopoulou a philologist and holds a Bachelor from the Faculty of Philosophy of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and an MA on Continuing Education from the Pedagogical School of this University. She teaches Greek as L2 in ACT and American College ANATOLIA of Thesssaloniki and has been working in IMHA and the French Institute. Adult education and teacher training are some of her research interests. She has written and published the book “Educator as a reflecting Professional”. She has been member of research teams in the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. She has been cooperating with the HCC since 2012 as a language teacher. She speaks English and French.