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					MODERN GREEK LANGUAGE COURSES FOR TEACHERS (SPECIAL COURSES FOR TEACHERS OF ANCIENT GREEK) CALENDAR: 1ST SESSION: MAY 1 TO MAY 10, 2008
Orientation date: Start date : End date : Wednesday Thursday Friday April May May 30 1 25 2008 2008 2008

CALENDAR: 2ND SESSION: JULY 14 TO JULY 25, 2008
Orientation date: Start date : End date : Sunday Monday Friday July July July 13 14 25 2008 2008 2008

GENERAL INFORMATION
The methodology of teaching a foreign language in an intensive course is completely different than the one used during a whole term or school year. NEOHEL creates its programs on principles that focus on the development of language skills related to speaking, understanding of the first language speakers, contact with current affairs and cultural events, and organization of morphology of the Greek language. During the seminar we try to create a friendly climate between the students and the teaching staff, and we hope that all the participants to the seminar stay in touch both personally and professionally. FUNDING APPLICATION PROCEDURE THROUGH COMENIUS 2.2. OR GRUNDTVIG 3 PROGRAMS Teachers, citizens of the EU may follow steps 1 to 6 in order to obtain funding from one of the SOCRATES programs: Information on MODERN GREEK LANGUAGE COURSES FOR TEACHERS may be found in the European Commission’s web site: http://ec.europa.eu/education/trainingdatabase/ (Refer. number: GR-2008-049-002) 1. Find application for funding from the representatives of the SOCRATES – Comenius /

Grundtvig programmes in your country of residence. Representatives in Member States are listed in: http://europa.eu.int/comm/education/programmes/socrates/nat-est_en.html (ATTENTION: there is an underscore between “est” and “en.html”)

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In order for the application to be valid NEOHEL has to provide you with a certificate of

acceptance for the seminar. The latter must be attached to your application. Responsible for the seminars is Ms. Evangelia Georgantzi, whom you can reach at: ++30-6932 438082 and e-mail address: asteriasbooks@qualco.gr 3. Afterwards, you submit your application with the above certificate to your local SOCRATES representative for approval. 4. When your application is approved, you inform accordingly NEOHEL and you fill out the application form of NEOHEL that you send by fax or e-mail. 5. In order to confirm participation to the seminar and ensure your reservation in the hotel you should transfer 200 € in the following account, mentioning the reason of the transfer and your name: NATIONAL BANK OF GREECE NEOHEL - GEORGANTZI EVANGELIA Account number: 011-14144 10 9049 IBAN: GR 26 0110 1410 0000 1414 4109 049 SWIFT: E T H N G RA A

6. The remaining amount must be paid a week before the seminar begins.

CANCELLATION POLICY: Refund is possible (usually 10 days before the seminar begins) and the reason for the cancellation. A course can be cancelled if there are not enough participants.

APPLICATION DATES (Are similar for all EU member states)
C’ part: 31 October 2007 deadline for seminars taking place from 1 February to 31 March 2008

2008
Α’ part: 31 January 2008 dead line for seminars taking place from 1 April to 30 June 2008 Β' part: 31 March 2008 dead line for seminars taking place from 1 July 2008 to 30 September 2008 C΄part: 30 June 2008 deadline for seminars taking place from 1 October 2008 to 31 December 2008

2009
D΄part: 30 September 2008 deadline for seminars taking place from 1 January 2009 to 31 March 2009

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LOCATION: AEGINA The island of Aegina www.aegina.com.gr is an ideal location for vacation and studying, and specifically the area of Apollo’s Column, where “Nafsika” www.hotelnafsika.com is located. The nearby picturesque taverns offer good quality food (fresh fish, traditional octopus) in very competitive prices. The Town of Aegina has a long promenade with patisseries with local sweets, such as loukoumades and nut caramels (Aegina is a unique origin producer of nuts recognized as such by the EU). The Town has to offer 4 open air movie theaters that often show movies for children (all subtitled). The Achaea Athena temple not far from the Town and the Apollo Temple ruins are of the most important archaeological must-see sites in the island, as well as a number of neo-classical buildings, Byzantine churches, the monastery of Saint Nektarios and traditional villages.

HOTEL
The seminar will take place in the very relaxing environment of the 3-star hotel “Nafsika” in Aegina www.hotelnafsika.com .The hotel is at a 10-minute walking distance from the Town and the port of Aegina. It has been built on an area with archaeological significance, where now is located one of the best beaches of the island. The beach is at a 5-minute walking distance. The hotel disposes a swimming pool as well. The rooms have verandas overlooking the sea and Epidaurus, as well as private bath, TV, AC, and refrigerator. The private library of the owner, Mr. Poulakos, includes 40,000 volumes in Greek, English, French, and Italian regarding ethnology, history, politics, and literature, as well as a number of dictionaries and encyclopedias. When the weather is favorable, the seminar takes place outside in the verandas of the hotel with the magnificent sea views. George Seferis and Odysseas Elytis, both Nobel laureates of literature, spend several summers in “Nafsika”, a proto-Mediterranean style building with Byzantine and Neo-Greek elements.

4 LEVELS OF COMPETENCY
001. BASIC 1
The 1st level develops basic language skills that will allow students to understand and communicate in Greek in basic situations in which simple and immediate exchange of ideas is required. The beginners and those with a minimal understanding of the language will be able, at the end of the two week seminar, to master a 500-word vocabulary in order to use approximately 50 communicative acts. At the same time they will develop their reading writing skills due to the interactive method of teaching which are based on images, pictures dialogues, and multimedia material. Music, references to the Greek civilization, traditions, and modern way of living will be used to develop the above skills. Students are constantly prompted and encouraged to speak and exchange ideas on basic topics. By the end of the seminar, students will be familiar with the basic grammatical and syntactical issues that may facilitate their basic communication.

002. BASIC 2
The 2nd level develops language skills that will allow students to understand and communicate in Greek in situations in which not only simple and immediate exchange of ideas is required, but also expression of some personal ideas. At this level, students will develop their skills in regard to communicative acts that cover a wider range of topics and interests as well as their reading and writing skills due to the interactive method of teaching which is based on images, pictures dialogues, and multimedia material. In particular, the use of video will prompt students to understand and speak the language. The

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vocabulary targeted for this level comprises 500-600 words and 60 additional communicative acts, such as descriptions, everyday life situations, giving directions, the human body, etc. At this level short authentic but edited texts from literature and press cuttings, as well as Greek songs will be used to complement the teaching material.

003. INTERMEDIATE 3
At this level, students will develop language skills that will allow them to understand and communicate in spoken and written Greek with accuracy and to be able to use the appropriate expressions in more demanding and complex situations. At this level, the vocabulary development of the basic thematic units is completed, and abstract topics and terms will be introduced. New sophisticated idiomatic expressions will be added expanding the language knowledge to reach the linguistic variety of the Greek language. In addition, students will be acquainted with the proper use and meaning of phrasal verbs and other grammatical forms that allow them to further explore the Greek language. In this stage, students obtain a level of language knowledge beyond basic understanding and expression and are able to deal with more complex linguistic material. Emphasis is put on the speaking skills. For this reason, TV programs, edited Greek movies, and other videotaped authentic material will complement the teaching material of the intermediate level.

004. ADVANCED 4
At this level, students must develop language skills that will allow them to speak and write with high level of accuracy, to compose complicated phrases, and to respond naturally not only to known topics, but also to completely new situations and areas of expertise. At this level, students who participate must have the ability to respond to this kind of material, to be able to follow with ease TV programs, to read and understand the majority of newspaper contents, to read and understand Greek literature, to use idioms and complex syntactical forms. The students entering this level will be lacking some of the elements that will, after the completion of the seminar, render them more fluent in Greek.

TIME SCHEDULE: 1RST SESSION (40 HOURS)
Wednesday 31 April 20:00 Welcome ouzo in the Hotel’s bar or in the terrace if the weather is good. Thursday 1 May 14:30 – 17:00 courses 17:00 – 17:30 break 17:30 - 20:00 courses Friday 2 May 9:00 – 11:30 courses 11:30am – 12:00 break 12:00 – 14:30 courses Saturday 3 May 9:00 – 12:00 Courses 12:00 – 12:30 break 12:00 – 17:30 Archaeological guided tour Sunday 4 May: free

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Monday 5 May to Saturday 10 May 9:00 – 11:30 courses 11:30 – 12:00 break 12:00 – 14:30 courses TIME SCHEDULE: 2ND SESSION (40 HOURS) Sunday 13 July 20:00 Welcome ouzo in the Hotel’s terrace. Mondays to Fridays 9:15 – 11:30 courses 11:30 – 12:00 break 12:00 - 13:45 courses Saturday 19 July and Sunday 20 July FREE COST Course : 750 €* There is a 20% reduction on the above mentioned * prices for participants they don’t have a European grant. Hotel (breakfast included): Price per person in single room: Price per person in double room: Price per person in triple room: 41 € per day 30 € per day 26 € per day

NOTICE - July and August are in the midst of high tourist season in Greece; therefore please
make sure that you make your reservations as soon as possible.

- Participants with own accommodation, are kindly asked to notify NEOHEL as
soon as possible. - NEOHEL is entitled to change the activities and the timetable it has announced depending on the classes which will be formed. - NEOHEL is not responsible for accident, illness, theft or loss of personal belongings during class or during school activities.

FURTHER ARRANGEMENTS (FREE OR OPTIONAL)
GREEK DANCE LESSONS-FREE During the period of the seminar the students will have the option to follow Greek dance lessons.

ARCHAEOLOGICAL GUIDED TOUR( VISIT OF THE TEMPLE OF APHAEA ATHENA – THE RUINES OF
THE APOLLO TEMPLE THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM – THE MEDIEVAL TOWN OF PALIAHORA WITH IT’S BYZANTINE OLD CHURCHES-THE ORTHODOX MONASTERY OF SAINT NEKTARIOS E.T.C FREE

The temple of Aphaea Athena in Aegina is one of the best preserved Doric style temples of the 5 th century BC. The temple has been used as prototype for the construction of the Parthenon in Athens and along with the temple of Poseidon in Sounion they create a holy triangle (Aegina – Athens – Sounion).

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ANCIENT THEATER OF EPIDAURUS(OPTIONAL)
On July there will be an excursion by boat and bus to the ancient theater of Epidaurus. Performances are taking place every summer in Epidaurus on a daily basis. The students will have the chance to analyze the specific comedy or tragedy that they will watch beforehand during the seminar.

MODERN ART: VISIT OF THE MUSEUM OF SCULPTOR C.KAPRALOS (OPTIONAL)
Christos Kapralos’ wife will guide us through his significant work in the museum. Works by Henri Moore and Christos Kapralos had been exposed during the Olympic Games of 2004 in Athens.

VISIT OF THE

CERAMIC HAND-CRAFTS ARTISTS IN THE VILLAGE OF MESAGROS (OPTIONAL)

Aegina from the Antiquity up to the recent times continues to be a center of the ceramic art due to the special argil earth of the island.

DISCOVERY OF THE COUNTRY UNDER THE GUIDANCE TOMPSON) A BIG FRIEND OF AEGINA, AUTHOR OF AEGINA”(OPTIONAL)

OF MR. GERALD EFRAIM THE BOOK “PEDESTRIAN

NEKTARIOS GUIDE OF

SUNDAY EXCURSIONS (OPTIONAL)
In one day you can visit Athens (Aegina – Piraeus is only 35 minutes by Flying dolphin) or the island of Hydra with it’s famous nautical Museum and the picturesque town with it’s old historical houses of the 19th century. In Hydra there are no cars but for transportation you can use only donkeys and mules. In one day you can also visit the green island of Poros with its famous lemon-tree forest. But you can stay in Aegina as well and discover the small picturesque villages of the island taste the home –cooked plates in the family taverns, contact and speak with the inhabitants.

TEACHING MATERIAL
      The following teaching material will be used according to the students’ level: “Greek for Foreigners” by S. Mavroulia & E. Georgantzi “Asterias” by E. Georgantzi Specially prepared for each seminar edited handouts with various press cuts, current affairs, excerpts form literature, grammatical and syntactic idiosyncrasies and so forth. Video handouts(transcription of the oral speech ) Greek songs handouts

ABOUT THE TEACHING STAFF
All teaching staff has post graduate degrees in Second Language Education, and has long experience in teaching Greek language and culture to foreigners: Ms. Evangelia Georgantzi, Director and founding member of NEOHEL Modern Greek and European Studies – Publications, MA in Second Language Education and Linguistics, has long experience in creating series of books on Greek as a second / foreign language for children and adults, and has coordinated various SOCRATES – LINGUA programs for the production of teaching material for the Greek language. Dr. Christos Papazoglou, Professor in the Department of Greek Language and Literature of INALCO (Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales) at the University of Paris, is

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responsible for studies regarding the work of poets such as Kariotakis, Seferis, Solomos,Papadiamandis and Cavafis. Dr. Katerina Korre, Archeologist, Professor of Folklore Culture at the University of Athens Author of many books concerning the Greek Folklore Culture. Dr Katerina Kostiou, Assistant Professor on Modern Greek Literature in the Departement of Greek Philology at the University of Patras. Dr Bourazelis, Professor of History at the Athens University Dr Angie Bartolomei – Balodimos, Professor of ESOL at the North University of Chicago – USA Dr Euridice Trichon- Milsani, Assistant Professor in Arts at INALCO, ex-member of the art guides in Beaubourg Museum of Modern Art in Paris, Author. Dr Maro Kardamitsi – Adami, Professor at the school of Architecture in the National Technical University. Director of the Neohellenic Architecture Archives Ms. Persefoni Popovitc, Assistant Professor of the Greek Language and Literature at the University of Belgrade, translator of various literary works. Mr Pedro Ollaya, Hellenist, Professor, translator, lexicographer, author photographer. Ms. Eleana Raftopoulou, Graduate in Literature and Languages, translator of various literary works. Dr Villar Alicia, Professor at the Autonoma Universidad de Madrid (Greek language, Literature & Culture) Ms. Lina Vaska–Paidoussis, Lawyer, MA in Second Language Education, experienced in teaching Greek as a second/foreign language to children and adults. Ms Tania Doxanaki, Archeologist, Mouseologist Ms Kapi Panou, Archaeologist, Guide, Bachelor- University of Athens Ms Evi Makri, Archeologist – Historian - University of Athens MA in Information Technology in Education Ms Evi Panayiotopoulou, Philologist, Ms Valina Kyriazi, Pedagogue, teacher etc.

WHERE TO FIND US
Name: NEOHEL- Modern Greek and European Studies- Publications Address: Agiou Konstantinou 40 – Maroussi 15124 – Athens – Greece Tel: (++30) 210 80 87 595 / (++30) 6932 43 80 82
(++30) 210 6198903(ext.229) Fax: (++30) 210 61 04 284 E-mail: asteriasbooks@qualco.gr Web site: www.asteriasbooks.com Responsible for the courses: Ms. Evangelia Georgantzi

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REGISTRATION FORM Modern Greek language courses - 2008 Arrival Date and hour: _______________________Departure Date and hour: ________________ Name:________________________________________________________________________ Date of Birth: __________________________________________________________________ Place of Birth: _________________________________________________________________ Address: _____________________________________________________________________ City and Area Code: _ ___________________________________________________________ Country: ______________________________________________________________________ Day Phone: ___________________________________________________________________ Evening Phone: ________________________________________________________________ Cell Phone: ___________________________________________________________________ E-mail:_______________________________________________________________________ First Language: ________________________________________________________________ Other Languages: ______________________________________________________________ Education: ____________________________________________________________________ Occupation: ___________________________________________________________________ The address, telephone numbers, e-mail of the organization you are working: _______________ _____________________________________________________________________________ How many years and where did you learn Greek: ______________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________ Books that they have been taught: _________________________________________________ What would you like your child to develop / improve more in this seminar? □ Speaking skills □ Reading & Writing skills □ Comprehension of native speakers □ Comprehension of written texts □ Grammar □ Syntax □ Vocabulary, expressions, idioms development □ Acquaintance with Modern Greek culture (music, painting, movies, theater, literature, poetry, dance) □ Other A. I would like to participate: 1. In the seminar of Greek language from May 1 to May 10, 2008 in Aegina 2. In the seminar of Greek language from July 14 to July 25, 2008 in Aegina 001 – Basic Greek 1 □ 002 – Basic Greek 2 □ 003 – Intermediate 3 □ 004 – Advanced 4 □ □ □

B. I would like a room: □ Single □ Double (to share with other participant if possible)

□ Double □ Triple

Date:___________________________

Signature:________________________________

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About NEOHEL

- Modern Greek & European Studies- Publications

GENERAL
NEOHEL is a publishing house founded in 1967 and operates under the current name since 1992. In summary, the activities of NEOHEL are the following: - Research in the field of applied linguistics with respect to Greek as a foreign language - Education of students of Greek as a foreign language, of foreign - Training of teachers of Greek as a foreign language - Publication of new educational material for teaching Greek and improvement of existing material - Participation in European programmes with the objective of disseminating and promoting the Greek language internationally. OBJECTIVES AND ACTIVITIES

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Research Programmes

NEOHEL carries out research programmes on teaching Greek as a foreign language, in cooperation with universities and schools abroad (England, France, Spain, Bulgaria, Serbia and Cyprus).

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European Programmes

NEOHEL participates in European Commission SOCRATES Lingua 2 (aiming at promoting the least -spoken EU languages) programmes as coordinator for the production of educational material on learning Greek as a foreign language. For this purpose, NEOHEL has collaborated with the following: - The department of Modern Greek Studies of INALCO (Institut National de Langues et Civilisations Orientales ) -University of Paris, France. - The Department of, Byzantine, Ottoman and Modern Greek Studies of the University of Birmingham, U.K. - The Department of Modern Greek Studies of the University Complutense of Madrid, Spain - The Department of Modern Greek Studies of the University of Sofia. Bulgaria. - The Department of Modern Greek Studies of the University of Belgrade, Serbia Neohel has published 89 titles of books, CD's and audiocassettes of Greek as a foreign language, and as such it remains in close contact and collaborates with training institutions all over the world in regard to training and cultural issues. 

Publications ( Website: www.αsteriasbooks.com )
NEOHEL has published three full series of manuals on teaching Greek as a foreign language: - Mikros Asterias series (for children aged 4-6) - 2 levels - Asterias series (for children aged 6-14) - 4 levels - Greek for Foreigners series (for adults) – 4 levels - Greek Culture for Children series: Greek Customs and Holidays - Short Stories for Letter-Heroes series: The Naughty Blue Cat

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Training Seminars

NEOHEL organises: o In Greece - Training seminars for teachers of Greek as a foreign language funded by the SOCRATES programme. The participants of the seminars are eligible for grant by the COMENIUS and GRUNDTVIG programmes. o In Greece and abroad for educators other than the ones eligible for grant Until now, NEOHEL has trained educators in USA, the UK, Bulgaria, Serbia, Cyprus etc.

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Intensive Summer Greek Language and Literature Courses

NEOHEL has organised intensive Greek Language and Literature courses for adults on various islands and areas in Greece, Santorini, Ithaki, Thasos, Kavala, Pylos and Athens. Please consult the Seminars section of the web for information on this year’s courses in the island of Aegina. Target group: Translators, Interpreters, Students (University) Students (Adults programmes) Teachers of Greek etc

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Greek Culture courses

In 2007 NEOHEL organises 3-one week programs in Athens (languages of tuition: Greek, English, Spanish) aiming to the promotion of the Greek culture to EU citizens and especially EU teachers. The participants of the seminars are eligible for grant by the COMENIUS and GRUNDTVIG programmes.

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University program for students

Since 2006 NEOHEL in collaboration with the North Park University of Chicago, organises an intensive 4-credits summer course in Greece by incorporating both scholarly/didactic approaches to learning with experiential approaches based on the rich resources of the country of Greece.

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Dissemination and Support for the Greek Language

One of the objectives of NEOHEL is to disseminate and support teaching of the Greek language abroad. For this reason, NEOHEL supports financially the Greek language programmes of two schools in Belgrade, Serbia and in Sofia, Bulgaria.

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Scholarships

Every year, NEOHEL offers scholarships to foreign students and teachers of the Greek language in order to participate to the above seminars and courses. Until now, scholarships have been offered to teachers and students from Serbia, Bulgaria and Uzbekistan.

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