SCHOOL OF MODERN GREEK
The School of Modern Greek was founded in 1998 and is currently under the aegis of the Faculty of Letters. The Department of Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies is responsible for the structure and contents of all School programs.
The main objective of the School is to teach the Greek language to non-native speakers, nationals and foreigners, as well as to those who wish to perfect their knowledge of Greek. The students of the School include among others members of the academic community, immigrants residing in Cyprus, Turkish Cypriots, non Greek speaking residents of Cyprus, asylum seekers and members of foreign diplomat missions.
Currently the School of Modern Greek is the leading provider of Greek language courses in Cyprus and the Greek language competence certificates awarded to its students have been officially accredited and recognized by the Republic of Cyprus.
The teaching staff has a special interest in teaching Greek as a foreign or second language since their research work is directly related to language teaching. Thus, the second major objective of the School is to promote research on teaching Greek as a foreign/second language and to produce primary materials for teaching Greek.
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Both oral and written examinations are required for student placement. The course instructor will set the date for these examinations.
Next placement test date:
Saturday, 2nd September, 2017
Saturday, 9th September, 2017
To enroll, prospective students must complete the application form, which may be obtained from the Secretarial Office of the School of Modern Greek (click on the link «Application form» in order to downlod it). A passport size photograph is necessary.
The School does not offer accommodation to students. However, students in the European exchange programs and groups of guest students can apply for housing to the Student Welfare Service of the University.
Greek Language Courses
The aim of the language courses is to give students competency and basic communication skills in the Greek language corresponding to the level of their course. This provision aims to identify difficulties foreign speakers may encounter during their daily contact with the Cypriot society, as well as to provide students with a fuller picture of the Greek language varieties.
Greek Civilization Courses
Greek civilization courses are comprised within the lengthier course programs, and are offered to all students from the beginner level. They address cultural and social issues of Modern Greek society.
|PROGRAMMES||LEVELS||DURATION||TEACHING UNITS PER WEEK||TOTAL NUMBER OF TEACHING UNITS||Tuition Fees|
|Non Intensive Course||
Α1, Α2, Β1, Β2, C1, C2
|2 semesters per level
|Α1, Α2, Β1, Β2, C1, C2||1 semesters per level
(subject to change)
(subject to change)
|Intensive Summer Course||
Α1, Α2, Β1, Β2, C1, C2
Α1, Α2, Β1, Β2, C1, C2
|1 month - (4 weeks)
|6||24||Free of Charge|
*If the Special Interest Course is not offered, Erasmus students can enroll in one of the other programs offered at the School of Modern Greek. The program chosen must be a duration equal to their stay at the University of Cyprus.
** Details regarding the Program as well as the Tuition Fees are subject to change.
A teaching unit lasts fifty minutes.Attendance is compulsory for all courses.At the completion of each course, a certificate of the School of Modern Greek is issued to all students who have attended courses regularly and successfully completed both the written and oral examination. The certificate records the course title, course level, student attendance, total course hours and the final grade.
No certificate is issued to:
Students who have not taken the final written and oral examinationStudents who have failed the final written and oral examinationStudents who have not fulfilled their financial obligations to the School of Modern Greek.
In case of interruption of studies, a certificate of attendance recording the period/hours that the student attended the School courses may be issued on demand.
Tuition fees are as follows:
250€ for the Intensive Summer Course (one month). 500 € for the One-Semester Intensive Course (13 weeks). For students participating in the European Union exchange programs the course is free of charge. 500 € for the Two-Semester Course (26 weeks).
The following are exempted from paying fees:
a) Erasmus students who have enrolled and are attending classes at the University of Cyprus
b) Members of the academic and administrative staff of the University of Cyprus (according to Senate decisions)
c) Students of the University of Cyprus
d) Turkish Cypriot.
There are no provisions for a reduction in fees.
All fees are paid to the bank account of the School of Modern Greek before the beginning of courses. Information about payment are given by the secretary of the School.
Students enrolled in the School of Modern Greek are entitled to use all the facilities of the University of Cyprus, the athletics center, the coffee shop and the student restaurant, the computer center and the library. Students of the School of Modern Greek are bound by the same regulations as the students of the University of Cyprus.
EUROPEAN UNION EXCHANGE PROGRAM STUDENTS
An intensive course (four weeks long) is especially designed for Erasmus students who are planning to attend courses at the University of Cyprus. If this course is not provided (due to the limited number of Erasmus students), exchange students from European Union member countries may enroll in any program offered by the School of Modern Greek (including the Summer intensive course) free of charge. They can also participate free of charge to all the cultural activities included in the summer intensive course or any other course of the School of Modern Greek. Summer course is credited with 9 credits where as the other programs with 12 credits, provided that a student completes the course successfully.
Application of Erasmus students to attend Greek language courses should reach the School of Modern Greek by 30 June every year.
Upon arrival in Cyprus, Erasmus students must contact the Service for Research, International and Public Relations, as well as the Academic Affairs and Student Welfare Service, which will assist them with accommodation, information, etc. The Academic Affairs and Student Welfare Service is the liaison office for exchange students and assists them in all aspects of their stay in Cyprus.
NON-EUROPEAN UNION COUNTRIES
Students from non-European Union Countries who wish to attend courses at the School of Modern Greek must obtain a visa from the authorities of their country. Enrollment in the School requires prepayment of fees.
Certificates of enrollment are issued once the students have fulfilled their financial obligations to the School of Modern Greek.