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The Modern Greek Language Teaching Centre of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens has been functioning since the 1950s, initially with a very limited number of students. In the decades that followed the number of students increased exponentially. The Modern Greek Teaching Centre is the largest of its kind in the world. Many of its graduates are today teachers of Modern Greek and Philology at Universities throughout the world, diplomats, church leaders, renowned scientists, company managers, respected artists and business professionals.

The Teaching Centre is under the auspices of the Interdepartmental Programme for the Teaching of Modern Greek as a second/foreign language along with the similarly titled Master's Degree Programme of the Department of Philology and the Department of Philosophy, Pedagogy and Psychology.

The aims of the Modern Greek Teaching Centre are as follows:
1. The teaching of Modern Greek as a second/foreign language;
2. The certification of the level of knowledge of Modern Greek as second/foreign language;
3. The exposure of foreigners to various facets and themes of Greek culture;
4. Hands-on practical training of students of the Master's Degree Programme for the Teaching of Modern Greek as a second/foreign language.

The courses of the Greek Language Teaching Centre are divided into levels of language knowledge in accordance with those of the Council of Europe. Once students have completed their course at any given level (A1, A2, B1, B2, C1 and C2), they will be in a position to understand, write and speak at the level they have reached by the end of the lessons.
The final level reached by the students depends on the amount of effort the student has put in and how much time was spent preparing and studying for the lessons.

Address: Modern Greek Language Teaching Center, Panepistimioupolis, Ilissia, GR-15784 Athens, Greece
Telephone: (+30) 2107277672, 2107277971
Fax:  (+30) 2107277673
E-mail: info@greekcourses.uoa.gr
Web site: www.greekcourses.uoa.gr