The 10th International Summer University Greek language, culture, and mass media program will take place in Boston from May 28 to June 2, 2024.
The program is organized by The Laboratory for the Study of Social Issues, Mass Media and Education of the Department of Early Childhood Education of the School of Education of the University of Ioannina, the Maliotis Cultural Center of Hellenic College, and Holy Cross School of Theology (HCHC) in Brookline, MA and the Order of AHEPA.
The project is scheduled to take place in Boston from May 28 to June 2, 2024, at the Maliotis Cultural Center (located on the HCHC campus at 50 Goddard Avenue) in Brookline, MA.
Also participating in the program are:
The Ecumenical Patriarchate, the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, Boston University Philhellenes, The University of Chicago, the Center for Hellenic Studies, Modern Greek Studies Program of Setor de Grego, Instituto de Letras, Rio De Janeiro University, Study in Greece and Euro American Women’s Council.
Other U.S. universities and institutions will be announced shortly.
The program will be held under the auspices and with the support of the General Secretariat for Greeks Abroad and Public Diplomacy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Greece.
The 10th International Summer University will have the special title: ‘Spreading and teaching the Greek language in the Greek diaspora in the U.S.A.”
Topics of the International Summer University include:
- Teaching Greek abroad. Exploring the unique aspects of teaching the Greek language in international Greek schools
- Addressing Educators’ Language Mistakes: Strategies for handling language and communication errors made by educators and students
- Engaging Second- and Third-Generation Greek Students: Best Practices for fostering interest in Greek Language and Culture among second- and third-generation Greek Students Living Abroad
- Refreshing Greek. Intensive teaching to revitalize and enrich vocabulary.
- Promoting partnerships between Greek schools in the United States and Greek universities to develop collaborative programs and offer Greek language courses taught by Greek academics and graduates of programs in Greek language and culture
- Improving the communicative skills and the communicative presence of educators in the classroom, in social life, and in public and private spheres
- Exploring the use of technology and artificial intelligence to enhance the educational process.
- Assessing the role and contributions of Modern Greek Studies Programs and Chairs in the United States in spreading the Greek language.
“Since its inception, the event has received support as a communication sponsor from ERT, ERT 2, ERT3, ERT WORLD, the First Program 105.8, the Voice of Greece, and the Parliament Channel.” Real FM, Real News, and real.gr, along with CNN GREECE, serve as media sponsors, as well.
The project also benefits from communication sponsorship from diaspora media, including The National Herald, GreekReporter.com, and greeknewsusa.com.
After 9 years of renowned success in the organization, the ‘tradition’ of fostering extroversion and synergies with prominent international institutions in education, culture, and mass media continues.
The program is designed for undergraduate and graduate students, PhD graduates, educators, and it also welcomes some professionals with relevant interests within the
framework of lifelong learning.
It provides participants with certificates of attendance and educational material. Additionally, the program includes cultural activities while adhering to health safety protocols.
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