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Distance Greek language learning for expatriates

With the new online programme ‘Learning the Greek Language’, the Open University of Cyprus (OUC) as a body of education and culture and exploiting its special feature of distance learning, supports expatriate Hellenism. This programme will contribute to the close connection of expatriates with their mother tongue and will also lay the foundations for their being active in Greek society. The first presentation of the programme was held in London on Thursday November 1 by the Rector of the Open University of Cyprus Professor Socrates Katsikas and Commissioner Photis Photiou. The event took place at the headquarters of the National Cyprus Federation of the United Kingdom in cooperation with Nepomak.

The aim of the programme is to teach the Greek language to expatriate Cypriots and Greeks who were either not raised with Greek as a mother tongue or were not sufficiently taught the Greek language and wish to become more fluent. The OUC programme for expatriates will be taught by experienced teachers and well-established linguists.

The first thematic section of the programme, ‘Greek Language I’, will begin in the spring semester of the current academic year 2018-2019. Interested parties can submit their applications for admission by November 30 electronically via the OUC website at

Information about the Greek language programme for expatriates and applications for admission to a doctoral programme can be obtained via the website, by email to [email protected] and calling 22-411600 and 22-411711.


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