MEd in Intercultural Studies and Greek as 2nd/Foreign Language
Distance Learning

MEd in Intercultural Studies and Greek as 2nd/Foreign Language

MEd in Intercultural Studies and Greek as 2nd Language
Distance Learning

MEd in Intercultural Studies and Greek as 2nd Language

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Duration18 months

Fees
€4,600 for whole program

LanguageGreek

CampusN/A

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Qualification Awarded MEd in Intercultural Studies and Greek as 2nd/Foreign Language
Level Of Qualification Master (2nd Cycle Degree)
Offered by Department of Education and Department of Early Childhood Education (University of Western Macedonia)
Mode of Study Distance Learning

Graduates of the program will have acquired the skills that contribute to the constructive coexistence within a multicultural society by exploiting the diversity of cultures and preventing the formation of stereotypes and prejudices against individuals and cultures by overcoming any form of ethnocentric treatment. All this will be achieved through an educational process that gives substance to human rights by promoting understanding and cooperation between peoples, with the ultimate goal of leading societies to progress and peace. At the same time, regarding the teaching of Greek as a 2nd / foreign language, it is sought, that with the completion of the program, the participants will have acquired the following:
1. At the level of knowledge: acquisition of knowledge of the peculiarities of Greek and understanding of its basic teaching models,
2. At the level of abilities / skills: ability to adopt and apply an effective teaching model and ability to teach Greek to non-native speakers and to members of the Greek community everywhere on earth, and
3. At the level of values: adopting a culture of equal access to education and without discrimination or restrictions learning Greek to foreign language students and Greeks and Greek Cypriots of the Diaspora.

The design of the postgraduate program aims to provide teachers with the appropriate theoretical background based on the latest research findings and practical knowledge and skills, to become effective scientists and meet the growing challenges of the teaching profession. Graduates of the program will have all the necessary knowledge and skills required to design and provide effective teaching to students with different socio-cultural and linguistic backgrounds. Therefore, graduates of the program can work as teachers at all levels of public and private education or be employed in other public services, organizations / institutions, refugee structures that offer educational programs, semi-governmental organizations and private companies. In addition, they can pursue postgraduate studies at the doctoral level.
An undergraduate degree from a recognized university or the equivalent international qualification or an acceptable professional qualification is considered the main academic requirement, in the fields of Education, Philology, Philosophy, Psychology and Social Work.

Additionally, candidates must demonstrated knowledge of Greek and English (Β2-C1) (language proficiency level certificates may include: TOEFL, IELTS, GCSE, IGCSE, and Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English or equivalent and for Greek the C1 Level of the European Certification of the Greek Centr of Greek Language).

Prospective students are expected to submit their application and all related documents, such as copies of their degrees, transcripts, two letters of recommendation from professors or supervisors in the workplace and a research interest report. Where the Evaluation Program Committee deems necessary, the candidates may be asked for an interview meeting.

By the expiry of the application deadline for admission to the program, the Program’s Coordinators will evaluate prospective students based on specific criteria, such as academic records, recommendation letters, digital literacy, research interests, interview, work experience, knowledge of Greek and / or English etc. The committee decisions are announced by electronic mail or otherwise to all candidates.

Transfer of credits from other academic institutions complies with the regulations of the University for transfer students and recognition of previous studies. There are also special regulations and procedures for eenrolment of graduates into professional associations and recognition of degrees and higher education qualifications as set by KYSATS and DOATAP (Hellenic NARIC).

General Criteria for Distance Learning Program
All distance-learning programs of the University are offered using the e-learning method. Therefore, students applying to distance learning programs, apart from the academic requirements, they are required to meet the following: (a) have satisfactory level of digital literacy including use of computer and basic applications, file managing, text editing, searching the Internet, sending and receiving emails using a web browser, (b) access to a computer with speakers (c) have broadband access to the Internet.
Graduation Requirements
Students are eligible for graduation after successfully completing 90 ECTS credits in the courses listed in the Program Structure.
Furthermore, a student can graduate only if their CGPA is greater or equal to 5.00 out of 10.00.
Graduating students with a CGPA less than 5.00 might have to take extra courses or repeat a number of courses in order to improve their grades.

Access to Further Studies
The graduates of the Program have access to doctoral programmes (3rd Cycle) in disciplines related with Education.
Module Group
ECTS

The student must successfully complete 40 ECTS, from the following list of modules:

No.CodeNameECTSHours / week
1DLINTER501INTERCULTURALISM AND EDUCATION/THE PEDAGOGICAL AND SOCIAL DIMENSION103
2DLINTER502BILINGUALISM AND BILINGUAL EDUCATION -TEACHING METHODOLOGY OF GREEK AS A 2ND / FOREIGN LANGUAGE103
3DLINTER503INTERCULTURAL THEORY AND PRAXIS103
4DLINTER504CURRICULA AND TEACHING GREEK AS A SECOND/ FOREIGN LANGUAGE103

The student must successfully complete 20 ECTS, from the following list of modules:

No.CodeNameECTSHours / week
1DLINTER505DEMOCRACY, EQUITY, AND MULTICULTURAL EDUCATION103
2DLINTER506NATIONAL AND EUROPEAN POLICIES FOR THE INTEGRATION OF IMMIGRANTS AND REFUGEES103
3DLINTER507IDENTITIES AND GREEK LANGUAGE IN DIASPORA103
4DLINTER508DEVELOPMENT OF LANGUAGE SKILLS AND ORAL AND WRITTEN SPEECH STRATEGIES103
5DLINTER509ASSESSMENT: VERIFICATION AND EVALUATION CRITERIA FOR GREEK AS A 2ND / FOREIGN LANGUAGE103
6DLINTER510APPLICATIONS OF LITERATURE AND CREATIVE WRITING103

The student must successfully complete 30 ECTS, from the following list of modules:

No.CodeNameECTSHours / week
1DLINTER511MASTER THESIS I - RESEARCH METHODOLOGY AND PROPOSAL PREPARATION103
2DLINTER512MASTER THESIS II – PROPOSAL IMPLEMENTATION AND PRESENTATION203
Total
90
Semesters
ECTS
No.CodeNameECTS
1DLINTER501INTERCULTURALISM AND EDUCATION/THE PEDAGOGICAL AND SOCIAL DIMENSION10
2DLINTER502BILINGUALISM AND BILINGUAL EDUCATION -TEACHING METHODOLOGY OF GREEK AS A 2ND / FOREIGN LANGUAGE10
3DLINTER503INTERCULTURAL THEORY AND PRAXIS10
TOTAL30
No.CodeNameECTS
1DLINTER504CURRICULA AND TEACHING GREEK AS A SECOND/ FOREIGN LANGUAGE10
2DLINTER511MASTER THESIS I - RESEARCH METHODOLOGY AND PROPOSAL PREPARATION10
3ELECTIVE COURSE10
TOTAL30
No.CodeNameECTS
1DLINTER512MASTER THESIS II – PROPOSAL IMPLEMENTATION AND PRESENTATION20
2ELECTIVE COURSE10
TOTAL30


 

 
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