Center for the Greek Language

The Center for the Greek Language (Greek: Κέντρον Ελληνικής Γλώσσας) is a cultural and educational organization which aims to promote the Greek language and culture. It was founded in 1994.[1] The center is based in Thessaloniki, and also has an office in Athens. The Center for the Greek Language acts as a coordinating, advisory and strategic organ of the Greek Ministry of Education on matters of language education and policy. Its functions include providing materials and support for people learning Greek as a foreign language.[1][2] It is linked to the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.

Center for the Greek Language
FounderGovernment of Greece
TypeCultural institution
HeadquartersThessaloniki, Macedonia, Greece
Area served
ProductGreek cultural education

Identity Edit

The goals of the organization entail:

  • the fostering and promotion of the Greek language within and outside Greece
  • through this, the reinforcement of the national identity of the Greeks in the diaspora
  • the organisation of the teaching of Greek to foreigners in Greece and abroad
  • the support of the teachers of the Greek language in Greece and abroad
  • the production of teaching materials, and anything else which contributes to the promotion and dissemination of the Greek language generally

References Edit

  1. ^ a b c Papailias, Penelope C (2006). "Do You Want to Go Forwarḍ Turn Back!: Etymology and Neoliberalism in Greek Language Ideology". Michigan Discussions in Anthropology. 13 (1): 146. Retrieved 29 December 2020.
  2. ^ Fevronia K. Soumakis; Theodore G. Zervas (2020). Educating Greek Americans: Historical Perspectives and Contemporary Pathways. Springer Nature. pp. 140–. ISBN 978-3-030-39827-9. Retrieved 29 December 2020.

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