Center for the Greek Language

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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
Area served
ProductGreek cultural education


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


  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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