Teachers of the diaspora push for improvement of Greek language books

first_imgDeputy Minister of External Affairs Antonis Diamataris and Deputy Education Minister Sophia Zaharaki discussed issues pertaining to education and diaspora Greeks.The meeting took place at the Ministry of External Affairs in Athens and focused on the process of the appointment of teaching staff to schools abroad, including their evaluation and their training prior to their placement.Mr Diamataris stressed the importance of the books on the curriculum being modified for students that speak Greek as a second language and said that he is very pleased with the updates adding that there still is room for minor but essential improvement, as several teachers working in diaspora schools have pointed out.ALSO READ: Experts explore the prospects and challenges of the Greek Language in AustraliaHe also touched on e-learning and expressed his hopes that Greece will be able to offer on-line education in Greek within the next one to two years.Meanwhile, Ms Zaharaki rehashed the ministry’s commitment to strengthen Greek language learning in the diaspora and the promise to place more Greek teachers at schools abroad.She also said that the Ministry of Education plans to appoint teachers to diaspora schools much earlier this year, allowing them more time for training and to organise their personal affairs.ALSO READ: Ode to the Greek language in Australian Parliament [VIDEO] Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more