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Welcome to the Foreign Languages Centre website of the University of Ioannina.

In view of the currently increasing demands for a high and specialized knowledge of foreign languages, our Foreign Languages Centre seeks to promote competency in foreign languages for all our students and members of staff, addressing also the needs of the local society.

With lifelong learning and multilingualism rising as first hand priorities in Tertiary Education – as is well documented in most contemporary European studies – the Foreign Languages Centre of the University of Ioannina is dedicated to providing an advanced multilingual educational environment, setting primarily the following objectives.

 

Foreign Language Centre Objectives

  • Instruction in foreign languages for:
    1.      a) general, academic purposes
    2.      b) specialized, scientific purposes
    3.      c) occupational purposes
  • Adoption of contemporary teaching methods, such as:
    • Content Language-integrated Learning (CLIL)
    • New technologies in teaching and autonomous learning
  • Design of multimedia teaching material
  • Research activity in topics, such as:
    • study of language structures in specialized, scientific and academic texts,
    • the use of new technologies in language teaching,
    • the use of new technologies in terminology compilation/instruction/translation,
    • lexicographic/terminological studies of various thematic fields,
    • language policy in higher education,
  • Reinforcement of students’ mobility abroad
  • Cooperation with academic and research institutes both at a national and international level
  • Organization of seminars, conferences and open lectures
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