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The students and the instructor of the course "English for Banking and Management" from the Dept. of Economics (University of Ioannina) would like to express their deepest gratitude to the following hotel companies for participating in our our online study about "Marketing and HR strategies for effective business operation in the hotel industry sector".  Their contribution is much appreciated, since it provided us with data and information from a real business setting.
Thank you, then, once again to these companies and we are looking forward to a future fruitful collaboration between the academia and the business settings.
 
The instructor,
Dr. Th. Tseligka-Gkaziani
Senior Teaching Fellow in EAP/ESP
 
 Hotel Name Country  Hotel Information 
Loft Hotel  SLOVAKIA   https://www.lofthotel.sk/en
 Kempinski Hotels  TURKEY  https://www.kempinski.com/
 Grand Hotel Kempinski High Tatras  SLOVAKIA  https://www.kempinski.com/en/strba-strbske-pleso/grand-hotel-high-tatras/
 Grand Hotel Brno  CZECH REPUBLIC   https://grandhotelbrno.cz/
Grand Hotel Royal e Golf ITALY http://www.hotelroyalegolf.com/en/home.html
Hotel Vila Galé Porto PORTUGAL https://www.vilagale.com/pt/hoteis/porto-e-norte/vila-gale-porto
Monday, 08 April 2019 15:39

Tandem Language Exchange Meeting Event

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The Tandem language exchange programme is an open method of learning languages where two people from different cultures and mother tongues can meet and practice their foreign language skills on a regular basis.
The key to success is a reciprocal dependence and mutual support between the two partners : the same time, energy and commitment is spent for both languages.

HOW IT WORKS?
- Put a tag on your T-shirt with the language YOU speak (language 1)
- Come to the Library Canteen at the specific time and date
- Find someone who has a tag with the language you are interested TO PRACTICE (language 2)
- and then...simply start speaking with the other tandem participants in either Language 1 or Language 2!

So far, we know that we have interested tandem participants for Greek, English, Spanish, Italian, Turkish, Chinese, etc.

This programme will help you:
- to improve the knowledge of a foreign language and particularly oral expression
- to get prepared for a stay abroad
- to meet a person from a different country and culture
- to develop intercultural skills and sensibility

 

Talk by our invited speaker Ms Vaida Žegunienė

from the KLAIPĖDA UNIVERSITY (Lithuania)

on the topic:

 “Successful Cross-cultural Communication - Prerequisite of a Global Citizen

Wednesday 3rd April, 2019

11.00 – 13.00

It is our great pleasure to invite you to attend the talk by our invited English Lecturer, Ms Vaida Žegunienė, from the Klaipeda University (Lithuania) on the following topic: “Successful Cross-cultural Communication - Prerequisite of a Global Citizen”.

Her presentation is going to focus on relevant issues, including:

  • A profile of global citizen
  • Short review of a communication process.
  • Understanding of a concept “culture”
  • Culture + communication - intercultural communication
  • Cross-cultural competence and its peculiarities
  • How to be successful in the global arena

The event will be hosted on Wednesday 3rd April 2019, at 11.00-13.00, in Room 222 of the Foreign Languages Centre (ground floor of Central Library Building).  Ms Vaida Žegunienė is visiting the University of Ioannina within the framework of Erasmus+ staff mobility, as the Foreign Languages Centre has a bi-lateral inter-institutional agreement with the specific University in Lithuania.  The talk will be given in English.

 

We would be honoured by your presence.

On behalf of the Foreign Languages Centre

Tseligka Theodora

Senior Teaching Fellow in EAP/ESP at the Faculty of Medicine

Foreign Languages Centre Erasmus+ Co-ordinator

 

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SHORT BIO

Ms Vaida Žegunienė works as an English language lecturer at Klaipeda University for the last 15 years. She has participated in international projects related to poor literacy and numeracy skills development, preparing methodology and various activities for foreign language teaching/learning.  Her scientific interests are: the English language teaching methodology, innovative methods and tools used for more efficient language teaching/learning process, English for specific purposes, development of global and intercultural competences and applied linguistics.  Ms Vaida Žegunienė has recently started doctoral studies and her dissertation reveals peculiarities of global citizenship education. Besides that, Vaida likes travelling, sports and prefers activities developing personality and professional skills.

Wednesday, 27 February 2019 09:41

Foreign Language courses timetable

018/2019 Spring Semester Foreign Language courses timetable can be find in the attachment below.     

Foreign Language courses timetable                                           

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The registration for the new courses of the Foreign Languages Centre of the University of Ioannina has just opened!! These courses are outside the degree curriculum of the University's Departments, they are optional and are offered for free at the Foreign Languages Centre.
 
Anyone interested please fill in their date in the link below, where you can find days and times of all courses.   They are open to students, administrative and teaching staff.


Each class will accept 30 participants.  If there are more people interested, there will be a draw, on Friday, 22nd February, at 13.00 (at the Language Lab, room 213/214, Central Library ground floor).
 
At this first stage, you will be able to select only one language. 
Then, if there are empty seats in the courses, we will make a second call, so that you can register for more than one languages.
 
Should you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us.
 
The FLC Team

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Following the previous jointly organised activities, the Foreign Languages Centre and the Centre for the Study of the Hellenic Language and Culture are now organising together an Open Day for Greek and foreign students as well as for the whole academic community in an effort to promote language learning and multilingualism.

The Open Day will take place on Thursday, 14/02/2019, between 9.30a.m. and 12.30pm at the main Auditorium of the Central Library.

Senior teaching fellows and instructors with a specialisation in Foreign Language Teaching for Academic and Specific Purposes will inform the academic community about the common projects and activities of the two Centres (e.g. educational programmes, internship opportunities, research projects, innovative teaching practices).

Alongside the event, two (2) very interesting Workshops will take place (with English as a working language).  Participation will operate on a first-come, first-served basis, so anyone interested should register in the relevant link.

For more information, please see the attached Programme.

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One more success for the Foreign Languages Centre of our University!  We are happy to announce that for a second year we have managed to secure funding by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation in order to support Italian language teaching at our University.  The funding finances research and Italian language teaching for free for the students of the University of Ioannina for one academic year.

So far, three (3) courses of Italian language (two Beginner courses and one Intermediate) have been organised, while applied language research is carried out with regards to optimum teaching practices in foreign languages.

The project leader of this programme is the former Vice-Rector, Prof. A. Fotopoulos, whose support has been invaluable both at the project proposal stage as well as in promoting and effectively implementing the programme.

We will soon inform you about future developments.

The academic co-ordinator of the programme,

Th. Tseligka

Senior Teaching Fellow in EAP/ESP

The Consul General of Turkey in Athens, Ms Oya Yazar and the Vice-Consul Mr. Oğuz Köşker visited the University of Ioannina on Tuesday, December 11, 2018. The main reason of the visit was the pilot teaching of Turkish language to the University students, which is held this year for the first time at the Foreign Languages Centre of the University of Ioannina.
 

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During the visit, the Consul General and the Vice-Consul met with Rector Prof. Triantaphyllos Albanis, the Vice-Rector of Administrative and Academic Affairs and Student Welfare Prof. Minas Paschopoulos, as well as with Ms Th.Tseligka, Senior Teaching Fellow in English, who is heading the specific language project.
 
The Rector gave a detailed presentation of the University of Ioannina, emphasizing the academic and research activities of the Institution. The Consul General expressed particular interest in the possibilities of collaboration between the departments of the University of Ioannina and corresponding university departments in Turkey. As far as Turkish language teaching is concerned, the prospects of cooperation between the University of Ioannina and the Consulate General of Turkey were discussed so that the language could continue to be offered on an annual basis to the students and staff of the Insitution, aiming also at the acquisition of a certification on behalf of the students.  

A NEW PILOT COURSE IN ITALIAN LANGUAGE (SPRING SEMESTER 2017-2018)

The Foreign Languages Center is currently organizing a new pilot course in Italian language learning for the spring semester. The action is implemented with funding from the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The lessons will start at the beginning of March and will be completed by the end of June 2018.  Three groups (a total of 30 students will be accepted in each group) will be formed as follows:
Group A (Beginners): Tuesday 13:00 –16:00
Group B (Beginners): Thursday 13:00 –16:00
Group C (Intermediate): Friday13:00 –16:00

Professor responsible for the project: Prof. A. Fotopoulos, Vice-Rector

Academic co-ordinator: Theodora Tseligka, Senior Teaching Fellow in EAP/ESP, Medical School

Thursday, 15 February 2018 14:54

Erasmus+ Staff Training Week 2018

Erasmus+ Staff Training Week 2018 - "New pathways in foreign language teaching and learning"

The Foreign Languages Centre and the Center for the Study of the Hellenic Language and Culture at the University of Ioannina organise a staff training week in the framework of the Erasmus+ programme entitled “New pathways in foreign language teaching and learning”.

The training week will take place on Zakynthos Island from 18 to 22 June 2018. The working languages are English and/or Greek. The programme is addressed to language teachers, academics, teacher trainers, school advisors/directors and students in the field of foreign language learning and teaching, as well as non-teaching staff involved in managing language courses, labs and centers.

Course
The course introduces cutting-edge research on the most important topics of interest in the field of foreign language (FL) teaching and learning, with an extra focus on Higher Education (HE). The theoretical sessions are interactive and complemented with participants’ reflective work and practical sessions, encouraging the exchange of experiences and good practices in foreign language teaching and learning as well as course management.

Τhematic areas
1) Innovative methodologies in FL teaching and learning
(Keywords: CLIL, web tools, distance learning, intercultural/cross-cultural education)
2) Language centers in HE
(Keywords: management, financial resources, FL teacher training, language certification)
3) FL and internationalisation in education
(Keywords: FL policies and challenges, life-long FL teaching and learning)
4) Teaching languages in a globalised context
(Keywords: L.S.P., L.A.P., Greek as a second/foreign language, FL for migrants and refugees)

Participants may submit their application forms electronically by 16/04/2018 via the following link: Application form

You may find additional information regarding the programme here Erasmus Staff Training 2018.

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