Language Education for Refugees and Immigrants (LRM)

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The HOU’s Postgraduate Programme entitled as “Language Education for refugees and migrants” is designed for teachers and graduates who wish to complete or deepen their knowledge and skills of teaching the language lesson in various languages, as well as develop new resources they can later apply to specific contexts and levels. The modules will provide postgraduate students with a strong grounding in theoretical literature as well as appropriate classroom methodology, course design and an introduction to the key research tools.

The course aims to provide specialized pedagogical knowledge to teachers in both levels of compulsory education (Primary and Secondary) and to Tertiary graduates who plan to teach, as well as to teachers engaged with adult education in refugee or migrant contexts. It trains Greek and international students to pose and answer key questions in applied linguistics and second language acquisition in the world’s numerous, diverse multilingual contexts.

The course is designed to offer students the opportunity to reflect and further develop their understanding of both theoretical and practical considerations in the field of language learning and teaching drawing from the principles of critical pedagogy and translanguaging. It will encourage you to develop a broad theoretical base reflecting current cutting edge research within applied linguistics and related disciplines. Additionally, this course makes links between the different disciplines which contribute to our knowledge of language learning and issues related to language pedagogy focusing on action and activism as necessary preconditions for social change and justice. The programme is designed to be practical, provides opportunities to create bespoke teaching and learning materials, encourages deep engagement with the world of practice through visits to schools, refugee camps or other institutions related to formal and informal learning of refugees and migrants in different sites of Greece and other countries, team-teaching activities and project work.

The general objectives of the master’s degree are to train specialized researchers in the main phenomena of language acquisition and applied linguistics in general, who can transfer research results to teaching practice and carry out basic applied research projects. The training will enable students to deepen their knowledge of applied linguistics, particularly with regard to second language acquisition, critical literacy and advances in new technologies for language research and learning. Students will develop greater knowledge and skills in relation to the new linguistic scenarios in schools and general society, and will carry out reflexive teaching practice.

The course’s modules focus on the integration of language, culture, and codes of power as part of the development of formal, informal and non-formal, on-line and off-line educational programmes and examine curriculum from a constructivist perspective that recognizes the voices of students, community and teachers as one learning community who inform curriculum and programme design. In addition, the course programme is developed in the Thematic Units from a constructive approach that recognizes the voices of students, the community and teachers as a learning community that co-forms the curriculum and lesson planning. The programme introduces participants to the concepts and basic principles of critical pedagogy; a theory of education that a) gives professionals the opportunity to reflect on their own educational beliefs, practices, and processes and b) gives teachers the voice and tools to reflect upon their teaching methodology vis-a-vis their student’s critical thinking, promotes equality and social justice through action research within the school and community.

The students are expected to:

  • develop a broad theoretical basis that reflects current cutting-edge research in the field of applied linguistics and related disciplines
  • • deepen their knowledge of applied linguistics, particularly with regard to second language acquisition, critical literacy and advances in new technologies for language research and learning
  • • reflect and further develop their understanding of both theoretical and practical considerations in the field of language learning and teaching drawing from the principles of critical pedagogy and translanguaging
  • • understand the basic concepts and principles of critical pedagogy in order to reflect on their own educational beliefs, practices, and processes
  • • complete their skills of teaching the language lesson in various languages adopting a repertoire approach (translanguaging)
  • • develop greater knowledge and skills in relation to the new linguistic scenarios in schools and general society
  • • develop new resources focusing on Arabic language and culture they can later apply to specific contexts and levels
  • • be able to incorporate cultural knowledge and understanding within the context of the language lesson
  • • be able to communicate and cooperate effectively in the context of teams recognizing the benefits of collaborative learning
  • • acquire a strong grounding in theoretical literature as well as appropriate classroom methodology, course design
  • • create bespoke teaching and learning materials
  • • engage deeply with the world of practice through visits to schools, refugee camps or other institutions related to formal and informal learning of refugees and migrants in different sites of Greece and other countries
  • • carry out reflexive teaching practice
  • • be able to identify and use the most important research tools appropriately
  • • be able to pose and answer key questions in applied linguistics and second language acquisition taking into account the world’s numerous, diverse multilingual contexts
  • • transfer research results to teaching practice and carry out basic applied research projects
  • • develop their multicultural, multilingual and critical language awareness
  • • be able to help people develop their multicultural and multilingual awareness


Curriculum ECTS Credits
Τotal number of credits (ECTS) required to obtain the Postgraduate Specialization Diploma (M.D.E.) is 120 ECTS.

Classification according to Unesco ISCED-2013 code

  • Based on the education sector: 0114-Teacher training with subject specialization
  • Based on the level of studies: 7

Characterization of the Postgraduate Program

  • Master of Arts (MA)


The minimum duration for the completion of the program is two (2) years, ie four (4) semesters.

Language of instruction
The language of instruction of the Program is English. The language of instruction, writing and dissertation is also English.

Admission to the Postgraduate Programme LRM is open for all graduates from Departments/Schools of Human or Social Sciences from Greece or abroad, who have C1 certification in the English language.
All those who have graduated from secondary or tertiary level education in an English-speaking country do not need to provide such documentation.
Knowledge of any other European language, Arabic or Farsi at A1 level is required.

Note:
Where previously mentioned::

  1. Graduates of Universities or Technological Educational Institutes’ departments are all the degree holders of Greek Universities and Technological Educational Institutes’ departments as well as anyone with equivalent foreign degree recognised by the Hellenic NARIC (Hellenic National Academic Recognition and Information Center – DOATAP/former DIKATSA) or the Technical Training Institute (ITE), respectively, or holders of the first cycle of study of the above-mentioned departments of accredited foreign institutions*.
  2. Graduates of Universities or Technological Educational Institutes are all the degree holders of Greek Universities or Technological Educational Institutes, as well as anyone with equivalent foreign degree recognised by the Hellenic NARIC (Hellenic National Academic Recognition and Information Center – DOATAP/former DIKATSA) or the Technical Training Institute (ITE), respectively, or holders of the first cycle of study of accredited foreign institutions*.

The term “Universities” refers to University Schools, Technical Universities and the School of Fine Arts.

*Note:
Pursuant to par. 7, art. 34 of Law No. 4485/2017 “No Postgraduate Diploma shall be awarded to a student whose first cycle degree from a foreign institution has not been recognised by the Hellenic National Academic Recognition and Information Center (Hellenic NARIC), under Law No. 3328/2005 (Α80)”.

Certification of English proficiency at level C1

Proficiency in English (Mastery or proficiency C2, Effective Operational Proficiency or advanced C1, Vantage or upper intermediate B2) is proven according to article 1, Presidential Decree 146/2007, “Amendment provisions of Presidential Decree 50/2001. Assessment for determining qualifications for appointment in the public sector as they exist (Greek Government Gazette 185/3.8.2007/A) in combination with the last subparagraph of paragraph 1, article 1 of Presidential Decree 116/2006 “Amendment to article 28 Presidential Decree 50/2001” (Greek Government Gazette 115/9.6.2006/A), as follows:

a) National Foreign Language Exam System (KPG) equivalent level of Law 2740/1999, as replaced by paragraph 19, Article 13, of Law 3149/2003 3149/2003.

or

Certificates of an equivalent level of CAMBRIDGE or MICHIGAN Universities

or

Certificates of other institutions (not only universities) of an equivalent level, irrespective of their legal form, provided they are certified or recognized by the relevant authority of the country concerned for conducting examinations and issuing certificates of proficiency in English at the appropriate level. If there is no certification or recognition body in the country concerned, a certificate from the relevant Ministry or Embassy of Greece is required confirming that the certificates issued by the above bodies to third parties for which English isn’t their mother tongue are accepted in public services of that country as valid evidence of English at the appropriate level. The term “country concerned” implies the country in which the native or official language is English.

On the basis of the above, as well as the documents submitted to the Supreme Council for Civil Personnel Selection (ASEP) by the relevant bodies, apart from the National Foreign Language Exam System (KPG) the following certificates are also accepted:

Very good knowledge (C1)

•Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) του Πανεπιστημίου του Cambridge or of Cambridge Assessment English or Certificate in Advanced English of Cambridge Assessment English with an overall score of 180-199.

•Certificate of Proficiency in English of Cambridge Assessment English with an overall score of 180-199.

• First Certificate in English of Cambridge Assessment English with an overall score of 180-190.

•Bulats English Language Test, with score 75-89, of the University of Cambridge or of Cambridge Assessment English.

•International English Language Testing System (IELTS) from the University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate (UCLES) or Cambridge Assessment English – The British Council – IDP Education Australia IELTS Australia with a score of 7 to 8.

•Business English Certificate – Higher (BEC Higher) from the University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate (UCLES) or Cambridge Assessment English or Business English Certificate Higher or Cambridge Assessment English with a overall score of 180-199.

•Business English Certificate Vantage of Cambridge Assessment English with a overall score of 180-190.

•London Tests of English Level 4 -Advanced Communication – of Edexcel or

Pearson Test of English General Level 4 – Advanced Communication – of Edexcel or

Edexcel Level 2 Certificate in ESOL International (CEF C1).

•Certificate in Integrated Skills in English ISE III of Trinity College London.

•City & Guilds Level 2 Certificate in ESOL International (reading, writing and listening) – Expert – and City & Guilds Level 2 Certificate in ESOL International (spoken) – Expert – (Submitted together cumulatively to prove very good knowledge) or City & Guilds Certificate in International ESOL -Expert – and City & Guilds Certificate in International Spoken ESOL – Expert – (Submitted together cumulatively to prove very good knowledge).

•Advanced Level Certificate in English (ALCE) of the Hellenic American University (Manchester, ΝΗ-USA) and of the Hellenic-American Union.

•Τest of English for International Communication (TOEIC), with a score from 785 to 900 of Educational Testing Service/Chauncey, USA.

•EDI Level 2 Certificate in ESOL International JETSET Level 6 (CEF C1) or Pearson EDI level 2 Certificate in ESOL International (CEF C1) or Pearson LCCI level 2 Certificate in ESOL International (CEFR C1).

•Pearson LCCI EFB Level 4 (Modules: Reading, Writing, Listening, Speaking, in case one of the modules has a “Pass” grade).

•Pearson LCCI EFB Level 3 (Modules: Reading, Writing, Listening, Speaking, with grade “Distinction” or “Credit”).

•OCNW Certificate in ESOL International at Level 2 (Common European Framework equivalent level C1) (until 31/8/2009).

•Ascentis Level 2 Certificate in ESOL International (CEF C1).

•ESB Level 2 Certificate in ESOL International All Modes (Council of Europe Level C1).

•Test of Interactive English, C1 + Level (ACELS).

•Test of Interactive English, C1 Level (ACELS) ή Test of Interactive English, C1 Level (Gatehouse Awards).

•NOCN Level 2 Certificate in ESOL International (C1).

AIM Awards Level 2 Certificate in ESOL International (C1) (Modules: Listening, Reading, Writing, Speaking).

•Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB) with score from 91 to 99 of Cambridge Michigan Language Assessments (CaMLA).

• Michigan English Test (MET) with score from 190 to 240 of Cambridge Michigan Language Assessments (CaMLA).

•LRN Level 2 Certificate in ESOL International (CEF C1).

•GA Level 2 Certificate in ESOL International – (CEFR: C1) or GA Level 2 Certificate in ESOL International (Classic C1).

• C1 – Language Cert Level 2 Certificate in ESOL International (Listening, Reading, Writing) (Expert C1) and C1 – Language Cert Level 2 Certificate in ESOL International (Speaking) (Expert C1) (Submitted together cumulatively to prove very good knowledge).

Other Certificates than the above in order to be assessed for proof of English language proficiency must be accompanied by the following:

  1. (i) a certificate from the issuing body stating that both the body and the language proficiency certificate in question are certified by the competent national authority

or

  1. ii) a certificate from the competent Ministry or Embassy of the country in Greece (in case of non-existence of a certification or recognition body), that the presented certificate is accepted in public services of the country as a valid proof of English language proficiency at a corresponding level.

All foreign language qualifications must be accompanied by an official translation into Greek.

Also:

The very good knowledge of the foreign language is also proved by a state certificate of language proficiency level C1 according to the provisions of par. 2 of article 1 of law 2740/1999 (Government Gazette 186 AD), as replaced by par. 19 par. article 13 of law 3149/2003 (Government Gazette 141 AD). The very good knowledge of the foreign language is also proved by a diploma or school diploma of the foreign secondary or post-secondary education of at least three years of study.

The foreign diplomas must be accompanied in addition by a certificate for the level of the educational degree to which they belong, which is granted by the O.E.E.K. or E.O.P.P. or Ε.Ο.Π.Π.Ε.Π. or by the competent Directorate of the Ministry of National Education, Research and Religions. It is clarified that this certificate is issued by O.E.E.K. or E.O.P.P. or Ε.Ο.Π.Π.Ε.Π. only after the issuance of the respective individual exchange rate administrative act.

Note:

a) Proof of knowledge of the foreign language is not required if the claimed qualifications have been obtained abroad, where the courses are taught in the same language.

b) It is self-evident that diplomas of knowledge of a foreign language of a higher level, also prove the knowledge of a lower (requested) level of a foreign language

Adequacy license for teaching a foreign language does not prove knowledge of a foreign language (p.d. 347/2003). Applicants holding the relevant license, in order to prove their knowledge of the foreign language, must present the foreign language certificates provided, as the case may be, in this Annex.

1st semester

2nd semester

3rd semester

4th semester

Guidelines for Module Selection

Students can choose from one (1) to three (3) units per semester.
In the first semester, if you wish to choose one (1) unit, this must be unit LRM50, if you choose two (2), units LRM50 & LRM51 and if you choose three (3), units LRM50, LRM51 & LRM52.
In the following semesters you need to choose the units left from the first one (if any) and then one or more of the following in this order: semester B: LRM53, LRM54 and LRM55 and semester C: LRM60, LRM61 and LRM62.
Having successfully completed all nine (9) units, students may proceed to the Praktikum (Internship) (LRM63). Students have the right to proceed to LRM63, even if the third semester’s final essays of up to two (2) Modules are still pending.
Finally, after successfully completing all nine (9) units, students can move on to the completion of their thesis.

For information contact:

Telephone: 2610 367600

e-mail: lrm@eap.gr

The cost of the Curriculum is calculated in relation to its credit units, as one (1) Credit Unit (ECTS) amounts to 30 €. Therefore, the respective Thematic Unit is costed at € 300 / Diploma Thesis € 300 / Internship € 600 and the total cost of the Postgraduate Program amounts to € 3,600.

For information about the program contact:

Student Registry Department

Telephone: 2610 367326, 2610 367330
Ε-mail: lrm@eap.gr

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