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Rebooting the Greek Language Project Team to participate in Greek language event in Athens on February 22nd

February 17, 2020
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The Rebooting the Greek Language project team will be on hand in Athens on February 22, 2020 at an event, hosted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs - General Secretariat for Greeks Abroad, to commemorate this month's international day of the Greek language. The event will be held at the Megaron Concert Hall in Athens, from eleven in the morning onwards, and will feature speeches, an awards ceremony, and a round-table discussion on online versus in-person language education. 

Dionysis Arkadianos, academic coordinator for the Rebooting the Greek Language project and PhD candidate in SFU's Faculty of Education, will be participating in the round-table alongside Leonidas Christopoulos, Secretary General of Digital Governance and Process Simplification, Ministry of Digital Governance; Socrates Katsikas, Rector of the Open University of Cyprus; and John Corinth, Modern Greek, University of Calabria. Brigita Papastavrou, President Linguaphone, will moderate. 

Additionally, members of the Rebooting the Greek Language project team will also be on hand with a booth at the event, including developers from the SNF New Media Lab, as well as participants in the project's signature internship programme. Be sure to drop by and say 'Hi!'

If you can't make it in-person, you can also live stream the event here: https://diavlos.grnet.gr/event/e1581

The Rebooting the Greek Language is an initiative combining next generation educational technologies with recent advances in pedagogy that has set out to preserve the Greek language in the diaspora, and is supported by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation. You can read more about it on the project page.

To learn more about the SNF Centre for Hellenic Studies and its programs, please visit our Media page for more information.