Responding to the growing need for high quality refugee and migrant education in Europe, the
Hellenic Open University announces the commencement of the Postgraduate Program “Language
Education for Refugees and Migrants”.
The course aims to provide specialized pedagogical knowledge to teachers in compulsory education
(both Primary and Secondary) as well as to University graduates who plan to teach and to teachers
already engaged with adult education in refugee or migrant contexts.
The course places language learning in a wide multi-disciplinary context and focuses on actiontaking and reflexive teaching practice as necessary preconditions for responsible citizenship and
social change. 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’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 education programs and
examine curriculum from a constructivist perspective that recognizes the voices of students,
community and teachers as one learning community who inform curriculum and program design.
The content is designed in accordance with present needs in society and teaching and thus places
the issue of migrant education in the core of the current social and academic dialogue.
The postgraduate program is designed with a practical orientation and helps participants deepen
their understanding of applied linguistics, particularly with regard to second language acquisition,
critical literacy and advances in new technologies for language research and learning. It also
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 course is offered in English.
Duration: The minimum duration of course completion is two (2) years and the maximum is six (6)
Note that full scholarships will be offered to 15% of participants.
We urge all concerned parties as well as local and international partners to circulate the present
announcement in a joined effort to promote a recent initiative with great social significance and
exceptional theoretical and applied interest.
For more information please visit this link.
1) Georgiou Eleftheria
Tel: +30 2610 367321
2) Lazari Maria
Tel: +30 2610 367316