The “Rebooting the Greek Language” Western North American Symposium is under the auspices of the Greek Consulate of Canada in Vancouver and in cooperation with the Hellenic Canadian Congress of BC. Thanks to funding by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation. 

Rebooting the Greek Language
Project Symposium Overview

The Symposium will bring together stakeholders from Greek schools and communities in Western North America, in order to take a closer look at the Rebooting the Greek Language Project, share their experiences and challenges and discuss ways and suggestions that can deepen the impact of the project to the students, parents and communities. The symposium is organized in two parts, a public presentation involving all the invited participants, which will focus on providing a general overview of all the different moving parts of the project and how communities may be involved, and a teachers’ workshop, in which teachers will form several groups to work on planning a specific lesson and suggest ways of integrating the Rebooting application inside or outside of the classroom.

Registration Deadline: March 19, 2019

Learn more about Rebooting the Greek Language.

Aims of Workshop

  • Full Presentation of all aspects of Project, New Curriculum for all Levels

  • Sharing experiences and challenges faced by teachers and other community stakeholders in the Greek communities

  • Solution for promotion of Greek Language, Community Engagement and school enrolments

  • Workshop on Curriculum Integration and methodologies

  • Investigating and discussing meaningful and effective methods of application integration in the Greek school practice

Program (Draft)

PART 1 – Public Presentation 09:30 – 1:30

9:00 – 9:30

Coffee Reception

9:30 – 9:45

Opening Remarks
Mr. Athanasios Ioannou, Consul General of Greece

Dr. Dimitris Krallis, Acting Director, SNF Centre for Hellenic Studies

Dr. Eirini Kotsovili, Greek Language Program Coordinator, SNF Centre for Hellenic Studies

9:45 – 10:45

Presentation of the Rebooting Project Presentation of Curriculum / Pedagogy (Dionysis Arkadianos)

Presentation of Co-Promotional Materials for Schools and Communities (Costa Dedegikas)

10:45 – 12:15

Introductions of participants and brief presentations

(5-10 minute presentation of teachers and community stakeholders)

12:15 – 1:00

Lunch Break / Coffee Break

PART 2 – Teachers Workshop 1:00 – 4:00

1:00 – 1:30

Anatomy of a Module (Pedagogy, Learning Outcomes)

1:30 – 3:00

Collaborative Lesson Planning

3:00 – 4:00

General Discussion

Symposium Registration

Travel & Information

Symposium Location:

VentureLabs SFU
Suite #1100
555 West Hastings St. Vancouver,
BC Canada V6B 4N6

Special Rates Available at:

Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites
Vancouver Downtown
1110 Howe St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 1R2


Honorariums and partial funding available for teachers thanks to the Rebooting Greek Project Funding. Please register to learn more.

Registration Deadline: March 19, 2019