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Ellinomatheia Testing Information

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The Centre for the Greek Language and its function

The Centre for the Greek Language (CGL) was established in 1994 in Thessaloniki, Greece. It is a non-profit organization supervised by the Greek Ministry of Education and cooperating with the Ministries of Culture and Foreign Affairs and the Aristotle University. Some of the aims of the CGL are the overall support and promotion of the Greek language in Greece and abroad, the organization of teaching of Greek to foreigners in Greece and abroad, the support to teachers of the Greek language in Greece and abroad and the production of all relevant materials that may contribute to the promotion and spread of the Greek language.

Presidential Decree 363/98 assigned exclusive responsibility for the organization to plan, and administer the examinations for the Certification of Attainment in Modern Greek, the sole title of proficiency in Modern Greek valid worldwide.

Examinations for Attainment for General Purposes (levels A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2). These levels are defined on the basis of the specifications set forth by the Council of Europe. All of the four language skills – comprehension of oral and written communication, production of oral and written communication – are examined at each level. The structure of the examination is presented, as well as the amount of time allotted for examination of each skill. A full analysis of the form of examination for each skill is also provided.

Examination Center in Charlotte, NC

Holy Trinity Greek School is the official examination center in Charlotte, NC.  Special permission by the Greek Ministry of Education has been granted to Holy Trinity Greek School to conduct the exams at the facilities of Socrates Academy rather than having the Socrates scholars taking the exams at the Holy Trinity Cathedral’s educational center.

Date of Test

The test will be conducted on May 19th for levels A1, A2 and B1.  For levels B2 and C1 on May 20th and for level C2 on May 21st. The test will take place during the majority of the school day, starting at 9:00 a.m.  Students will be provided with snacks in between testing sessions.  Students will not be considered absent from their regular scheduled classes.

Cost

The cost associated with the test is $90.  All checks should be made payable to Holy Trinity.  Please specify in the memo section "Greek Exam."

Applications

Deadline to apply is 3/20/2015.  Student needs to bring a copy of his/ her passport and the check by the deadline.  If the student does not have a valid passport, a copy of his/ her birth certificate will suffice. 

Credits

High schools in NC may recognize the Ellinomatheia certificate as valid proof of language proficiency.  A passing score on the A2 exam is equivalent to successful completion of 4 consecutive high school language levels.  A passing score on the B1 exam is equivalent to successful completion of the 5th level of high school language.  However, various districts and schools may choose NOT to accept the certification in the place of taking a foreign language in High School.  Students may also be eligible, upon passing the A2 Ellinomatheia exam to receive a Globally Educated High School Diploma endorsement.  Final decision on the above mentioned recognitions are subject to each school district and policy.

UNC at Charlotte has agreed to honor the successful passing of the A2 Ellinomatheia exam with a score of B or higher, with 3 college credits and the B1 with 6 college credits.  Other universities may also accept the Ellinomatheia certificate, however each has its own governing policies and procedures.

Questions?

Please contact your child’s Greek Language teacher for more information regarding student readiness.

All other questions can be referred to:

Maria Kotrotsios: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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