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The Certificate of Attainment in Greek

Important Ellinomatheia Announcement for all May 2017 Candidates for the Certificate of Attainment in Greek:

We have just been informed by the Center for the Promotion and Support of the Greek Language that the results are in for the Ellinomatheia Exams taken in May 2017.

To receive your results, please follow the instructions below:

    Each candidate will need to log in to the website (of the Center for the Promotion and Support of the Greek Language) in order to receive their individual results. Click Here

    When the web page opens, you will see four text boxes on the right side of the page.

    Box #1: (Κωδικός αριθμός κέντρου) Enter the code number for the exam center.
    The exam center code for the Odyssey Charter School is: 10021

    Box #2: (Όνομα εξεταστικού κέντρου) If you have entered the correct code in box #1, this box should fill in automatically when you click on it (Odyssey Charter School).

    Box #3: (Κωδικός αριθμός υποψηφίου) Enter your individual examinee code number.

    Box #4: (Επίθετο υποψηφίου) Enter your last name.

    Then click the orange button (ΥΠΟΒΟΛΗ) to receive your results.

For those who have passed their exams, we have been informed that certificates will be sent to the Odyssey Charter School this fall, between late September and early October, 2017. Once we have received these, we will of course get them to you as quickly as possible.

If for any reason you should wish to dispute the results of your exam, the Center for the Promotion and Support of the Greek Language has a process in place, which will involve a re-evaluation of your exam. The fee for this process is 60 Euros.

The deadline to submit a request for re-evaluation is: August 25, 2017 (please bear in mind the time difference; Greece is 7 hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time).

To appeal the exam results, contact the Center by email or fax, at:
Email: ellinomatheia@komvos.edu.gr
Fax: 011-30 (231) 333-1502

 

Please be advised that the Center for the Greek Language, which oversees the administration of the Ellinomatheia exams, has announced an extension of the deadline for receiving applications and fees for registration to take the Ellinomatheia exam. The new deadline for registration is March 26, 2017.

The OCS has been accredited by the Ministry of Culture, Education and Religious Affairs, and the Center for the Greek Language as an Examination Center for the Exams for the Certificate of Attainment in Greek Language and Culture. OCS’s Examination Center number is 10021.

Once again this year, our students and other students or adults from the broader area will sit for exams in May 2017.

The Certificate of Attainment in Greek
The Certificate of Attainment in Greek was established in 1998. It is an official test that examines the second/foreign language learners in their various skills in Greek. People who obtain the Ellinomatheia Certification are recognized worldwide for their language qualifications, which can be used to study in universities in Greece and in Europe or for professional reasons. UNCC (University of North Carolina at Charlotte), among other universities in the USA, give 3 credits for Ellinomatheia Examination.

Certificates are issued for successful candidates at any of the following six levels of attainment in Greek: A1, A2, B1, B2, C1 and C2. The levels are linked to the corresponding levels of the Common European Framework (CEFR).

Certificate of Attainment in Greek for Professional Purposes
The Certificate of Attainment in Greek for Professional Purposes was established upon recommendation of the European Commission to the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs for reasons of compliance of the national legislation to European Union rules. It is intended for professionals who are European Union citizens and who wish to work in Greece and have to prove their proficiency in Greek. Candidates are tested at level A2 of the Common European Framework (CEFR).

 

Ellinomatheia Exams 2017

The Ellinomatheia Examination center of the OCS (10021) would like to inform all interested participants that registrations for the Ellinomatheia exams will be taking place from February 1, 2017 until March 19, 2017. The exams are open to everyone and will take place at OCS campuses as follows:

    A1 (elementary knowledge for children, ages 8-12)
    Tuesday morning on May 16th, 2017

    A1 (elementary knowledge for teenagers and adults)
    Tuesday morning on May 16th, 2017

    A2 (basic knowledge)
    Tuesday noon, on May 16th, 2017

    B1 (average knowledge)
    Tuesday afternoon, on May 16th, 2017

    B2 (good knowledge)
    Wednesday morning on May 17th, 2017

    C1 (very good knowledge)
    Wednesday afternoon on May 17th, 2017

    C2 (excellent knowledge)
    Thursday morning on May 18th, 2017

Please Note:
You will need to bring a copy of the applicant's passport.
An oral examination will follow the written exam.

For more information, please contact Mrs. Kyriakoula Micha. You may also visit the center for the Greek Language and study the guide to the examination for the certificate of attainment in Greek

 

Preparatory Course: Certificate of Attainment in Greek, Levels A1 and A2

For our OCS students (kindergarten to Grade 8), our curriculum allows them to obtain certification for levels A1, A2, B1, B2 after age 8.The OCS Curriculum is based on the precept of Greek being a second/foreign language and follows the FLES Curriculum, ACTFL’s standards and the levels and objectives which are tested for in the Ellinomatheia exams.

With the help of our educators, who are specially trained in the FLES Curriculum and in the levels of Ellinomatheia, our purpose is to encourage our students to take part in the exams, enabling themselves to assess what they are learning at OCS and to obtain an official certificate recognized worldwide.

In the future (in grades 8 and above) we are going to introduce our students to the Comprehensive Examination in Modern Greek that has been aligned to the Checkpoint B learning standards for LOTE ( Languages other than English). The certificate is taken under consideration for Regents credits in foreign language studies for qualified students of public and nonpublic schools. It is widely accepted by public school principals in the State of New York and elsewhere in the USA and has benefited thousands of students since 1973.