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2nd World Olympiad of Modern Greek Language 2018

The Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and the Centre for the Greek Language organize the 2nd World Olympiad of Modern Greek Language under the auspices of the Ministry of Education, Research and Religious Affairs. The event is sponsored by the “Charitable Foundation of Ivan Savvidi”.

Participants are people aged 18-25, born outside Greece or Cyprus, and living permanently abroad. Young people who have attended school within a Greek-speaking education system in Greece or Cyprus for more than 1 year and those who participated in the 1st World Olympiad of Modern Greek Language in 2016 are excluded from participation.

The 1st stage of the 2nd World Olympiad will be held in 21 examination centres, certified by the Centre for the Greek Language, in different countries all over the world.
At that stage, participants are required to take a Greek language exam of advanced level. The examination will take place at Saint Demetrios Greek-American School (3003 30th Dr, Astoria) on January 10th (afternoon), 2018, under the supervision of the Centre for the Greek Language and in cooperation with the Education Office of the Consulate General of Greece in New York. 

On February 9th , 2018, established as the International Greek Language Day, a press conference will be held where the results of the 1st stage and the names of the 21 top scorers (one per examination centre) will be announced. The 2nd stage will be held in Greece at the Kalandra University camping in Chalkidiki. There, under the supervision of the Aristotle University, the 21 participants will have the opportunity to attend courses in Modern Greek language and culture, to participate in educational visits to places of cultural and archaeological interest and to enjoy the beautiful Chalkidiki surroundings for a whole week.
A Greek language examination of advanced level will be conducted on June 28th 2018, at the School of Modern Greek Language, under the supervision of the Centre for the Greek Language, in order to select three winners.

Applications for the 1st stage are submitted from 4th December 2017 till 18th December 2017 on the following webpage: http://smg.web.auth.gr/wordpress/?page_id=7520

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