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Master courses

Papyrology and the Mediterranean world

(Academic year 2023-2024)

The course seeks to train Masters and PhD students in the study of documents of the Greco-Roman Egypt. The tens of thousands of papyri discovered in Egypt constitute an incomparably rich source on the history of Egypt, from the conquest of Alexander the Great at the end of the 4th century BCE to the Arab conquest in the mid-7th century CE.

Undergraduate courses

Academic year 2023-2024

L2/FL for learners with atypical development
Instructor: Evangelia Kyritsi

The aim of this course is to provide an overview of the various issues implicated in Second Language (L2) and Foreign Language (FL) teaching and learning, with a particular focus on students with atypical development. The course first sets the background to this topic by discussing relevant legislation and official reports. After a brief description of language development in monolingual individuals, subsequent lectures focus on the following neurodevelopmental disorders: hearing impairment, autism spectrum disorder, developmental language disorder. After issues of bilingualism in typical individuals are discussed, evidence on the link between language, literacy and psychosocial difficulties is presented. The role of the bilingual home environment in the language learning experiences of atypical learners is then considered. The course concludes with the perspective of (foreign) language teachers and other professionals (e.g. speech and language therapists, doctors).

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Past Academic years

Second-language Phonetics, Phonology and Pronunciation
Instructor: Angelos Lengeris

(Academic years 2021-2022 and 2022-2023)

“This course examines issues related to phonetics and phonology of the second language (L2) acquisition. These include a discussion of current L2 theories and how they address notions such as the critical period hypothesis, differences between first (L1) and L2 acquisition, factors affecting the degree of foreign accent, plasticity of the human brain, and effects of L1 on L2 learning. Computer-based training techniques and state-of-the-art L2 pronunciation apps will also be discussed with a focus on the teaching of Greek pronunciation to L2 learners from different L1 backgrounds.
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:-Understand and discuss current theories of second language speech perception and pronunciation-Understand why specific sounds pose difficulty to learners from different first-language backgrounds with a focus on the learning of Greek as a second/foreign language-Assess current pronunciation apps and create platforms for teaching pronunciation”

L2/FL for learners with atypical development
Instructor: Evi Kyritsi

(Academic year 2022-2023)

The aim of this course is to familiarize students with the characteristics and needs of Second Language (L2) or Foreign Language (FL) learners with atypical development. It specifically focuses on learners with special educational needs. It starts with an overview of official international reports regarding foreign language learning, multilingualism and inclusive education. It then discusses the language and literacy characteristics of these learners and other background factors affecting L2 or FL learning in their case. The course concludes with the implications for teaching and assessing a L2 or FL.