Hello, my name is Dimitris Valikeserlis and I'm 25 years old and currently living in Greece. I am a native Greek speaker and I have been teaching the Greek language since my academic years.
Briefly bellow there is a summary of my academic background, as well as my working experience:
Internship at the centre of Byzantine, Modern Greek and Cypriot studies University of Granada, 2018
Worked on a Greek/Spanish dictionary and on translations from Greek to Spanish
Erasmus Studies, Free University of Berlin, 2016
Department of Philosophy and Humanities/ Institute of Greek and Latin Philology
Diploma Of Greek Philology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 2012-2017
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki – Philosophy School- Faculty of Medieval & Modern Greek Literature
Teacher of Remedial Teaching in the 2ND High School of Neapoli, Thessaloniki, 2014-2015
Completed 40 hours of teaching the Greek language in the 3rd class.
Teacher to the ‘’Social Frontiers’’, Harilaou Regional Library, Thessaloniki, 2014-2015
Teaching the Modern Greek Language to 4 children group for a school year.
Modern Greek language, Literature, Latin, Ancient Greek, History. 2013-…
Regarding the teaching methods that I use, I have to say that it depends on the age, the personality, the willingness of the student, the number of the group that I am teaching, the frequency of the lessons and other parameters .
When I teach adults I prefer using a course book, accompanied with personal notes of the grammatical phenomena. I consider it very important to complete a 10-minute short conversation in Greek before beginning the lesson. I also give some words for dictation, due to the fact that the Greek Language is a difficult language concerning both the oral and the written part. Then I give extra homework especially if the student needs to learn specific vocabulary related to his/her job.
When I teach children, I keep the same oral & writing methods, but here I emphasize their interests, by using a non-formal educational way. I create short tasks with rewards, songs, videos, maps etc. What I have realised, with my experience, is the fact that the students are really interested in the Greek mythology. I therefore try to make role-playing games, so as to make the lesson more appealing and interesting to them. Last but not least, I give exercises with fun facts about Greece or idioms of the Greek Language.
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