Foreign Language Teaching in the University of Macedonia


Foreign Language Teaching in the University of Macedonia

Since the foundation of the Graduate School of Industrial Studies of Thessaloniki, Foreign Language teaching has become an integral part of the Departments’ study programs. International communication was seen as the foundation of the vision of economic, trade and industrial development. At first, English was the only foreign language taught but soon French and German were added to the curriculum. After the renaming of the School as “The University of Macedonia”, Italian was also added to the list of foreign languages, as an initiative sponsored by the Italian State. Through foreign language teaching, students were given an opportunity to practice and develop their language skills in four widely spoken European languages. Foreign language teaching focuses on management, economic, and social sciences terminology given that these are the fields of specialization of the University of Macedonia. For further autonomous language learning, students are offered supportive digital material.

Students are encouraged to engage into the process of foreign language practice through modern teaching methodologies which are designed in such a way so as to promote multiculturalism, simultaneously being in accordance with the European Framework of Reference for Languages. The consistently high results of students’ evaluation on foreign language programs conducted by the professors of Foreign Languages indicate that students are well aware of the fact that Foreign Language courses are important for their future academic and professional needs and that at the same time Foreign Language professors are characterized by the ability to impart knowledge.

English, French, German and Italian are taught as foreign languages within the study programs of the University’s Departments: Department of Economics, Department of Business Administration, Department of Accounting & Finance, Department of Applied Informatics, Department of International and European Studies, Department of Educational & Social Policy, Department of Music Science & Art. Spanish, Russian and Turkish language courses are also offered within the study program of the Department of International and European Studies. Students of the Department of Balkan, Slavic & Oriental Studies are offered five foreign language: Bulgarian, Romanian, Russian, Serbian and Turkish. Foreign students, non-native Greek speakers, are offered Greek language courses.

Information- Contact:

For the English Language:  https://www.uom.gr/eepf/didaktiko-prosopiko

For the French Language: https://www.uom.gr/eepf/didaskontes

For the German Language: https://www.uom.gr/eepf/didaskontes-4537

For the Italian Language: https://www.uom.gr/eepf/didaskontes-4542

For the Spanish Language: https://www.uom.gr/mardim

For the Balkan, Slavic and Oriental Languages: https://www.uom.gr/en/bso/special-teaching-laboratory-technical-staff

For Greek as Foreign Language: https://www.uom.gr/dimitriahttps://www.uom.gr/natash