Greek as a foreign language
The University of Crete offers Modern Greek language courses throughout the year:
a) The fall and spring semester courses are intended mainly for the incoming students of the University under the Erasmus programme, and academic visitors. They are also open (upon availability) to everyone who wishes to learn the language. The aim of the courses is twofold. Firstly, to improve the students’ language skills and enable them use Modern Greek successfully in a wide range of contexts. Secondly, to familiarize them with the Greek culture and help them operate in a multicultural academic environment.
b) The Modern Greek summer courses gather people from around the world, who wish to learn the language within its cultural context. The courses are particularly popular among members of the Greek communities abroad, especially young ones, who wish to strengthen their ties with Greece.
The Modern Greek Language Courses are held in Rethymno (offered by the Faculty of Philosophy for fall and spring semesters, and by the Department of Philology/Laboratory of Linguistics for the summer period) and in Heraklion (coordinated by the International Relations Department through Erasmus+).
Information and Contact Details:
English language courses are a compulsory component of many of the University's undergraduate degrees. There are also foreign language courses available as electives in various languages, including French and German.
Information on the language courses available from the Faculty foreign language units on a Departmental basis is available from the main University website.