Greek for refugees: Xenios Zeus/ Ελληνικά για πρόσφυγες: Ξένιος Ζευς

Μαρίνα Κοκκινίδου, Ειρήνη Σεχίδου, Χριστίνα Τακούδα, Λήδα Τριανταφυλλίδου


Learning Greek is a primary goal for refugees living in Greece. "Greek for refugees: Xenios Zeus" includes a welcome guide and support material which will help the learners to get acquainted with the city of Thessalonikι. The primary learning objective of this course is to help the learners develop  basic communicational skills, useful for everyday life in Greece (level A1, according to the CEFR).


The Welcome Guide is addressed to refugees and migrants in Thessaloniki and in the wider area around the city. The Guide contains information about local markets, means of transportation, services and monuments related to the city’s multicultural history. Authentic photographic material is used to support the information presented in basic Greek.

The Welcome Guide is accompanied by additional Support Material which aims to help users read words and signs, understand and perform short dialogues in Greek, in order to meet everyday communication needs.

The Online Support Material complements and expands the Support Material. It provides multimedia content (video, animation, recordings) and interactive quizzes, which are based on the dialogues and exercises of the Support Material. The Online Support Material provides also additional new texts and quizzes.

In order to access the Online Support Material, you need to Log in. Click on the link above. Then go to the frame on the left Connection with e-class. Fill in the credentials below:

  • Username: abcd1234
  • password: abcd1234

Για να έχετε πρόσβαση στο Διαδικτυακό Υλικό, πρέπει να βάλετε κωδικό. Κλικάρετε τον παραπάνω σύνδεσμο. Στη συνέχεια, πηγαίνετε στο αριστερό πλαίσιο Σύνδεση με e-class. Συμπληρώστε τα παρακάτω στοιχεία:

  • Όνομα χρήστη: abcd1234
  • Συνθηματικό (password): abcd1234


The OSM is accessible by PC and laptop. IMPORTANT: You need to install the last version of Adobe Flash Player. Go to, download it for free and restart your computer.



The above online support material is published in this section in html format, suitable for tablets and smartphones. You can use the play button at the bottom or at the center of the screen to begin.

The above Online Support Material has also been uploaded in a different format for offline use. If your internet connection is not reliable, you can download the multimedia material in a laptop and use it offline.  The Multimedia material is executed as an interactive pdf file.

Take the following steps:

1.       Each unit is a zip file. Download the zip file. This will take several minutes, because the zip is heavy.

2.       Open (or extract) the zip file.  You will see many different files, audio, video files, etc., which are of no concern to you.

3.       Look for the file with the pdf sign  . It is usually at the bottom of the list, the one before the last.

4.       Click on the pdf file. The Unit will open and is interactive.

NOTICE: You need the latest version of Adobe flash player. You can download it at Install it and restart your computer.


Πρόκειται για ένα κείμενο που έχει σκοπό να βοηθήσει τους εκπαιδευτές/εκπαιδεύτριες και διδάσκοντες/ διδάσκουσες της ελληνικής ως δεύτερης/ξένης γλώσσας να σχεδιάσουν και να διδάξουν γλωσσικά μαθήματα σε αλλοδαπούς ενήλικες που επιθυμούν να κατακτήσουν τις βασικές επικοινωνιακές δεξιότητες στην Ελληνική, απαραίτητες στην καθημερινή ζωή (επίπεδο αρχαρίων Α1 και Α2 σύμφωνα με το Κοινό Ευρωπαϊκό Πλαίσιο Αναφοράς για τις γλώσσες του Συμβουλίου της Ευρώπης). Παρέχει, για τον λόγο αυτό, θεωρητικές προτάσεις για την προσέγγιση και τη διδασκαλία του γλωσσικού υλικού, αλλά και παραδείγματα διδασκαλίας του οργανωμένα σε σχέδια μαθημάτων κατάλληλα για τμήματα αρχαρίων (επίπεδο Α).

Τhis support material aims to help teachers of Greek as a second/foreign language to plan and teach language lessons to foreign adults who wish to acquire basic communication skills in modern Greek necessary to everyday life (level A1 and A2 according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages of the Council of Europe). For this reason it provides theoretical suggestions for designing language materials, but also examples of teaching methods organized in lesson plans suitable for beginners’ classes (level A).