The Macquarie Greek Studies Foundation
The Macquarie Greek Studies Foundation is made up of individuals who share a common goal of securing the viability of the Greek language and culture in Australia. We are all working really hard to expand our support base and, as a consequence, to ensure that the Modern Greek Studies Program at Macquarie University is provided today and in the future for the benefit of future generations of students.
Modern Greek Studies Program Macquarie University
International Day of Modern Greek Language 2022
Far away (or near) we all learn Greek
For the occasion of the International Day of Modern Greek language, which is celebrated on 9th of February 2022, the Modern Greek Studies Program of Macquarie University is presenting a video entitled ‘Far away (or near) we all learn Greek’ with brief messages from distinguished people from the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia, distinguished politicians from the Greek and Australian governments, academics, former and current students of the Modern Greek Studies Program. The message is that teaching and learning of Greek language is a compass of identity and culture, a means of thought and communication and a ‘bridge’ that connects Greece with Australia.
His Eminence Archbishop Makarios of Australia, the Minister for Multiculturalism and Minister for Seniors NSW, the Hon. Mark Coure, MP, the Minister of Education and Religious Affairs of Greece, Niki Kerameus, the Secretary General for Greeks Abroad and Public Diplomacy of Greece, Ioannis Chrysoulakis, the Member for Canterbury, NSW, Labor Party, Sophie Cotsis, MP, the Consul General of Greece in Sydney, Christos Karras, the Executive Dean of Faculty of Arts, Macquarie University Professor Martina Möllering, the President of Macquarie Greek Studies Foundation, Theophilus Premetis, the President of Greek students’ association MUGA, Sam Giovas and the Lecturer of Modern Greek Studies Program Macquarie University, Dr Patricia Koromvokis, have all kindly participated in this initiative of Modern Greek Studies Program of Macquarie University.
The video will be viewed on social media and will be covered by the media of Greece and Australia.
The Program of Modern Greek Studies of Macquarie University prepared a video for the celebration of the World Greek Language Day 2022, entitled “Far (or near) we all learn Greek”.
Australian students, whether or not they have Greek heritage, should be able to dream about Greece’s ancient history and how it shaped our civilisation, and then learn more about it by studying the Greek language. No one should pass up the opportunity to learn Modern Greek through our partnership with Macquarie University in Sydney.
Theo Premetis - President
Our Main Goals
As people with Greek heritage, we all want to support the existence of the Greek language.
The Goals of MGSF
Among the principal objectives of the Macquarie Greek Studies Foundation are, first and foremost, to ensure the continuation of Greek Studies at Macquarie University and, second and primarily, to encourage as many Australian students as possible to engage in this program.
The Goals of the Discipline
The principal aims of the Discipline of Modern Greek Studies at Macquarie University are first, to provide a sound knowledge of the Greek language and culture and secondly, to foster an understanding of the cultural diversity that defines Australia through intensive language classes as well as through a critical analysis of Greek literature and history.
Thanks to all people supporting this project.
Members of MGSF
The Macquarie Greek Studies Foundation is comprised of a group of people who are all united in their desire to see the Greek language preserved in Australia. We are all working very hard to broaden the base of our supporters and, as a result, to ensure that the Greek Studies program will continue to be offered today and in the future for the benefit of future generations of students. If you agree with us and wish to contribute to the preservation of the Greek language, then join us by choosing one of the offerings we provide.
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