Foreign Language Classes
Students have the opportunity to study one of several different languages – English, French, German and Italian – which are taught at the institution depending on the language needs of their department. Language classes start from scratch and follow levels A1, A2, and B1 according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).
Language classes allow students to improve their language skills in order to be able to attend the Language for Specific Purposes (LSP) classes or Terminology classes in their field of study, which fall into level Β2 and C1 (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages). Languages for Specific Purposes or Terminology are compulsory course units in the departments’ programmes of study.
They provide students with the necessary language tools that will allow them to respond to research bibliography in any field of study, and will enable them to seek employment in a wide labour market and a multicultural social environment.
Foreign Language Multi-media Lab
The Centre facilities to support language learning include a Foreign Language Multi-media Lab, where English and French language study is computer and internet-based. The Lab was founded in February 1997 aiming at enhancing Terminology teaching with the use of special IT applications.
Specialised CD-ROM material was used in the beginning but now-a-days up-to-date methodology with WebPages and internet tools and WE Portals allow student to link and access English teaching material in their field of study.
New language learning and teaching needs that have come up over the years have been met by new IT technologies such as MS SQL Server, ASP and JSP WebPages, Microsoft Access and Windows 2000 Domain. Students’ performance is assessed electronically and their marks are kept in a data base for their final assessment.
The Multi-media Lab is used for the support of English language teaching of the departments of Tourism Enterprises and Medical Laboratories.
There is an audio-visual language learning lab that offers students the opportunity to practice listening and speaking