Frederick University and the Office of the Commissioner for the Presidency will celebrate World Greek Language Day with an online discussion on the Greek language and the importance of preserving it in expatriate communities. The discussion, which will take place on February 18 at 12:00 noon (Cyprus time), will be attended by prominent linguists and representatives of expatriate organizations.
The Commissioner for the Presidency, in charge of foreign affairs, Fotis Fotiou, will open the event with an introductory speech. Afterwards, the Director of the Cyprus Pedagogical Institute, Dr. Athena Michailidou, and the Most Reverend Archbishop of Australia, Messrs. Makarios Griniezakis.
Keynote speakers will be Professors Georgios Babiniotis, Professor of Linguistics, former Rector of the University of Athens and Honorary Doctor of Frederick University, Christos Klairis, Professor of Linguistics at the University of Anastoliki and Sorgostis I
Expatriates will share their experiences from the use of the Greek language in the communities of Hellenes abroad. Specifically, brief interventions in the discussion will be made by Loukas Theodorou, member of the Youth of the World Federation of Expatriate Cypriots (NEPOMAK) Australia, Christos Karaolis, President of the National Cypriot Federation of the United Kingdom, Greek and British Hill and Finchley in London.
The discussion will be moderated by the Rector of Frederick University, Professor George Demosthenous.
The online event will take place on Thursday, February 18, 2021 at 12:00 noon (Cyprus time) and is addressed to Greeks abroad and to anyone interested. For registrations follow the link https://bit.ly/3rKaox9.
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