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The Ministry of Tourism teaches you foreign languages for free


The Ministry of Tourism offers free fast-paced online language learning programs to people who are employed in tourism companies or have been employed in hotels, leisure centers, travel agencies or are licensed guides.

As part of the actions of the State Department to upgrade the level of services provided by tourism companies, it is announced the launch of the following free high-speed online language learning programs at the level of beginners (A1) and intermediate knowledge (A2): (1) Learning Greek in foreign speakers employed in tourism companies, (2) Russian, (3) German, (4) French and (5) English (A1 only).

1. Learning Greek language in foreign languages employed in tourism companies.

2. Russian

3. German

4. French

5. English (beginners only)

There will be 2 types of online curricula in each language:

Type A: for 12 weeks from November 2021- February 2022 (3) times a week and

Type B: for 18 weeks from November 2021- April 2022 (2) times a week, in the morning or afternoon depending on the applications.

Courses start: November 2021, on a date to be determined

Closing of courses: February 2022 for the fast-paced program (3 times a week)

April 2022 (2 times a week)

Participation Criteria:

– The program is open to people over 18 years of age who in the year 2020 and / or 2021 have been employed in hotels, leisure centers, tourist offices or are licensed guides.

– For participation is required the completion of the application form. The application must be accompanied by a certificate from the employer and a copy of payment of salary for the years 2020 and / or 2021. For the participation of licensed guides, proof of payment of social security contributions for the years 2020 and / or 2021 is required.

– The application and the above receipts must be submitted electronically to the email address languages@visitcyprus.com, by Friday, November 5, 2021.

General information:

– The terminology of the courses has been adapted to meet the needs of the tourism industry.

– The programs will be conducted through an online platform.

– There will be groups of participants, depending on the applications.

– Each team will not exceed 15 people.

– Attendance is mandatory and the maximum number of absences allowed is 6 (six).

– Upon completion of the program, participants will take an exam, the manner of which will be determined at a later stage.

– Certificates will be issued:

1. To students who will succeed in the final exam.

2. To students who will not have exceeded the limit of absences.

For further information, interested parties can contact Kyriakos Kyriakou, tel. 22691204 or Elina Christofidou 22691276.

Source: www.philenews.com

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