Community symposium: The Greek language and the position of the Cypriot Greek dialect in the Greek Cypriot community of the UK

The Cyprus Educational Mission in the UK (KEA) and the University of Westminster co-organised an educational symposium on the subject of 'The Greek language and the position of the Cypriot Greek dialect in the Greek Cypriot community of the UK' on Sunday 11 June 2017 at The Cypriot Community Centre (Earlham Grove, Wood Green, London N22 5HJ) from 11am to 3pm.

The symposium brought together members of the UK’s Greek Cypriot parikia (‘expatriate community’), teachers and Heads of Greek schools, and academics working on bi-/multilingualism in an open discussion on the heritage languages of the community, the roles the two varieties play in the life of British Greek Cypriots and attitudes towards them, their position and values within the Greek complementary schools, and their future in the UK. The symposium featured presentations by academics of the University of Westminster, Goldsmiths (University of London), University of Cyprus and Open University of Cyprus as well as talks by teachers, parents and former students of London’s Greek schools in both Greek and English.

View recordings of the presentations on YouTube.

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The photographs and the video recordings of the symposium were produced by Konstantinos Paraskevas ([email protected]).

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