The online Conference organized by the University of Western Macedonia and held by the 2 up to 4 July 2021, on the subject: "Language Teaching and Learning in the Modern Educational and Social Environment" and was under the auspices of the Ministry of Education and Religions and the General Secretariat of Hellenes Abroad and Public Diplomacy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The Conference was organized by the Institute of Greek Language of the University Research Center TIMENOS of the University of Western Macedonia, the P.M.S.. of the Pedagogical Department of Primary Education of P.D.M.. "Education Sciences with New Technologies", in collaboration with the Lifelong Program "Teaching Greek as a Second / Foreign Language in Intercultural Educational Environments" and the support of the Laboratory of Digital Media and Communication Strategy of the Department of Communication and Digital Media of P.D.M..
Through the very interesting presentations that were presented, language teaching and research issues were analyzed, stressed the need to cultivate Programming and the importance of Language teaching in digital environments. Innovative interdisciplinary programs and their learning outcomes in language teaching were presented and the importance of adopting alternative methods and assessment practices was highlighted.. Issues of teaching the Greek language abroad were also discussed, but also training issues for teachers who teach the Greek language.
Well-known university students, from GREECE, Cyprus and abroad were invited speakers at the conference. Indicatively, Mrs. Anastasiadi-Symeonidi Anna are mentioned, Mr.. Anagnostou Georgios, Mr.. Goutsos Dionysios, Mrs.. Iordanidou Anna, Mrs.. Koutselini-Ioannidou Mary, Mrs.. Nikoloudi Stavroula, Mr. Dinas Costas,Mrs.. Sella-Mazi Eleni, Mrs.. Tresorukova Irina, Tonnet Henri, Mrs.. Trinitarian Kingdom, Mrs.. Psaltou-Joycey Angeliki etc. while the Conference was over 600 participants from Greece and abroad.
The event was greeted by the Rector of PDM. Professor Mr. Theodoros Theodoulidis, the General Secretary of Hellenes Abroad and Public Diplomacy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. K. Giannis Chrysoulakis, the Deputy Regional Minister of Education and Culture of Western Macedonia Mr.. Olga Putahidou, the Regional Director of Education of Western Macedonia Mr.. Theodoros Mardiris, ο Ομ. Professor of EKPA Mr.. George Spanos, the Vice President of the University Research Center TIMENOS and Assoc. Professor of P.D.M.. K. Dimitrios Stimoniaris and the Director of the Greek Language Institute and professor of P.D.M. K. Eleni Griva.