WHAT WE DO

Focus on quality

Approved by the Greek Ministry of Education, instructed by qualified teachers, and adapted to the needs of refugees.

OUR LEARNERS

Our learners come from over 10 countries and speak many different languages. They say English is the most difficult!

OFFICIAL ACCREDITATION

Our students were the first in the Epirus region of Greece to successfully pass accredited language tests!

HOW CAN YOU HELP?

We can use all kinds of support! Can you provide skilled trainings to our team? Do you have time to assist remotely? We would love to hear from you! Get in touch at usadmin@secondtree.org or help us continue our work by donating.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROGRAM

Due to COVID-19, the English language program is being offered virtually to refugee students in Greece.

 

When it became clear that in-person classes wouldn’t be possible due to the pandemic, our partner organization quickly transitioned to online classes.  First serving one refugee camp, the virtual programming is now being expanded to include residents in the urban area.  All this was possible due to our partner’s strong bonds with the refugees they work with and help from refugee student ambassadors!

 

We knew the importance of resuming classes since the classrooms we support are spaces which enable refugees to regain agency and re-engage in learning.  We focus on quality and ensure classes are taught by qualified volunteer teachers. 

 

The curriculum follows the Cambridge Empower Syllabus and the Common European Framework of Reference, which is adapted to the needs of our students.

 

Watch a video of the virtual classes here: 

GREEK LANGUAGE PROGRAM

Our students need to develop the ability to communicate in a European language.  Since the majority of our students are claiming asylum in Greece, learning Greek is an important step towards integration.

 

Our Greek language program has a syllabus and approach tailored to the unique needs of refugee learners.  Our classes are delivered by qualified Greek language teachers to adult learners (age 15+).  The program builds confidence and helps people communicate in their daily life in Greece.