Certificate of Attainment in Greek for Professional Purposes
Following the recommendation of the European Commission for the Greek legislation to comply with European Union regulations, the Ministry of National Education and Religions and the Center for the Greek Language conducting examinations for the Certificate of Attainment in Greek for Professional Purposes.
The test is intended for professionals who are European Union citizens wishing to work in Greece and have to prove their proficiency in the Greek language.
What is the format and content of the examinations?
Candidates are tested at level A2 of the Common European Framework (CEFR). Candidates should be in a position to understand the general context of discussions between two native speakers or simple texts on familiar everyday topics, simple announcements on the press, the radio, the television or public places, to communicate or exchange basic information, and write simple brief texts.
The examinations cover three language skills (Listening, Reading, and Speaking). Candidates are not examined on Writing.
Who is responsible for the administration of the Examinations for the Certificate of Attainment in Greek for Professional Purposes in Athens, Greece?
The Hellenic American Union has been formally accredited by the Ministry of Education, Lifelong Learning and Religious Affairs and the Centre for the Greek Language as an examination center for the Examinations for the Certificate of Attainment in Greek for Professional Purposes.
When are the examinations administered?
Examinations are held are held three times a year, in January, May, and October.
When is the registration period for the examinations?
Registration takes place approximately two months before each examination administration.
Where can candidates for the examinations in Athens register?
Candidates wishing to take the examinations at the Hellenic American Union examination center in Athens should register at the Hellenic American Union.
Are test accommodations provided to candidates with special needs?
The Centre for the Greek Language, at the suggestion of the Hellenic American Union, may provide special arrangements (Nonstandard Test Accommodations) for candidates with special needs (e.g. extended testing time, alternate test formats, etc.) These special arrangements may be effected only after the candidate has submitted a request to the Centre for the Greek Language at the same time as the application is submitted.
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