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Examinations for the Certificate of Attainment in Greek for Professional Purposes

Level:
A2
Language:
Greek

Following the recommendation of the European Commission for the Greek legislation to comply with European Union regulations, the Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs 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 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.


Register online for your exams through ORFEAS, our online registration system. Find an examination center close to home from a choice of 100 locations throughout Greece and abroad, and complete your application online with your debit, pre-paid or credit card.

You will receive all the details for your upcoming exam via email in a single document that you can save, print and take with you on the day of your test. You will also be sent updates on the status of your application and useful support materials. Expect invitations to webinars for tips and strategies that will help you prepare effectively for the exam.

The ORFEAS registration system does away with print application forms and visits to the bank. Start and complete your registration online in a few simple steps. Use your home computer, tablet or smartphone to apply for your exam.


Schedule, Fees & Registration Period of Examinations for the Certificates of Attainment in Greek

Examinations for the Certificate of Attainment in Greek for Professional Purposes are held three times a year, in January, May, and November.

Written sections are administered on weekdays. Speaking sections are administered on the same date or after the written section.

Below please find the dates, fees, and registration periods for the upcoming examinations for the Certificates of Attainment in Greek administered in Athens, Greece, under the auspices of the Hellenic American Union:

Certificate of Attainment in Greek for Professional Purposes

Level

Date

Exam fees/Registration Period

A2

June 4, 2021 (morning)

65€

April 12, 2021 – May 9, 2021

October 5, 2021

65€

June 1, 2021 – June 28, 2021

 



Results

  • If you are a Foreign Language School owner or teacher, you can access your students’ results through the web page of the Hellenic American Union (with the use of your students’ personal six-digit registration code and birth date).
  • If you are an individual candidate, you can access your results through the web page of the Hellenic American Union (with the use of your personal six-digit registration code and birth date).
  • Candidates who wish to receive a signed printed copy of their results must submit a request to the Centre for the Greek Language.

Rescoring

Candidates who wish to have their examination rescored may do so at a fee to be deposited at a bank account available from the Centre for the Greek Language. All relevant enquiries and rescoring requests must be submitted directly to the Centre for the Greek Language.

Receipt/Shipping of original certificates

Language School Owners, School  Owners, and teachers

  • The Hellenic American Union Center for Examinations and Certifications ships the Attainment in Greek and the Attainment in Greek for Professional Purposes certificates as soon as the test developer makes them available.
  • Shipping is done by courier service and is free of charge.
  • Certificates are delivered to candidates care of the Language School Owner or teacher who has registered the candidates.
  • The Hellenic American Union does not ship certificates earned by candidates from Vocational Training Centers.
  • The above-mentioned apply only to candidates participating in examinations administered by the Hellenic American Union.

Individual candidates

  • The Hellenic American Union Center for Examinations and Certifications ships the Attainment in Greek and the Attainment in Greek for Professional Purposes certificates as soon as the test developer makes them available.
  • Shipping is done by courier service to the postal address indicated on the candidates’ application and is free of charge.
  • The above-mentioned apply only to candidates participating in examinations administered by the Hellenic American Union.

Other requests

The Centre for the Greek Language can accommodate the following candidates’ requests:

  • Certification of lost/damaged certificates
  • Authorization of copies of certificates
  • Translation of certificates
  • Certification of successful participation in examinations

The Hellenic American Union Center for Examinations and Certifications can accommodate the following candidates’ requests, as long as the candidates participate in examinations administered by the Hellenic American Union: 

  • Certification of participation in examinations (free of charge)
  • Certification of registration in examinations (free of charge)or the two above-mentioned requests, candidates must complete and sign the relevant application.

 


How can I apply?

Use this link to enter the ORFEAS online registration system. From there, follow the steps as suggested. Choose your exam, date and venue and then provide your personal details. In the last step you will be asked to pay with your card of choice. All the information you will need for the day of the exam will arrive in your inbox via email and SMS.

What if I have a question about the procedure?

If you have any questions about the procedure, even as you complete the steps in the process, contact us on 2103680000 for assistance. We have staff available from 9 am - 5 pm on weekdays to help you complete the registration process and answer your questions.

Can I see the status of my registration after I have applied?

Once you complete your registration you will be sent updates on the status of your application. For example, any changes to the date of the examination, if these occur, will be communicated to you via email, SMS or telephone by our support team.


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