KESPEMs offer computer-assisted Greek-language classes for 4th, 5th, and 6th-grade primary-school pupils. In these classes the children use specially designed electronic educational materials. The goal of these classes is to improve Minority children’s command in Greek, to fill their learning gaps, and to prepare them for the transition to secondary school. In addition, these classes help children get accustomed to the use of computers. The classes attempt to motivate children, in a playful and fun way, to produce written texts and also to speak.
Using the educational software packages produced by the Project for the Education of Muslim Children (PEM), some other selected educational software available in the market, and alongside other educational material and books, the pupils involve themselves, in a playful and fun way in the comprehension and production of texts, they practice grammar, they get informed in several areas of knowledge, they learn how to search for information in printed and electronic formats and to use it when they find it, and they learn how to use personal computers. In short, they “learn how to learn”. They pupils work sometimes individually and sometimes together, i.e., in teams, or collectively. The teachers, who have received training by the Project, systematically track the progress of the children, support their efforts, and encourage them, in all instances, to get actively involved in the learning processes.
The classes take place at the KESPEMs’ own place; their duration is two to four hours a week and they are completed at the end of the school year, in June. The summer classes are organized in July and in August and are based on the same rationale.
In the 2011-12 school year, the classes were attended by 1050 pupils.
In the current school year, 2012-13, the classes, as of November 2012, were attended by 1151 pupils.
Detailed figures on attendance at classes 2012-2013
In the 2013-2014 school year, 771 students registered in the Computer Assisted Greek Language Classes (March 2014)
Detailed figures on attendance at classes 2013-2014
In the 2014-2015 school year, 706 students registered in the Computer Assisted Greek Language Classes (February 2015)
Detailed figures on attendance at classes 2014-2015
In the 2015-2016 school year, 679 students registered in the Computer Assisted Greek Language Classes (December 2015)
Detailed figures on attendance at classes 2015-2016