The present paper describes the nature of an e-mail collaboration with the Hellenic Institute of Culture in the city of Odessa, in Ukraine. This is also a chance to show the important work the Hellenic Institute has done in that country to promote Hellenic culture and civilization.
A survey form was administered to the students who study Greek language in the University and the Hellenic Institute. They willingly agreed to fill in the form with their personal data, their motivation for studying the Greek language and their learning objectives. The gain of the process is twofold: a) their responses are a reflection of their foreign language experience and their social and communication background, as well, b) the collaborative project reinforces the important role of the technology of information and communication, as a resource for strengthening the intercultural collaboration.
The research stages are confined into two stages: 1) teachers’ electronic communication for the implementation of the study, 2) students send e-mail corresponding to a ready-made questionnaire. Using the findings from the surveys and the Ukraine teacher’s writing report, we present descriptive information about the students who are learning Greek in Odessa, about the Hellenic Institute in the city, and a general review of the teaching methods employed by the Greek language teacher. Our main intention is to find out the students’ motives, and determine the attitudes and opinions they hold about learning Greek. The questions we are eliciting in our survey aim at revealing their motivational stimuli, either instrumental or integrative. Why these students chose to learn the particular language? Their replies would be a valuable aid for our country’s language departments in the administration of their basic language programs.
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