Abstract: Learning the Greek language is particularly important to Greek Pontians from the former Soviet Union, since language skills represent one main criteria of integration in Greek society. The level of satisfaction from Greek language programs, in effect, constitutes a defining factor whether students complete course syllabus. The aim of the present work is to investigate if socio-economic characteristics affect satisfaction level of Greek Pontians as trainees of a second language program and how those levels might influence their referral of other repatriates. Research sample constituted 124 trainees drawn by the convenience sampling method, while statistic analyses realised were frequencies, percentages, means, as well as chi-square tests of independence. Results are discussed and directions for further research are given.
John Mylonakis , Irene Kamenidou , Panagiotis Gouras and George Baras , 2006. Socioeconomic Effects on Satisfaction and Recommendation from Second Language Programs. The Social Sciences, 1: 164-166.