Greek language lessons, Volunteering & Learning holidays

Greek language courses

Greek language courses

For more than 20 years, since 1995, we have organized modern Greek language lessons on the Greek island of Ikaria, from Easter until November each year. More recently, we offer Greek language courses in Oslo (Norway), Thessaloniki, Istanbul and soon, on-line. Keep reading or:


Greek language lessons

The Greek language lessons are intended for:

  • Adults of any age  who wish to begin to study Greek, or  to improve their skills in Greek.
  • Teachers of ancient or modern Greek.
  •  Interpreters, and translators.

We divide the program of study into 6 levels, according to the guidelines of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).  However,  the material of each course adapts to the individual needs and interests of each student. Each course in Greece last for11 days minimum. Students may register in more than one courses.

Activities

We combine  our Greek language lessons with a number of activities that motivate students to practice Greek and help them to enrich their knowledge about the country and her people.  Some Greek language lessons are also combined with seasonal agriculture or art activities, like olive harvest or photography.

Classes

We form several classes for each course, each consisting of 2-8 students at a similar skill level. The small class size ensures that every student will have the time to speak enough in the class.  As a result, students  improve dramatically their language skills during each hour of instruction.

Where to attend  Greek language lessons in Greece?

There are more reasons to  strongly suggest you our courses, in addition to the small number of students per class:

  • Our instructors are experienced as teachers of Greek as a foreign language.
  • We put emphasis on the development of listening and speaking skills.
  • We also  teach grammar and vocabulary with a  comprehensive way
  • New material (both in grammar and vocabulary) is mastered by students with the use of word games and verbal exercises written by us.
  • Finally, students will have the opportunity to discover some of the less well-known aspects of contemporary Greek life. This is possible due to songs, conversations, excursions, lectures, presentations and projects organized after class hours, during afternoons or evenings.


Parallel Greek language lessons

Parallel Turkish – Greek language lessons

The courses are intended for Greek learners of the Turkish, and Turkish learners of the Greek language. Each day students of each language attend a 3 hours lesson with an experienced teacher who is native in the language that he or she teaches. Different classes are formed for each language, according to the language level of the participants. Every day, after the lessons, students of both languages have the opportunity to spend time together; in this way they practice the language they learn with native Greek or Turkish speakers. To facilitate this contact, we also organize different activities that bring Greek and Turkish students together. Through this cultural and linguistic exchange Turks and Greeks will possibly discover differences and similarities with the “other” they wouldn’t imagine before.


Learning holidays

Do you want to find out why Ikaria is a place where many people manage to reach 100 years old? Are you a fanatic of landscape photography? Do you want to spend some days on the beautiful island improving your skills in painting? Do you want to learn how to dance Greek traditional dances like a Greek?  If the answer in any of these question is yes, check the holiday courses we offer in English,  on the island of Ikaria. You might find them extremely interesting.

Greek language lessons & learning holiday