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Greek language course & olive harvest on the island of Ikaria


  • 11-21 Nov. 2017 &
  • 2-12 Nov. 2018
  • 10 lessons in  11 days, 36 teaching hours + 18h of activities.
  • Class size: 2-8 students, at a similar level
  • Location: On-campus, Arethousa, Ikaria, https://goo.gl/maps/Tg2toQvWfCR2

What exactly is this course?

Ιt’s an opportunity to begin learning Greek, or to improve your skills in the Greek language while participating in the olive harvest—an experience both enjoyable and educational. You will learn about the various steps in the production of olive oil and have a chance to get to know a Greek island well apart from the usual tourist areas. This is a time when the island life returns to its normal rhythm.

For whom is the course intended?

For any adult who wishes to improve his or her skills in the Greek language, including beginners. Friends of yours may also come with you and participate in the olive harvest and in the rest of our activities, without participating in the Greek classes.

What will we be doing?

After the language lessons we will work together for about 2 hours harvesting olives in the nearby fields. We will visit local factories and watch how olive oil is made from the olives.  We will also learn to sing some Greek songs, watch Greek cinema, make excursions around Ikaria, and talk a lot in Greek, both inside and outside the classroom.

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