language

language

The Ikarian Center is a Greek language school for non-native speakers, based in Ikaria. Since 1995 we offer Greek courses for all levels in a mountainous location, just outside the settlement of Arethousas, on the island of Ikaria. The classes have been attended by many interpreters and translators, mainly from European Union institutions, diplomats, university students, teachers of ancient Greek and classicists. However, the atmosphere in the lessons is extremely friendly and not at all official. Students learn through a multitude of language games and activities.

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The online Greek language courses are based on texts that students send to their online class. Texts are corrected and discussed with the teachers and other students of the class. Vocabulary and grammar exercises are also sent to students according to their mistakes. Additional hours of video conference teaching can be also offered, without being necessary.

kids

kids

We want to transfer our educational experience to adults, by organizing the first Greek lessons for children in summer 2019 and 2020.

Workshops & activities
Workshops

Workshops

Workshops & activities

Volunteering

Volunteering

We are not just a Greek language school and learning centre. We care about the environment. We also worry about the rise of intolerance and fanaticism. For this reason we have established “Dialogos”, a non-profit organization that promotes small-scale projects and actions based on volunteering.

Accommodation

Accommodation

Accommodation at Ikarian Centre's guesthouse, in combination with activities that will let you understand better Ikaria and the local people

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Greek language courses: Learn Greek in Greece by Ikarian
At the Ikarian Centre, on the island of Ikaria, we have offered Greek language lessons to non-native speakers continuously for the last 25 years! More recently we have also started offering Greek language lessons in other locations. Our 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.
Various activities can motivate students to practice Greek and help them to enrich their knowledge about Greece and her people. Some of our Greek language lessons in Ikaria are also combined with seasonal agriculture activities, like the olive harvest. The Greek language program of study is divided into 6 levels, according to the guidelines of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). As a result, several classes are formed during each course, according to the students' skills. Each class consists of 2-8 students at a similar level. The small class size ensures that every student will have the time to speak and practice new material in the class. It also helps us to adjust the material of classes to the individual needs and interests of each student. As a result, students dramatically improve their language skills during each hour of instruction.

We offer the following Greek language courses:

Culture, accommodation, volunteering & environment at Ikarian Centre

In our summer workshops and activities, guests who are not interested in Greek language courses can immerse themselves in the island’s life and meet locals. Our ambition is to create an osmosis between “local” and “international”. For the same reason, locals often participate in the workshops and activities we organize. We also do care about environment and the rise of intolerance. With the non-profit DIALOGOS we are trying to run small scale projects, related with the environment or the acceptance of the “other”, based on volunteers.

Environment… The environment of our facilities, on the slope of the mountain, though 10’ away from the beach by car, are ideal for hiking or birdwatching. Hiking holidays in Ikaria, combined with accommodation at Ikarian Centre help us to stimulate interest in environment of the area.


Workshops & activities

 

Greek language & dance, an afternoon workshop

Greek language & dance, an afternoon workshop

Spend a long afternoon with lessons in the Greek language & traditional dance at the Ikarian Centre. Have fun and learn how to read the Greek alphabet and the basics of the Greek language, all taught by experienced Greek teachers ...
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Ikaria through our eyes

Ikaria through our eyes

Spend 3 or 6 days with us at the Ikarian Centre's guesthouse and see Ikaria through our eyes. Learn how we view the history of our island and what we consider as challenges of the present day. Learn how to ...
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Alternative holidays in Ikaria - the olive harvest

Alternative holidays in Ikaria – the olive harvest

Stay at the Ikarian Centre guesthouse for 6 or 13 days this November and participate in the island's olive harvest. The harvest starts by the end of October and continues until the end of November, depending on the weather conditions ...
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Greek literature summer courses

9-19 Sept. 2019
Greek literature course

Study Greek literature on the island of Ikaria. For intermediate - advanced Greek language learners ...
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Walking holidays, the island of Ikaria

Walking holidays, the island of Ikaria

28 June-4 July & Oct. 6 - Oct 12 2019
If you are a fun of hiking or a fun of Ikaria, you might like the idea of spending 6 days with us on the mountainous village of Arethousa, hike on the mountains of central Ikaria, enjoy the breathtaking landscape, learn to dance local traditional dances, cook with us local dishes and socialize with local people ...
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Students’ reviews

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What can I say about my experience that nobody has already expressed? For me, when the time came to leave, I couldn’t remember what life was like anywhere else in the world. But that’s just it… in Ikaria, you are
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