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

Workshops

We organize cultural & art workshops where local people are also participating. We also host seminars and workshops organized by other schools, teachers or artists, for their students, and accommodate their participants. If you are looking for a peaceful, fully immersed in a natural environment facility, for your seminar or workshop, we will be glad to host you!

Photography workshop and Greek language lesson
Hiking Ikaria

Hiking Ikaria

Although we do not appeal to tourists, we want to stimulate interest in the environment of our region. In addition, our facilities, just outside the settlement of Arethousa, are ideal for people who love nature and hiking. That is why during some specific periods of time we offer hiking in the area combined with accommodation in our facilities, to non Greek language learners. As we would like our guests to really experience the island, hiking is combined with afternoon classes and activities (traditional dance, cuisine etc) as well as discussions - lectures.

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

Our facilities in Arethousa are built to host both, our language lessons and our students. For this, we call our facilities «campus». The campus is open to accommodate visitors from spring to autumn, when no courses or workshops are held. Some of these periods, we offer for free to our guests free various activities like hiking, cooking, traditional dance, lectures on Ikaria, etc.

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Greek language lessons at Ikarian Centre
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 Greek language courses in the following locations:

Culture, accommodation, volunteering & environment at Ikarian Centre

In our summer workshops on culture and art, local people are participating with people from other countries or other places of Greece. Our ambition is us to create an osmosis between “local” and “international”. For the same reason we also provide accommodation in Ikaria to people who are not interested in language courses, but do want to immerse into the life of the island and meet some locals. We also do care about environment and 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.


Upcoming courses, workshops & activities

 

Learn Greek in Greece - island Ikaria

Learn Greek in Greece, island Ikaria

Are you planning to study Greek in Greece? Here, at Ikarian Center we organize Greek courses on the island of Ikaria, non-stop for the last 25 years! ...
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Ikaria, Hiking & Accommodation

Ikaria, Hiking & Accommodation

28 June-4 July

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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Accommodation and activities in Ikaria

Accommodation and activities in Ikaria


Reserve accommodation in a room at Ikarian Centre's campus and live an experience that goes beyond simple accommodation. A range of activities are scheduled from June 27 until August 23 2019, in order to help our guests to ...
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Low tuition courses (June & July,<span style="color:#d91717"> 390-490€, </span> including accommodation)

Low tuition courses (June & July, 390-490€, including accommodation)

3-11 June 2019: 390Euros 27 July – 5 August 2019: 490 Euros ...
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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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12-22 Aug 2019 <br> Greek language & traditional dance workshop

12-22 Aug 2019
Greek language & traditional dance workshop

The middle of August is the peak of the tourist season in Ikaria, like everywhere else in the north hemisphere. The weather is hot and people from all over the world flood the island. The locals keep the tradition and ...
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18-28 Nov. 2019 <br> Greek language course & olive harvest,

18-28 Nov. 2019
Greek language course & olive harvest,

Combine Greek language lessons in Greece with participation in the olive harvest ...
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Online Greek language courses

Online Greek language courses

  • Choose when you want to spend some time learning Greek, according to your schedule and mood.
  • Send us your texts and assignments online, for corrections and comments from our teachers
  • Improve your vocabulary and comprehension, working with challenging texts, ...
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Greek language courses in Oslo, Norway

Greek language courses in Oslo, Norway

October 2019 & January 2020

Intensive Greek language courses in the centre of Oslo ...
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Students’ reviews

Cours à Ikaria

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Voici mon commentaire bi-lingue ! (mais pas encore en grec...) The curses Center is located in a very beautiful area, with a wonderful view of the sea and the mountains. It is a little far from Evdilos (20 minutes by
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