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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On-line Greek language courses

kids

kids

Greek lessons for children, summer 2020.

Workshops & activities
Workshops

Workshops

Workshops & activities on-campus for all, not only for Greek language students.

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 for all at Ikarian Centre's guesthouse. Spend some days in a quiet and peaceful natural environment, yet with all modern comforts.

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Greek language courses: Learn Greek in Greece at Ikarian Centre

Learn Greek in Greece - island Ikaria

Learn Greek in Greece, on the island of Ikaria

Are you planning to study Greek in Greece? Here, at the Ikarian Center we have organized Greek language courses on the island of Ikaria non-stop for the last 25 years! The courses take place from Easter to November every year. In our courses you'll find:
- Small class size: Our classes are even smaller, from 1 to maximum 4 students per class. Therefore, our classes are also very homogeneous. Homogenous and very small classes make the lessons more intensive and efficient.
- Flexible duration: Students may register in an 11 day course, in several 11 day courses in a row,  in a 17 day course, or in a long term course (30+ days). In each course we give lessons for 120 min/day. This is equal to 2 hours or 2,66 teaching hours per day. (Language schools in Europe calculate the duration of their courses in teaching hours. One teaching hour is equal to 45 minutes.)
- Efficiency: Small and homogeneous classes are helping us to adjust the curriculum according to the students’ needs, and not the opposite. Students have more time to talk and practice in the class. Also, 2 hours tuition per day gives to the students enough time to do their homework and rest. Thus, students attending 2 normal hours / day in our classes have a faster progress than students attending a pre-fixed curriculum, for “4 hours of 45 min” per day, in a class with 5 or 6 more students of different levels.
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Greek language lessons by Ikarian Centre

At the Ikarian Centre, on the island of Ikaria, we offer Greek language lessons for non-native speakers. More recently we have also started offering Greek language lessons in other locations. Our Greek language lessons are intended for
  • teachers of ancient or modern Greek,
  • archaeologists and classicists,
  • interpreters, and translators,
  • as well as adults of any age who wish to begin to study Greek, or to improve their skills in Greek
Our lessons ARE NOT lecture - style, where the teacher translates the vocabulary and explains the grammatical structures. Various activities and language games motivate students to practice Greek and improve their skills fast and efficiently. The lessons' texts as well as various activities after the lesson hours help our students also 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.
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Greek language courses on the island of Ikaria


Greek language courses by Ikarian Centre, in other locations

Students’ reviews

Apprendre le grec est un projet que j’ai depuis quelques années mais que j’avais toujours mis de côté par manque de temps, priorité, etc. Il y a un an, j’ai décidé d’agir et je me suis donc inscrite au stage

Un séjour linguistique inoubliable

I have been studying modern greek for almost 4 years at the Hellenic centre in London- www.helleniccentre.org/greekcourses.htm. I enjoyed this so much, I wanted to advance my greek by doing a more intensive course in Greece for two weeks- at

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I spent two weeks in Ikaria having had the program recommended to me by a colleague. I'm a professor of ancient Greek and so know something both about learning and teaching languages: I thought the course was fantastic. The teaching

The Real Thing

This August I again took a two-week course in Ikaria. And again, it was a very pleasant experience. This year there were 14 students and our group consisted of 6 people. I noticed several very welcome changes:
  • The classes

Another wonderful two weeks in Ikaria

Accommodation, workshops and activities in Ikaria
for those who DO NOT learn Greek

Accommodation in Ikaria

Accommodation in Ikaria

Are you looking for accommodation in Ikaria? You can reserve a room at the Ikarian Centre guesthouse, in a quiet (more...)
Host your lesson or workshop at Ikarian Centre

Host your lesson or workshop at Ikarian Centre

Ηost your lesson or meeting in Ikaria Are you an artist or teacher, looking for a lovely and peaceful spot (more...)
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. (more...)
Painting course by Tom Campbell, island Ikaria

Painting course by Tom Campbell, island Ikaria

May 11 to May 24/ 2020 at Ikarian Centre's campus (more...)
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 (more...)