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

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 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 The 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. 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. From 2020 each class will consist of 1 up to only 4 students of 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:

Accommodation, workshops and activities

Accommodation and activities for all, at Ikaria’s campus:
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. Read 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 Read More ...
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 Read 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 Read 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 Read More ...

Students’ reviews

My 2 weeks
It was not a good idea for me to come to Ikaria By airplane because Arethousa is so far away from the airport and I was afraid all the time in my taxidrive!I think that the taxijourney was very expencive
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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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