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.