Greek literature course for Greek language students

[:en]Greek literature course for non-native speakers{:el]Μάθημα ελληνικής λογοτεχνίας για ξένους[:]

The Greek literature course for Greek language students we will work with literary texts in Greek, in simplified form. The course  is aimed at students of modern Greek who want to have a first acquaintance with Greek literature and are able to communicate in Greek

Nov. 10th – 17th 2024

The lessons revolve around a form of Greek literature and its work. In the program of October 2023 we will learn about Georgios Vizyinos. The participants must be adults, users of modern Greek as a second language, who have the ability to understand a literary text in Greek and can express their opinion on it, even if they need the help of a dictionary. The course is given at the facilities of the Ikarian Center in Arethousa, island of Ikaria, where accommodation is also offered to the students. This course is also combined with activities (excursions to the island’s attractions, cooking evenings, traditional dance classes, etc).

What will this literature class be like?

–  We will talk about some things of the author’s life, and then we will see how they are connected to his work.
– We will deal with some novels of the author, in simplified form, suitable for students learning Greek as a foreign language.
– For each book separately: We will present it by telling the story. We will read excerpts from the book. We will deal more with the most characteristic passages, those that describe in a masterful way the human soul, those that prepare us for what will happen, or those that are related to the life of author himself.
– In each lesson there will be questions and discussion.

Courses

November 2024 – Author: Pinelopi Delta

Sunday Nov 10th (check-in) – Sunday Nov 17th (check-out). The lessons take place from Monday to Saturday. The course will be around the life and work of the author Πηνελόπη Δέλτα You can download a sample of the books we are going to work on if you follow the links below

The teacher

Margarita Ioannidou is the tutor in both courses. Margarita in her professional life was an accountant, but always passionate with literature. In addition she worked for many year as a Greek language teacher in Greek NGOs working with refugees and immigrants. She worked there as a Greek language teacher. It was there where she decided, in order to make her classes more interesting and “vivid”, to use texts from Greek literature in a simplified versions. The reaction of her students encouraged her to continue. Slowly she created a wide collection of simplified texts. It was then when she decided to simplify novels from 19th and early 20th century and publish them. For all these people who learn Greek but are not yet able to read the prototypes. Her books have been published by the Greek editor house ΑΝΑΤΟΛΙΚΟΣ

Cost

€910 Includes accommodation in a private room.
+€630 for any fellow traveler who shares the room with you and participates in the course. Your fellow traveler who is not participating in the course can share the room with you, without any additional cost.
-10% off the following sum (course tuition and accommodation) for students returning in our courses within 2 years

The cost  includes:

1. Accommodation in a private room with private bathroom and kitchenette
2. Simple meals.
2. Airport and port transfers on Sundays (check-in / out days).
3. Local transport to the nearby beaches and settlements.
5. The course materials
6. Other activities (lectures and screenings, dance lessons, cooking evenings, etc.)

Register

Select the appropriate period for the literature course you would like to participate in the calendar below and register. You must select the whole period, from Sunday to Sunday. The literature course is marked with pink color

Regarding the literature course of November: The deadline for registrations is September 15th. If until Sept. 15th the minimum number of participants will not be reached, the course will be canceled. We are expecting you to submit your registration and wait for a confirmation that the course is going to take place before you make any payment for this course. This confirmation message will be send until Sept. 15th the latest, and it will be other than the automatic message you will receive a few minutes after your registration. Please ignore all instructions about payment that you will receive from the first automatic message, the one that will follow your successful registration in November’s course. There is no deadline for the course in August. Please follow the instruction you will receive in the confirmation message regarding payment etc.

Cancellation: There is no refund of the accommodation fee if you cancel for any reason. However you keep the right to re-register in one of our courses, within the same year or the next

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-10% off the accommodation and tuition cost for students returning in our courses within 2 years. This discount is not calculated automatically by the form

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