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ATHENS – Modern & Ancient Greek language and culture courses

ATHENS – MODERN & ANCIENT GREEK LANGUAGE AND CULTURE COURSES

Athens-Acropolis

 

Courses 2017

  • 27 November – 8 December
  • 27 December 2017 – 5 January 2018 (New Year’s Eve in Athens)

Courses 2018

  • 22 January – 02 February
  • 19 February – 02 March
  • 19 March – 30 March
  • 16 April – 27 April
  • 21 May – 01 June
  • 17 September – 28 September
  • 22 October – 02 November 
  • 19 November – 30 November
  • 24 December 2018 – 4 January 2019 (New Year’s Eve in Athens)

Beginners – Intermediate – Advanced Level

Special course of Modern Greek Literature and Culture

Special course of Ancient Greek

Private or tailor made small group courses on demand in Athens from September to July

 

INTRODUCTION

The Alexandria Institute organizes in Athens courses designed for students who want to make rapid progress in Greek language and deepen their knowledge of Greece and its culture. It offers intensive language courses for beginner, intermediate and advanced level. Each course is 40 hours, divided into 10 days, and includes grammar, reading, speaking, and writing. It also provides an insight into Greek culture and civilization. Special courses of Modern Greek Literature and Culture and of Ancient Greek are offered on request. Our Greek teachers are qualified, specialized and experienced in teaching Greek as a foreign language. Moreover the courses are combined with lectures, outdoor activities and various tours helping students become more familiar with contemporary Greek culture.

We learn Greek in Athens, the oldest city in Europe and also one of the most fascinating. It is a city where travellers wander in a state of perpetual awe around the grand ruins of the classical world, while Athenians dine out until late and enjoy the city’s night life. During your studies in Athens you have the opportunity to visit some of the most important archaeological sites and museums of the world: Acropolis Museum, National Archaeological Museum, Ancient Agora, Cape Sounio etc. At the same time Athens is a modern city full of activities, night life, things to do and places to discover. Students have the opportunity to walk with us and explore the historical and modern aspects of the cradle of Western civilization.

 

TYPE OF COURSES – LEVELS

Alexandria Institute offers intensive courses of Modern Greek language and Culture for beginners, intermediate and advanced level students.

Beginners
At the end of the seminar, participants are expected to have acquired the skills to: Use everyday vocabulary as well as some basic phrases to communicate. Introduce themselves and be able to ask and answer questions about each others (e.g. where they live, people they know, things they own). Interact in a basic way, provided that the co-speaker uses a clear and slow speech.

Intermediate
(Modern Greek for those with a basic knowledge of the language.) At the end of the seminar, participants are expected to have acquired the skills to: Understand the main points of a clear standard input on common matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure etc. Deal with a variety of situations which are likely to arise while travelling in Greek-speaking countries. Produce a simple, consistent text on everyday topics or on personal interest. Describe events, experiences, dreams, hopes, ambitions. Provide arguments and explain own opinion and plans.

Advanced
(Modern Greek for students who have a solid knowledge of Greek.) At the end of the seminar, participants are expected to have acquired the skills to: Understand the main ideas of a complex text on both practical and abstract topics. Interact fluently and spontaneously with native speakers. Produce a clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects. Explain own point of view on complex issues (stating advantages and disadvantages on a variety of topics).

In addition to the general courses, the following special courses are offered:

Literature and Culture course
The aim of this course is to give a thorough insight into Modern Greek literature, history, art, traditions and other aspects of Greek culture. Good knowledge of the language (advanced level) and extended vocabulary is required.

Ancient Greek Language course
For ancient Greek language students who want to deepen their knowledge of the ancient Greek literature and/or ancient Greek grammar and morphology of the language

PROGRAM AND LOCATION OF THE COURSES

The lessons will be held in our new offices in Nea Ionia, 25 min by metro from the centre of Athens, 28th October 10-12, 14231, Nea Ionia. Classes are taking place from Monday to Friday, from 09:30 to 13:30 It is up to the Alexandria Institute to make changes in the schedule or the location of the lessons if necessary.

 

ACCOMMODATION

It’s up to the students to organize their accommodation in Athens. They have a wide variety of hotels and B&B to choose from: Here is a list of hotels in the centre of Athens. And here a list of apartments and rooms very close to our school in Nea Ionia.

 

INTERESTING LINKS AND TOURIST GUIDES OF ATHENS

In the following links you will find useful information about sightseen in Athens, how to get there, transportations, cultural events and all you want to learn about it during your visit.

HOW TO GET TO ATHENS

ATHENS INFO GUIDE

GREECE-ATHENS

VISIT GREECE-ATHENS

ATTICA-ATHENS

BREATHTAKING ATHENS

 

CREDITS

The course is organized by Alexandria Institute (Athens) with the collaboration of Arethas Institute (Athens) for Mediterranean Cultural Heritage Projects.

 

REGISTRATION AND COST OF THE LESSONS

For registration or information about the Greek language and culture course in Athens, please fill in the registration form or contact welearngreek@gmail.com or +30 6972 526 788 or + 30 215 25 8787(Greece). Please describe in detail your previous knowledge of Modern Greek language, both written and spoken, as well as whether you have any knowledge of Ancient Greek. Additionally you may also add any preferences and interests regarding history, music, dance or other aspects of Greek culture.

The fee for the course is 490 Euro. The fee includes:

  • The course: 40 hours of lessons divided into 10 days with native teachers with experience in teaching Greek as a second language. That is 5 + 5 days of lessons with a break of 2 days dedicated to excursions and various cultural activities (optional).
  • Free access to movie evenings organized by the Alexandria Institute.
  • Extra cultural activities that include optional walking tours of Athens museums, galleries and other sites (entrance fees are not included).
  • Wi-Fi facilities.
  • Use of library.
  • Free tea and coffee
  •  All teaching material (books, photocopies, CD).
  •  A dinner at the end of the course in a typical Greek tavern.

ONE WEEK COURSE

Those without the possibility of staying for 2 weeks in Greece can choose a 1 WEEK COURSE, being the first week of every 2-week intensive course. The fee for the one week course is 350 Euro.

THE ONE WEEK PACKAGE includes:

  • The course: 20 hours of lessons divided into 5 days with native teachers with experience in teaching Greek as a second language.
  • Free access to movie evenings organized by the Alexandria Institute.
  • Extra cultural activities that include optional walking tours of Athens museums, galleries and other sites (entrance fees are not included).
  • Wi-Fi facilities.
  • Use of library.
  • Free tea and coffee
  •  All teaching material (books, photocopies, CD).

ENROLMENT REQUIREMENTS

A minimum number of 4 participants per level and a maximum of 8 students per class is required. However, it is up to the Institute to activate courses with a fewer number of students. If a class (level) has less than 4 students, the teaching hours will be reduced to 3 hours per day in case of  3 or 2 students, or to 2 hours per day (private lessons) in case of 1 student for the same course fee. Usually lessons take place from 09:30 to 13:30. Alexandria Institute reserves the right to change the schedule or the location of the place in case this is necessary.

 

OFFERS

For friends or for couples who wish to attend the course there is a discount of 10% in the tuition fee. Returning students have also a discount of 10%. Group enrolments (3 or more participants) for the same level have a discount of 15%.

 

TRIPS AND TOURS – EXCURSIONS

Our teachers will be available to accompany and guide students (in their own expenses) in the most historical and characteristic places of Athens and the area. The cost of the excursions is not included in the course.

PAYMENT

Bank transfer to Alexandria Institute (Athens). Please contact us for bank details at welearngreek@gmail.com or +30 6972 526 788

DEADLINES :

Deadline for registration and payment for  the Greek language and culture course in Athens ONE MONTH before the beginning of the program.

REGISTRATION

For registration or information about the Greek language and culture course in Athens, please fill in the registration form or contact welearngreek@gmail.com or +306972526788 or +30 215 525 8787 (Greece).

 
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