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ANDROS ISLAND – Modern and Ancient Greek Language Summer Courses

 ANDROS ISLAND – Modern and Classic Greek Language Summer Courses

The view from your balcony in Aneroussa hotel (Andros island)

The view from your balcony while studying Greek (Andros island)

 

  JUNE 2017

 

11/06/2017-24/06/2017

 

Beginners – Intermediate – Advanced Level

Special course of Modern Greek Literature and Culture

Special course of Ancient Greek

 

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Launching an exciting partnership with Aneroussa Beach Hotel, this program takes place in Andros and is designed for students who want to make rapid progress in Modern Greek and deepen their understanding of Greece and its culture. It offers an intensive language course at beginner, intermediate and advanced level. The course consists of 40 hours, divided across 10 days, and includes reading, speaking, grammar and writing. It also provides an insight into Greek culture and civilization with particular focus on Andros and the Cyclades. 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 course combines lectures, outdoor activities and various tours helping students become more familiar with contemporary Greek life and culture.

 “We Learn Greek” in Andros, one of the largest islands of the Cyclades archipelago and the greenest of them all. Andros offers visitors the opportunity to admire different architectural styles, including neo-classical and local Cycladic buildings, and enjoy its clear blue waters in a beautiful, varied landscape. It thereby makes an ideal destination for a range of visitors, from those who prefer a quiet family holiday to those who revel in nightlife and exciting adventures. Spring is particularly beautiful on this island with many nature lovers taking walking tours, enjoying the scenery, and discovering rare species of flowers.

 

COURSE PROGRAM

 

• Sunday, June 11, 2017. Arrival in Andros and check in.

• Monday, June 12 – Friday, June 16  and Monday, June 19 – Friday, June 23, from 9:00 to 13:00. Lessons in ANEROUSSA beach hotel.

• Friday, June 23, 2017. Graduation with representatives of Alexandria Institute and Greek local authorities.

• Saturday, June 24, 2017. Departure from Andros.

 

 

AVAILABLE COURSES – LEVELS

Alexandria Institute offers intensive Modern Greek language and Culture courses 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 speaks slowly and clearly.

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 Greece. Produce a simple, coherent text on everyday topics or on personal interests. 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, we offer the following special courses:

Literature and Culture course
The aim of this course is to give a deep 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 further study Ancient Greek literature and/or ancient Greek grammar and morphology of the language

 

LOCATION

The program will be held on Andros island, at ANEROUSSA beach hotel (www.aneroussabeach.gr/). We can offer students accommodation in this 3-star premier resort located between two sandy beaches with crystal clear waters, Delavogia and Ag. Marina, only 800 meters from the picturesque, amphitheatrically built Batsi, the tourist settlement of the island. Batsi is 6 km from the port of Gavrio and approx. 30 km from the capital of Andros, Hora.

The hotel is well-known for its naturally beautiful,  romantic and serene environmentIts style is unique,  blending architectural elements of neo-classical mansions of Andros with the simplicity which characterizes Cycladic architecture. All rooms have private verandas, or balconies, looking out onto  endless sea views, well-preserved gardens and near-by islands – allcreating a wonderful backdrop to spectacular sunsets.

Rooms have en-suite bathrooms with shower and bath products, and are fully-equipped with air-conditioning, a safe, a mini-bar, satellite TV, LG TV, Wi Fi connection, international direct dial phone, and hair-dryer. Its advantageous location, its panoramic view of the deep blue sea, its unique beach and its top quality services and amenities make ANEROUSSA the ideal choice for you to study Greek and relax.

GETTING TO ANDROS – ABOUT THE ISLAND

Andros is only a two-hour ferry trip away from Rafina Port, which is 45 minutes from the center of Athens. It is 2,5 hours away from Myconos, and 50 minutes from Tinos. There are daily morning, afternoon and evening departures from Rafina Port, and back. Frequent daily buses connect El. Venizelos Airport to Rafina Port. Ferry tickets can be bought on site before boarding.However, we recommend that you reserve a place if you are travelling in July and August and at weekends during the summerIf you need help with ferry time tables and tickets, please do not hesitate to contact us.

 


Προβολή μεγαλύτερου χάρτη

Andros sightseeing:
Kairi Square – The Statue of the Unknown Sailor (Hora)
Kairios Library (Hora)
Archeological Museum (Hora)
Nautical Museum (Hora)
Museum of Modern Art Goulandri (Hora)
Goulandri Museum – Permanent Collection (Hora)
Kydonieos Foundation Museum (Hora)
Archeological Museum (Paleopolis)
Menites (Natural fountains with lion heads)
Sarisa fountain (Apoikia)
Ag. Petros Tower (Ag. Petros)
Monasteries (All over Andros)

Andros beaches
Andros is surrounded by a variety of incredibly beautiful beaches. There are those that are quiet and perfect for relaxing, and those which are organized to include beach bars, sun shades and sun beds, and sea sports. To the west of the island: Fellos, Kourtali, Ag. Petros, Chryssi Ammos, Kypri, Ag. Kyprianos, Delavogia, Ag. Marina, Prasini Ammos, Koutsi, Halkiolimnionas, Apothikes. To the east of the island: Paraporti, Jialia, Piso Jialia, Ahla, Syneti. To the north of the island: Vitali, Ateni, Zorkos, Lefka, Vori. To the south of the island: Korthi, Grias Pidima, Punta.

Useful information
Greece telephone code: +30
Rafina Port: 22940 28888
Gavrio Port (Andros): 22820 21213
Capital of Andros: Hora (Andros Town)
Andros Hospital: 22820 22222
Banks: All major Greek banks are in Hora. The National Bank of Greece (ETE) is also in Batsi and the Agricultural Bank of Greece (ATE) in Gavrio. There are numerous ATM’s in both Batsi and Gavrio.
Post Offices: The Post Office in Hora and Gavrio is open from 08.00 to 14.00, Monday to Friday.

Distances from ANEROUSSA:
Batsi: 800 m.
Gavrio and Port: 7 km.
Bus stop: 700 m. (Iroo Batsi)
Supermarket: 700 m.

 

CREDITS

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

 

REGISTRATION

For registration or information about the Greek language and culture course, please fill in the registration form or contact welearngreek@gmail.com or +306972526788 or at +30 215 5258787(Greece). Please describe in detail your previous knowledge of Modern Greek, 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. Please also indicate the package and the type of course you desire (beginners, intermediate, advanced, Greek literature and culture, ancient Greek):

 

ANDROS 11 June to 24 June 2017 – COMPLETE PACKAGE: 890 EURO

 

COMPLETE PACKAGE in ANDROS includes:

• The course: 40 hours of lessons divided into 10 days taught by native teachers with experience in teaching Greek as a foreign/ second language. That is 5 + 5 days of lessons with a break of 2 days dedicated to excursions and various cultural activities (optional).

• All teaching material (books, photocopies, CD).

• Accommodation for 13 nights in ANEROUSSA beach hotel with breakfast (double room shared with another student with bathrooms with shower and bath products, air-conditioning, safe, mini-bar, satellite TV, LG TV, Wi Fi connection, international direct dial phone, and hair-dryer).

• A dinner at the end of the course in a typical Greek tavern or at ANEROUSSA beach hotel.

 

EXTRAS FOR SINGLE ROOMS AND FOR FRIENDS OR RELATIVES

If you wish to have your own room there is a supplementary charge. There is also an extra fee if you wish to share a double room with a friend or a relative who doesn’t want to attend the courses.

  • Single room   11 June to 24 June 2017          + € 250
  • Double room 11 June to 24 June 2017           + € 330

 

ONE WEEK COURSE

Those without the possibility of staying in Greece for 2 weeks can choose a 1 WEEK COURSE, being the first week of every 2-week intensive course (day 1 till day 7, check in Sunday, check out Sunday). Please indicate the one week package type you desire (beginners, intermediate, advanced).  The one week courses take place during the following dates:

 

ANDROS 11 June to 18 June 2017 ONE WEEK PACKAGE:  690 EURO.

 

THE ONE WEEK PACKAGE includes:

• The course: 20 hours of lessons divided into 5 days taught by native teachers with experience in teaching Greek as a foreign/second language. After the 5 days of tuition there is one free day dedicated to various cultural activities and excursions (optional).

• All teaching material (books, photocopies, CD).

• Accommodation for 7 nights in ANEROUSSA beach hotel with breakfast (single room, with bathrooms with shower and bath products, air-conditioning, safe, mini-bar, satellite TV, LG TV, Wi Fi connection, international direct dial phone, and hair-dryer).

 

ONLY TUITION: For students who desire to attend the course without the accommodation offered above, the fee for the TWO WEEK COURSE is 550 EURO and for the ONE WEEK COURSE is 350 EURO.

 

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 whether to run 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 if there are 3 or 2 students, or to 2 hours per day (private lessons) if there is 1 student for the same course fee. Lessons usually take place from 09:00 to 13:00. Alexandria Institute reserves the right to change the schedule or the location of the venue if it is deemed necessary.

 

SPECIAL OFFERS

For friends or couples who wish to attend the TWO WEEK COURSE there is a 10% discount off 10% tuition fees.  Group enrolments (3 or more participants) of the same level have a discount of 15%. Returning students have also a discount of 10%.

 

PAYMENT

Bank transfer to Alexandria Institute (Athens). Please contact us for bank details at welearngreek@gmail.com or +30 6972 526 788 or at +30 215 525 8787.

 

DEADLINES :

Deadline for registration and payment for ANDROS TWO MONTHS before the beginning of the lessons.

 

REGISTRATION

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

 
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