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METHONI – Taalcursussen Nieuwgrieks en Oudgrieks in de Zomer

Methoni – Greek language and culture summer course
Greek conversation workshop
Pre-intermediate – Intermediate – Advanced levels

METHONI – Taalcursussen Nieuwgrieks en Oudgrieks in de Zomer

AUGUST 2021: 18/08/21 – 26/08/21

TYPE OF COURSEDATESCOST
Greek conversation workshop18/08/21 – 26/08/21390 €
ACCOMMODATIONPERIODSINGLE ROOMDOUBLE ROOM
Hotel Castello MethoniAUGUST60€ per night 60€ per night
Hotel GiotaAUGUST65€ per night 65€ per night

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COURSE DESCRIPTION

  • Are you tired of learning only grammar rules and vocabulary lists? Is it difficult to communicate and express yourself in Greek?
    The Greek conversation course workshop is ideal for you! It focuses on what is most important: Communication and speaking in Greek. You will improve your speaking and communication skills in daily life situations and in a variety of topics of your interest: Greek culture, history, art, social issues and many more. In this way you will interact more efficiently with your Greek friends and relatives. You will be able to express more clearly your thoughts or your ideas and understand others.
  • Join one of the three levels we offer according to your current knowledge of Greek: Pre-intermediate, Intermediate, and advanced levels.
    You are in good hands! Alexandria Institute’s Greek teachers are qualified, specialized and experienced in teaching Greek as a foreign language. Most of all are passionate about Greek language and culture. This ensures that you will progress fast and that you will have a lot of fun.
  • Moreover, the course is combined with lectures, outdoor activities and various tours helping students become more familiar with contemporary Greek culture.
    This summer join our classes with students from all around the world, speak Greek, make friends and explore Methoni, a unique and historic place, situated in the South West Peloponnese. Discover the fascinating small town of Methoni with the uncontaminated beaches, the impressive Venetian Castle and other important monuments, the gastronomy, nature, music, and culture of one of the most beautiful places in Greece.
  • Enjoy a cultural vacation of great value in this unique site treating yourself something special: learning and practicing Greek. From Methoni it will be possible to take one day trips to the island of Sapientza, Nestor’s Palace, the Mycenaean tombs of Pylos, the Ancient Messene and other fantastic destinations.

 

SCHEDULE OF THE WORKSHOP

• The Greek conversation workshop will be held in the public school of Methoni. Classes take place from August 18 to August 26. Each level is 16 hours in total, divided into 8 days of lessons, 2 hours per day, from 09:00 to 11:00 or from 11:15 to 13:15.
• Students usually arrive and check in on August 17, one day before the beginning of the lessons. You are invited to the welcome dinner where you will meet your teachers and your fellow students.
• On August 22 there are no lessons. This day will be dedicated to various cultural activities or excursions (optional).
• On August 26 on the last day of lessons we are going to have our graduation ceremony and you will take your diploma.
• Students usually check out one day after the end of the lessons on August 27.
• The exact schedule will be defined few days before the beginning of the lessons. If you want to practice more intensively you can join two levels of your choice. It is up to the Alexandria Institute to make changes in the schedule or the location of the lessons if necessary.

 

TYPE OF COURSES – LEVELS

Alexandria Institute offers the Greek conversation workshop to pre-intermediate (A2), intermediate(B1/B2) and advanced (C1/C2) level students. Below are the requirements for attending each level.

Pre-intermediate
You are able to use everyday vocabulary as well as some basic phrases to communicate. Introduce yourself and be able to ask and answer questions (e.g. where do you live, talk about people they know, things you like ). You can Interact in a basic way, provided that the co-speaker uses a clear and slow speech.
Intermediate
Participants are expected 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 conversation on everyday topics or on personal interest. Describe events, experiences, dreams, hopes, ambitions. Provide arguments and explain own opinion and plans.
Advanced
Participants are expected 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 their own point of view on complex issues (stating advantages and disadvantages on a variety of topics).

 

LOCATION & ACCOMMODATION

The program will be held at Methoni’s public school.

We can arrange your accommodation if you like. We collaborate with the following hotels:

Hotel Castello Methoni is located in the center of Methoni. It offers single or double rooms without breakfast, they are equipped with air conditioning, telephone, fridge and TV.

Hotel Giota is located in the center of Methoni. It offers single or double rooms without breakfast. All rooms are simply furnished and equipped with air conditioning and TV .

 

ATTRACTIONS
Monuments The prefecture of Messinia has been inhabited for thousands of years, therefore it is disseminated with a great variety of remains of different ages and classical, byzantine and modern witnesses. Monuments and cultural inheritance of Messinia, in combination with the beautiful landscape that surrounds them, create a magic atmosphere that captures even the most demanding visitor. Beaches Beaches close to Methoni and around the prefecture of Messinia are countless and satisfy every taste. White sand, big pebbles or steep rocks, all forms coexist side by side and make Messinia a haven for sea lovers. The magnificent Messinian Bay washes one side, while the other one lies on the turquoise Ionian waters. Nature Mountain or sea? Rocks or sand? Gorges or mountain tops? Messinia is a charismatic place, and reserves many surprises for those who decide to explore it. For further information visit: http://www.messinia-guide.gr/?lang=en& TRIPS AND TOURS – EXCURSIONS Teachers are also available to organize dinners, small boat trips and excursions with the students (the costs of which is paid by the students). Our teachers will be available to accompany and guide you in the most historical and characteristic places in the area of Messinia.

 

CREDITS

The course is organized by Alexandria Institute (Athens) with the collaboration of the public school of Methoni. The course in Methoni was originally projected and organized from 2002 to 2012 by Meduproject s.r.L. and it’s director prof. Andrea Nanetti with the collaboration of Arethas Institute (Athens) for Mediterranean Cultural Heritage Projects and the Centre for History and Palaeography of the Cultural Foundation of the National Bank of Greece under the auspices of the Faculty of Preservation of Cultural Heritage of Bologna (Ravenna) and the Faculty of Arts, University of Rome “Tor Vergata”.

 

THE GREEK CONVERSATION WORKSHOP includes:

  • The course: 16 hours of lessons divided into 8 days taught by native teachers with experience in teaching Greek as a foreign/second language. That is 4 + 4 days of lessons with a break of 1 day dedicated to excursions and various cultural activities (optional).
  • All teaching material (books, photocopies, CD).
  • The welcome drink or the dinner.
  • The dinner at the end of the course.
  • Certificate of attendance

 

SPECIAL OFFERS

For friends or couples there is a 10% discount off in the tuition fees.  Group enrolments (3 or more participants) of the same level have a discount of 15%.

 

DEADLINES:

Deadline for registration and payment for METHONI ONE MONTH before the beginning of the lesson.