We now initiated the Online Ancient Greek Language course, which was offered only as a face-to-face course in the previous years. In this course we come in contact with Ancient Greek language and we study texts in their social context. We develop reading skills and we translate the texts into English. We discuss their content and their messages.
Objectives: This course aims at familiarizing non-native students with the Ancient Greek language, the Ancient World, and its values.
Synchronous and asynchronous meetings: You meet the teacher once or twice a week in a synchronous Skype meeting, where you practice translation, reading, and learn about grammar, syntax, and culture. You have access 24/7 to our Moodle educational platform with all learning materials and activities, videos, audios, dictionaries, and other resources. The teacher assigns your homework, but you may also follow your own pace, according to your week obligations: you can read texts, listen to audio files, work with different activities and exercises, and watch videos.
This course includes learning the alphabet, the Erasmian and Modern Greek pronunciation, learning about the different Ancient Greek dialects and about historical topics connected to the texts.
We are going to translate mainly texts in Classical Greek (notably the Attic dialect of the 5th century BC). An anthology of texts by writers such as Xenophon, Thucydides, Lysias, Plato, Aristotle and others is the corpus we use. Homer, Lyrical poets, and Herodotus are included too. Every student may have different learning needs, which we try to address.
15€ for levels C1-C2 & Special courses, exam preparation
20 € (for all levels)
(Closed 2 students only)
30 € (for all levels)
39 € (for all levels)
TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF REGISTRATION
All educational materials for this online course will be provided by the tutors online. Students do not need to buy the books.
Online group and semi-private courses are 8 weeks long (one learning cycle).
The platform will remain open for the students who would like to submit their assignments and complete all the activities for 10 (ten) days after the end of the Skype lessons, at no extra cost.
The programme of lessons agreed has to be completed within one year after the first registration.
A Certificate of Attendance is issued for all students who will participate based on the hours they will have attended multiplied by 3, as the online learning takes more time for a student to study.
GROUP course: The school is entitled to add up to 8 students to a GROUP course
SEMI-PRIVATE course: In case a student drops out of a SEMI-PRIVATE course of 3 students, the other two students will continue their course at the same fee for the current learning cycle (20 euro/hour) and maybe a third student of the same level will be added later
SEMI-PRIVATE course: In case a student drops out of a SEMI-PRIVATE course of 2 students, the student who remains will continue their course at the PRIVATE fee (39 euro)
PRIVATE course: In case the school adds a second or/and a third student to a PRIVATE course (after consulting with the student), the fee will be 20 euro per person
GROUP lessons and SEMI-PRIVATE lessons cannot be cancelled (if the student does not attend a scheduled meeting, they pay 100% of the lesson fees if the lesson takes place)
A student can cancel a scheduled PRIVATE lesson more than 6 hours before and pay no fees
In case a student cancels a scheduled PRIVATE lesson 6 to 3 hours before, they pay 50% of the lesson fees
In case a student cancels a scheduled PRIVATE lesson 3 to 1 hour before the scheduled time, they pay 100% of the lesson fees
Full refunds will be given up until the last day to register for the programme (2 weeks before the beginning of the course)
For late cancellations of PRIVATE courses there will be no refund. However, the student is entitled to re-register within one year’s time. In that case the student pays the extra cost, if any
When students are given refunds the bank charges are payable by them. In case the course is cancelled by the Centre, full refund will be given to the student at no extra charge
The SEMI-PRIVATE & GROUP course should be paid in advance for 8 weeks
The PRIVATE course should be paid in advance for at least 5 lessons
All language teachers at the Hellenic Culture Centre are certified and experienced in teaching Greek as a second/ foreign language to adults and adolescents.They also have training and experience in online teaching and they are native speakers of Greek. You can see their CVs here.
Our school issues a Certificate of Attendance for the lessons held. The Hellenic Culture Centre is an officially recognized as a Lifelong Learning Centre and a language school by the Greek Ministry of Education and Religions (EOPPEP code number 2101782/ 2018 and 2308668/2018).