Ancient Greek

  • Discover the classics of Greek literature in their original version 
  • Learn the differences between Ancient and Modern Greek pronunciation
  • Discover  possible similarities with and differences from your own language
  • Learn the grammar and the syntax of Ancient Greek 


Ancient Greek

  • Discover the classics of Greek literature in their original version 
  • Learn the differences between Ancient and Modern Greek pronunciation
  • Discover  possible similarities with and differences from your own language
  • Learn the grammar and the syntax of Ancient Greek 


What you’ll learn:

  • to read Ancient Greek with Modern Greek and Erasmian pronunciation
  • to analyse morphology (Syntax, Grammar, Spelling)
  • to become acquainted with some of the greatest Ancient Greek writers
  • to analyse a text in its context

Requirements

  • Good internet connection
  • A headset with microphone
  • A Skype account
  • Speakers are recommended
  • Willingness and patience to learn
  • Try to practise what you have learned

Course Details

Overview

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. 

Intended for 

This course is intended for 

  • Students of ancient Greek at Universities abroad
  • Anyone interested in learning Ancient Greek
  • Trainee teachers of Ancient Greek
Methodology 

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.

Content 

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.

Fees 
Course Price/hour

Group

(4-8 students)

15€ /student

Semi-private   

(2-3 students)

20 € /student 

     Semi-private 2 Closed

(2 students only)

30 € /student 

Private 

39 € /student 

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.
  • 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.

FORMING

  • GROUP course: The school is entitled to add up to 8 students to a GROUP course
  • GROUP course: In case one or more students drop out a GROUP course, the fees will be adapted accordingly (up to 2 or 3 students 20 euro/ hour/each as a SEMI-PRIVATE, and 1 student 39 euro/hour/ each as a PRIVATE 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

CANCELLATION

See our CANCELLATION POLICY

PAYMENT

  • 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
Tutors 

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.

Dates 

Start dates for the 8-week cycle GROUP courses for the 2021-2022

Cycle from to
1 20/9/2021 14/11/2021
2 15/11/2021 23/1/2022
Christmas break 20/12/2021 2/1/2022
3 24/1/2022 20/3/2022
4 21/3/2022 22/5/2022
Easter break 18/4/2022 25/4/2022
5 23/5/2022 17/7/2022
6 18/7/2022 25/9/2022
Summer Break 1/8/2022 14/8/2022

Online courses are offered throughout the year 7 days/ week, from 07.00 to 24.00 Greek time. Please contact us for information about private and semi-private courses.

We suggest 2 hours/week for levels A0- B2, and 1 hour/week for levels C1-C2+ and special courses. 

A teaching hour lasts 60 minutes.

The weekly schedule of the group and semi-private courses are arranged after consultation with the group.

Certification

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).

Working language

English is the working language for this course. All teachers can speak at least one foreign language, among them, Italian, German, and Spanish. Modern Greek is an option too.

Cancellation Policy
  • 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
  • Α lesson should be transferred within the current week from the cancellation of it and no later than the next Sunday, provided that the teacher is available and that the next lesson should be held as scheduled.
  • 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

Next steps – the registration process

  1. Fill out the application form here
  2. Receive more information about the courses from us, along with a more detailed application form
  3. Send us the completed detailed registration form. Do not forget to write down your availability hours for the courses.
  4. You receive information about the hours and days of your lesson, the teacher as well as the paying details 
  5. You send us the proof of deposit of the tuition
  6. You receive from us the passwords to the platform as well as the contact details of your teacher
  7. You start the lesson!

NOTES:

1. To find out your level in Greek, it would be good to do one of the grading tests that you can find above, in the Grading Test button. Keep in mind that it is best to print it out and write it by hand, without seeking any help. The test is gradually becoming more difficult. So, you do not have to finish it. Then scan it and send it to us, so we can suggest you the best course option that suits your level.

2. To identify your level as well as to create your personal Learning Path, make an appointment with the Director of the Centre, Mrs. Ifigenia Georgiadou ifigenia@hcc.edu.gr here 

3. You will only pay after we find the right day and time for your lesson.

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. 

This course is intended for 

  • Students of ancient Greek at Universities abroad
  • Anyone interested in learning Ancient Greek
  • Trainee teachers of Ancient Greek

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.

Course Price/hour

Group

(4-8 students)

15€ /student

Semi-private   

(2-3 students)

20 € /student 

     Semi-private 2 Closed

(2 students only)

30 € /student 

Private 

39 € /student 

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.
  • 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.

FORMING

  • GROUP course: The school is entitled to add up to 8 students to a GROUP course
  • GROUP course: In case one or more students drop out a GROUP course, the fees will be adapted accordingly (up to 2 or 3 students 20 euro/ hour/each as a SEMI-PRIVATE, and 1 student 39 euro/hour/ each as a PRIVATE 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

CANCELLATION

See our CANCELLATION POLICY

PAYMENT

  • 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.

Start dates for the 8-week cycle GROUP courses for the 2021-2022

Cycle from to
1 20/9/2021 14/11/2021
2 15/11/2021 23/1/2022
Christmas break 20/12/2021 2/1/2022
3 24/1/2022 20/3/2022
4 21/3/2022 22/5/2022
Easter break 18/4/2022 25/4/2022
5 23/5/2022 17/7/2022
6 18/7/2022 25/9/2022
Summer Break 1/8/2022 14/8/2022

Online courses are offered throughout the year 7 days/ week, from 07.00 to 24.00 Greek time. Please contact us for information about private and semi-private courses.

We suggest 2 hours/week for levels A0- B2, and 1 hour/week for levels C1-C2+ and special courses. 

A teaching hour lasts 60 minutes.

The weekly schedule of the group and semi-private courses are arranged after consultation with the group.

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).

English is the working language for this course. All teachers can speak at least one foreign language, among them, Italian, German, and Spanish. Modern Greek is an option too.

  • 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
  • Α lesson should be transferred within the current week from the cancellation of it and no later than the next Sunday, provided that the teacher is available and that the next lesson should be held as scheduled.
  • 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
  1. Fill out the application form here
  2. Receive more information about the courses from us, along with a more detailed application form
  3. Send us the completed detailed registration form. Do not forget to write down your availability hours for the courses.
  4. You receive information about the hours and days of your lesson, the teacher as well as the paying details 
  5. You send us the proof of deposit of the tuition
  6. You receive from us the passwords to the platform as well as the contact details of your teacher
  7. You start the lesson!

NOTES:

1. To find out your level in Greek, it would be good to do one of the grading tests that you can find above, in the Grading Test button. Keep in mind that it is best to print it out and write it by hand, without seeking any help. The test is gradually becoming more difficult. So, you do not have to finish it. Then scan it and send it to us, so we can suggest you the best course option that suits your level.

2. To identify your level as well as to create your personal Learning Path, make an appointment with the Director of the Centre, Mrs. Ifigenia Georgiadou ifigenia@hcc.edu.gr here 

3. You will only pay after we find the right day and time for your lesson.

Requirements

  • Good internet connection
  • A headset with microphone
  • A Skype account
  • Speakers are recommended
  • Willingness and patience to learn
  • Try to practise what you have learned