Κεντρο Ελληνικου Πολιτισμου | Hellenic Culture Centre


 

International Greek Language and Culture School in Santorini

 

HELLENIC CULTURE CENTRE

www.hcc.edu.gr

 

After 21 years of teaching Greek as a foreign language, in Ikaria Island, Lesvos Island and Athens, we are now in a new place. Since 2014 the Hellenic Culture Centre has been organizing the International Greek Language and Culture School in Santorini, this beautiful island with its emotive and evocative atmosphere. Our school is based in Megalochori, a traditional village with bright Cycladic colours. 

A vivid group of people coming from all over the world speak and express themselves in Greek, they sing, they dance and they participate in the cultural life of the island urged by a deep motive for knowledge, respect and love for the Greek language and culture. The spirit of Greek tradition and the restlessness of modern Greece will come to life with sounds and words expressing universal and timeless values as conceived by the Greek feeling.

 

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“Man plans and God laughs!” 😊 

Due to COVID-19 crisis, the Greek Language and Culture International School in Santorini will only offer private courses together with all relevant cultural activities. Come with your friends and relatives and enjoy exclusive services! One to one Greek Language lessons will be offered throughout  2020 for as many hours as you wish. Create your own flexible programme for Language and Holidays! 

 

Click here for the start dates, levels and fees.

WHAT WE OFFER 

  • Intensive 1-week Modern Greek Language Programmes* for non-native speakers (20+7 hours). The 1-week programme runs Monday to Friday from 9:00 to 13:30 or 11:30 to 16:30. The training fee incudes one 7-hour interactive outdoor workshop which takes place every Saturday. In Greek (All teachers speak at least two foreign languages, if needed). 
  • 2-hour Greek Language Crash Course. For visitors of Santorini who wish to have a first contact with the magic of Greek.
  • Private, tailor-made Greek Language Courses. In Greek (All teachers speak at least two foreign languages, if needed). Click here for the fees for private lessons.
  • Activities Menu. A tailor-made programme of cultural activities which offers an introduction to the rich local history and traditions of the Aegean. In Greek and English. Students of the Intensive Modern Greek Language Programmes can choose any activity at a reduced rate. Scheduled activities take place according to the number of persons interested. Click here for more information.

*The intensive Greek Language programmes can be extended upon request

LOCATION

Santorini doesn’t need any special references. It has been ranked as one of the ten most beautiful islands in the world, and its volcanic landscape takes your breath away.

Megalochori is located 7 km away from Fira, the capital of the island. It has kept its traditional colours and it is one of the few villages that have been declared “traditional settlements”. It is surrounded by vineyards and has many churches famous for their ornate bell towers, white Cycladic houses and narrow streets.

Megalochori is very closed to Pyrgos and Emporeio. All three villages are not very popular touristic sites, they are quiet and peaceful even in August and they offer many options for accommodation and food at lower prices.

You’ll find our school in the second entrance of Megalochori, right across the street from Geromanolis tavern. 

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ACCOMMODATION

Students and guests stay in hotels and pensions in Megalochori at special reduced rates. Contact us for accommodation list and special prices for our students.

TRAVEL TO SANTORINI


The Hellenic Culture Centre is a private organization specialized in teaching Greek as a Second and as a Foreign Language. The promotion of the Greek Language and the Greek Culture worldwide, as well as the development of the linguistic and intercultural skills in every citizen in the framework of the multicultural environment, are its aims.

It started working in 1995 on Ikaria island, the Aegean Sea, where it organized with great success during ten years one of the first summer schools for Greek in Greece, with Greek courses, cultural activities and teacher training for teachers of Greek as a foreign language. It continued its actions in Athens, where it is now based, and in selected places in Greece and abroad (Lesvos Island, Aegean Sea- Brussels).

Teacher training in didactic Methodology is complemented by seminars in Intercultural Education, in Adult Education and Education for Peace.

The Centre's staff is experienced and specialized teachers (philologists, linguists, translators) as well as special associates (lawyers, economists, social anthropologists, sociologists, political scientists) who work in teaching and research fields. It cooperates with relevant organizations in Greece and abroad and participates in national, European and international projects.

FAQ

Where can I find the application form and who do I submit it to?

• In each European country a National Agency (ΝΑ) -usually a Ministry of Education department- is responsible for receiving the application and approving the grants. Eligibility criteria are generally the same, but they may be some differences amongst different countries.
• You will have to check your eligibility with the NA of the country you live in, and download the application form from its web-site. You will find the form under Mobility Programmes Grundtvig and Comenius. In some European countries you will also find the form under the designation "In-Service-Training". You may also contact your National Agency by mail or phone asking for the application form for the GRUNDTVIG/COMENIUS programmes. You can find a list with links to the national agencies of the different countries HERE.

FAQ

Do I need to be part of an organization that will “send” me for the training?

YES, A SENDING ORGANIZATION HAS TO STAMP AND SIGN YOUR APPLICATION.
Sending organizations can be:
• Institutions or organizations that offer any kind of training to adults (e.g. Associations, Chambers of Commerce, Research Centres, Public organizations, Universities, Vocational Training Centres, Trade Unions, Group of companies, private enterprises, publishing Houses, Libraries, etc, providing or planning to provide adult learning opportunities to people, including people of Greek origin);
Hellenic Communities in Europe;
Associations and representatives of people involved in Adult Education;
Bodies providing guidance, counseling and information services relating to any aspect of Adult Education;
Foreign Language Schools both public or private;
Not-for-profit organizations, voluntary bodies, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs);
Organizations responsible for systems and policies concerning any aspect of Adult Education at local, regional and national level;
Research centres and enterprises;
Higher education institutions;
A Primary or secondary School that also has some children of Greek origin;
ANY ORGANIZATION THAT OFFERS SOME KIND OF TRAINING TO ADULTS

FAQ

Who can apply?

A wide range of people can apply for grants, for example:

Teachers at a Greek Community (learning Greek dances, Greek culture, Greek History etc);
Staff involved in helping/ supporting Greeks abroad to integrate to their host countries;
Volunteers who work with organizing cultural and educational initiatives for people of Greek origin;
Heads and managerial staff of institutions/ organizations (NGOs, Associations, Chambers of Commerce, Research Centres, Public organizations, Universities, Vocational Training Centres, Trade Unions, Group of companies, a private enterprise, publishing Houses, libraries, NGOs etc) providing adult learning opportunities to people, including people of Greek origin;
Counselors or career advisors (who also wish to work with Greeks);
Inspectors or advisors in the field of language teaching;
Teachers in a primary or secondary school;
Staff working with persons at risk, for example, mediators, who wish to learn a new language and add it in their working languages;
Staff involved in intercultural adult education or working with migrant Greek workers;
Staff working with adults of any nationality with specific educational needs
• Qualified and practicing teachers of Greek as a foreign language;
Trainers of foreign language teachers;
Teachers re-training as a foreign language teacher;
Unemployed adult educators / those wishing to reintegrate into adult education after an interruption- and wishing to extend the languages they speak in order to find work
Adult educators in any field and the trainers of such educators (providing that their adult education institution has Greeks as actual or prospective clients)
Additional categories of adult education staff at the discretion of national authorities

FAQ

For which of your courses can I take a grant?

For which of your courses can I take a grant?

Search for the Hellenic Culture Centre's Teacher Training Seminars and Greek Language Courses in GRUNDTVIG/ COMENIUS Courses' database and see their detailed description (session dates, fees, programme day-by-day):

Teacher Training Seminars
• GREEK AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE: Ref No GR-2009-067-004
• TEACHER TRAINING: GREEK TO NON-NATIVE SPEAKERS: Ref No GR-2009-066-004
• I TEACH GREEK: Ref No GR-2009-083-004
• TEACHING GREEK TO ADULTS: Ref No GR-2009-068-003
• LEARNING TO TEACH GREEK: Ref No GR-2009-069-003

Greek Language Courses

- GREECE, LANGUAGE AND CULTURE: Fast-paced course on Greek language and culture - Level A0 (GR-2013-249-002)

- GREECE, LANGUAGE AND CULTURE: Fast-paced course on Greek language and culture - Level A1 (GR-2013-250-002)

- GREECE, LANGUAGE AND CULTURE: Fast-paced course on Greek language and culture - Level A2 (GR-2013-251-002)

- GREECE, LANGUAGE AND CULTURE: Fast-paced course on Greek language and culture - Level B1 (GR-2013-252-002)

- GREECE, LANGUAGE AND CULTURE: Fast-paced course on Greek language and culture - Level B2 (GR-2013-253-002)

- GREECE, LANGUAGE AND CULTURE: Fast-paced course on Greek language and culture - Level C1 (GR-2013-254-002) 

- GREECE, LANGUAGE AND CULTURE: Fast-paced course on Greek language and culture - Level C2 (GR-2013-255-002)

Ευρωπαϊκά Projects

Cross Cultural Friends

Επίσκεψη σε ανθρακωρυχείο στο Katowice, Πολωνία, Μάρτιος 2009To project «Making Cross Cultural Friends» υλοποιείται από Εταιρική Σύμπραξη του προγράμματος Grundtvig για την περίοδο 2008-2010, στην οποία, πέραν του Κέντρου Ελληνικού Πολιτισμού, συμμετέχουν οργανισμοί εκπαίδευσης ενηλίκων από την Ισπανία, την Πολωνία, τη Γαλλία, την Αγγλία και την Ιταλία. Στόχος είναι η ενίσχυση των διαπολιτσμικών δεξιοτήτων των σπουδαστών αλλά και του προσωπικού των οργανισμών που συμμετέχουν, ώστε να μειωθούν τα εμπόδια που παρουσιάζονται από την έλλειψη κατανόησης για τους διαφορετικούς πολιτισμούς.

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