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Ada Leivada

Zooming Becomes Vital Learning and Social Connection in Our New Normal

By Ada Leivada If you are one of the tens of millions of people who are working online right now, you are probably teleconferencing a great deal, or “Zooming,” using one of the most popular teleconferencing platforms. However, teleconferences are currently...

Greek Grandparenting From a Distance: Coronavirus Challenges Precious Bonds

By Ada Leivada “...the miracle of medicine in 2020 is to extend the quality of life of people, many of whom are our mothers and fathers, our grandmothers and grandfathers. We honor and respect everybody. But most importantly we honor...

An Unforgettable Easter 2020 for Greeks at Heart

By Ada Leivada Greek Easter, or Pascha, is not an easy concept to describe to people without Greek bonds. It is something you take for granted but you find yourself missing if you are traveling or are away from Greece...

"Greek" Solutions to Use Technology Creatively with Your Kids While Staying at Home

By Ada Leivada Since the outbreak of the new coronavirus in China, the whole world is facing the ramifications of an unprecedented pandemic that will gravely influence the near future. In the last few weeks, when the virus has most...

Coronavirus Pandemic Forces Greeks to Switch to Online Learning

By Ada Leivada While factories, shops, cafes, restaurants, hotels and even airline companies are trying to figure out how they will survive the financial catastrophe that the new coronavirus brings with it, businesses are finding ways to remain operational by...

The Greek Language is the Greatest Ambassador of Hellenism

By Ada Leivada Whenever Greece faces challenges with its public image, such as the unfair comments made against Greeks during last decade’s devastating financial crisis, its greatest ambassador is always there to remind people of the importance of Hellenism for...

How to Greek Up Your Valentine's Day

By Ada Leivada Relationships are hard, and those with partners who speak another language as a native can find them even harder. If you are in a mixed-language relationship you might often find it difficult to express your feelings in...

Learning to Speak Greek Without Studying Any Grammar

By Ada Leivada Learning Greek can admittedly be quite challenging. A new vocabulary, different syntax, unfamiliar sounds, and rules of grammar could result in a new student feeling quite overwhelmed. While all of these aspects are essential parts of what makes...

Language Experts Stress Early Start to Learning Greek

By Ada Leivada Did you know that according to recent language research it seems that it takes only a few seconds for people to decide how they feel about someone based on the way they speak? Linguists claim that simply...

Five New Year Resolutions to Boost Your Greekness

By Ada Leivada Every New Year’s, we try to think of our resolutions for the new year. “This year I will join the gym,” “This year I will get promoted,” ”This year I will eat better,” “This year I will...