Greek Language

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...

Martyrs for the Greek Language: How the Orthodox Church Saved Greek During Ottoman Rule

The reason that the Greek language survived almost 400 years of Ottoman rule is mainly due to the Greek Orthodox Church, which protected and taught the language at a time of persecution of Greek culture and faith. The contribution of...

"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...

Hundreds of Students Celebrate Greek Language and Culture in Italy

Hundreds of students from Italy and Greece participated in the five-day-long celebration of the Greek language which took place in Naples this week. Prominent lecturers and historians explained how the Greek language developed, shaped and expressed the majority of scientific...

Blind Egyptian Student Earns Certificate of Excellence in Greek

  Using her determination and deep love of the Greek language and culture, a young, blind Egyptian girl was awarded a certificate of excellence in Greek at a ceremony held at the Greek Cultural Center of Cairo on Friday. Twenty year-old...

Speaking English Using Greek: The Historic Speech to World Bankers

As Greeks all over the world mark International Greek Language Day on February 9, many recall the speeches in English — peppered with Greek-origin words and phrases — given by economist and politician Xenophon Zolotas in the late 1950s. Zolotas...

International Greek Language Day to be Celebrated in Italy

The Greek community of Naples and Campania in Italy is organizing a week-long celebration of the Greek language to honor International Greek Language Day on February 9. The event is the brainchild Jannis Korinthios, a former lecturer of Greek Studies...