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Melbourne’s La Trobe University Reinstates Greek Language Program

After receiving word that the Greek Community of Melbourne (GCM) will donate funds and help in increasing student enrollment, La Trobe University reversed its recent decision to cease offering the Greek language in its curriculum. The language will be taught...

Greek Among Sexiest Languages in the World, Study Finds

According to new research conducted by the e-learning platform Preply, Greek is the fifth-sexiest language after Russian, French, Portuguese, and Italian, which was rated the sexiest of all the world's languages. In the study, the heart rates of participants from...

Fifteen-Year-Old Greek Australian Wins Prestigious Greek Language Award

Greek Australian student Anastasia Rigopoulos, age fifteen, was recently given the European Union Delegation to Australia's "European Language Award" for her mastery of the Greek language. Although she has never visited Greece, Anastasia started speaking Greek at home with her...

Greece Sends Hundreds of Books to Latin American Diaspora

A shipment of over 400 Greek-language books has been sent to members of the diaspora in Latin America by the government of Greece. This is the first time that the Greek government has ever sent books to members of the...

New Greek Citizenship Test to Require Language Proficiency

As expected, prospective legislation that was brought before the Greek Parliament on Tuesday stipulates that foreign nationals who desire Greek citizenship must demonstrate proficiency in the Greek language. The prospective applicants must sit for exams and demonstrate proficiency in the...

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...