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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...

The Magic of the Greek Language — in a Spanish Song

This oldie by an Argentinian musical group called Apurimac, featuring Greek singer Elli Paspala, is the living proof that there indeed are thousands of Greek words in every language. Apurimac created this song, entitled “My Last Tango in Athens” which...

Greek Language Day: The Mother of All Western Languages

The Greek language now has its own World Day, which is celebrated annually every February 9, the day which also honors the memory of Greece's national poet Dionysios Solomos, who wrote Greece's national anthem ''Hymn to Liberty.'' This celebration seeks to...

Why I Love the Summer Greek Language Camp

By Ada Leivada The following is the story of Dimitris, a Greek-American teenager and student of Greek Lessons OnLine, who shares his experience of the time he spent in Greece at the school's summer camp. Unlike other boys of his...

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...