Greek Language

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...

Part of Sir Isaac Newton’s Manuscripts Were Written in Greek

  The notebooks in which Isaac Newton worked out the theories on which much of classical science is based were partly written in Greek, proving that in seventeenth century England, the knowledge of the Greek language was so widespread that...

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...

Kids from Around the World Learning Greek Online Host Unique Christmas Party

By Ada Leivada Christmas is the biggest celebration around the world; a joyous affair for families and communities where its members get together to create traditions and celebrate. Greek Lessons OnLine takes pride in having created a close-knit online community that...

The Touching Story of Two Long Lost Friends Reconnecting Through Greek Lessons

By Ada Leivada A touching story of how two long lost friends were reunited after 20 years through learning Greek online has recently come to light. Teaching and learning Greek means means more than simply completing exercises on how use vocabulary...

A Summer Camp in Greece: Learning the Language and Having Fun While Doing It

By Ada Leivada While Christmas isn’t here yet, it's still never too early to start thinking about Summer plans, especially for those of us who must arrange long and expensive flights for the whole family. And it is definitely never...