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NEW MUSIC PROGRAM | THE EPIRUS ENSEMBLE

Cycle: September 18, 2021-June 30, 2022

Classes commence on September 18, 2021 and include three 1.5 hour online sessions per month. For more information and to register for classes, please send an e-mail to: epirusensemble@gmail.com. Use the PayPal link below to make your payment once you are confirmed for registration. 

Tuition: Epirus Ensemble
 

 

2021-2022 LANGUAGE COURSE SCHEDULE* AT THE GREEK INSTITUTE

*Please Note: All Courses Are Offered via ZOOM Online Until Further Notice.

  • Cycle I: September 6, 2021-November 12, 2021.
  • Cycle II: November 15-19, 2021; Thanksgiving Break: November 22-26, 2021; Classes resume November 29-December 23, 2021; Holiday Break: December 24, 2021-January 2, 2022; Classes resume January 3-February 4, 2022.
  • Cycle III: February 7-April 15, 2022. 
  • Cycle IV: April 18-June 24, 2022. 
  • 4-Week Summer Session: July 5-July 30, 2022. 
  • Summer Break: August 1-September 5, 2022. 
IF YOU ARE REGISTERING FOR A CLASS ONE WEEK PRIOR TO THE COMMENCEMENT OF THE LEARNING CYCLE, PLEASE MAKE SURE TO CONTACT THE GREEK INSTITUTE VIA EMAIL: GREEKINST@VERIZON.NET TO ENSURE THAT (1) YOUR CLASS IS AVAILABLE (2) THERE IS ROOM IN THE CLASS. THANK YOU.

 

"The Greek language is Greece's most precious gift to the world.  The loftiest ideas and
most refined sentiments have been expressed through the Greek language."

    - Athan Anagnostopoulos, Founder & Director ~ May His Memory Be Eternal

Since the fall of 1990, The Greek Institute has been offering a full range of Greek language courses including Ancient, New Testament, and Modern Greek.

We provide students with an opportunity to study Greek in a supportive, yet academically challenging environment. 

Our teachers are highly qualified and experienced. Traditionally, there are no more than 10-12 students in each class.  In some instances, our students have been able to fulfill their foreign language requirements at both the college and high school levels. Our standards and expectations both for staff and students are kept at a high level of excellence.
 


TO REGISTER

Due to the Coronavirus emergency, all registrations will be paid for online. If you would prefer to send a check or money order, please mail it to: The Greek Institute, 1038 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138 and send an e-mail to greekinst@verizon.net to notify us regarding which class you have registered for and that a check has been sent. 

All Greek classes have been moved to the online ZOOM platform until further notice. 

If you have any questions, or would like more information, please e-mail us at greekinst@verizon.net or call us at 617.547.4770.

 


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Members contribute greatly to the success of the Institute. It is with their
support that we are able to sustain our high quality educational and
cultural programs, our special projects and publications, and our Neoclassic
building. Of course, you do not have to be a member of the Greek Institute to take
classes. But as a member, you will receive:

  • 10% discount on all courses
  • Invitations to all lectures, art exhibitions, and regular events
  • The Greek Institute newsletter
  • A 10% discount on all bookstore items

To become a member, please click here to access the form.

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ANCIENT GREEK

With 5th century Athens as our starting point, we will rapidly immerse ourselves in the language and culture of the ancient Greeks. As part of our introduction to the language, we will encounter poets, philosophers, and historical figures, whose works and contributions have left a lasting imprint on Western culture. While our primary focus will be on language study, we will also take time to delve into various aspects of Ancient Greek culture and civilization, including religion, history, mythology, art, and architecture. By the end of the course, students will not only have a basic understanding of Ancient Greek vocabulary and grammar, but also, and most importantly, an appreciation for why the study of ancient Greece and her language is as relevant to us today as it has ever been. No prior knowledge of Greek required.

Texts: 2nd edition of the JACT Reading Greek textbook. You will need to obtain two volumes: Text & Vocabulary and Grammar & Exercises. Supplemental readings and materials will be provided by the instructor.

Textbooks must be purchased seperately and shipped directly to you, and are not included in the cost for the class. Due to the Covid-19 current situation, new students are asked to order their books directly from: 

Website:   GreeceInPrint.com

Search:     By Title 

Call:          Greece In Print: 201-664-3494. 

*Please make sure you mention The Greek Institute when you order.

 

INTRODUCTORY ANCIENT GREEK: RETURNING STUDENTS 

For those who joined Introductory Ancient Greek as NEW STUDENTS in Cycle I (September, 2021). An introduction to the grammar, syntax, and vocabulary of ancient Greek, with selected readings from original texts.  Our goal will be to encounter as much Greek as possible, as soon as possible, in order to build reading skills and gain an appreciation for the beauty of the Greek language.

 

Wednesdays, 6:00-7:15pm, begins November 17, 2021, 10 weeks, $225 with Jesse Sawyer. For additional materials & options, see pull-down menu below. This class requires the purchase of books (see above). 10-weeks, $225. This class is for NEW Introductory Ancient Greek students. 

 
Intro Ancient Grk: New Students
  

CLICK HERE TO ACCESS THE ZOOM LINK FOR THIS CLASS

 JUST IN CASE: Passcode | 260927

 

INTERMEDIATE ANCIENT GREEK: RETURNING STUDENTS

For those with no prior knowledge. An introduction to the grammar, syntax, and vocabulary of ancient Greek, with selected readings from original texts.  Our goal will be to encounter as much Greek as possible, as soon as possible, in order to build reading skills and gain an appreciation for the beauty of the Greek language.

Wednesdays, 7:15-8:30pm, begins November 17, 2021, 10 weeks, $225 with Jesse Sawyer. For additional materials & options, see pull-down menu below. This class requires the purchase of books (see above). 10-weeks, $225. This class is for RETURNING Ancient Greek students. 

 
Intermediate Ancient Grk: Returning Students

CLICK HERE TO ACCESS THE ZOOM LINK FOR THIS CLASS

JUST IN CASE: Passcode | 260927

 

READING ANCIENT GREEK

In this course we will read selections of ancient Greek poetry and prose, from Homer to the New Testament.  Although our primary goal will be to develop strong reading skills, we will also discuss the history of Greek literature and its development from oral tradition to the very foundation of Western Civilization.  In addition to the selected readings, during the second half of the course the class will choose a particular author for further directed study.  Prerequisite: One year of Greek.

  • This class is not available in the current Cycle unless there is demand from 3 or more students. If you are interested in this class, please e-mail The Greek Institute at greekinst@verizon.net. 

     

    MODERN GREEK

    Our study of the modern Greek language will include the three major aspects of reading, writing, and conversation. Conversation will be emphasized. We will learn the alphabet, correct pronunciation, grammar, and syntax. We will learn basic vocabulary, the simple present tense, noun gender, adjectives, and simple sentence structure. Students will continually expand their vocabulary, also with words which correspond to and strengthen their English vocabulary. Thousands of words such as economy, politics, democracy, poetry, history, philosophy, music, theater, and countless others are part of our everyday vocabulary. The study of Greek will also strengthen the learner's understanding of basic grammatical structure in English. At the end of the first ten weeks, students will be able to carry on basic conversation in Greek. No prior knowledge of Greek is required. An intermediate level class is also available for those beyond the beginning level.

     

    INTRODUCTORY MODERN GREEK 

    For those with no prior knowledge, introduction to the alphabet, correct pronunciation, grammar, and syntax of the Greek language.  Basic vocabulary, simple present tense, noun gender, adjectives, and simple sentence structure are included.  Reading and writing skills are developed.  Conversation is emphasized.  Core textbook used is "Ellinika sto Pi kai Fi (Modern Greek in no Time)". This book is geared toward adult learners, and is the result of substantial teaching, research and needs analysis conducted at the School of Modern Greek Language at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Supplementary materials.  

    Textbooks must be purchased separately and shipped directly to you. The cost of the textbooks are not included in the cost for the class. See pull-down menu below. Due to the Covid-19 current situation, new students are asked to order their books directly from: 

    Website:   GreeceInPrint.com

    Search:     By Title 

    Call:          Greece In Print: 201-664-3494. 

    *Please make sure you mention The Greek Institute when you order.

     
     
    RETURNING STUDENTS

    Tuesdays 7:30-8:45pm, begins begins November 16, 2021, 10 weeks, $225 with Maria Apostolopoulou. For additional materials & options, see pull-down menu below. This class requires the purchase of books (see above). 10-weeks, $225. This class is for NEW Introductory Modern Greek students. 

     
    Intro Modern Grk: New Students
      

    CLICK HERE TO ACCESS THE ZOOM LINK FOR THIS CLASS

    JUST IN CASE: One tap mobile | +13017158592,,87805176840# US (Washington DC)

     

    Wednesdays, 7:30-8:45pm, begins November 17, 2021, 10 weeks, $225 with Elli Georgiadou. For additional materials & options, see pull-down menu below. This class requires the purchase of books (see above). 10-weeks, $225. This class is for NEW Introductory Modern Greek students. 

     
    Intro Modern Grk: New Students
      

    CLICK HERE TO ACCESS THE ZOOM LINK FOR THIS CLASS

    JUST IN CASE: One tap mobile | +16465588656,,88563914995# US (New York)

     

    Thursdays, 6:00-7:15pm, begins November 18, 2021, 10 weeks, $225 with Maria Apostolopoulou. For additional materials & options, see pull-down menu below. This class requires the purchase of books (see above). 10-weeks, $225. This class is for NEW Introductory Modern Greek students. 

     
    Intro Modern Grk: New Students
      

    CLICK HERE TO ACCESS THE ZOOM LINK FOR THIS CLASS

    JUST IN CASE: One tap mobile | +13017158592,,87805176840# US (Washington DC)

     

    Tuesdays 6:00-7:15pm, begins begins November 16, 2021, 10 weeks, $225 with Maria Apostolopoulou. For additional materials & options, see pull-down menu below. This class requires the purchase of books (see above). 10-weeks, $225. This class is for RETURNING students. 

    Intro Modern Grk: Returning Students

    CLICK HERE TO ACCESS THE ZOOM LINK FOR THIS CLASS

     

    Wednesdays 7:30-8:45pm, begins begins November 17, 2021, 10 weeks, $225 with Maria Apostolopoulou. For additional materials & options, see pull-down menu below. This class requires the purchase of books (see above). 10-weeks, $225. This class is for RETURNING students and used to be on Thursdays at 6:00PM EST. 

    Intro Modern Grk: Returning Students

      

    CLICK HERE TO ACCESS THE ZOOM LINK FOR THIS CLASS

     

    Thursdays 6:00-7:15pm, begins begins November 18, 2021, 10 weeks, $225 with Elli Georgiadou. For additional materials & options, see pull-down menu below. This class requires the purchase of books (see above). 10-weeks, $225. This class is for RETURNING students. 

    Intro Modern Grk: Returning Students

    CLICK HERE TO ACCESS THE ZOOM LINK FOR THIS CLASS

     

    Thursdays 6:00-7:15pm, begins November 18, 2021, 10 weeks, $225 with Angeliki Asprouli. For additional materials & options, see pull-down menu below. This class requires the purchase of books (see above). 10-weeks, $225. This class is for RETURNING students.

     
    Intro Modern Grk: Returning Students
      

    CLICK HERE TO ACCESS THE ZOOM LINK FOR THIS CLASS

    PASSCODE: 346107 | JUST IN CASE: One tap mobile | +16699009128,,83950464259# US (San Jose)

     

    Thursdays 7:30-8:45pm, begins begins November 18, 2021, 10 weeks, $225 with Maria Apostolopoulou. For additional materials & options, see pull-down menu below. This class requires the purchase of books (see above). 10-weeks, $225. This class is for RETURNING students.

     
    Intro Modern Grk: Returning Students
      

    CLICK HERE TO ACCESS THE ZOOM LINK FOR THIS CLASS

     

    West Coast Introductory Modern Greek class with Angeliki Asprouli, Mondays, begins the week of November 15, 2021, 10 weeks, $225. 10-weeks, $225. This class is for RETURNING students. 

     
     
    Intro Modern Grk: Returning Students
      

    CLICK HERE TO ACCESS THE ZOOM LINK FOR THIS CLASS

    PASSCODE: 346107 | JUST IN CASE: One tap mobile | +16699009128,,83950464259# US (San Jose)

     

    MODERN GREEK, BEGINNING I 

    For those continuing on from Introductory Greek. Basic vocabulary, simple present tense, noun gender, adjectives, and simple sentence structure are included.  Reading and writing skills are developed.  Conversation is emphasized. Core textbook used is "Ellinika sto Pi kai Fi (Modern Greek in no Time). This book is geared toward adult learners, and is the result of substantial teaching, research and needs analysis conducted at the School of Modern Greek Language at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Some classes will continue on to utilize the A1 Beginning Greek book depending on the pace and level of the class.  

    Textbooks must be purchased separately and shipped directly to you. The cost of the textbooks are not included in the cost for the class. See pull-down menu below. Due to the Covid-19 current situation, new students are asked to order their books directly from: 

    Website:   GreeceInPrint.com

    Search:     By Title 

    Call:          Greece In Print: 201-664-3494. 

    *Please make sure you mention The Greek Institute when you order. Supplementary textbooks and materials are also used.  

     

    Tuesdays 6:00-7:15pm, begins November 16, 2021, 10 weeks, $225 with Elli GeorgiadouFor additional materials & options, see pull-down menu below. This class is for RETURNING students, but new students at this level are welcome, please contact The Greek Institute at greekinst@verizon.net if you are interested in registering for this course. 

    Modern Grk Beg I

    CLICK HERE TO ACCESS THE ZOOM LINK FOR THIS CLASS

     

    Tuesdays 7:30-8:45pm, begins November 16, 2021, 10 weeks, $200 with Elli Georgiadou. For additional materials & options, see pull-down menu below. This class is for RETURNING students, but new students at this level are welcome, please contact The Greek Institute if you are interested in registering for this course. 

    Modern Grk Beg I 

    CLICK HERE TO ACCESS THE ZOOM LINK FOR THIS CLASS

     

    Thursdays 7:30-8:45pm, begins November 18, 2021, 10 weeks, $225 with Elli GeorgiadouFor additional materials & options, see pull-down menu below. This class is for RETURNING students, but new students at this level are welcome, please contact The Greek Institute at greekinst@verizon.net if you are interested in registering for this course. 

    Modern Grk Beg I

    CLICK HERE TO ACCESS THE ZOOM LINK FOR THIS CLASS

     

    MODERN GREEK, BEGINNING II

    Reading, writing, and conversational skills acquired in Beginning I are further developed. Vocabulary is expanded.  Dialogues are more sophisticated. Students learn the simple past and simple future tenses, and more complex sentence structure. Active participation is always emphasized. The book that will be used for this course is Ellinika Gia Sas A1 + Supplementary materials. 

    Textbooks must be purchased separately and shipped directly to you. The cost of the textbooks are not included in the cost for the class. See pull-down menu below. Due to the Covid-19 current situation, new students are asked to order their books directly from: 

    Website:   GreeceInPrint.com

    Search:     By Title 

    Call:          Greece In Print: 201-664-3494. 

    *Please make sure you mention The Greek Institute when you order. Supplementary textbooks and materials are also used.  

     

    Thursday 6:00-7:15pm, begins November 18, 2021, 10 weeks, $225 with Lia Triarhou.For additional materials & options, see pull-down menu below. This class is for RETURNING students, but new students at this level are welcome, please contact The Greek Institute at greekinst@verizon.net if you are interested in registering for this course. 

    Modern Grk Beg II 

    CLICK HERE TO ACCESS THE ZOOM LINK FOR THIS CLASS

    JUST IN CASE: One tap mobile | +16465588656,,253734460# US (New York)

     

    Thursday 7:30-8:45pm, begins November 18, 2021, 10 weeks, $225 with Lia TriarhouFor additional materials & options, see pull-down menu below. This class is for RETURNING students, but new students at this level are welcome, please contact The Greek Institute at greekinst@verizon.net if you are interested in registering for this course. 

    Modern Grk Beg II 

    CLICK HERE TO ACCESS THE ZOOM LINK FOR THIS CLASS

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    MODERN GREEK, INTERMEDIATE I

    More advanced vocabulary and grammar introduced, with increased fluency in reading. Class conducted entirely in Greek. Emphasis on conversation. The book that will be used for this course is Ellinika Gia Sas A2 + Supplementary materials. 

    Textbooks must be purchased separately and shipped directly to you. The cost of the textbooks are not included in the cost for the class. See pull-down menu below. Due to the Covid-19 current situation, new students are asked to order their books directly from: 

    Website:   GreeceInPrint.com

    Search:     By Title 

    Call:          Greece In Print: 201-664-3494. 

    *Please make sure you mention The Greek Institute when you order. Supplementary textbooks and materials are also used.

     

    Tuesdays 7:30-8:45pm, begins November 16, 2021, 10 weeks, $225 with Lia TriarhouThis class is for RETURNING students, but new students at this level are welcome, please contact The Greek Institute at greekinst@verizon.net if you are interested in registering for this course. 

    Modern Grk Intermediate I 

    CLICK HERE TO ACCESS THE ZOOM LINK FOR THIS CLASS

    JUST IN CASE: One tap mobile | +16465588656,108604018# US (New York)

     

    Wednesdays 6:00-7:15pm, begins November 17, 2021, 10 weeks, $225 with Lia TriarhouThis class is for RETURNING students, but new students at this level are welcome, please contact The Greek Institute at greekinst@verizon.net if you are interested in registering for this course. 

    Modern Grk Intermediate I

    CLICK HERE TO ACCESS THE ZOOM LINK FOR THIS CLASS 

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    MODERN GREEK, INTERMEDIATE II ADVANCED CONVERSATION

    Students will focus on developing vocabulary and expressions for use in everyday life. Role playing exercises, oral drills, and reading from modern Greek literature will be included. Class will be conducted entirely in Greek.  (Students who are Beginning Level III or Intermediate Level I qualify for this class.) The book that will be used for this course is Ellinika Gia Sas B1 + Supplementary materials. 

    Textbooks must be purchased separately and shipped directly to you. The cost of the textbooks are not included in the cost for the class. See pull-down menu below. Due to the Covid-19 current situation, new students are asked to order their books directly from: 

    Website:   GreeceInPrint.com

    Search:     By Title 

    Call:          Greece In Print: 201-664-3494. 

    *Please make sure you mention The Greek Institute when you order. Supplementary textbooks and materials are also used.  

     

    Tuesdays 6:00-7:15 pm, begins November 16, 2021, 10 weeks, $225 with Lia TriarhouFor additional materials & options, see pull-down menu below. This class is for RETURNING students, but new students at this level are welcome, please contact The Greek Institute at greekinst@verizon.net if you are interested in registering for this course. 

    Modern Grk Intermediate II

    CLICK HERE TO ACCESS THE ZOOM LINK FOR THIS CLASS

    JUST IN CASE: One tap mobile | +16465588656,,504855589# US (New York)

     
     

    Wednesdays 7:30-8:45 pm, begins November 17, 2021, 10 weeks, $225 with Lia TriarhouFor additional materials & options, see pull-down menu below. This class is for RETURNING students, but new students at this level are welcome, please contact The Greek Institute at greekinst@verizon.net if you are interested in registering for this course. 

    Modern Grk Intermediate II

    CLICK HERE TO ACCESS THE ZOOM LINK FOR THIS CLASS

    JUST IN CASE: One tap mobile | +16465588656,,997926170# US (New York)

     

    GREEK LANGUAGE TUTORIALS

    Private sessions designed to meet individual needs of the student.  Available at all levels and offered throughout the year.  Schedule flexible to accommodate student and teacher. All tutorials are currently being held online via the ZOOM platform. Textbooks available through Greece In Print (see above), and as recommended by your instructor. $45 per 60-minute session; $60 per 90-minute session. Tutorials must be purchased in "bundles" of 5 and paid in advance. See pull-down menu below to calculate your pricing.

    Greek Language Tutorials

     

    AN INTRODUCTION TO KOINE: NEW TESTAMENT GREEK

    This course will consist of an intensive and systematic study of the basic grammatical and syntactical forms of New Testament Greek. Selected readings will include some of the most well-known passages in the New Testament. 

    • This class is not available in the current Cycle unless there is demand from 3 or more students. If you are interested in this class, please e-mail The Greek Institute at greekinst@verizon.net. 
     

     

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