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Why learn Greek

There are many reasons to take Greek classes. If you are reading this, you are probably already considering learning the Greek language or continuing your studies in it. Modern Greek is spoken by 13 million people around the world. Why learn Greek? Here are a few reasons why:

The Language of STEAM

STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Architecture

Learning Greek gives learners a deeper understanding of these fields since much of the vocabulary used is derived from Greek words. Many of the foundational texts in science, especially astronomy, mathematics and logic are written in Greek.

These are just a few words that are derived from Greek:

αρχιτεκτονική – architektonikh = architecture

μαθηματικά – mathimatikά = mathematics

φυσική – phisikí = physics

χημεία – chimeίa = chemistry

 

A beautiful country

Visiting Greece at least once is on everyone’s bucket list. The Greeks are known for their hospitality and friendliness. Being able to speak a little Greek when you visit the country will help you experience what the Greek lifestyle is really all about. You can’t get a real Greek experience if you don’t sit at a cafe and know how to order a Greek coffee or if you do not know some of the most popular non-touristy Greek foods to order when you sit a a tavern after your swim in one of the stunning beaches.

Understand more languages

Knowing a foreign language can help you better understand any language. Knowing Greek gives you an even greater advantage since it is the root language for many languages. By learning Greek, you will be able to understand words in many languages including English. Did you know around 25% of English words are of Greek origin?

History

Greece has the oldest history of written records in the Western world. The ancient Greeks contributed greatly to many fields including medicine, law and philosophy. Greek is the language of the Iliad and the Odyssey, epic poems that are studied by thousands across the globe.

Language of the EU

Greek is the official language of Greece and Cyprus and one of the 24 official languages of the EU. The Greek language was incorporated in 1981 and since then all official documents are required to be translated into Greek as well.

A beautiful language

What a beautiful language!

Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (by the United Nations):

Όλοι οι άνθρωποι γεννιούνται ελεύθεροι και ίσοι στην αξιοπρέπεια και τα δικαιώματα. Είναι προικισμένοι με λογική και συνείδηση, και οφείλουν να συμπεριφέρονται μεταξύ τους με πνεύμα αδελφοσύνης. – Modern Greek

Óli i ánthropi yeniúnde eléftheri ke ísi stin aksioprépia ke ta dhikeómata. Íne prikizméni me loyikí ke sinídhisi, ke ofílun na simberiféronde metaksí tus me pnévma adhelfosínis. — Modern Greek in Transcription

All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood. – Translation

From Wikipedia

It’s fun!

When you learn Greek, you don’t just learn the language. You learn about the people, the culture, the way of life. Can’t wait to get started? Our experienced teachers would love to see you in the classroom.whether online or offline. Contact us now!

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