Dialogue offers intensive courses for adults wanting to learn Greek, or improve their existing level of Greek.
Our programs combine language study, a chance to get to know Greece and Greek culture, and a vacation on the majestic island of Corfu.
Our students not only study the Greek language, but are also immersed in the culture, encountering local customs at first hand, seeing Greek history before their eyes, hearing its literature, poetry and songs, and so gaining a new understanding of the real Greece, its culture and people.
Visits to carefully chosen attractions enrich your experience. The setting is the beautiful historic island of Corfu, a crossroads of the Greek, Venetian, English and French civilizations. This rich cultural heritage can be glimpsed as you walk through the narrow, picturesque streets of Corfu Old Town (a UNESCO world heritage site), visit its marvelous monuments, and take in the breathtaking views. There is also the opportunity to encounter the natural beauty of the island. The countryside, with its abundance of olive groves and its traditional villages, has inspired painters such as Lear and Parthenis, as well as literary figures including the Durrell brothers, Solomos and Theotokis. While the beaches, with their clear blue waters, provided the last refuge to Ulysses, on his journey back to Ithaca.
The programs are intended for those:
who want to build up basic language proficiency in Greek
who want to improve upon their existing level of Greek language proficiency
who already speak Greek but want to deepen their knowledge of Greek culture as well as improving their language skills
who are part of the Greek Diaspora, living outside of Greece itself
who have a special interest in Greek literature, history, or art
who study Greek as part of a college course (such as archaeology or classics)