Learning Greek means more than learning a language

Are you thinking of learning a new language and Greek is among your possible choices? You may find below some arguments that can help you make up your mind.

First of all, believe it or not, Greek can help you improve your English. How is this possible? About 20% of all English vocabulary comes from Greek. Consequently, there are many words that can come in handy when you speak English and you know the Greek language. Take for example the sciences such as maths, medicine, chemistry, and astronomy. The vast majority of the relevant vocabulary and terminlogy derives from Greek. Let alone philosophy .

Undoubtedly, if you or your ancestors come from Greece,  another reason to learn Greek is to discover your mother country and your cultural roots. In this way, you will dive into the Greek culture and traditions and you could preserve them for the generations to come.

You must be thinking that learning Greek is a very difficult and time-consuming task. This is quite true but on the other hand, it may be challenging and motivating for the same reason. Don’t underestimate the fact that being able to speak Greek can give you access to the great Greek literature and other valuable texts from the ancient and contemporary Greek world. From Homer, Aristotle and Plato to the hellenistic period and the Eastern Roman Empire.

Last but not least, learning Greek with milaxana means learning the Greek culture at the same time. Our teaching method includes a lot of information about the Greek history and Greek customs. This is what we mean when we are refering to the term “experiential learning”. In other words, learning through experience.

What are you waiting for? Shall we begin?