Hellenic International Studies in the Arts intensive summer program includes cultural study, photography and journalism and creative writing. Short stories, memoirs and autobiographic journals are all covered.

MODERN GREEK LANGUAGE I & II

Modern Greek Language I
This course is an introduction to Modern Greek language in the first of two sequential semester classes. It is designed for students wishing to learn Greek as it is written and spoken in Greece today. As well as learning the basic grammar and the skills necessary to read texts of moderate difficulty and to converse on a wide range of topics, students explore the Modern Greek cultural landscape and living habits, participating in field trips as part of their assignments. Thus, this introduction to the language aids a cultural immersion into the whole of contemporary Greek society. 3 credits.

Modern Greek Language II
This course is an introduction to Modern Greek language in the second of two sequential semester classes. This course deepens students' familiarity with the formal aspects of the language and broadens their vocabulary. Students will progress beyond the basic level of competence in listening, speaking, reading, and writing, as well as participate in cultural activities outside the classroom. 3 credits.

As well as learning the basic grammar and the skills necessary to read texts of moderate difficulty and to converse on a wide range of topics, students explore the Modern Greek cultural landscape and living habits, participating in field trips as part of their assignments. Thus, this introduction to the language aids a cultural immersion into the whole of contemporary Greek society. Building on the fundamental linguistic constructs of the Modern Greek language, a communicative methodology is employed to get students speaking Greek in a natural way within their environment as soon as possible. Classroom exercises are applied in a “real world” arena at once, as the teacher walks the village streets with the group interacting with the community.