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Cultural Studies in Greece

Enosi organizes for the first time within the frame work of his activities the summer sections for learning the Greek language as well as the Greek civilization. The lessons will take place in Athens and other parts of the country.

The sections are addressed to:
1. University students / graduates
2. Individual visitors
3. Groups of visitors

The schedule includes:
A. Greek language
A1. Modern Greek
A2. Ancient Greek
B. Museum culture (the museum as a mean of inter civilizing communications)
C. Theatrical culture and tradition
D. Olympic games
E. Modern Greek tourism (Greek hospitality and gastronomy)
F. History and mythology
G. Ethnology – Anthropology and Folklore
H. Schools and tenseness of the Greek Philosophy

The lessons will be weekly (Monday – Friday) in groups of 5 – 10 persons. The duration of each seminar is settled from 1 week (20 hours) to 3 weeks (60 hours). The daily schedule includes 4 hours of teaching.

Within the frame work of the lessons are included modern methods of teaching such as slides, video presentations, educational visits to areas of cultural heritage, exhibitions, theatrical performances, places of natural beauty, etc in purpose to approach the Greek tradition.

Our personnel is composed of university graduates of Greek and English literature and humanization studies of education and sufficient knowledge of English language.

The time periods of the seminars are settled to July – August and July – September.

The weekly schedules are:

1 week schedule:
15 June – 21 June
22 July – 28 July
29 July – 4 August
5 August – 11 August
12 August – 18 August
19 August – 25 August
26 August – 1 September
2 September – 8 September
9 September – 15 September

2 weeks schedules:
15 July – 28 July
29 July – 11 August
12 August – 25 August
26 August – 8 September

3 weeks schedules:
15 July – 9 August
6 August – 24 August
19 August – 6 September
27 August – 21 September

The building in which the lessons will take place is on the center of Athens - Ipatias 6 – the downtown of the city wherefrom we can go through the historical and the modern part of the capital.

On the schedule’s gratings are also included:
1. Library (Greek and Foreigner Books)
2. Library with Greek Films
3. Cassettes and CD’ s with Greek music
4. Internet access

Lessons program
The lessons will be made from 09:30 am – 13:30 pm or 13:00 pm – 17:00 pm Monday to Thursday. On Fridays and the weekends cultural and educational visits will be made.

Residence – Feeding
1. Hostels or Hotels (residence)
2. Hostels or hotels (residence – feeding)
3. Selected families (residence)

Lessons schedules

Dates / sections (See the detail program. Each lesson will be set forth on 1, 2 or 3 weeks)

Lessons brief description

A. Greek Language
It aims to the introduction of students into structure and everlasting function of Greek Language and to familiarize them with the codes of understanding and construction of the Greek civilization on its everlasting course.

Students interested could choose either the Ancient Greek Language or the Modern one. In both cases the lessons are conducted according to the level of the students (elementary – advanced).

B. Museums proceedings
This lesson is referred to the theories of inter courses and to the manner that they have influenced the communication as a fundamental operation of the museum. The museum is examined as a mean of mass communication within the frames of theoretical approach the stages of museum’s exhibitions development are presented extensively.

It is also examined the usefulness of modern technologies on the museum functions and the preoccupation about these. Practical exercises on museum and foreseen.

C. Theatrical culture and traditions
This lesson, using as an example contains representative theatrical texts, proceeds to analysis and competitive studies between Greek and foreign drama as well as theatrical approach which at the same time touches the theatrical mechanisms which put forward the texts and their portray on scene.

D. Olympic Games
It includes the knowledge of historic –political and social – economic environment of the ancient Greek where it was shaped the institution of the games and especially the Olympic ones. It also presents the influence of the games on the social and religious coherence of the ancient Greece in consuming with the knowledge of activities and customs parallel to the Games.

On the same time it aims at the understanding by the students the everlasting messages and the meanings of the Olympic games laying emphasis on the necessity to observe the cessation of hostilities on belligerent regions of our planet.

E. Modern Greek Tourism / Greek Hospitality and Gastronomy
This lessons has in view to present the evolution and development of the Greek tourism emphasizing on the one hand, the alternative forms that are practically connected to cultural, religious and healing traditions of the Greek regain while of the other hand to the knowledge of the Greek gastronomic and wine systems.

Επικοινωνία

Υπατίας 6, 105 56 Αθήνα
τηλ.: 210 3235200,210 3242497
fax: 210 3235200
e-mail: info@iek-enosi.gr / enosistudies@iek-enosi.gr