Summer Courses - Modern Greek Language Program, 24 July - 18 August 2017, USA

Publish Date: May 07, 2017

Deadline: May 19, 2017

Event Dates: from Jul 24, 2017 12:00 to Aug 18, 2017 12:00


The Kallinikeion Institute at Hellenic College Holy Cross is an intensive Modern Greek language program sponsored by the Kallinikeion Foundation. The program offers two courses in Modern Greek, one at the Beginning and one at the Intermediate level. Each course meets for an average of 5h/day, Monday through Friday in August (8/15 HCHC holiday), offering 102 hours of instruction in Modern Greek and 6 credits towards graduation. 

The Kallinikeion Institute provides its students with an abundance of opportunities to explore Greek culture, music, and literature, through program activities and HCHC resources. In the inspiring Boston academic environment, Kallinikeion students combine their study of Modern Greek with museum visits, traditional Greek music concerts, Greek poetry recitation, and other educational events. 

All HCHC students are eligible for scholarships.

2017 Kallinikeion Institute Information

  1. The August 2017 session begins Monday 7/24 and ends Friday 8/18.

  2. The registration deadline is May 19, 2017.

  3. Students wishing to enroll in Intermediate Modern Greek I & II at the Kallinikeion Institute must have a grade of B- or higher in Beginning Modern Greek IIb, Beginning Modern Greek II, or equivalent.

  4. Due to scheduling issues, Holy Cross students (and especially GOA Seminarians) are advised to enroll in the Kallinikeion the summer before their second year of studies.

  5. Two $500 Kallinikeion Academic Excellence Awards, one for Beginning Modern Greek I and one for Intermediate Modern Greek I & II, are awarded to the student(s) who excel academically in their course.

  6. The program includes 6 credits and daily lunch. Net tuition and fees (after scholarships) is $975 for currently enrolled HCHC students and $2,600 for non-enrolled students.

  7. For more information, please contact Jay Ostrosky, Registrar, at 617.850.1261 or

Beginning Modern Greek I is designed for students with little or no previous instruction in Modern Greek. Our goal in this intensive class is to achieve Novice Mid proficiency in Modern Greek (by ACTFL standards) through cumulative acquisition of speaking, listening and writing skills (see also 7. Course Learning Objectives). Instruction consists of a 3-hour per day master class studying elementary aspects of the modern Greek language based on introductory readings (focusing on grammar and syntax as well as conversation and translation) and of a 3-hour per day language lab session practicing the newly acquired material. The course offers 6 credits toward graduation and requires a minimum of 3 hours of study per day. The material to be covered includes Units 1-4 of the textbook (see also 4. Required Texts below) as well as a wide variety of excerpts from modern Greek poetry, prose, and songs. Reading practice and grammar drills will focus on daily conversations and basic texts; all class material will be available in print and online. As this is an immersion class, the use of English will be limited to grammar presentations and translation exercises.

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