Welcome to my home page. I am a native Greek speaker who has lived in the UK for many years. I am highly qualified to MSc level. I also hold the City & Guilds 7307 Teaching Adults qualification. I have taught Greek for a number of years in classes at Cowbridge Community College, in private lessons, in a class setting for professionals going to a Greek speaking country for business and most recently on a one to one basis via Skype. On my site you will find examples of resources and information, like practice exercises and podcasts, to help you with learning Greek as well as my news updates.
If you would like to have Skype lessons please select “Skype Lessons” from the main menu. If you would like a FREE 15 minute taster session to give you the chance to get to know me and see if my teaching style fits with your learning objectives, email me at [email protected] I also accept lessons on Skype via Simon & Simon International and Marlow Language School so if you prefer you can book your lessons through them.
I hope you enjoy the site.
|Posted by [email protected] on July 30, 2014 at 12:20 PM||comments (0)|
Record numbers of tourists are expected this summer in Greece. Hotels are reporting good bookings to date with the all inclusive option showing good growth. Official figures will be known in the autumn. Athens has seen a large increase in tourist numbers and the government is trying to promote it as a weekend break destination as well as for longer holidays with resorts cropping up all over the northern and southern coast. Numbers are also increasing in the Peloponese ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by [email protected] on July 15, 2014 at 3:25 AM||comments (0)|
My podcast Another day in the Greek is now up and running. Check out the two new episodes.
|Posted by [email protected] on July 14, 2014 at 1:00 PM||comments (0)|
I have decided to carry on from where Spencer , my son, left off when we was doing the "A day in the Greek" podcast. I have called mine "Another day in the Greek" and have linked them both so you can go from one to the other and vice versa. Please bear with me for a day or two while i am setting it up.
The webs website does not allow you to enter the text of the podcast any more (due to limits in characters you can use) so I will have the text of the podcasts available in th...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Henry Mehta on July 12, 2014 at 1:45 PM||comments (0)|
Greece made it through the group stages of the World Cup for the first time in their history to set up a match against Costa Rica in the round of 16. Despite some great defending our boys couldn't quite pull off the challenge of another win to set up a match against the Netherlands.
|Posted by [email protected] on December 30, 2013 at 4:10 PM||comments (0)|
Merry Christmas to all or Καλά Χριστούγεννα. In Greece we tended to eat pork at Christmas. We also have three types of desserts, kourambiedes (almond biscuits), melomakarona (biscuits with syrup) and diples (biscuity pancakes with syrup). We celebrate on Christmas Eve and New Year's eve (as in France) and traditionally opened the presents on New Year's Day (or St Basil's day - it is St Basil that...Read Full Post »
|Posted by [email protected] on November 25, 2013 at 3:45 PM||comments (0)|
Greece is taking over the presidency of the EU from January to June 2014.
|Posted by [email protected] on September 18, 2013 at 1:50 AM||comments (0)|
It may feel like autumn here but the weather in Greece is still warm and some of you are on holiday at the moment enjoying it. The weather can stay warm in Greece in October and sometimes into the beginning of November.
I have been making greek pittas. The recipe is as follows:
1 cup (by cup I mean a good sized mug) of strong flour, 1/2 cup of plain flour, 1 tsp yeast, a little salt, 1/2 cup of water, two tbsp olive oil.
Mix all the ingredients in a plastic bowl and knead ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by [email protected] on August 4, 2013 at 2:40 PM||comments (0)|
I have just come back from a week's holiday in Rhodes. I stayed at a hotel between Kallithea and Faliraki, with wonderful views over the mountain and the sea. One day, when I was swimming, I saw two large fish swimming by me near the surface of the water - I screamed from shock because I am used to seeing large fish but normally swimming deep below my feet.
I enjoyed the buffets at the hotel and added some extra pounds to my waist but I could not say no to calamari, aubergin...Read Full Post »
|Posted by [email protected] on July 15, 2013 at 8:30 AM||comments (0)|
Finally, we have had some warm weather and my courgettes have produced some flowers. You need to grow at least four plants in order to have enough flowers on a regular basis (I pick a few each day for a 2-3 days - I place them in a bowl of cold water in the fridge until I have enough).
Here is the recipe:
About 8-10 flowers,1 onion, 1/2 or 1 small can of chopped tomatoes (depends on taste), 2-3 tbsp of currants, salt to taste, olive oil to fry, basmati (or other) rice.
Firs...Read Full Post »
|Posted by [email protected] on June 17, 2013 at 4:10 PM||comments (0)|
The Greek constitutional court has issued a decision tonight which reverses the Greek government's decision last week to close the state TV/radio provider ERT. This is a temporary measure until a proper case is heard in September but it is a significant first step and gives the government a clear message. The political leaders of the three parties in the coalition government are continuing discussions on Wednesday so hopefully there will be a political decision as well. Thank you all for y...Read Full Post »