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 June 12, 2013 at 5:25 PM||comments (0)|
to sign the petition to save Greek state TV.
As you can gather my link for the Greek TV does not work any more - everything has been taken off the web by the Greek "government". Even the ERT archive which had old programs, documentaries, photos - basically the history of modern Greece ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by [email protected] on June 11, 2013 at 12:45 PM||comments (0)|
Greek state TV (ERT) the BBC equivalent in Greece will close from 12pm tonight. Don't let this happen.
Send your support to [email protected],gr
|Posted by [email protected] on June 6, 2013 at 3:45 PM||comments (0)|
Karagiozis "Καραγκιόζης" is the name of the main character of a shadow puppet theatre which is found in Greece. The characters are held by the "καραγκιοζοπαίχτες" behind a white sheet on a wooden frame. Karagiozis is poor, has a wife and children and each time tries to do something different to earn some money to feed his family. Spatharis' is probably...Read Full Post »
|Posted by [email protected] on May 29, 2013 at 6:30 AM||comments (0)|
Check out the new advert for Crete! You can find it here:
|Posted by [email protected] on May 24, 2013 at 5:45 AM||comments (0)|
250gr ground almonds, 100gr caster sugar, 1 egg white, 1tbsp ground semolina or ground french toast or breadcrumbs (finely ground from a packet), a bit of vanilla essence, a few drops of rosewater (optional), icing sugar.
Place the almonds, sugar, vanilla, egg white and semolina into a saucepan and heat gently, stirring all the time until the sugar is melted and the ingredients have come together into a paste. Leave to cool for a bit, then take a teaspoon of the mixture at a time and s...Read Full Post »
|Posted by [email protected] on May 22, 2013 at 7:25 PM||comments (0)|
The Greek PM visited China last week in an attempt to attrach chinese investment and to promote Greek products (e.g. olive oil) to a vast market. A number of agreements were signed.
|Posted by [email protected] on May 17, 2013 at 6:05 AM||comments (0)|
Did you know that Olympiakos, the Pireas basketball team, won the final four (in London) for the second year running? Greece's successes in basketball started back in 1987 when Greece beat the Soviet Union in the European competition by 103-101. I remember watching the game and could not believe it that Greece had done it, as Russia had been the favourite to win. Nikos Galis of the Greek team scored 40 points in that game. He is the top scorer in European basketball history and recently a...Read Full Post »
|Posted by [email protected] on May 17, 2013 at 6:00 AM||comments (2)|
Yes, Greece's song has made it to the final of Eurovision. It was the last country to be read out in the semi-final last night so I was a bit worried but it has managed to maintain its 100% record or always getting into the final. I am looking forward to Saturday's final.
|Posted by [email protected] on May 11, 2013 at 11:25 AM||comments (0)|
Next Saturday (18th May) is Eurovision night. Check out the Greek entry here:
|Posted by [email protected] on May 8, 2013 at 8:40 AM||comments (0)|
I have added a new link for a website that a couple of my students have used to help them with learning new words. Try it out and see if it helps you.