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Greek Language
Learning Greek
Greek Language

You can survive in Crete without speaking Greek, but if you live on the island and wish to integrate you
will want to learn to speak Greek.  You'll soon pick up words and phrases in the first weeks and months,
however becoming fluent in Greek will take much longer.

The majority of fluent Greek speaking foreigners are those married to, living or working with Greeks,
which suggests that the best way to learn the language is through total immersion. Many English/foreign
couples find it more difficult to learn the language as contact and interaction with locals is usually  limited,
and the Greek friends made in the beginning will probably be those who speak good English!

A good grasp of Greek grammar is also very important in learning the language, and of course there is a
whole new alphabet to learn (although learning the Greek alphabet is not so difficult as it may first
appear).


Learn Greek in Crete

Free Greek Classes in Crete
Free Greek classes are available at various times throughout the year for EU residents and legal
immigrants in  towns in Crete, organised through
Κ.Ε.Ε. - Κέντρα Εκπαίδευσης Ενηλίκων, the Greek
Centre for Adult Education.

Contact KEE in the following areas for details and enrollment:

Chania
Kriari 40 – Megaro Pantheon (1st Floor – Office 2)
1866 square
Tel . 2821072707
Fax: 2821072707
E-mail: keexania@otenet.gr


Heraklion
Dionysiou 13A
Nea Alikarnassos
Tel: 2810244500
E-mail: keeirakl@otenet.gr


Agios Nikolaos
Xirokambos (2nd Gymnasium)
Tel. 2841025719
Fax: 2841025719
E-mail: keelas@otenet.gr


Rethymnon
Plateia Pigi – Arkadi
Pigi
Tel. 2831071454
Fax: 2831071454
E-mail: kee-reth@otenet.gr



Other Greek language courses and classes in Crete

Courses in Rethymno and Heraklio University
Greek for beginners and intermediate courses.
www.philology.uoc.gr


Filomathia Language School Armeni (near Kalyves) Apokoronas, Chania.
Provide a number of Greek language courses for residents and visitors
www.filomathia.edu.gr


Lexis - Greek Language and Culture Centre
Greek for beginners, intermediate and advanced classes.
48 Daskalogianni St
Splantzia
Chania.
www.lexis.edu.gr


KLEIS - Workshop for Greek Language & Culture
Provide various Greek language courses,
Knossou 18b,
Chania
73133
www.kleis.gr


My Greek Seminars
Greek language learning in Heraklion or online.
www.mygreekseminars.com



Useful Links - Online Greek learning

  • Interesting & useful articles and tips for language learning can be found on the website  Language
    Tutoring