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Greek Language Learning Greek Speaking Greek
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
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:
Kriari 40 – Megaro Pantheon (1st Floor – Office 2)
Tel . 2821072707
Xirokambos (2nd Gymnasium)
Plateia Pigi – Arkadi
Other Greek language courses and classes in Crete
Courses in Rethymno and Heraklio University
Greek for beginners and intermediate courses.
Filomathia Language School Armeni (near Kalyves) Apokoronas, Chania.
Provide a number of Greek language courses for residents and visitors
Lexis - Greek Language and Culture Centre
Greek for beginners, intermediate and advanced classes.
48 Daskalogianni St
KLEIS - Workshop for Greek Language & Culture
Provide various Greek language courses,
My Greek Seminars
Greek language learning in Heraklion or online.
Useful Links - Online Greek learning
- Interesting & useful articles and tips for language learning can be found on the website Language