Greek church schools have carried the responsibility of Greek education for diaspora Greeks around the world for decades. In recent years, however, online Greek lessons have become more popular giving diaspora students more options and opportunities.
If you are in the process of deciding between online lessons and Greek church school you need the advantages of each option! Don’t worry, we’ve got you!
Here, however, when we talk about online Greek lessons, we do not talk about directories of teachers, but of an organized online Greek School, like the Greek Online School with school structures, trained Greek educators, and the recognition of the Hellenic Republic.
Advantages of a Greek Online School
Location does not matter. There are a lot of diaspora Greeks around the world who do not have access to a local Greek school. The opportunity to study Greek online from their own home is truly valuable for all these Greeks.
It saves time. Online classes are ideal for busy parents and working people who otherwise would need to spend valuable time in their cars. With Greek lessons online, all you need to do is connect with your laptop or computer without leaving your home.
Network of Greeks. If you are part of a group class, you have the opportunity to meet people from different parts of the world and with different and very interesting reasons for learning Greek.
Quality of lessons. The teachers collaborating with a Greek school like ours, are qualified Greek educators that all go through training to be able to teach online. The material is updated every year and students have the opportunity to be exposed to Greek by native Greek speakers from their first moment in class. Moreover, the use of technology allows us to design a modern lesson that encourages students of all levels to practice with all language skills in natural contexts.
Advantages of Greek Church School
Socializing. The greatest advantage of being physically present is the opportunity to socialize with other students, during classes but most importantly after class, during breaks. Hugging, playing and being around friends will always be the best thing about school!
Familiarity. Even on your first day of Greek Church School, you probably feel comfortable because it is a familiar school environment. For a lot of students it might feel even more familiar because they go with friends or family from their local Greek community. That’s why it won’t take any time at all to adjust.
Greek dancing. This might be the greatest advantage of a typical Greek Church School, the opportunity to learn Greek dances with your friends and classmates, practice them and present them to your community.
Some people base their choice on the objective realities of their everyday lives. Others have a preference for a specific type of lesson and do not wish to try anything new. Whether you choose learning Greek at your church or the Greek Online School the most important thing is that you learn to love Greek!