Greek poetry: "Ithaca" by Constantine Cavafy
What you'll learn
- discover the life course of a non-conventional and world famous poet
- appreciate the value of the journey towards the goal
- fully comprehend the meaning of the poet word by word
- face your fears by understanding that they are common challenges easy to overcome once you decide to deal with them one by one
- achieve higher familiarity with Greek native speaking
- Desire to learn Greek
Learn better Greek and discover the true value of life in your own “Ithaka".
Poetry is a primitive state of the human mind, aiming to translate feelings into words.
Greek is a very rich language and via “Ithaca" you will be benefited spiritually and also practice at the same time. The course is methodically structured in order to facilitate an easy and joyful learning using Greek native speaking by a Greek language teacher and the respective English subtitles.
It's a challenge that once taken, it will evolve you spiritually as well as linguistically.
This course is a life lesson. A personal creation with timeless source of inspiration and full value verses of the poem "Ithaca". A lesson inspired from an unconventional personality, a strong thought of how we can freely enjoy our lives. Cavafy through the verses of this poem gives meaningful and effective tips on how to succeed in finding the meaning of life. It shows us the way .... for "Ithaca" , but Ithaca should we define it according to our own wants and with our own needs. But what we can do with the obstacles that we often find on our way, our barriers that deny freedom in our soul and life? How can we overcome and get stronger? If accountant already that most obstacles we create ourselves, our own thinking, we will understand that it is our own responsibility for conservation or for their separation. What should we do if we choose to go without them? Cavafy, gives the solution on how to overcome these obstacles and difficulties created by our thoughts .. It is a lesson we addressed at all but actually intended for those few, the elect, for those who can and want to realize ... for the strong ... Enjoy the journey of life! Disengaged from the bonds you hold with your guide the 'Ithaca' ... to make your own Ithaca ...
Who this course is for:
- For those who are taking or had taken lessons in Greek and have a need to become more familiar with the Greek native language via a well known poem enriched with a vast variety of questions
- For those who enjoy interpreting human experiences via poetry
- For those interested in getting a first close encounter with Greek poetry and most specifically the poems of Constantine Cavafy
I studied Greek literature at the University of Ioannina and have specialized in teaching Greek as a second language or as a foreign one. I have also attended training seminars on immigrants’ education in Greek language, history and culture.
My research interests are based on science education, with an emphasis on research and teaching of the Greek language and history to foreigners. My scientific experience is related to intercultural education programs and my writing activity includes training material and publications
Through my multicultural experience I acknowledge the difficulties in learning Greek and I focus on each student. I believe adults can learn a second language in a short time period if the appropriate approach is used. Content standardization, well defined learning objectives and the use of repetition and response drills are the key components of this approach. I love sports, history, travelling and exchanging experiences with people of different cultures and civilizations.
With more than 10 years of teaching foreign language courses and 4 years of doing this activity online, our courses are among the best you can choose.
One of the major advantages of our online lessons is the way they are explained and visually supported by an interactive board, which makes learning a foreign language an easy and enjoyable experience.
The video courses are designed to incorporate various methods into teaching and accommodate different learning styles, so that they can be a perfect fit for each student.