Institute of Greek Language and Culture

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Institute of Greek Language and Culture

                The Institute of Greek Language and Culture under the Auspices of the Greek Orthodox Church / Department of Education is offering Adult classes of Modern Greek in three centers.  This program is designed to use innovative learning methods and to offer residents of the Chicago Metropolitan area an opportunity to learn conversational Modern Greek in a simple and easy way by:                                                                                                                                           

          1.  Using the natural approach for quick and comprehensive learning.

          2.  Putting emphasis on conversation, grammatical and structural forms.

          3.  Providing cultural information to understand native speakers' mentality.

          4.  Using target language in a class and audiovisual material.

          5.  Having  "teacher hot line" for solving problems outside the classroom.

              This is a two-year program that offers six courses of Modern Greek, starting with two beggining courses 101 and 102, two intermediate courses 103 and 104, and two semi-advanced courses 105 and 106. Students who will study in this program will gain basic fluency in the language. For those students who wish to continue with their studies in Greek beyond the two-year program, third and fourth year advanced courses are offered (200 and 300 level). These courses will enable students to develop their language skills to a level of higher fluency.

Each academic year has three sessions: Fall, winter and spring. Classes meet once a week for the three nine-week sessions from 7 pm to 9pm. This is also a preparatory program for the Certificate of Attainment in Greek (level A B C & D)as well as the State of Illinois Bilingual Certificate. Attendance is mandatory. Dues are not refundable after the first week of class.  For registration and information call: 

Dr. Anthony Xidis e-mail:  or 773-677-3785  



1.  Western suburbs: Elmhurst Center.  893 N. Church Road (near Grand Ave.)

Class meets on Mondays 7:00-9:00 p.m. ( Beginners ). Class meets on Wednesdays 7:00-9:13 p.m. ( Intermediate ). 

Instructor: Dr. Anthony S. Xidis 

Office: (773) 677-3785.

Church-Office (630) 834 7010.


2.  Downtown area: Chicago Center:   2701 N. Sheffield (near Diversey) , Chicago.

Classes for Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced students meet on Thurdays 7:00-9:13 p.m.

Instructors: Dr. Anthony S. Xidis.

Office: (773) 677-3785.

Church Office (773) 525-1793.


3.  Northwest suburbs:  Niles.  7373 North Caldwell

Classes for Beginners, Intermediate and High- intermediate students meet on Tuesdays 7:00-9:13 p.m.

Instructor: Dr. Anthony Xidis

Office: (773) 677-3785.

Church Office: (847) 647-8880


Director: Dr Anthony Xidis  e-mail: or 773-677-3785

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