“If the violin is the most perfect musical instrument, the Greek language is the violin of the human thought.”

 

– Helen Keller, author, political activist & lecturer
Why learn Greek?
  • Being able to communicate and function in Greek, the language that is the basis for math, science, English, history, literature, astronomy and other academic subjects, will enable students to excel throughout school, college, and future professions.
  • Learning Greek significantly impacts a child’s academic success in elementary, secondary, and college-level learning environments. Knowledge of Greek root-words and derivatives also benefit learners in the business world.
  • Base language of all Western European languages and serves as a springboard to other languages.

The study of Greek takes time and commitment, but the rewards are great enough to merit such an investment!!

How we promote the Greek language
Plato Academy and Superior Schools are proud of the Greek department. All Plato Academy schools have a 30 minutes mandatory every day teaching Greek language from K-5 and 50 minutes from 6th-8th grade. We offer our students many different opportunities to help them master the Greek language and culture.

Our Greek department is made up of teachers from Greece that has come to work by the Greek Government specifically in Plato Academy Schools, providing students with current and authentic knowledge of Greek and Greek – American citizen’s teachers that hold the Language Testing International certificate and are devoted and passionate for the Greek heritage.

Greek Language Certification
Superior Schools-managed of Plato Academy schools -have been certified by the Center for the Greek Language, in Greece to represent them as a Testing Center in the Tampa area.  With this certification, we become the Greek Government’s official representative in providing the Greek language proficiency test to the general public including to the Plato Academy students. The tests are then shipped to the Greek Government which in turn awards the Greek language proficiency certificates according to the level of language mastery. The examination covers four language skills, i.e. candidates are tested in Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking.

This Certificate of Attainment in Greek serves as proof of the successful candidate’s level of attainment in Greek in the work market.

Cultural Celebrations
Plato Academy Greek teachers immerse their students to understand the Greek culture by:

Greek Choir

Greek Crafts

Greek Dance

Greek parade
(student’s participation in the 25th of March parade in Tarpon Springs)

Olympic Games ceremony

Greek theatrical performances

For more information about our Greek department please contact Ms. Vasia Kallimachou, Public Relations Director at vasiak@superiorschools.com