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A flurry of fall language fun to start the year!
The Olive and Aesop’s Fables Make Students Smile in November!

Themes for November:  Aesop’s Fables and of course, The Olive Our students used their language skills to dive into the imagination of Aesop’s fables, making masks for a little theater production between classes. The girls are the “sheep”, and the boys are the “wolves” in “The Boy Who Cried Wolf”.   Meanwhile, we are learning all […]

REGISTER FOR GREEK TODAY! ONLINE AND IN PERSON! NEW VENUE FOR IN PERSON 2022/2023!

  Ελάτε να μάθουμε ελληνικά!! Lets learn Greek together! Important registration information! We are excited to announce our new location for 2022/2023 in person classes! Join us at JASPER PLACE HIGH SCHOOL and learn Greek in a bright, well ventilated, convenient location.  Classes will be held on MONDAYS this coming year between 6-8 pm. Parent […]

Moments from our Park Day!

Students, parents and staff enjoyed some laid back time on our last today June 20, 2022. What a great turn out!  The kids had a blast at the park- many engaged in a good soccer match! Καλό Καλοκαίρι!!

Ancient Greece Month at the Hellenic Academia!

June marked our Ancient Greece theme month!  Our students learned about and presented the 12 Labours of Hercules, the 12 Gods of Olympus, and made their own Pandoras Box. Kyria Lavrentia and Fotini covered the epic mythology around the Trojan War to the online classes and Kyria Evelina delivered an entertaining in person  presentation about […]

Καλό Καλοκαίρι! Another successful year!

Another successful year comes to a close with beautiful memories during a year that was almost back to normal!  All of our students, online and in person, worked hard. Students and teachers deserve a nice summer break! Thank you all who have supported us either through teaching, being students, volunteering or donating!   Καλό Καλοκαίρι!!!

Καλή Ανάσταση από τα παιδιά της Ακαδημίας! Happy Easter to all!

Our students spent part of their lesson with our older students working together with the younger ones to make the traditional Greek “λαμπάδα”, the candles we use to signify the holy light brought with the resurrection of Christ. We hope everyone has a wonderful Easter.  Καλή Ανάσταση και Καλό Πάσχα!   

Greek Independence a Huge Success!

After over 2 years without in person performances, our students absolutely exceeded expectations, bringing many proud faces to an audience thirsty to for wonderful memories! Our presentation included student MC‘s,  poetry recitals, demonstration of art, dancing and presentations on origins and their relation to the revolution. Thank you to all of our students, their families, […]

Greek Independence Celebration, All Welcome!

Join us for our first in person celebration of Hellenism and all of the learning going on at our wonderful Hellenic Academia! On Monday April 11th at 6:30 pm we will be bringing together our students, their parents and friends for student presentations followed by coffee and refreshments. All are welcome. SAINTS Church 6315 199St.

Apokries and Kathara Deftera/Carnival and Clean Monday!

Our students and staff enjoyed a wonderful evening of crafts, learning about Lent/Sarakosti, making masks and kites. The evening was ended with a little Carnival parade (2 days belated). Lots of little monsters,  witches and superheroes enjoyed the evening!

Ellinomatheia Greek Certification Examinations this May!

The Hellenic Academia Institute of Edmonton is proud to announce that we have been selected by the Center for the Greek Language as the examination center for Ellinomatheia examinations for our region! This is the only internationally recognized program of certification in Greek and students may obtain a proficiency certificate starting from level A1 (basic) […]

GREEK FOR TRAVEL 101!

NEW COURSE ALERT: GREEK FOR TRAVEL 101. January has been a hard month in Canada- cold, omicron etc. Are you planning a warm, much needed visit to Greece this summer? Would you like a crash course on the language to give you a more fulfilling experience? Let us know!! We are planning a 10 week […]

Καλά Χριστούγεννα/Merry Christmas!

Sending you all some Christmas joy through a peak at our memorable festivities, done in Hellenic fashion. Keeping with Greek tradition, Kyria Lavredia and one of our parent committee members,  treat the children to a traditional treat/gift after singing their carols in Greek. Σας στέλνουμε λίγες μαγικές στιγμές από τα Χριστούγεννα στην Ελληνική Ακαδημία. Τα […]

Moments in enjoying Greek learning!

   

The Hellenic Academia live on Agape Radio!

Our Academia Director, Ms. Argiro Kourounioti and our Program Coordinator, Dr. Fotini Kavada, were interviewed on The Dora Papoutsakis Show, part of Agape Radio out of Vancouver. Have a listen as we describe our growth, and the importance of learning Greek for young and older learners! Its never too late to join, wherever you are! […]

A dynamic fall themed start for the Hellenic Academia!

Μια δυναμική αρχή για την Ελληνική Ακαδημία με θέματα ο τρύγος και το φθινόπωρο! The students learned about the grape harvest in Greece, and enjoyed a snack of grapes, raisins and traditional cookies made from moustos. All senses were engaged in this wonderful lesson. Our teaching assistant is part of the next generation being trained […]

Registration for the 2021/2022 is open – in person and online Greek learning!

Do you or your children want to learn Greek with an exceptional team of educators? Wherever you are in North America, we will ensure that you have access to Greek language education through our online learning platform.  Students in Edmonton will enjoy either in person or online learning at an incredible price for the entire […]

Would you or your child like to learn Greek this year for an unbelievably low price? In person or online!

Our lessons will be offered in person in Edmonton or online from whatever city in Canada you wish. Just connect and you will learn! Our teachers and prices are unbeatable- a full year of online learning for less than $300! Preschool- adults, including high school credits. Learn without using up your hard earned weekends! Our […]

200 years after the start of the Greek Revolution- a virtual tribute!

The students and teachers of the Hellenic Academia were determined to pay tribute to the heroes of 1821 despite the pandemic. On March 25th, 2021, we played this video for our families and now it is available for all to share with their friends and loved ones on youtube! Thank you to everyone for their […]

WORLD DAY OF THE GREEK LANGUAGE!

Today February 9th has been declared the World Day of Greek Language!! Greece’s Ministry of Culture has put together a touching video compiling Greek learners from around the world answering the question “Why do you learn Greek?”  We are so proud to have taken part in this initiative.  Please see our students starting at minute […]

Virtual Greek Christmas at the Hellenic Academia!

Despite the challenges, we have remained committed to our students and their families, ensuring a quality, engaging and continuous educational experience. Have a look at some of our Christmas moments and work created during our virtual lessons. 

Καλά Χριστούγεννα! Merry Christmas!

The Hellenic Academia Institute would like to wish all of our friends, students and supporters a wonderful Christmas and a healthy and happy 2021! Σας ευχόμαστε Καλά Χριστούγεννα και με υγεία να δεχτούμε το 2021!

Even online, we take our Greek language testing seriously!

During the pandemic, we have found ways to ensure our students continue to meet their milestones in Greek language learning. Here, our students write a unit test and show their diligence!

Greek Lessons will begin online from toddlers- adults! Register today

To all those interested in high quality learning in the Greek language and culture, we would like to announce our plan to start our lessons online for the first part of the school year.   Recognizing the anxiety around the unknown trajectory of Covid 19 this fall,  we had to do our part to keep our […]

Let’s learn Greek together at the Hellenic Academia!

It is getting to that time where we have to plan our fall schedules!  Join us at the Hellenic Academia and keep your weekends free while experiencing the Greek culture on weeknights. From infants with our parented program to our credit courses or even adult classes, we have something for everyone. Enrich your lives with […]

The Hellenic Academia’s FIRST year comes to a close!

We would like to wish all of our parents, students, teachers and followers a wonderful summer! Thank you all for your support during our first year of operation, a year full of success and wonderful memories.  The video says it all! We welcome you all again in September to continue our GREEK journey! Θα θέλαμε […]

Greek lessons continue online!

As we continue our online learning, we wanted to take this opportunity to thank our students and their parents for their participation. This is new for all of us but the ongoing connection between us has been worth it at this unprecedented time! We would also like to thank our teachers, who have invested their […]

Coronavirus precautions: In-person Classes cancelled and March 25th Celebration Postponed

Dear students and families, we must take the threat of the pandemic COVID-19 seriously in order to protect vulnerable populations like the elderly (as we know many of us have a yiayia and/or pappou in our lives).  Many extracurricular activities have been cancelled and recreation centers closed. Gatherings of more than 50 people with potentially […]

February Cultural Recap: Our month of the Greek Village!

Our cultural study for February revolved around the element of the Greek village, “to xorio”, a cultural feature so ingrained in those that have experienced either visiting or being raised in one that they actually may not realize how closely it is linked to the Greek experience, culture and identity! Using this opportunity, our students […]

We welcome our Greek language expert from Greece!

Lavredia Ntitsou has finally arrived! After a few months of helping us from afar, we are so fortunate to have her arrive in Edmonton and physically join the Hellenic Academia! Lavredia has a degree in Greek Philology and a Masters in teaching Greek as a Second Language. Her career focus is teaching Greek to adults […]

January is our Greek Composer Series!

Our music instructor, Mr. Pantelis Neofotis is sharing his talents in Greek music with our students and their families. At the end of class each week we are focusing on a different Greek composer. Last week we studied the music of Markos Vamvakaris and Vasilis Tsitsanis and this week our students rejoiced with the music […]

Back to classes in 2020

On our first class back we cut the traditional vasilopita and the lucky student won a Hellenic Academia T shirt.

Dr. Georgiou seminar

Our Greek school staff thoroughly enjoyed an interesting seminar by the award winning professor of Educational Psychology at the U of A, Dr. George Georgiou!  We thank him so much for his insight on reading strategies. It was also important to note that there is research to suggest that engaging in phonological activities in Greek school […]

Olive Celebration

In November our students enjoyed a tribute to Mediterranean cuisine, Greek food and the Olive. They cycled through 5 stations where they had experiences to use all 5 senses in learning about the importance of the olive to Greek culture from ancient times to today. Older students received reinforcement on the importance of the Mediterranean […]

New teaching assistants have joined our team!

We would like to welcome Marie Fe Turiano and Anita Gumeni who have joined our team as teaching assistants! Both Marie Fe and Anita are newcomers that have spent many years in Greece and will be a valuable addition to giving our students they attention they deserve for success!  

Rebooting Greek!

Maria Zaphiropoulou, our IT Director trained our parents in navigating the fantastic new e-learning platform from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Centre for Hellenic Studies at Simon Fraser University. We are proud to be 1 of only 4 Greek schools in North America to be piloting Rebooting Greek We have also introduced the platform Odysseus to […]