Most likely, you have heard this word many times recently, or seen it popping up all over the internet;  the PODCASTS!
And here is the good news, welcome to the new Omilo Podcast for Intermediate Levels.

The “Easy Greek Stories” podcast

If you are at an intermediate level in Greek, then boost your Greek listening skills with the Omilo Podcast.  It also helps you learn common everyday Greek vocabulary and life situations in Greece. In this podcast you can listen to every story first at a slow reading pace, followed by the same story read at a normal Greek native speaking pace, as well as an extra vocabulary list at the end.

Every month one new Greek story. Just give it a try, it is free!
As Omilo is about teamwork, also this podcast is made by the Omilo-team: the stories, with accompanying notebooks, are written by Maya and Myrto, and they are narrated by Eva and Myrto.

(Notice that this podcast is not a Greek course and the episodes don’t follow a step-by-step grammar or difficulty sequence.) Read more

Ας μάθουμε λίγα πράγματα για την περιοχή της Φθιώτιδας στην Ελλάδα!

We are happy to announce that a new experienced teacher, Myrto Yfanti,  starts working at Omilo.
Myrto already was teaching for Omilo during the September 2020 course on the island of Syros and was very enthusiastic to meet so many interested students, from all over the world.

Με χαρά ανακοινώνουμε ότι μια νέα έμπειρη καθηγήτρια, η Μυρτώ Υφαντή, ξεκινά να εργάζεται στο Ομιλώ. Η Μυρτώ δίδαξε πρώτη φορά στο Ομιλώ τον Σεπτέμβριο του 2020 στο νησί της Σύρου και ενθουσιάστηκε που γνώρισε τόσους ενδιαφέροντες μαθητές από όλον τον κόσμο.

We are hopeful we can start teaching the 1- and 2-week intensive courses again from June 2021 onward on the island of Lefkada and Syros, and then Myrto will join the Omilo-team.

Every teacher at Omilo has a different teaching style, as well as a different background 🙂
Myrto grew up in a small village in the prefecture of Fthiotida, the village of Giannitsou.
For those participating in our Online Cultural Event, you will learn more about this region during her online presentation;

Τraditional life in the mountainous villages of Fthiotida prefecture Versus city life

Είμαστε αισιόδοξοι ότι θα μπορέσουμε να αρχίσουμε ξανά τα εντατικά μαθήματα διάρκειας μιας και δύο εβδομάδων από τον Ιούνιο του 2021 και εξής στα νησιά της Λευκάδας και της Σύρου και τότε η Μυρτώ θα μπει στην ομάδα του Ομιλώ.

Κάθε καθηγητής στο Ομιλώ έχει διαφορετικό στυλ διδασκαλίας, καθώς επίσης και διαφορετικό υπόβαθρο. 🙂 Η Μυρτώ μεγάλωσε σε ένα μικρό χωριό στον νομό Φθιώτιδας, το χωριό «Γιαννιτσού». Όσοι λάβετε μέρος στη Διαδικτυακή Πολιτιστική Εκδήλωσή μας, θα μάθετε περισσότερα κατά τη διάρκεια της διαδικτυακής της παρουσίασης:

Παραδοσιακές συνήθειες και ζωή στα ορεινά χωριά του Νομού Φθιώτιδας – Ζωή στην πόλη

In the meantime, here already a small introduction.

Phthiotis (Φθιώτιδα, Fthiótida,)  is one of the regional units in Greece. It is part of the administrative region of Central Greece.
The capital is the city of LAMIA. The name dates back to ancient times. It is best known as the home of Achilles.

Η Φθιώτιδα είναι μια Περιφερειακή Ενότητα της Ελλάδας. Ανήκει στη διοικητική περιφέρεια της Στερεάς Ελλάδας.
Η πρωτεύουσα είναι η πόλη της Λαμίας.
Το όνομά της προέρχεται από την αρχαιότητα. Είναι κυρίως γνωστή ως το σπίτι του Αχιλλέα.

Map of Fthiotida Greece  | Χάρτης της Φθιώτιδας

Fthiotida prefecture belongs to the Sterea Ellada county. It is bordering with the prefectures of Fokis and Viotia to the south and with Evia to the East. To the north borders with Larisa and to the west with the prefectures of Evrytania and Karditsa.

Ο νομός Φθιώτιδας ανήκει στη Στερεά Ελλάδα. Συνορεύει με τους νομούς Φωκίδας και Βοιωτίας στα νότια και με την Εύβοια στα ανατολικά. Στα βόρεια συνορεύει με τη Λάρισα και στα δυτικά με τους νομούς Ευρυτανίας και Καρδίτσας.

 

 Village of Giannitsou | Γιαννιτσού

36 km far from Lamia

36 χιλιόμετρα μακριά από τη Λαμία

 

Take a look at the YouTube video of  Νέα και Παλαιά Γιαννιτσού (Nea and Palaia Giannitsou)

Ρίξτε μια ματιά στο βίντεο για τη Νέα και την Παλαιά Γιαννιτσού στο YouTube.

 

Looking forward to seeing you soon online 😉

Ανυπομονούμε να σας δούμε online σύντομα! 😉

Myrto, and the Omilo-team

 

Τι κάνειςΕλπίζουμε να είσαι καλά.
We hope you are fine, healthy and safe, and keeping up with all the corona changes in your country, legal measures, vaccines, etc…
Since our dear students are coming from all over the world and we regularly hear updates and stories, it keeps amazing us how differently every country is dealing with this health crisis.
We hope you, or any of your friends/family, did not experience something very traumatic during the last months…
for all of you and us, things are difficult, but let’s try to stay positive, and keep up. The summer is nearly there, …and Greece will be always there 🙂

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In 2021 Omilo celebrates 25 years! However, a celebration in corona times is no fun, so we are waiting for a better moment 🙂
In the meantime, Maya and Dimitris (founders of Omilo) as well as several teachers will participate in interviews, videos and podcasts.

This page belongs to CHAPTER 1 – How It All Started | 1996-1997
If you want to listen to more interviews in this chapter, click here.

Below the first introduction by Maya (sorry for the bad quality of the recording! The next videos will be much better quality, we promise!)

Maya explains;
a. how Omilo came to life in 1996,
b. how and where the very first Greek Language and Culture course was organized in 1997,
c. how much fun we had…in times the internet did not exist yet 🙂 Read more

Working in Greece, during Corona-times – UPDATES!

Omilo regularly writes updates about how we proceed and adapt to a new reality.


March 17th, 2020 : We wish you all good health,
 how it all started..
April 2nd, 2020 : We continue working, click here to read more.
May 2nd, 2020 : Kalo mina and update from Athens, click here.
June 12, 2020 : We will start our summer courses in Syros, click here 
November 8, 2020: the 2nd Greek lockdown from November, click here
March 28th, 2021 : Upcoming summer courses in Greece and online cultural events, click here

 

Staying at home is very important given the COVID-19 circumstances but it doesn’t have to feel dull. This is why we would like to introduce you to a funny and upbeat Greek song about – what else? – staying at home and relaxing!
#menoumespiti – #westayathome

 

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In 2021 Omilo celebrates 25 years! However, a celebration in corona times is no fun, so we are waiting for a better moment 🙂
In the meantime, Maya and Dimitris (founders of Omilo) as well as several teachers will participate in interviews, videos, and podcasts. Read more

Hello Dear Omilo friend!
Γεια σου αγαπημένη φίλη / αγαπημένε φίλε!

Today it’s Valentine’s Day, and one of those days we are supposed to be romantic, spending a nice day with our love, book a romantic dinner, go for a romantic walk…

Σήμερα είναι του Αγίου Βαλεντίνου! Μια μέρα που υποτίθεται ότι γινόμαστε πιο ρομαντικοί, περνάμε μία όμορφη μέρα με τον/την σύντροφό μας, πάμε για έναν ρομαντικό περίπατο στην πόλη… Read more

Lefkada, also called Lefkas, is a beautiful Greek island in the Ionian Sea on the west coast of Greece; south of Corfu, and North of Kefalonia island. The island is connected to the mainland by a long causeway and floating bridge. Because Omilo organizes every year a 1- and 2-week course on Lefkada island, during the month of June, we love to introduce you to some facts as well as to the rich mythological tradition of this Greek island.

In June 2020, unfortunately, the Lefkada course was canceled due to the corona-lockdown in Greece.
We are optimistic and hope that in 2021 we will be once again welcoming our students, to this beautiful island.

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We are happy to announce that this year, 2021, Omilo celebrates 25 years!  We are looking forward to celebrating this joyful event with staff, teachers and students, but for this, we will need to wait for the most appropriate “corona-free” moment!

In the meantime, a bit of Greek etymology!
Have you ever wondered what our school’s name “Omilo” means? It actually means “I speak”!
If you already know some Greek, then you now might wonder: Why “omilo” (ομιλώ) and not “milao” (μιλάω)?
Both verbs mean “I speak”, but the latter is more used in the everyday Greek language.

So where does the verb “omilo” come from?  Let’s have a look at the etymology!
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In May 2019 the Greek Easy Reader was published at Omilo, and since then proved to have made Greek language learners very happy!
The  ‘Λυδία: Ένα καλοκαίρι στην Ελλάδα!’ (Lydia: A summer in Greece!) is written for students at the
Beginner levels in Greek.
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