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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Learning Greek is a hobby for life, so from time to time you have to find fun and new ways of learning to keep yourself motivated.

So, for those at an intermediate or advanced level in the Greek language; If you enjoy solving crosswords and get excited about ancient Greek mythology, you’re at the right place!
Although those exercises are made for advanced students in Greek, even if you are not at that level yet, you can still give it a try, or just read the myth in English. Read more

Τι κάνετε; ‘Oλα καλά;
We hope you are fine, healthy, and safe, after the last 8 “corona months”, or how should we call them?

Our last “general corona update #4” was sent in June 2020, with the happy announcement that we would start our first 2020 courses in Greece, from July onward.
And indeed, that is what happened…Omilo students were welcomed on the island of Syros during the months of July and September as well as in Athens at the end of October.

We would like to thank all our students that traveled to Greece this period and joined an Omilo language course.  We could not have done it without you.
At the same time, we also thank all the students taking online lessons with the Omilo teachers this school year, or buying one of the Omilo publications.
Your support is necessary for the existence of Omilo, and we really appreciate it. ευχαριστούμε πολύ!

In the meantime it is November, and from this weekend onward, Greece started its 2nd corona lockdown of 2020, for the coming 3 weeks. 

The Omilo-team is well and safe, but sad we cannot welcome any students in Greece now.
It is so much nicer to teach “live” and being able to show the beauties of Greece.

However,  we started working online again, it’s as good as it gets…Τι να κάνούμε! Read more

How we spent the last 4 months and managed to charge our batteries for the winter?
Some recent Omilo history from July till November 2020.

Spring 2020 was very different from other years! Not only in Greece but all over the world, due to the covid-19 pandemic.
But fortunately, the summer was a pleasant one, even in difficult circumstances. Below an update on how the Omilo was operating during the summer of 2020. Read more

MASAREΣI, the Greek eShop and Blog introducing you to the “Real Greece,  already celebrated its first anniversary.
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Are you learning Greek, and struggling with Greek spelling? Don’t worry! We all know Greek spelling is not easy, even for those already at an Advanced Level!

In order to get over this difficulty and learn Greek while having fun, we prepared for you a small, but challenging exercise.

Here below a small text full of Greek spelling mistakes! You can use it to practice and find the mistakes. At the same time, you will learn about  Aesop’s Fables! Read more

Good news!  Καλά νέα!  Omilo teachers Konstantinos and Terpsi  completed the useful workbook for Beginners Levels in Greek.

This eBook is the companion workbook to the easy reader ‘Λυδία: Ένα καλοκαίρι στην Ελλάδα!’ (Lydia: A summer in Greece!).
If you do not possess this Easy Reader + Audiobook yet, or would like to get more info, then Click Here.

The workbook is intended for those who have already purchased the easy reader and wish to get the most out of it, going beyond a simple reading (and listening) of the story!
It consists of 12 units, exactly like the easy reader ‘Λυδία: Ένα καλοκαίρι στην Ελλάδα!’

Each unit has 6 exercises:
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Τι κάνετε;  Καλό Καλοκαίρι!
How are you?  Hope all is OK and we wish you a nice, sunny as well as healthy, summer.

Maybe this year it will be not a “Greek summer” for many of you, because of too many travel complications? We understand!

For those that did decide to travel to Greece, even when it is not that comfortable as other years,  we wish you a great Greek holiday.
For those that registered for an Omilo course in Syros, we are looking forward to welcoming you soon.

After our update of a month ago, we have received several essays about your “corona story”, from all over the world. They are now all added to one blog article, and corrected (although there were very minor mistakes, so congratulations to all of you for the beautiful writing!)

We hope the stories will now soon change, and you will get a break from the corona measures.

So how things are organized in Greece?

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On May 2nd, 2020, we wrote an update email, on how Omilo is dealing with the corona crisis, as well as the situation in Greece. We also suggested to our students, from all over the world,  to write their “story”, on how they deal with the corona months, at home.

We are happy many students wrote to us, in Greek or English. Here below you find the (corrected) Greek stories that were sent to us, as well as some English versions:
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