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Greeks, whenever they were facing difficulties, which is still something happening very often, have found a way to overcome and even to celebrate! The following Rebetiko song by known composer Tsitsanis is an example of how Greeks deal with difficulties! This philosophy is very helpful to face life difficulties, with more optimism!
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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.

If you want to listen to more interviews in this chapter, click here.

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

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

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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People learning Greek, as a hobby,  are really special, and you do not meet them every day! However, Omilo was founded in 1996 and has welcomed so many students from every corner in the world, all wanting to learn Greek.
Over the years, we have heard the most amazing reasons why somebody wants to learn Greek, which we could never have imagined 🙂

Here below you can read a nice & true story,  written by Lesley: “How I heard about Omilo… and then registered immediately!”
Her story was sent to Omilo through our Essay Competition in 2015.
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Have you ever attended a Greek wedding or have you heard a Greek wedding song?
As probably in every country, every wedding is different; you can find various wedding customs, traditions, and songs, depending on the family and its roots and/or beliefs.

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“Traditions” are very popular in Greece, and a Greek wedding has a lot of them! Today, most couples in Greece still choose to get married, although nowadays they usually also  “live together” for a while before the wedding.
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Do you also like Greek music?  Let’s enjoy beautiful Greek music while learning Greek.
Learn some Greek vocabulary with the popular song of singer and song writer L. Machairitsas ;
“What do I ask for?” “Τι ζητάω;”

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