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Corona update #3 from Greece – We wish you a beautiful and healthy month of May!

Τι κάνετε;  Καλό μήνα! We wish you a nice, as well as healthy, month of May.

Six “corona weeks” have passed…and even in corona-times, time flies!

The Omilo-team is well and continues working as before.
The teachers are teaching online Skype or Zoom lessons to several students and making more online materials, Maya is taking care of answering emails, dealing with all the cancellations, social media posts, newsletters, updating the websites (omilo.com as well as masaresi.com), and Dimitris is busy with managing and organizing the new online group courses,  as well as making the financial plans of “saving” the business! Omilo always operated as a  “team”, and remains a”team” 🙂

In the meantime, unfortunately, also the students of the Lefkada course are not able to travel to or within Greece or stay in a hotel on the island,  so our 4th intensive 2020 course, can not take place in Greece. We are heartbroken, but we stay optimistic and adapt; we are proud that we are now also ready to offer the “Online Greek Language and Culture course”, online! It will be different, but fun, and as educational as ever.
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Corona-update #2 from Greece – we continue working…

Τι κάνετε; How are you?

First of all, we hope you are fine and safe, as well as your family and friends.
The Omilo-team is doing well, and we would like to thank our students for the many nice and supportive messages we receive daily.
ΕΥΧΑΡΙΣΤΟΥΜΕ! THANK YOU

So here in Athens, we are all staying at home, #menoumespiti #westayathome,  and are working online.
See the video below, taken during one of our brainstorm meetings of last week 🙂

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How I heard about Omilo, and started learning Greek :)

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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A Greek Wedding Song

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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A little bit of Greek Etymology!

Have you ever wondered what our school’s name “Omilo” means? It actually means “I speak”, but then you can wonder: Why “omilo” and not “milao” (μιλάω)? Where does this word come from? Is it an ancient word? Does it mean something different? Let’s have a look at the etymology!
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