Entering its 22nd year, the pioneer Greek Saturday School program has succeeded in teaching Greek to numerous children throughout Illinois. Recognizing that most of our students no longer speak Greek as their native tongue, we have adjusted our curriculum to emphasize conversational Greek for children by incorporating reading, writing, speaking and listening skills through use of modern day methodologies and didactic material.
Our school is staffed by Greek/American bilingual teachers experienced in foreign language teaching. Students are placed in levels rather than grades, based on both language experience and knowledge.
The extensive curriculum also introduces students to Greek culture (traditional and modern day), customs and traditions, religion, cooking, dancing, and art. Further recognizing the impact and influence that Greek has made on other world languages, we are emphasizing the words of Greek origin in the English language. This is sure to be beneficial to our students, not only in their understanding of the Greek language, but also in their further comprehension of English. In addition to all this, we are staying current with today’s educational needs, by furnishing a fully interactive computer lab.
Lessons are held at St. Haralambos Greek Orthodox Church in Niles, on Saturday mornings from 9:00 A.M. until 12:30 P.M. Our school year begins September 8. Families paying in full by September 30th will receive a discount.