My Language Spotting project includes three courses which take place in different spots in the country side of Skopelos. One by the seaside, another up a mountain and the last in the heart of the island. Participants will be taught key Greek words and expressions that will help them to interact with locals. Knowing how to greet in Greek, introducing themselves, asking about directions, ordering in a bar or in a restaurant will be a few of the topics. Each one of these venues has been specifically chosen to stimulate conversations about Skopelos history and the culture. They also allow us to sample and talk about local products.
I was born in Athens. I have been living permanently in Skopelos for ten years with my husband and my two sons. I am a graduate from History and Archaeology department of Univercity of Athens, in the direction of History. I am an experienced tutor having taught Greek as a foreign language to both children and adults. I am passionate about the power of language to connect people across cultures. I wanted to create a way for visitors to be able to explore the beauty of the island while learning about the history and the culture, speaking Greek along the way as well. When visiting Greece, it is a wonderful thing to be able to say a few key phrases when speaking to the local people. That's how i came up with the Language Spotting idea.
Local tastes, local foods and seasional fruits.
it's a VW Golf that can transport 5 persons including me.
First course takes place at Limnonari beach. Before arriving we make a stop and visit the Dracontoshisma area. A local myth inspires us talk about the value of myths in human culture. The next trip take us to the observation point of Paloukis mountain, close to three great monasteries. The last outing is to Loutsa, an area near Panormos. There our hosts are passionate about the local produce they serve.
Speaking Greek while exploring Skopelos