A year ago Ellinopoula.com started out with a very ambitious goal: to help children learn Greek through entertaining and fun methods such as educational games, videos, quizzes and all kinds of interactive activities. We want every child of the Diaspora to learn Greek!! But why? Oh, there are so many reasons but let’s start with some fundamentals.
Yes, there are many studies which prove that learning another language makes children smarter and helps them greatly later in life, especially in their ability to solve problems. And Greek specifically is the oldest spoken language in the world. It is a rich language, it is a precision language and 60% of the words in the English language have Greek roots.
Philosophy, Democracy, Architecture, Theater were all born in Greece. Some people may say “but you cannot stay in the past”. What has Modern Greece contributed to the world? Oh, how ignorant those who claim this are! Today’s many Greek professors teach at some of the most prestigious American universities and their accomplishments in research are many. Modern Greece has produced many stars in poetry, mathematics, medicine, scientific research and so on and so on… and two Nobel poets, Seferis and Elytis. Not bad for a small country!
Love for Greece, love for its timeless history, love for its beauty and love for those whom we have left behind and who struggled and struggled to help us. And above all love for parents and grandparents, uncles, aunts and cousins, love for pappou and yiayia. We show our respect and love not with words but with actions and our children being able to communicate with them in Greek brings tears in their eyes and fills their hearts and makes them know that all their labors were not for naught.
Yes, soul!! The Greek language has soul. In which other language will you find besides Καλή Μέρα, Καλή Εβδομάδα, Καλό Μήνα, Καλό Φθινόπωρο, Καλό Χειμώνα!! In which other language will you find ΦΙΛΟΤΙΜΟ!!! And speaking of philotimo it is our Greek philotimo which is guiding us in our actions to maintain and spread the Greek language and heritage to achieve the goal of the Ellinopoula.com project: to make learning Greek a bit easier and fun.
No child wants to learn anything extra, no child knows what is best for him or her but Ellinopoula.com makes the difficult task a bit easier. Try it! The first month is free and there are no contracts or obligations.