Our mission is to provide a well-rounded Greek language program which instills a sense of pride in Hellenism, Orthodoxy, and Greek American Identity and Community; promotes bilingualism and positive cross-cultural attitudes and behaviors.
Hellenic American Academy offers a variety of Greek language programs to address the needs of all learners. In all our programs we offer classes which cover all levels of language competency from beginners to advance. From the beginning level, students learn to speak, read and write in Greek in a motivating and challenging environment.
Students also learn about the Greek culture, heritage, Greek orthodox religion, history and literature through fun and engaging activities and projects and through their participation in cultural events. All our programs prepare students to participate in the Examination for the Certificate of Attainment in Greek (Ellinomatheia Test), the only official title of proficiency in Modern Greek valid worldwide. Our Greek language program is recognized by the Greek Ministry of Education and the Illinois Board of Education.
Our students who complete 2 years of Greek language at the high school level can receive foreign language credit in many American public high schools. Additionally, students who pass the Ellinomatheia B1 exams, can receive the seal of bi-literacy in their American high school diplomas.
For students aged 8 and older
Ellinomatheia Exams Preparation
Virtual or In-Person
Private & Small Group Lessons
Kindergarten - 12th grade
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Greek Language Institute
Focuses on academics for students who wish to learn Greek as a second language and obtain the Greek Language (Ellinomatheia) Certificate. Students will be placed into Ellinomatheia (Greek language proficiency) levels.
Private or Small Group Ellinomatheia Prep Classes for children and Adults
All Levels A1 - C2, Monday - Friday
Established in 1908, Socrates Greek School has a long and rich tradition of quality Greek Education and enjoys excellent standing within the Greek American Community and abroad. Starting from Preschool, we are currently offering classes at a Kindergarten, Elementary, High School, and Lyceum level.
The beginners class is designed for students with no previous exposure to the language as well as for students with some basic understanding of Modern Greek. The course provides students with basic skills in reading, writing, listening and focuses primarily on improving students' conversational skills.
This class is a continuation of the beginners class and assumes familiarity with the basics of reading, writing, listening, and speaking. It is designed to enrich students vocabulary and improve their basic Greek Language skills with emphasis on speaking.
This class builds on the intermediate level, further developing vocabulary, grammar, syntax, conversation and presentations. This advanced class is designed to help students refine their skills in reading comprehension and composition as well as expressing themselves in more complex situations.
Private Lessons - Upon request