This class is intended for students who have advanced conversational skills in Greek, but are working toward mastering the academic skills of reading and writing. Furthermore, they move beyond the study of phonetics and vocabulary into the study of basic grammar, syntax and semantics. By the end of the year, students are able to respond to reading and listening comprehension questions eloquently and effortlessly.
Toula Zioga-Delis | My name is Toula Zioga-Delis. I was born and raised in Thessaloniki, Northern Greece. I am a graduate of Aristotle University in Thessaloniki, and hold a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics. While I was pursuing my degree, I would offer private lessons in Mathematics to students of all ages. I worked as a tutor for seven years, and I must confess that my enthusiasm inspired my students. I also attended several teacher seminars that helped me improve my teaching approach and methodology. Eventually, I pursued a career in the sales department of a pharmaceutical company, where I was employed for five years, up to the moment that I got married and relocated to California. Ever since my move, I have been actively involved in the life and activities of the Greek community of Sacramento–teaching Sunday school for six years, working as a teacher assistant for Rocklin Academy, and teaching at the Annunciation Greek School for the last three years. Because I wish to keep up-to-date with the latest in teaching methodologies, in the school year 2014-2015, I successfully completed a long-distance teacher training program offered by Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, which is called “Diadromes/Routes in Teaching Modern Greek.” “Diadromes” is co-financed by the European Union and implemented by the Centre for the Greek Language. I look forward to a constructive and exciting school year, working closely with my students and their families.