IreneY wrote:Hi there!
What kind of language program are we talking about?
As for Greek: Well, you don't really need to speak Greek as many Greeks speak English at least passably well. If you are using a reconstructed pronunciation of any period prior to Koine I'm afraid you won't be able to use ancient Greek at all (I can find you a video with a Greek reading one classical text or another). If not I can list some of the major differences between the two. Note that it will still sound weird to most Greeks, closer to Puristic than Demotic Greek.
There are these wonderful people and their very very cool looking program http://www.idyllion.gr/history_of_the_c ... eeting.htm
. My only concern is that most of the participants will be either Greek or German. Maybe we'll have to communicate in Attic?? Hehe. That would be awesome, but somehow I imagine hearing lots of German and Modern Greek despite the fact that they pretty explicitly reach out in English, French, Italian and Spanish also.
I'm not sure how long I'm going to be there. It could be three weeks, but it also could be three months. I'm interested in finding out what cool programs there are that could really help me improve my Attic. Your run of the mill over priced NYU sponsored summer in Greece program doesn't interest me. But if there are any real diamonds in the ruff, I'd like to know. Honestly, the Idyllion one looks amazing and I may very well end up there. I may even make a submission to their contest. If there are any comparable to that, I'd like to know.