Eastern Languages and Civilizations Centre (ELCC)
is a highly specialised language school, addressed to those
wishing to learn languages of the East, as well as study the civilisation
of eastern peoples.
ELCC started out in 1985 by offering Turkish language
courses; the aim was to bring together the people of
Greece and Turkey, based on the belief that a language is the
ideal means of bridging the gaps between different cultures. So,
Greeks that attended and completed Turkish language courses in
the ELCC were able to obtain not only a good knowledge of the
language itself, but also a comprehensive understanding of the
civilisation of their neighbouring country (old and modern language,
history, society, economy, folklore and traditions, religion,
way of life).
Moreover, the ELCC’s longstanding activities in this specific
field, the fact that most of our teachers come from Turkey
and have completed their studies there, as well as our long and
solid relations with the biggest cultural institutions and universities
of Turkey (in Ankara, Istanbul, Izmir etc.) have built a
solid basis between Greece and Turkey, allowing us to support
student exchange between the two countries for years now.
students are comfortable travelling in Turkey for educational,
professional as well as leisure purposes; Turkish students studying
Modern Greek have been coming to Greece for postgraduate studies.
In the course of some years, ELCC’s activities have expanded to
include Arabic and Hebrew. As
always, the ELCC has applied its usual well-organised and responsible
work and was able to offer high quality courses in these
languages, as well as in their respective cultures. As you will
understand when browsing our site, other languages have been gradually
added to the above, whereas the ELCC is open to the possibility
of including even more.
april 16th, 2015