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Language Bites: Greek

  • Jim's Greek Tavern 32 Johnston Street Collingwood VIC 3066 Australia (map)
Image: Constantinos Panagopoulos

Image: Constantinos Panagopoulos

If you’ve lived in Melbourne for a while, you’ve probably eaten your fair share of the delicious Greek food on offer in this city… But have you ever wondered if you’re pronouncing the dishes correctly? How would you say ‘thank you’ in Greek? And is the Greek alphabet just maths to you? Join us for a taste of the Greek language over a traditional dinner at the one and only Jim’s Greek Tavern in Collingwood!

In this two-hour Language Bites workshop for Greek, you will learn how to pronounce your favourite Greek dishes and regional specialties, some basic words and greetings, and get an intro to the Greek alphabet, all while enjoying a classic Greek meal. Come with an empty stomach… No one leaves Jim’s hungry!

No prior knowledge of Greek required - this workshop is designed for complete beginners. If you love eating Greek food, learning about new languages, cuisines and cultures, if you have Greek friends/family or are thinking about visiting Greece, this session is for you!

When: Wednesday 10th April, 6.30pm-8.30pm

Where: Jim’s Greek Tavern – 32 Johnston Street, Collingwood VIC 3066

What’s included:

  • Full multi-course Greek banquet (Jim’s Greek Tavern famously does not have a menu, so we won’t know exactly which dishes we’ll be having until we arrive!)

  • Wine with the meal

  • Introductory workshop on the Greek language as we enjoy the meal, presented by special guest Sophia Ioannidis (local Melbournian, Greek speaker and food lover)

  • Printed materials on useful phrases and vocabulary that will be discussed in the workshop

Tickets: $80 per person

If you have any food allergies or if you are vegetarian, please just let us know when you book so that we can ensure that the meal has options available for you!

This is a Language Lovers AU event, co-hosted by Penny from Lingo Mama with special guest Sophia Ioannidis, Greek speaker and local Melbournian.