Extra curricular Activities

Ongoing Conversation Table in Modern Greek
This is an initiative organized by the Program in Modern Greek Studies to students (as an extra-curricular activity) to meet outside class in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere to practice conversational Modern Greek with native speakers over a refreshment and snack. The initiative also provides an excellent opportunity for students from past years to maintain and refine their language skills. Meetings take place at Espresso Royale in Oregon Street in Urbana (1117 W. Oregon St., Urbana, IL, 61801 USA). The meetings take place every second Thursday, 4-5pm except the Thursday of Thanksgiving Week in the Fall and the Thursday of Spring Break in the Spring. The Conversation Table sessions in the Fall of 2016 will begin on Thursday September 22, 2016 and will end on Thursday December 1, 2016. In the Spring 2017 the sessions will begin February 2, 2017 and will end on April 27, 2017.

Movie Evenings (in collaboration with the Department of Linguistics and the Less Commonly Taught Languages (LCTL) program)
The following movies were screened in 2012-2015 (all in Lucy Ellis Lounge (Room 1080, Foreign Languages Building, FLB, 707 South Mathews Avenue, Urbana, IL 61801, USA):

    • Eduart (room 160, English Building, February 18, 2009)
    • First Time Godfather (Lucy Ellis Lounge, FLB, April 15, 2010)
    • With Heart & Soul (Lucy Ellis Lounge, FLB, October 20, 2010)
    • Ulysses Gaze (room 160, English Building, February 1, 2012)
    • A Touch of Spice (Lucy Ellis Lounge, FLB, October 3, 2012 at 18:00pm)
    • EL Greco (Lucy Ellis Lounge, FLB, December 5, 2012 at 18:00pm)
    • Peppermint (Lucy Ellis Lounge, FLB, February 27, 2013 at 18:00pm)
    • Zorba the Greek (Lucy Ellis Lounge, FLB, September 4, 2013 at 18:00pm)
    • Captain Corelli’s Mantolin (Lucy Ellis Lounge, FLB, October 23, 2013 at 18:00pm)
    • God Loves Caviar (O Theos Agapaei to Chaviari) (Lucy Ellis Lounge, FLB, 3 October 2014, 18:00pm)
    • I Axechasti Poli (Do not Forget me Istanbul) (Lucy Ellis Lounge, FLB, 21 October 2015, 18:00pm)
    • To Tango ton Christougennon (Christmas Tango) (Lucy Ellis Lounge, FLB, 9 December 2015, 18:00pm)