Information about the school

Formal lessons take place in 2 to 3 hours weekly sessions. These take place either on a Saturday or on weekday evenings.

We currently have 101 students attending regularly, their age ranging from 4 years old (the entrance age for the school) to 17. We are now also running beginner and intermediate adult classes.

Teaching Staff

Students are taught by qualified teachers, one of whom is seconded full-time from the Greek Ministry of Education.

Classes and Timetable for 2017-2018

The final Class Timetable for the year 2017-2018 will be posted shortly.

Curriculum

We have compiled a detailed curriculum providing specific description and targets for every single level taught in our School. It involves identifying the topics/themes that will be taught in each class, the activities that are to be employed and the grammar phenomena that will be addressed. This detailed curriculum is being implemented across the school.

The text books we use currently in our school are either the literacy text books prescribed by the National Curriculum of Greece (ΟΕΔΒ) or the books developed specifically for the teaching of Greek as a second or foreign language by the University of Crete (ΕΔΙΑΜΜΕ).

The Curriculum for academic year 2017-2018 onwards is under review.

The Curriculum (up to academic year 2016-2017) (in Greek) in PDFpdf form can be obtained here.

Exams

We prepare our students for the GCSE and the CGE exam in Modern Greek as provided by the EDEXCEL Exam Board as well as for the State Certificate of Attainment in Modern Greek.

In the Academic year 2013-2014 we had two students sitting the AS exam in Modern Greek during the June examination period. The performance of both students was excellent, they scored full marks achieving the A grade, the top grade at this level. In addition, for the second time, the school prepared students to sit examinations for the State Certificate of Attainment in Modern Greek. Six of our students took the examinations for the A1 and B1 levels. We are very pleased to announce that their results classification was equally commendable as it ranged from Excellent to Very Good.

In 2013 and 2014, our School was granted permission to act as a Centre of Examination for the State Certificate of Attainment in Modern Greek. In 2015 we will also accommodate external candidates.

EDEXCEL Exams

The Certificate of Attainment (CoA) in Greek

The Certificate of Attainment (CoA) is the only officially recognized certificate that confirms the knowledge of Greek as a second language. It offers a professional opinion of one's knowledge of Greek, and serves as proof of the level of attainment in Greek in the work market. The Certificate of Attainment in Greek was established in 1998 by the Greek Ministry of Education. The Center for the Greek Language in Thessaloniki, Greece (CGL) has been assigned the exclusive responsibility of administering the examination. There are six levels of attainment and four skills are examined: listening and reading comprehension, writing and speaking. These levels are aligned with the Common European Framework of Refefence for Teaching Foreign Languages. Examinations at all levels are held once a year in mid-May.

The Certificate of Attainment in Greek:

Choosing the appropriate level

To choose the appropriate level of examination, candidates may consult with their teacher and/or review the samples and materials uploaded on the CGL web site.

More information on the CoA exams is available at the website of the Centre of Greek Language.