We live in a time of globalisation and international relationships, and speaking foreign languages is indispensable in order to communicate with people around the globe. We offer English language courses, as it is the de facto universal language, as well as courses in languages spoken in our European neighbourhood and in all corners of the globe.
At the same time, we offer computer classes in order to provide everyone with the necessary tools for worldwide communication, focusing on professionals, for whom it is an essential skill in the workplace, as well as those who feel intimidated by the new technologies.
Charlemagne, the 1st emperor of Western Europe after the fall of the Roman Empire, is attributed with the following quote: “To know two languages is to possess a second soul”.
Similar sayings are found in various countries, however, beyond quotes and opinions, it is a fact that there are tangible benefits from learning a second language, according to contemporary neurological research.
Increase in brain mass (Mårtensson et al., 2012), delay in the appearance of dementia (Craik et al., 2010), memory enhancement (Morales et al., 2013) even changes in the way we perceive the world (Athanasopoulos et al., 2010) are some of the scientific findings on the benefits of learning languages.
Certifying language skills is an arduous but necessary step of learning a language, which allows the use of the acquired knowledge in areas such as the workplace, education, etc.
In Europe, a place of many countries and even more languages, the Council of Europe composed the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages ( CEFR ) which divides learning a language in 6 levels which are becoming widely accepted as the European standard for grading an individual's language proficiency.
In Greece, the CEFR levels ( A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2 ) are recognised by the state and the results of the various language examinations correspond to one of them in order to be accepted by organisations such as the Council for Civil Personnel Selection ( ASEP ). At the same time, the National Foreign Language Exam System ( KPg ) was created, certifying language proficiency ( at the moment only in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian and Turkish at the levels A to C1 ).
The majority of the examinations carried by various organisations are now compliant with the CEFR. The Research Centre for Language Teaching Testing and Assessment of the English Language and Literature faculty of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens has published the results of a 2010 research on English language examinations on the website Comparing ELTesting Suites in Greece, where you can find their correspondence with the CEFR levels.
We have extensive experience in teaching and use contemporary methods which follow the advances of technology and meet the needs and demands of today.
The diversity of courses and flexibility of programmes allow us to assist you or your children in learning a new language.
Courses for children -starting at the age of 6- with activities and games, encourage children to familiarize themselves with foreign languages and cultivate their interest in them.
Interactive whiteboards and multimedia applications enhance the learning process and help older children test themselves and improve their vocabulary and previously acquired knowledge.
We offer small classes as well as private lessons for greater schedule flexibility.
Intensive courses with the duration of your choice and summer classes for both children and adults.
For the past few years, we have all been facing difficulties, which is why we acknowledge the importance of solidarity and cooperation.
Either professionals in the field of tourism or people going abroad to study and/or work or simply Internet users, we all need to develop our foreign language skills.
In all our years of operation, we have taught English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Turkish, Russian, Bulgarian, and as long as there is an interest, there is a chance to offer courses in other languages as well.
As many of us go abroad to study and/or work, so do many of you come to our country for the same reasons. We have experience in Greek courses for foreigners, and we would be happy to make your daily life easier.
Computers are a very useful tool which has made our lives considerably easier, and their daily use is unavoidable, be it for work or entertainment. If computer use seems strange and maybe even somewhat scary to you, here we will prove that it is actually quite simple and fun.
We do not carry a stamp for official translations, but perhaps we can help you regarding some simple translation needs. Contact us about the text you need translated and the languages you are interested in and we will be happy to assist you.