Learn Greek in Athens
Our school in Athens
Learn Greek in Athens at our centrally located language school, conveniently situated near the world-renowned National Archaeological Museum and adjacent to the spacious Pedion tou Areos Park, one of the largest public parks in Athens.
The surrounding area is brimming with student life, given its proximity to various university buildings, study centres, and sports facilities. Furthermore, our Athens school offers easy access to key libraries in the city, such as the National Library, the Greek-American Union library, and the British Council library.
Nestled between two prominent hills of the city and just a two-minute walk from the Victoria (Biktṓria) metro station, our school in Athens is ideally placed for an immersive Greek language course. The Acropolis hill, home to the iconic Parthenon, is a 30-minute walk away, while the nearby Lycabettus hill features the charming St. Georgios church at its summit.
The neoclassical school building, with many interesting architectural elements, houses a modern well-equipped space with 10 air-conditioned rooms perfect for studying Greek. The ground floor has five classrooms and is shared with the British Hellenic college used by Greek students, giving you extra opportunity to practise your Greek outside of your classes! You will find a free student library on the first floor together with extra school offices. The second floor has more classrooms that are available for Greek classes and studying. There is also a canteen, multi-media room, arts laboratory, dance workshop space and small patio/garden.
Established in Athens in 1972, our Greek school understands the importance of helping students learn the language whilst providing essential information about the country, including its history, music, dance, cuisine and more. Our school employs highly qualified and experienced Greek tutors who are used to teaching in a dynamic and immersive way, catering to individuals at all proficiency levels. Additionally, the school’s reception staff are readily available for further assistance when needed.
Athens, the capital city of Greece, is one of the world's oldest cities. It is known as the birthplace of western civilization and a centre for learning, philosophy, and the arts. Athens is the ideal location for anyone who wants to learn Modern Greek as it combines the best of a modern city and important economic centre, with a wealth of Greek culture and heritage. The city's ancient roots are visible throughout, whilst no stay would be complete without a visit to the world-famous historical monuments such as the Acropolis, Parthenon, and Ancient Agora.
Much of central Athens was regenerated for the 2004 Olympic Games, leaving a legacy of attractive features for visitors to the city, including a well-developed public transport system, large pedestrianised centre, and world-class sports facilities. The most popular parts of Athens, like Plaka, Psiri, Theisio, and Kolonaki are all accessible on foot and you will find hundreds of restaurants, bars, and cafeterias all throughout the city.
With its indisputable historical charm, Athens pulsates with a modern, contemporary energy. The city is dotted with vibrant and distinct neighbourhoods, bustling markets, and a flourishing culinary scene. Syntagma Square, at the heart of Athens, is a focal point where historical significance meets the hustle and bustle of modern urban life. Here, visitors can delve into world-class museums, savour authentic Greek cuisine at traditional and reasonably priced tavernas and bask in the globally renowned warmth of Hellenic hospitality.
Athens is not just a static open-air museum, but a living, breathing cosmopolitan metropolis that continues to evolve. The juxtaposition of ancient ruins against a backdrop of modern architecture tells a compelling story of resilience and adaptability. The city's diverse offerings, from ancient marvels to contemporary art galleries, make Athens a captivating destination that tells a charming story of its illustrious past and vibrant present.
Courses in Athens
At our Athens school, you can learn Modern Greek on an Intensive language course of 20 lessons per week. The fully immersive course takes place over 2 or 4 weeks and has small class sizes with just 12 students per group, giving each student personal attention and plenty of Greek language practice. Our courses have start dates for students of all levels in the language, from A1 to C2, starting every month throughout the year. Start dates are usually scheduled around the first Monday of every month.
Each Greek lesson in Athens is counted as 50 minutes of tuition. On the first day all students, apart from beginners, complete a small placement test to find out their level of Greek and corresponding class. The intensive group course is held in the morning, usually from 09:30 - 13:10, with ten-minute breaks in between lessons. Students have the option to study in the school library and use the school computers with help from their teachers.
Course materials are included in the fees and will be provided by the school. If there is only one student in a group at your level, then you will receive two hours of tuition each day instead. Lessons missed for public holidays are made up in addition to the normal school hours.
Our school also offers Private Lessons which are ideal for students who want to focus on a particular area of the language and can take place in modern or ancient Greek. The schedule for private lessons is more flexible and can be tailored to your requirement, depending on availability during the school’s opening hours of 09:00 to 21:00.
If you want to study Greek on a group course for longer than four weeks or have specific requirements such as Business Greek, Greek for Science, Teacher Training, or prefer a course with a focus on more cultural aspects outside of language learning, then contact us for further details.
At the end of your stay, you will take a final examination where your knowledge and achievements are confirmed. After this you will receive a certificate of attendance and can evaluate your course. As a parting gesture, our school may provide you with traditional Greek sweets, gifts, and books, offering you a fitting Greek farewell.
Our Greek school in Athens can arrange accommodation in a Studio Apartment, which is a luxury flat with kitchen facilities located very close to the school at just 5-10 minutes on foot. The apartments are available fully furnished on a self-catering basis. You will also have a bathroom, all kitchen appliances and utensils, a television, security box, hairdryer, free Wi-Fi, and air conditioning. Blankets, bed sheets and towels are also provided alongside is a daily cleaning service.
Hotel accommodation is also available, located in the centre of Athens. You will stay in a 3-star Hotel with breakfast provided just 10 minutes from the school. Each room is spacious and comfortable and equipped with a private bathroom, hairdryer, telephone system, TV, air-conditioning, towels, linen, and toiletries. If you already have your own accommodation in Athens, then just book the course only option with us!
We offer a range of cultural activities to enhance your experience in Greece and provide opportunities to practice the Greek language outside the classroom setting.
Activities may include a tour of Athens, Greek film evenings in the school, presentations about Greek culture, history and cuisine, parties, excursions to nearby places of interest, Greek music, and Greek dance lessons, as well as meals together with school tutors in traditional restaurants.
How to get there
Our school can arrange an airport transfer for you from Athens Airport, if you would like to be met on arrival and taken to your accommodation. You can also pay an extra supplement for a transfer to your own accommodation. Please contact us for further details.
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