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Learn Greek in Athens

Our Greek language school is located in Athens, the capital city of Greece. Thought to be one of the world's oldest cities, and the birthplace of western civilization, Athens is a centre for learning, philosophy and the arts.

For anyone who wants to learn Modern Greek, Athens is the ideal location, combining 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 the city and no stay wouild be complete without a visit to monuments such as the Acropolis and Parthenon.

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,

Our school in Athens

Our Greek language school is located in the centre of Athens, close to the Archaelogical Museum Pedion tou Areos Park, one of the largest public parks in Athens. The school building is well equipped with 8 air-conditioned classrooms, a cafeteria, library and multi-media room with Internet access.

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Historic Athens
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Making friends on the course
Learning Greek at our school in Athens

Courses in Athens

Available courses

  • Intensive (20)
  • Private Lessons (20)

At our Athens school, you can learn Modern Greek on an Intensive Course of 20 lessons/week. Courses last for either 2 or 4 weeks and have 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 Greek, starting every month throughout the year, with start dates usually scheduled on the first Monday of every month.

The school also offers private lessons which are ideal for students who want to focus on a particular area of the Greek language, and can be arranged in modern or ancient Greek.

Course materials are included in the fees and will be provided by the school.

Accommodation

Available accommodation

  • Host Family
  • Hotel
  • Studio Apartment

Our Greek school in Athens can arrange accommodation in carefully selected Greek host families on a bed an breakfast basis. Staying with a Greek family, you can be sure to receive a warm welcome from your hosts and lots of opportunity to practice your language skills outside the classroom.

The school also arrange accommodation in shared self-catering student apartments, which are located close to the school. Shared apartments are fully furnished and available on a self-catering basis, so you will have access to a fully equipped kitchen.

Hotel accommodation is also available, located in the centre of Athens.

Activities

A programme of cultural activities is available to ensure that you enjoy your time in Greece, as well as to help you practice out of the classroom the Greek that you learn at our Greek language school. These activities include a tour of Athens, Greek film evenings in the school, parties, excursions to nearby places of interest, Greek music and Greek dance lessons, as well as meals in local Greek restaurants with tutors from the school.

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.


Location of our school in Athens

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4.6 / 5
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4.1 / 5
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4.9 / 5
Average score for our school in Athens based on 42 previous client reviews.

Student reviews & feedback

3 days intensive 1-2-1,5 lessons per day. Same teacher throughout. A really friendly, helpful and sincere welcome by the school who really made me feel I was in a very specific and special learning environment. In summary I felt this school offered a very personal experience which to me, as a stranger alone in Athens, was very different and positive.

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Very intense course, competent and zealous teachers.

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The teachers and staff were all very helpful and welcoming. A good variety of learning tools were used, to ensure that we learnt all aspects of the language and also Greek culture. The accommodation was generally ok - in a very good location (2 blocks from the school), and with big rooms.

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I thought the teaching methods were very good. In my case, the 1:1 tuition was exactly what I needed. It's been a while since I've been in a "classroom" situation and I felt that everything was just right for my own particular needs.

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The Greek course was great . The teachers were very helpful and friendly and the program was well developed for effective learning and speaking skills.

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Course was excellent and the teachers fantastic....especially Anthi and Effie in Athens! The teachers are patient and very professional and really care about their students. This experience was such a positive one that I will sign up for another one month course.

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I took an intensive 2-week modern Greek language course at [your] language School in Athens. The course was great and my Greek improved significantly. The teacher was very professional and effective. The director and staff of the school were all very friendly and helpful. I am looking forward to going back!

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I stayed at the Radisson Blu hotel, [which is] right next to the school. It is a good hotel.

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Enthusiastic and competent teachers.

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G. Sheehan

Energetic, amusing, knowledgeable teacher. All the teachers at the school were enthusiastic and friendly. A good course with plenty of speaking, and useful grammar/language lessons. A thoroughly enjoyable course. There was friendly and helpful staff at my accommodation, and excellent breakfasts. Excellent support from the Apple Languages staff.

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I really enjoyed my course and leaned a lot while having fun.

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I had exactly the type of lessons I expected. As I had studied Greek by myself during several months, I asked particular lessons with more accent on conversation and also some grammar and exercises. My teacher was very professional and adapted completely the lessons to my needs. My big thanks to her. The course gave my the feeling of the language as a "living language" - this was my goal and the course gave it to me in twenty hours. Everybody was very kind to me. I really felt myself at home.

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The course was excellent as was the teacher.

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The course was well designed and varied: grammar, conjugation, role playing, a little history and culture. The teacher was great: always speak Greek, not too fast so within our grasp, again, very good methodology and humorous! I thank all staff for their kindness, availability and helpfulness. The welcome on arrival was very friendly, interesting material offered. What particularly struck me is that, from day one, you feel part of a family.

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R. Botas Desforges

The school I attended was most excellent. The course was well designed, and the teachers were experienced, very friendly, helpful and very good at their job. I certainly recommend it and would like to return myself for another intensive course. The hotel was clean, well insulated, had been recently renovated and the staff were professional. It was 2 minutes away from the school and well located in general.

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Fantastic, friendly staff, brilliant teaching and very structured learning methods. Very much enjoyed it and would love to go back in the future.

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H. Kirton

The course was very well structured and well delivered, the teacher, was exceptional. The history lesson was also very good. I learned a lot, even in 2 weeks.

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A. Lene Brungot

The course was very good and I got useful information about greek gramma and greek conversations explained in a very nice way. Everything was explained very systematicly, and easy to understand. The accomaodation was in itself very good and very close to the school.

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It could have not have been better, the course met all my expectations and more! Many, many thanks!

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The language course was quite intensive but I really enjoyed it. The teachers and the materials available were good. The school staff was really friendly and helpful. Really enjoyed it

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Perfect, the school, the teacher and the accommodation. My host was a perfect bi-lingual greek-english person, totally devoted to her job very clean and very good cook. She was always ready to help me with my greek and explaining the secrets of the origin of the words. I couldn't expect better!

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My teacher was very enthusiastic and very skilled, she guided me through the basics with flair. It is wonderful to be able to hear what you have learned during the day around you in every day life! By learning new languages we make the world a smaller place!

The teachers were unquestionably fully committed and very enthusiastic. They were obviously comfortable with their subject and well trained to teach. The grammar was covered and explained very well and was always quite clear and I understood 100%. The accommodation was absolutely fine. I stayed with a very nice landlady who spoke english quite well and always willing to help me with my greek language problems.

I learned a lot. My accommodation had a great breakfast, great room, was in a nice area and had good linkage to transport system.

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The course overall was very good and in depth. Everything else was good too, the materials, the teachers and the building. Any help needed about information about the city was given as well as advice on things in Athens. My accommodation was very satisfactory in a lovely home. It was very comfortable with air conditioning and I was very grateful that my host helped with my washing and let me use the washing machine. The house was right next to the train station which was very handy and also surrounded by shops and restaraunts which was lovely.

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I enjoyed my class, I needed just a couple weeks to really grasp the language and to be able to hold a conversation with someone. I would take this course again, the one thing I would change is how long I stay for, I would stay at least for a month next time!

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M. Mueller

My teacher was absolutely great. Her level and speech were outstanding. I learnt a lot.

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The course in Athens was excellent in that, the schoolbooks that were used actually taught things that were useful to everyday life in Greece/Athens.

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