Starting the lesson
Our everyday schedule starts usually at 9 am. On the first day of lessons every student is enrolled at the school’s reception. He is given a small guide tour of the School and the area around it. All students, apart from Beginners, need to write a small placement examination, so as to find out their actual level.
AWelcome file is given to all new students, which includes educational material (books, cd, grammar book and exercises), maps of the city, other information about transportation in the city, places to eat, information about exhibitions, theatres, concerts and also useful brochures for wonderful excursions to Greek islands and archaeological places of interest.
The lessons usually last from 9 am until 9 pm, depending on the groups that have been formed. Lessons are usually four hours long, with ten minute breaks in between, when the students can have a Greek coffee at the school canteen. The educational programme is not restricted in usual lessons. There are also projects, individual or in groups, presentations about music, literature, mythology, history, Greek films, museum visits and evening walks at the city for dinner. Students have the ability to study in the library and use the computers in the computer lab with the aid of their teachers.
An indicative two-week programmme in our School may include:
|Monday||10.00 – 12.00: Welcome – placement test
12.00 – 14.00: Lesson
|Tuesday||09.00 – 13.00||13.15 – 16.00: Greek film & discussion|
|Wednesday||09.00 – 13.00||13.15 – 14.15: Presentation- Greek music: Hatzidakis – Theodorakis, two great music composers|
|Thursday||09.00 – 13.00||13.15 – 15.00: Visit to museum|
|Friday||09.00 – 13.00||17.00: Greek Dance Lesson|
|Monday||09.00 – 13.00||13.15 – 16.00: Greek film & discussion|
|Tuesday||09.00 – 13.00||13.15 – 14.15: Presentation: The History of Athens|
|Wednesday||09.00 – 13.00||17.00: Greek Dance Lesson|
|Thursday||09.00 – 13.00||13.15 – 14.15: Presentation: the history of the Olympic Games|
|Friday||09.00 – 13.00||20.00: Gathering in reception for a walk around the city and dinner|
At the same time, there are other activities, too, which can be provided with an additional charge and include:
- Greek dancing lessons
- lessons of Greek music (learning to play the “bouzouki” or another traditional instrument)
- tour guides in Athens or other archaeological sites
- trips to nearby places
On the Last Day
On the last day of the programme, students take their final examination, through which their knowledge and progress are examined. Based on this examination, they can receive a certificate of Attendance.
They also need to complete an evaluation form about the school.
Upon the completion of the studies, the School offers gifts, traditional sweets and books to the students.