Beginners' Greek: Learn Greek in a Week

Andrioti School

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Course description

This is a short yet intensive introductory course in Modern Greek Language and Culture. Let us help you gain insight into one of the world’s oldest languages and cultures. Although attention is paid to conversational language, students will familiarize themselves with the written form of the language and will be able to read short texts by the end of the course.
Course fees include:
Tuition
Material
Refreshments
FREE Cultural seminar (in English)

There's the option to supplement your course with:
Walking city tour
Greek dinner and coffee

Course topics

Listening, Speaking, Pronunciation, Reading, Writing, Vocabulary, Grammar and Activities

Class schedule

Course duration
1 week
Start dates
29 Jun 2020, 06 Jul 2020, 03 Aug 2020, 10 Aug 2020 and 14 Sep 2020
Classes per week
20 lessons per week (each lesson lasts 50 min)
Class days
Monday - Friday
School holidays
02 Mar 2020, 25 Mar 2020, 17 Apr 2020 - 21 Apr 2020, 01 May 2020, 08 Jun 2020, 15 Aug 2020, 28 Oct 2020, 23 Dec 2020 - 07 Jan 2021

Class times

You can choose from the following class times:

Morning session
09:30 AM - 01:30 PM

Class schedule may change depending on availability and season.

Class level

Absolute beginner
Elementary
You will take a placement test on your first day to determine your class level. You may also take this test before your arrival in Corfu.

Class size

Average 5 students
Maximum 8 students

Student age

Age range 18 - 75 years old
Average 40 years old
(50 in the summer)

Certificate

A certificate of completion will be issued at the end of the course.
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Reviews

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"An easy-going friendly atmosphere with very helpful teachers that helped me improve my level"

Simón de Santiago

I had initially signed for an intermediate group class, but, unfortunately, when I got to Corfu, I was informed that the other members of the group had cancelled last minute, which didn't feel like a good start. However, the teacher, Vassilki, really did all her best to compensate for that and I received private lessons during the whole week which really helped me advance more quickly than I probably would have in the group. She really understood my needs and provided a lot of information which will help me in the future. I maybe missed having more of a chance to speak with people at my level. The last part every morning was dedicated to Greek culture lectures, but since the rest of the students were from the starting level, they had to be done in English, while I would have liked to have a bit more of Greek there too. Still, they were very enjoyable, the same as the full day cultural trip we did in Corfu town, including a lovely lunch by the sea. In all, I have to say that it was a lovely experience, even if it was not exactly what I had signed for. I would certainly recommend Andrioti school for Greek courses in a beautiful environment such as Corfu.

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My ratings for this school

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Date of study
20 Aug 2018 - 24 Aug 2018
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
Patritsia Andrioti, Director at Andrioti School responded to this review.
01 September 2018

Thank you Simon! At Andrioti School we do our utmost to help students advance their skills while having an enjoyable break on the island. Being a boutique school means we can cater for each student's study needs and aims.
It was lovely meeting you and I hope we see you again in one of our next courses.
Να περνάς πολύ καλά!

"Andrioti School is a very good school with very, very friendly and professionally distinguished teachers"

Franz Larcher, student from Austria

The classes are well equipped and the excellent and friendly teachers make the lessons very understandable and so interesting that a course is definitely worth ist.
The location and the equipment fit well.
The City tour was also a highlight in the "School week".
My hotel was not far from the school an so within a short time on foot easily accessible.

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My ratings for this school

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31 Jul 2017 - 4 Aug 2017
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
This is a verified review. This student has booked a course at this school through Language International.
Patritsia Andrioti, Director at Andrioti School responded to this review.
18 August 2017

Franz it was a pleasure having you in our class! I'm glad you enjoyed your time in Corfu and Andrioti School. I do hope we see you again soon! Keep up the great work!

"Good introduction to Greek language"

Tracey Hughes, student from UK

I very much enjoyed the course I undertook at Andrioti School and found it a useful introduction to Greek language

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My ratings for this school

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17 Jul 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
This is a verified review. This student has booked a course at this school through Language International.
Patritsia Andrioti, Director at Andrioti School responded to this review.
27 July 2017

Thank you Tracey! It's been great meeting you! I''m glad we've been able to help you with starting off this journey to Greek language & culture!

"The teachers have been at our full disposal. Really great."

Alberto Bradanini

Teachers fine. Maybe more small dialogue, because the level of the 'students' was different, but then the adjustment was quickly done. Location fine, facilities adeguate, activities very interesting, housing I took care by myself.

As I said, I would have liked to have the possibility to use the Greek language with the others and the teachers in small dialogues.

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My ratings for this school

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Duration of study
1 week
Date of study
3 Jul 2017 - 12 Jul 2017
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
Patritsia Andrioti, Director at Andrioti School responded to this review.
22 July 2017

Thank you for your constructive feedback! We do hope we see you again in one of our future courses!

"Challenging but totally rewarding"

Chantal Maltais Oei

I had a great experience . The teacher was very qualified
She had the ability to speak mostly Greek but integrating just enough English
to make sure that everyone in the class was following.
It was challenging but rewarding. I realized my understanding is much better.
The school is very professional and personal at the same time.
The day out was also fabulous. I live in Corfu for a couple of years but yet rediscovered the magic of the Old Town .
That was a gift
Thank you
I would come again for more intensive
Chantal Oei

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Date of study
3 Jul 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
Patritsia Andrioti, Director at Andrioti School responded to this review.
18 July 2017

Thank you for the review! We do hope we see you in one of our classes again soon! Keep practising!

"Very good, very professional teachers"

Rafael Picardo, student from Spain

Everything was really good. My congratulations to Andrioti School. Excellent !!!!!!!!!

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3 Jul 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
This is a verified review. This student has booked a course at this school through Language International.
Patritsia Andrioti, Director at Andrioti School responded to this review.
17 July 2017

Υοu've been an absolute pleasure to teach! Looking forward to seeing you again in the near future!

"From the very beginning I felt at home at Andrioti School."

Adelheid Zingel, student from Germany

My young teacher was a very nice and competent person who explained the complicated Greek grammar in a way which is easily understood. The lessons were interesting and varied. As there were no other students at that time I took classes because of the season, there were no social activities which I missed but which is understandable. I am very pleased to have improved my language skills in one week.

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My ratings for this school

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10 Oct 2016 - 14 Oct 2016
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
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Patritsia Andrioti, Director at Andrioti School responded to this review.
27 February 2017

Adelheid has been a pleasure to meet and teach!

Thank you for your kind words. Your passion for learning and your hard work has been an inspiration to us all! We hope to see you again soon in one of our summer programmes so that you can enjoy all the extra activities we organise for our students!

"Friendly and supportive"

Sarah Barlow

The few days I spent at Andrioti School were lovely. The location of the school is at the center so walking to and from the town was convenient, and the classrooms were very clean and well equipped. The staff I met couldn't have been nicer.
We had morning sessions with a small group which worked well, although the group's abilities seemed quite mixed.

We covered quite a lot of grammar and I would like to continue my studies by leaning to use more varied vocabulary, perhaps through sentence construction and repeating exercises, to make my overall conversation skills better.

All in all, it was a really happy place to study.

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25 Jul 2016 - 29 Jul 2016
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
Patritsia Andrioti, Director at Andrioti School responded to this review.
16 August 2016

Thank you for your kind words! We look forward to welcoming you to our school again soon!

"Excellent private lessons with Vasiliki. Enjoyable, but less useful one week cultural course"

Tony Montgomery-Smith

I spent two weeks there, the first week being private lessons with Vasiliki, and on the second week was a cultural class given by Vasiliki.
The private lessons went very well. Our objective was to understand more of the conjugation of Greek verbs, and this was achieved. It helped a lot that Vasiliki was willing to read and correct the small compositions I made to exercise my new knowledge.
The second week was very enjoyable, but less useful for learning Greek. This was partly because the class members had such different prior experience since the course was intended to be as much cultural as language learning, and because there was insufficient class participation. I suggested to Vasiliki that she should increase the participation, and she tried to do so.
I think that finding ways of getting more class participation is the key to turning your good teaching into excellent. Even having class members simply read a text is better than letting them sit as passive recipients.

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Duration of study
10 weeks
Date of study
6 Jun 2016 - 19 Aug 2016
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
Patritsia Andrioti, Director at Andrioti School responded to this review.
15 August 2016

Thank you for your constructive feedback Tony! I hope we'll see you both again in the near future. Till then ...

"Excellent!"

Korol Irina

Teachers were all very friendly, loving and caring. My daughter liked all of them. At the age of seven she managed to make friends with other children at school. Now she really enjoys writing letters to them and even sends presents to them.
The atmosphere was really friendly there!
The location was perfect as the school is situated within walking distance from the historical center of the town and you can get there easily by bus from any part of the island.
The classrooms were modern and air-conditioned. There is a library and you can borrow any book you like there.
We attended Open Days in June, 2015 and we took part in different activities. They offered different variations and levels of the language.
I have never seen such teachers! The teachers who love children so much!

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2 weeks
Date of study
10 Jun 2015 - 24 Jun 2015
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
Patritsia Andrioti, Director at Andrioti School responded to this review.
16 August 2016

Thank you for your positive feedback! I do hope we can teach your daughter again soon!

"I am fully satisfied"

andrea bianchi

I am fully satisfied.
Excellent method and high professionalism. Courteous and helpfull teachers.

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Duration of study
1 week
Date of study
1 Aug 2016 - 12 Aug 2016
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
Patritsia Andrioti, Director at Andrioti School responded to this review.
14 August 2016

Thank you for your kind words Andrea! I'm glad you enjoyed your course with us!

"IELTS Preparation"

Milka Deifili Geracari

They had a very professional and organized approach. The teachers were very good and the structure of the teaching was very rewarding. It helped me improve my English standard and prepared me for the high standard academic English I was going to follow during the first year of my studies in England. The location was very near my home. The staff was polite and helpful.

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Duration of study
82 weeks
Date of study
1 Jan 2013 - 31 Jul 2014
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
Andrioti School, Andrioti School at Andrioti School responded to this review.
14 July 2015

Thank you for your kind words! It's been a pleasure to teach you!

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Housing

Andrioti School offers the following housing types:
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Corfu View

A$ 730
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Age range: 22 years old and older
Address: Ethn. Lefkimis, Corfu, Greece
Location: Outside the city center of Corfu
Housing type: Private apartment
Room type: 2-person shared room
Board type: No meals
Facilities: Private bathroom, kitchen, wireless internet, free internet, tV room, air conditioning, and garden
Distance to school: 15 - 30 minutes by bus
Availability: January - December
A$ 730
Two-bedroom, self catered flat located 7km from Andrioti School and overlooking the lagoon and airport.
Fully equipped with balcony and access to a garden.
Transport to the centre of Corfu via local buses that run frequently,

Modern Chic apartment

A$ 852
weekly
Age range: 22 years old and older
Address: Alkinoou 33, Corfu, Corfu 49100, Greece
Location: In the city center of Corfu
Housing type: Private apartment
Room type: 2-person shared room
Board type: No meals
Facilities: Kitchen, wireless internet, free internet, air conditioning, heating, 2 bedroom flat, fully equipped kitchen, hairdryer, microwave oven, and iron and ironing board
Distance to school: 1 minutes by walk
Availability: 03 Jun 2020 - 16 Sep 2020
A$ 852
A spacious 70sqm modern apartment in Corfu town. Ideally located a few metres from the seafront and beautiful park, a mere 10' walk to the historical centre and just 1,5 km to Corfu's international airport.
This first-floor apartment enjoys plenty of sunshine. It comprises entrance hall, light living room, generous dining area, kitchen, bedroom and separate bathroom with a luxurious walk-in shower. A third bed (fold up bed) can be added in the common area (living room or dining area). A long balcony runs across the bedroom, living room and dining room offering light to all.

Guests have full access to the apartments' amenities.
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Visa support

We cannot apply for visas on behalf of students. However, the school can supply you with all the documentation you need to support your visa application.

Your letter of acceptance will be sent to your home address by regular mail at no charge to you.

Flights and airport transfer

Please note that we do not book flights for our students. If you are researching airfare costs, we recommend using Kayak.com, a search engine that lets you compare flight options from your home country to Corfu based on your budget, schedule and preferences.

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Study abroad worry-free with Language International's health and personal effects insurance coverage. When you book a course with us, you can opt to purchase an international insurance plan that covers not only your health care cost but also loss of your personal belongings. You must book your insurance in advance when you register.

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