The Centre offers programs to adults of every nationality who want to learn Modern Greek, to improve it or to perfect their knowledge of the language and at the same time discover Greece itself, via lively teaching methods and also through various activities that the Centre offers outside the classroom. We offer courses for beginners, intermediate, advanced and level of perfection. Also, special courses can be offered per request as Literature Courses, modern Greek language courses for translators/interpreters, ancient Greek language courses, summer Greek language courses for juniors, oral practicing courses and exam’s preparation courses (for the official examination of the Greek language). Private lessons are also offered. The school has two fully equipped classrooms, a small library, kitchen used as a refreshment –room by our students and where the cooking activities that are offered by the Centre are taking place. Free of charge is provided the teaching material to the intensive courses and also some cultural activities, such as: - one hour presentation from the fields of greek painting or greek music-poetry or greek cinema - a visit to a museum, to an exhibition, to a monument or to a place of one's work (e.g. to a lawyer's office, to a painter's studio or to a farm during the hours that people are working) - a meal together with all the students and the teachers in a tavern or a restaurant in the town or in the neighboring suburbs - preparing a typical Greek dish in the kitchen of the school - screening of a greek film on the school premises - one hour Cretan dance lesson on the school premises
The School is located in the area of Nea Chora in the west of the town of Chania. It is about 100 metres from the beautiful organized beach of Nea Chora and the busy strip of road with the best fish taverns in town. The center of the town is 10 minutes walking distance and there is also public transportation every 15 minutes. The school operates in a renovated residence and offers two classrooms (the Green Room and the Orange room) as well as a computer lab with Wi-Fi. There is also a spacious kitchen with a refrigerator and a filter coffee maker and of course, a gas fire for making the famous Greek coffee. The bathroom is also spacious and airy. Chania is always a magical city, no matter which season you choose to visit it! We are waiting for you, so that you can learn the Greek language and discover, at the same time, the beauties of Chania!
KLEIS-Workshop for Greek Language and Culture operates all year round in the city of Chania on Crete. The school offers group or private Greek language courses for foreigners. A number of extra activities that accompany the general programs enable each interested person to become familiar with Greek society and culture. What is characteristic about us: _ our working spirit: we enjoy teaching; our students enjoy learning _ our quality of work:we have built up since 1997 a long experience in teaching Greek as a foreign/second language. All our collaborators are university degree holders and native speakers of Greek. _ our communicative teaching methods, applied to our general programs, aiming to cultivate a balance of all four language skills. _ individualized teaching: each student is unique and our groups small. We have the aim and the knowledge to take account of the individuality of each student in our services. _ our teaching materials, recognized textbooks from the trade alongside a large amount of original teaching material we have created and continuously create for all levels _ our facilities: a hospitable place with identity, in an authentic real-life, not touristic setting. _ our price policy: culture is not a luxury product. We have the aim and the ability to keep our prices constantly reasonable and at the same time surprise you with our special offers Since 2017 is KLEIS Workshop the official examination centre for the Certificate of Attainment in Greek in western Crete.
The atmosphere in both the school and the classroom is very good, I felt very comfortable. All the staff are attentive to students. The proposed activities are adequate and well organized. more
Whether you are a student, a business professional, or a traveler, there is a language course in Chania that is right for you. There are Greek courses available for all fluency levels, ages and time durations. Just select a course type from the list below to get started.
General Greek courses are for adults who want to improve their speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills in Greek. Most general Greek courses are for adults age 16 and up. 2 - 48 week courses available. Most courses average 30 classes per week.
Junior Greek courses are for children ages 8 to 12 and teenagers ages 13 to 18 who want to study Greek. 4 - 8 week courses available in the summer from June to August.
Professional Greek courses are for professionals who want to study Greek in a specific area, such as business, medicine, law, aviation, and hospitality.