Hello!¡Hola!Ciao a tutti! I am a certified language teacher from Athens and I hold an English-language M.A in Language Education & Technology as well as a B.A Hons in Spanish & Russian from Pavia University, Italy. I have more than 12 years of language teaching experience. Moreover, I am an excellent user of the English language (CPE) as well and a holder of the UK QTS (Qualified Teacher Status) that qualifies me to teach in maintained and non-maintained special schools in England. I began teaching Spanish, Italian & Greek for foreigners in 2005. I would love to help you with your learning goals in Greek!
A little about me:
-I have more than 12 years of experience teaching adult conversation classes, international teaching experience (teacher, tutor & translator) offering lessons of Greek Language & Culture by using English, Spanish & Italian as bridge languages (native speaker level). Since 2010, I am also an examiner (speaking assessment) for the National Foreign Language Certificate in Greece.
-I have lived and worked for 7 years in the Italian city of Pavia, Northern Italy and one year in Santander, Spain.
-As the difficult part of learning a language is to be able to "think and feel" in this language, I am not directly teaching grammar rules unless you ask me to. With me, you will learn the language through ACTIVE ENGAGEMENT. In fact, I apply the EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING method (teaching Greek through role-plays & everyday situations) and I widely use technology in my teaching in order to make my lessons more enticing and effective (i.e. teaching through songs' lyrics, film segments etc.).
-Being a life-long learner myself (in fact I keep on learning languages) I am a firm supporter of democratic, student-centered language learning environments, so I pay very much attention to your specific requirements (whether these are communicative or academic). I am an empathetic teacher and I will stimulate your self-esteem in your Greek skills. Being an enthusiastic teacher as well, I am highly motivated in working in online telecollaborative language learning settings and participate in intercultural exchanges.
-I can also offer you precious (non-mainstream) tourist advice in case you are traveling to Athens! Contact me even if you are an absolute beginner!!!
P.S. I am available evening and morning hours, under arrangement. Flexible schedule. Feel free to contact me and arrange a lesson at your convenience!
Master of Arts (M.A) in Language Education & Technology (fully taught in English), with Distinction
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki - Thessaloniki, Greece
Focus in Computer Assisted Language Learning, Mobile Assisted Language Learning, Telecollaborative Language Learning Settings, The Internet & Language Education, Language Massive Open Online Courses (LMOOCs), Databases & Language Applications, Internet Technology, Flipped Learning & Blended Learning Environments, Moodle Platform, Blogs, Wikis, Social Networking Sites for Language Learning, Second Language Acquisition Theories, Learner Autonomy, Research Methods & Statistics. LIST OF FOREIGN INSTRUCTORS: David Little (Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland), Elena Bárcena (UNED, Madrid, Spain), Ana Gimeno-Sanz (UPV, Valencia, Spain), Mirjam Hauck (Open University, UK), Glenn Stockwell (Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan). MA dissertation topic: "SOCIAL NETWORKING SITES FOR LANGUAGE LEARNING: COMMUNITY LANGUAGE LEARNING THEORY AND INTRINSIC MOTIVATION REVISITED", final thesis supervisor: Mirjam Hauck, Open University, UK.
2006 - 2006
Diploma Spanish Language & Culture for Foreign Teachers of Spanish as a Foreign Language
UIMP-Universidad Internacional Menéndez Pelayo - Santander, Cantabria, Spain
Focus in Spanish Language & Culture
1999 - 2005
B.A (Hons) in Foreign Languages and Literature (Spanish Language & Literature), Russian as a second language (Laurea in Lingue e Letterature Straniere, vecchio ordinamento)
Università degli studi di Pavia, Facoltà di Lettere e Filosofia - Pavia, Lombardy, Italy
Focus in Spanish, Italian & Russian Language & Literature, linguistics, philology, history.
1991 - 1997
General High School Diploma
Hellenic-Italian School of Athens (Italian embassy's state school) - Athens, Greece
Greek & Italian Language & Culture
Modern Greek for foreigners
face to face & online private teacher - Italy & Greece
Online foreign language teacher
FLI Foreign Languages Institute - Paris, France
Focus in online intercultural exchanges
full-time Spanish Teacher with very high success rates
Pagoulatou-Vlachou Language School (PVLC)-Express Publishing & Editorial Edinumen - Athens, Greece
All levels-all age range classes (exam preparation for DELE, Cervantes Institute)
Examiner for the Spanish Language in the National Foreign Language Exam Certificate (KPG)
Ministry of Education, Lifelong Learning and Religious Affairs - Athens, Greece
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