Teachers are one of the most important factors in guaranteeing success for learning a language. That is why we are committed to providing you with the best qualified and the most experienced teaching professionals at our Greek language courses in Athens at “The Lamda Project”. All our Greek teacher Athens are native Greek speakers, experienced in teaching Greek as a foreign language and highly skilled in this field.
But you may ask or wonder, how will our greek teachers at our school in Athens manage to make the modern Greek language not to be…that Greek to you? (That’s Greek to me or it’s (all) Greek to me is an idiom in English, expressing that something is difficult to understand).
First of all, the language classroom needs to be a fun and exciting place, and the approach to learning should be interactive and varied. That is one of the main reasons why our teachers use learner-center methods as well as Communicative Language Teaching (CLT), which is an approach to the teaching of second and foreign languages, that emphasizes interaction as both the means and the ultimate goal of learning a language.
In addition, by using active learning and interactive teaching approach, our tutors are facilitators rather than one-way providers of information. At our classrooms, the teachers guide students as they construct their own knowledge and understanding. The focus is centered on students, as they take an active and engaged role in learning. Our personalized learning approach aims and tries also to customize learning for each student’s strengths, needs, skills and interests.
In conclusion, our tutors are using the teaching and learning materials and methods in the best effective way and they organize our Greek courses with the intention of creating a positive and inclusive learning environment where learners learn with and from each other.
But all of these things and facts about effective teaching methods and strategies that we use and adopt at our Greek language courses, even though they are really and very important at the learning process, they are not the main factor that makes our teachers special.
To begin with, at our school we encourage individual teacher and student integration both inside and outside of the classroom and as such teachers are very much involved in day-to-day school activities and frequently accompany students on school social activities. So, the student-teacher interaction goes on step further. And as you may already know, the hospitality and sociality of the Greek people are famous worldwide. We cannot help it! It is in our genes to try to help you, to try to be yours friends, to try to make you feel like home in our hometown, Athens.
And to remember our great ancient Greek ancestors, according to the exceptional Philosopher and teacher of Alexander the Great Aristotle: “Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all”. That is how a greek teacher Athens, and not only, is feeling about the education.
And that is what we are trying here, at “The Lamda Project” to do and what make us different and unique. All our teachers are incredibly committed and motivated but not only to guide you into learning and using the language, the grammar, the syntax. Our aim and philosophy are not only to help you learn the Greek language but also to show you our culture, our society, our habits, our music, our food, our hospitality. Language is culture and culture is language… You cannot say that you have learnt Greek until you start thinking and having fun a bit like the Greek people. And that is exactly the process of how we can educate the heart of a person and pass through the feelings and the emotions that a language as a whole culture can provide us. It is the whole Greek experience that our teachers, and our staff, will try to offer and share with you. We love to share our language and our greek friendly spirit, exactly like we enjoy sharing our food at a restaurant. So, with us, you will learn how to speak and how to live like a local!