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F.A.Q.

1. What is the process for my enrolment to your school?

To enrol with the school, fill in the online form. The school will confirm your enrolment by e-mail. To complete your enrolment, you have to proceed with a pre-payment of 40 euros as an enrolment fee, 60 euros for the course and 60 euros for the accommodation (if is included).
If the accommodation is not included, you have to deposit at least 150 euros to reserve your place (40 euros as an enrolment fee and 110 euros for the courses).
For a private apartment and board with family, half of the total amount has to be pre-paid.

 

2. Can I enrol at short notice?

Yes, of course. We accept short notice applications. You should fill in the online form and we will contact you for confirmation of available space.

 

3. Is it possible to stay longer than the booked period?

Yes, of course you can increase the period of your stay, through communication with the school. The school though cannot guarantee that you can keep the same accommodation.

 

4.Can I stay just for one week?

Yes, you can stay just for a week, although it is something we do not recommend for progress purposes to our students.

1. What are the available and proposed courses?

The Lamda project, as a new Greek language and culture centre, would like to promote, apart from Modern Greek intensive language courses, pilot courses of Greek philosophy, Greek historical figures, Ancient Greek and Greek Mythology classes. Classes will run dependant on adequate student interest.
We would appreciate suggestions from students for other courses they would be interested in Lamda running.

2. What is the minimum and maximum age to attend?

We accept students from the age of the 18. There is no maximum age limit to attend.

 

3. How many different levels are available?

We offer Modern Greek classes at 7 different levels. From absolute beginners (A0) up to proficient (C2). The absolute beginners class is more frequent than the proficient.

 

4. How do I know my Greek language level?

Following your enrolment, you will receive our Greek language test via email. It will be examined by our teachers and they will inform you of the test results on your first day on our school.

 

5. When can I start a course?

If you don’t have any Greek knowledge, our recommendation is to start on the official starting dates (You can check them on our calendar). If you have some knowledge, you can start on any Monday (after our confirmation), although it is not an official starting date.

 

6. Can I start the course on Wednesday or Thursday?

It is possible. You can ask us for advice.

 

7. What is the schedule of the courses?

The courses start at 10.00 to 14.00 every day, from Monday to Friday (apart from bank holidays. Check our bank holidays here). During summer and depending our reservations, there will be 2 shifts, 10.00-14.00 and 14.00-18.00.

 

8. Are public holidays re-scheduled?

The lessons on bank holidays will be re-scheduled on another day or will be integrated into the schedule of the rest of the week (i.e. Bank holiday on Monday: Tuesday to Friday schedule can be formed as 09.00-14.00 or 10.00-15.00)

 

9. What do I need for my first class?

Just a notebook and a pen to write on. All the other necessary material for your course will be provided by us. You can also borrow our dictionaries (if available), but you can also bring your own, if you would like.

 

10. Can I change the course if I feel that the level is not right for me?

If you would like to change a group, please inform your teacher and he/she will guide you accordingly.

 

11. How large are the groups in a class?

The groups are from minimum 2 to 3 students to a maximum of 12/13 students per classroom.

 

12. What happens if the minimum number of students per group is not reached?

This is unlikely to happen, however if it does, we will offer you less hours of private tuition, for the same price.

 

13. What time shall I come on the first day? What is the schedule?

Your first day of school you should come on 09.30. You will meet the rest of the students and the Lamda Project staff, you will be divided to groups, you will receive the material and start classes on 10.00. You will have 55 minutes of lessons, from 10.00-14.00, with a 15 minute coffee break in the meantime.

 

14. Do you offer one-to-one lessons?

Yes we do. You can also have the possibility to share a private lesson with another student.

 

15. Can we build a group of our own and study together?

Yes, of course you can. Just send an email with your request and we will come back to you.

 

16. Will I receive a certificate?

Yes, you will receive a Lamda Project certification on your last day of school, mentioning the exact teaching hours, level of the course taught, the length of the classes, the progress you have made and the level you have reached.

 

17. Are there other activities offered by the Lamda Project?

We offer free activities such as welcome drinks, traditional Greek dance classes, workshops on different topics related to Greek culture, Greek movie screening nights, Greek karaoke nights.
Free Wi-Fi access to internet, lending library and cosy space for reading.
Apart from free activities, during mid-week we arrange museum visits and tours in the historical centre of Athens. We introduce you to the city that never sleeps: Athens by night, meze nights in Greek restaurants, transportation to the beach for swimming (during summer) and weekend excursions to places of interest, depending on the season. Trips and visits are organised by an agency, all at the most reasonable prices.

1. How do I get to Athens center from the airport?

There are multiple ways to get to Athens from the airport (metro, suburban railway, buses). We recommend to approach the centre via the metro. Please bear in mind that if you arrive after midnight there are only specific buses connecting the airport to the centre of Athens.
If requested, we can also book a pick-up service from the airport to the centre for you.

 

2. When can I arrive and have access to the accommodation, and when do I have to depart?

Accommodation will be available from the day before your course starts, (in most cases Sundays) until Saturday (noon) after the end of your course.

 

3. What will be the criteria for dividing students into apartments?

We will try to divide you based in your age and length of stay. We will also try to put you with different nationalities.

 

4. How many students will share a flat?

This depends from the flat which will be available. Mostly 2 to 4 students.

 

5. When will I receive all the necessary information regarding my accommodation?

You’ll receive all the necessary information before your arrival (most likely in the last 48 hours before your arrival).
This information will include:
– The address of your accommodation and transportation details to reach it (if you have WhatsApp or Viber, you’ll also receive the pin with the exact location).
Official postal address of all students is our Headquarters:
Student’s name
HQ The Lamda Project
29 Eressou str., 1st floor.
10681 Athens, Attica, Greece

 

6. How can I book a shared double room with my friend or partner?

You have to go to enrolment, choose your preferable course, as well as “shared apartments-double room” and continue with the process. Your friend or partner will repeat the same process, but he/she will choose “I don`t want to book accommodation”. Then both of you, leave a comment “Shared apartment-double room with Mr./Mrs. Name/Surname.”

1. How can I pay?

You can pay by credit card, PayPal or bank transfer.

 

2. How much and when do I pay?

For reserve your place, you have to deposit 40 euros as an enrolment fee, 60 euros for the course and 60 euros for the accommodation (if is included). (Total: 160 euros)
If the accommodation is not included, you have to deposit 150 euros to reserve your place (40 euros as an enrolment fee and 110 euros for the courses).
For a private apartment and board with family, half of the total amount has to be pre-paid.
The rest of the amount has to be paid at least one week before your course start date.

 

3. Why should I pay a deposit?

The deposit needs to be paid in order to reserve your place with the school.

 

4. What happens if I have to cancel my stay?

If you have to cancel your stay, you have to communicate this at least four weeks before the course starts. If so, your prepayment is refunded (apart from the 40 euros enrolment fee). If your cancelation will be communicated in less than four weeks before you join the course, no refund is possible.

 

5. Are there special discounts?

Regularly we plan special offers. You can visit frequently our website and/or of social media pages and find the most suitable offer for you.
There are further discounts for groups. The larger the group, the bigger the discount.
One discount excludes any other.
Discounts do not apply for accommodation, as we depend on the flat market rates.

 

6. What is your termination policy?

“Termination” means stopping or leaving all or part of the course or courses booked, including extensions, once the first class has started. In all cases, no refunds will be made after the arrival date listed on the booking confirmation form. Students who terminate their program may not be eligible to receive a certificate of completion.