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Exam preparation for the State Certificate of Attainment in Greek

  • Discover all tips for the Greek exams
  • Think like an examiner and find out what to do in an exam
  • Succeed and get the Certificate that you deserve
  • Valorize your knowledge in Greek
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This course aims:

  • to prepare yourself for success
  • to test yourself in simulation activities
  • to study past papers
  • to improve Speaking, Listening, Reading, Writing and Use of Language skills

Requirements

  • Good internet connection
  • A headset with microphone
  • A Skype account
  • Speakers are recommended
  • Willingness and patience to learn
  • Try to practise what you have learned

Course Details

Overview

The Hellenic Culture Centre prepares candidates for the exams leading to the Certificate of Attainment in Greek organised by the Ministry of Education and the Centre for the Greek Language.  Instruction is via the Internet (online platform with learning materials and Skype) or through face-to-face courses in Athens and Santorini.

What is the State Certificate of Attainment?

The Certificate of Attainment in Greek certifies language at 6 levels corresponding to the 6 levels set in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2 and A1 for children aged 8 to 12). More information can be found here. Examinations are held at official examination centres specified by the Centre for Greek Language (KEG) under the Ministry of Education of Greece.

There are two more certification processes, one at level A2 and the other one is for children, see the section Intended for

Intended for 

At what level / Certificate can I sit the exam?

You can sit the following exams at any level. You can sit two different levels on the same year:

– Certificate of Attainment in Greek Language

– Certificate of Attainment in Greek Language for Special Purposes A2 level

Certificate of Attainment in Greek Language for children 8-12 years old

How do I know my level?

Contact us for a free assessment of your level of Greek by means of an oral and written test.  We can then help you plan your preparation.

Methodology 

Following your enrolment and payment, you will be given access to our online platform containing all preparatory materials. You study the materials, do the exercises and send them to your teacher who corrects and returns them within 48 hours.  

One-hour weekly meeting (or more) with your teacher online on Skype.  More hours of preparation can be arranged.  However, that should not be necessary if you do your homework according to the timetable agreed with your teacher.

One teaching hour is 60 minutes.

Where are the preparatory courses held?

Online courses are held on the Hellenic Culture Centre’s E-learning platform and include a one-hour session with your teacher on Skype.

Face-to-face courses can be held at a student’s home or workplace or hotel in Athens or on Santorini. Courses are also held at the Hellenic Culture Centre in Santorini throughout the year.

Are there any private lessons?

Private/one-to-one lessons based on the personal programme created for each individual student are available.  Group courses are more unusual.

Content 

The preparation programme consists of:

  • Study of the typology of exam exercises
  • Stress management techniques during the examination
  • Development of the four language skills (speaking, listening, reading, writing)
  • Psychological parameters of the examination process requiring investigation 
  • Information on the institutional issues concerning the State Certificate of Attainment in Greek and other certificates
  • Detailed timetable covering the exam materials
  • Extra revision materials according to each student learning gaps


What teaching materials are used?

Special manuals.  Past Greek Language Centre exam papers, using the books of KEG. Exercises in the four language skills (speaking, listening, reading, writing) and Use of Language tested in the exam. Cultural Awareness. 

Fees 

Course Price/hour

Group

(4-8 students)

12 € for levels A1-B2


15€ for levels C1-C2 & Special courses, exam preparation

Semi-private   

(2-3 students)

20 € (for all levels)

     Semi-private 

(Closed 2 students only)

30 € (for all levels)

Private 

39 € (for all levels)

TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF REGISTRATION

  • All educational materials for this online course will be provided by the tutors online. Students do not need to buy the books.
  • Online group and semi-private courses are 8 weeks long (one learning cycle).
  • The platform will remain open for the students who would like to submit their assignments and complete all the activities for 10 (ten) days after the end of the Skype lessons, at no extra cost.
  • The programme of lessons agreed has to be completed within one year after the first registration.
  • Certificate of Attendance is issued for all students who will participate based on the hours they will have attended multiplied by 3, as the online learning takes more time for a student to study.

FORMING

  •  GROUP course: The school is entitled to add up to 8 students to a GROUP course
  • SEMI-PRIVATE course: In case a student drops out of a SEMI-PRIVATE course of 3 students, the other two students will continue their course at the same fee for the current learning cycle (20 euro/hour) and maybe a third student of the same level will be added later
  • SEMI-PRIVATE course: In case a student drops out of a SEMI-PRIVATE course of 2 students, the student who remains will continue their course at the PRIVATE fee (39 euro)
  • PRIVATE course: In case the school adds a second or/and a third student to a PRIVATE course (after consulting with the student), the fee will be 20 euro per person

CANCELLATION

  • GROUP lessons and SEMI-PRIVATE lessons cannot be cancelled (if the student does not attend a scheduled meeting, they pay 100% of the lesson fees if the lesson takes place)
  • A student can cancel a scheduled PRIVATE lesson more than 6 hours before and pay no fees
  • In case a student cancels a scheduled PRIVATE lesson 6 to 3 hours before, they pay 50% of the lesson fees
  • In case a student cancels a scheduled PRIVATE lesson 3 to 1 hour before the scheduled time, they pay 100% of the lesson fees
  • Full refunds will be given up until the last day to register for the programme (2 weeks before the beginning of the course)
  • For late cancellations of PRIVATE courses there will be no refund. However, the student is entitled to re-register within one year’s time. In that case the student pays the extra cost, if any
  • When students are given refunds the bank charges are payable by them. In case the course is cancelled by the Centre, full refund will be given to the student at no extra charge

PAYMENT

  • The SEMI-PRIVATE & GROUP course should be paid in advance for 8 weeks
  • The PRIVATE course should be paid in advance for at least 5 lessons
Tutors 

The seminars are taught by experienced philologists and specialized partners.

Mrs. Ifigenia Georgiadou, who has been teaching Modern Greek since 1979, is responsible for the individual curriculum and course timetable of each student. She has developed a methodology for exam preparation, especially written exams.

Our students have an annual success rate of over 90%.

Dates 

Start dates for the 8-week cycle GROUP courses for the 2021-2022

Cycle from to
1 20/9/2021 14/11/2021
2 15/11/2021 23/1/2022
Christmas break 20/12/2021 2/1/2022
3 24/1/2022 20/3/2022
4 21/3/2022 22/5/2022
Easter break 18/4/2022 25/4/2022
5 23/5/2022 17/7/2022
6 18/7/2022 25/9/2022
Summer Break 1/8/2022 14/8/2022

Online courses are offered throughout the year 7 days/ week, from 07.00 to 24.00 Greek time. Please contact us for information about private and semi-private courses.

We suggest 2 hours/week for levels A0- B2, and 1 hour/week for levels C1-C2+ and special courses. 

A teaching hour lasts 60 minutes.

The weekly schedule of the group and semi-private courses are arranged after consultation with the group.

Certification 

We offer courses for exam preparation for all three different certificates of Attainment in Greek organized by the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Interior (for the Greek Citizenship) and are supervised by the Centre for the Greek Language. 

We also offer a certificate of attendance for the course that prepares you for the exam. 

The Hellenic Culture Centre is officially recognized as a Lifelong Learning Centre and a language school by the Greek Ministry of Education and Religions (EOPPEP code number 2101782/ 2018 and 2308668/2018).

How can I enroll in the exam preparation programme?

For more information and an appointment for an individual interview to analyze your training needs, please contact the Exam Preparation Manager, Mrs. Ifigenia Georgiadou, tel. +30 6944105484, e-mail: ifigenia@hcc.edu.gr , Skype name: hellenic.culture. centre

How do I enroll for the exam and where will I sit it?

See the Greek Language Centre page where you can register for the exam and choose an examination centre.

Where can I get more information about the Certificates in the Greek Language?

You can read everything about the certificates and diplomas in Greek and their usefulness on the Centre for Greek Language page

Working language

Greek is the working language (at the beginners’ level we also use English or French). All teachers can speak at least one foreign language.

Cancellation Policy
  • GROUP lessons and SEMI-PRIVATE lessons cannot be cancelled (if the student does not attend a scheduled meeting, they pay 100% of the lesson fees if the lesson takes place)
  • A student can cancel a scheduled PRIVATE lesson more than 6 hours before and pay no fees
  • In case a student cancels a scheduled PRIVATE lesson 6 to 3 hours before, they pay 50% of the lesson fees
  • In case a student cancels a scheduled PRIVATE lesson 3 to 1 hour before the scheduled time, they pay 100% of the lesson fees
  • Full refunds will be given up until the last day to register for the programme (2 weeks before the beginning of the course) 
  • For late cancellations of PRIVATE courses there will be no refund. However, the student is entitled to re-register within one year’s time. In that case the student pays the extra cost, if any 
  • When students are given refunds the bank charges are payable by them. In case the course is cancelled by the Centre, full refund will be given to the student at no extra charge