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Hellenic Language School Alexander the Great, Athens, Greece

What we like about the school

  • Small class sizes
  • Excellent rating of host family accommodation
  • Excellent rating of student apartments

Athens  

Hellenic Language School Alexander the Great

The language school Hellenic Language School Alexander the Great was founded in Athens, Greece in 1972. The School is in the city centre, next to the Archaelogical Museum and the park “Pedio tou Areos”. It is surrounded by the two most dominant hills of the city: the Acropolis hill and Lycabettus hill with the church of St. Georgios on top.
There are hundreds of restaurants, bars and cafeterias near the school. The busiest parts of Athens, like Plaka, Psiri, Theisio and Kolonaki are all accessible on foot.


The school address is: 2 Rethimnou St., 10682 - Athens (Greece).

Accreditations and Quality seals

School Size:

Facilities

  • Computer lab

  • Library

  • Free after-class access to language learning software

  • Movie room

  • Copy machine

  • Free water dispenser

  • Free WIFI

Classroom equipment

  • TV in some classrooms

  • Air conditioning in all classrooms

  • Heating in all classrooms

  • Ample natural light in all classrooms

Number of classrooms:

10

Number of public workstations:

2

Prices include

  • Organized activities
  • Internet access and use of school computers
  • Wireless LAN zone at school
  • Free certificate of course attendance
  • Language level placement test at first day of classes

Course material:

Generally course material is distributed free to students and will stay in student property.

Average number of students

  • Adult courses in summer: 20
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 10

Average age of students

  • in summer: 30 years
  • throughout the year: 35 years

Average number of levels

  • Adult courses in summer: 6
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 6

Minimum age of students

  • 18 years
  • 18 years for specific Junior courses

Exams offered:

  • Placement and Final tests

Greek teacher qualifications

  • 100 % hold a university degree
  • 90 % hold a recognised language teaching qualification

Languages spoken by school staff (cannot be guaranteed by school):

30
10
10
8
2
10
1
10
3
5
1

Airport transfer

Best arrival airport is Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport (ATH). It takes 40 minutes by metro to school.

Language school closed

In 2016 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01.Jan.2016, 06.Jan.2016, 14.Mar.2016, 25.Mar.2016, 29.Apr.2016, 01.May.2016, 02.May.2016, 20.Jun.2016, 15.Aug.2016, 28.Oct.2016, 25.Dec.2016, 26.Dec.2016 In 2017 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01.Jan.2017, 06.Jan.2017, 27.Feb.2017, 25.Mar.2017, 14.Apr.2017, 16.Apr.2017, 17.Apr.2017, 01.May.2017, 05.Jun.2017, 15.Aug.2017, 28.Oct.2017, 25.Dec.2017, 26.Dec.2017

Courses

All prices in € (convert currency). Below the original school prices are displayed.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in € -- -- -- 11001045 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Starting dates
2016: 04.Jan.2016, 01.Feb.2016, 07.Mar.2016, 04.Apr.2016, 09.May.2016, 06.Jun.2016, 04.Jul.2016, 01.Aug.2016, 05.Sep.2016, 03.Oct.2016, 31.Oct.2016, 05.Dec.2016.
2017: 09.Jan.2017, 06.Feb.2017, 06.Mar.2017, 03.Apr.2017, 02.May.2017, 06.Jun.2017, 03.Jul.2017, 31.Jul.2017, 04.Sep.2017, 02.Oct.2017, 30.Oct.2017, 27.Nov.2017.
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 13:00
Afternoon: 13:00  - 17:00
Required language level
Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in € 355338 710675 10651012 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Supplementary courses for Athens INTRODUCTION TO ANCIENT GREEK THEATER (TRAGEDY, COMEDY): B1 level, 15 hours (along with the normal Greek language lessons) READING GREEK NEWSPAPERS IN CONTEXT WITH GREEK HISTORY AND CULTURE: B1 level, 15 hours (along with the normal Greek language lessons) INTRODUCTION TO THE GREEK TRADITIONAL AND BYZANTINE MUSIC: B1 level, 15 hours (along with the normal Greek language lessons)
Starting dates
2016: 04.Jan.2016, 01.Feb.2016, 07.Mar.2016, 04.Apr.2016, 09.May.2016, 06.Jun.2016, 04.Jul.2016, 01.Aug.2016, 05.Sep.2016, 03.Oct.2016, 31.Oct.2016, 05.Dec.2016.
2017: 09.Jan.2017, 06.Feb.2017, 06.Mar.2017, 03.Apr.2017, 02.May.2017, 06.Jun.2017, 03.Jul.2017, 31.Jul.2017, 04.Sep.2017, 02.Oct.2017, 30.Oct.2017, 27.Nov.2017.
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 13:00
Afternoon: 13:00  - 17:00
Required language level
Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 31002945 275262
Starting dates
2016: 06.Jun.2016.
2017: 06.Jun.2017.
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 13:00
Afternoon: 13:00  - 17:00
Required language level
Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in € -- 850808 -- 14501378 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
It also includes free educational material, visits to a museum and walking tours in Athens.
Starting dates
2016: 04.Jul.2016, 01.Aug.2016.
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 9:00
Required language level
Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in € 340323 685651 1020969 13201254 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Starting dates
Every Day .
Required language level
Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in € 840798 16401558 25202394 33603192 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Starting dates on request.
Starting dates
Every Day .
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 13:00
Afternoon: 13:00  - 17:00
Required language level
Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in € 840798 16801596 25202394 33603192 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Starting dates
Every Day .
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 13:00
Afternoon: 13:00  - 17:00
Required language level
Proficiency (C2)
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Note: All courses offered by Hellenic Language School Alexander the Great, Athens can be booked online with LanguageCourse.Net. In case a course is not listed above, just mention the course description in the comment field of the online registration form.
Lesson duration: 50 minutes
Individual classes Single individual lessons of tuition can be booked at 42 €. The combination of group and individual lessons is highly recommended. Individual lessons will encourage you to actively speak the foreign language and will offer you the opportunity to discuss individual problems and weaknesses.
Comments about courses: Group courses include:
- 1 museum visit / 2 weeks
- 1 meal in a traditional restaurant / 2 weeks

Accommodation

weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week
Price in € 330 715 1100 1485 385
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night:
55 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
10 minutes walking
Includes:
TV, Phone, Daily cleaning, Towels, Bedding/linen, Heating, Air conditioning, Breakfast, Private bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 0
Maximum age of students: 0
Dates
High season dates 01.Apr.2016 - 31.Oct.2016
High season
High season supplement per day: 5 €
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week
Price in € 330 715 1100 1485 385
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night:
55 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
5 minutes walking
Includes:
TV, Daily cleaning, Towels, Bedding/linen, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (free WIFI), Heating, Air conditioning, Breakfast, Private bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 0
Maximum age of students: 0
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week
Price in € 300 650 1000 1350 350
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night:
50 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Double room (only for 2 people travelling together).
Distance from school:
20 minutes by public transport
Includes:
TV, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Kitchen, Heating, Air conditioning, No meals, Private bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 0
Maximum age of students: 0
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week
Price in € 420 910 1400 1890 490
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per room
Price extra night:
70 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Double room (only for 2 people travelling together).
Distance from school:
10 minutes walking
Includes:
TV, Phone, Daily cleaning, Towels, Bedding/linen, Heating, Air conditioning, Breakfast, Private bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 0
Maximum age of students: 0
Dates
High season dates 01.Apr.2016 - 31.Oct.2016
High season
High season supplement per day: 10 €
  • Max. 1 student of each nationality possible? no
  • Single room: on request
  • Optional airport transfer
    Athens Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport: for 60 € (one way); for 120 € (return trip)

Leisure activities

activity possible distance from school
Ballet  
Basketball  
Dancing  
Football (soccer)  
Music  
Sailing  
Swimming  
Volleyball  
Yoga  

Reviews

City
4.5/5.0 
Organisation
4.4/5.0 
Facilities
4.0/5.0 
Social activities
4.0/5.0 
Course quality / Progress in language
4.6/5.0 
Value for money
4.0/5.0 
Accommodation
Host Family
4.3/5.0 
Shared Flat (apartment)
4.5/5.0 
Other
4.4/5.0 
Students liked about Hellenic Language School Alexander the Great, Athens
Very personal atmosphere.
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
Value for money
3.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0/5.0
School organization
3.0/5.0
Social activities
5.0/5.0
Accommodation
Other
5.0/5.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: Take part in as many activities as possible.
little number of students in each class and the great possibility to discuss for as long time
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
Value for money
n/a
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
4.0/5.0
Social activities
4.0/5.0
Accommodation
Host Family
4.0/5.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: The school is a great school indeed, but in the same building there is another college for young greek studends witch is very very noisy.
The teacher (Rita) and the fact we were only 4 people in the class.
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
Value for money
5.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
3.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
3.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
4.0/5.0
Social activities
3.0/5.0
Accommodation
Other
5.0/5.0
Additional information
Other comments: I felt very much taken care of. I liked that you held a student birthday, and altogether the very personal atmosphere.
The quality of the lessons was very good, the organisation of the school also. The teachers were kind and helpful.
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
Value for money
4.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
4.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
5.0/5.0
Social activities
2.0/5.0
Accommodation
Other
5.0/5.0
Additional information
Other comments: There were not many social activities (only twice).
Very well organized, many interesting students in the small group and excellent teacher Ms.Rosalia!
Overall rating
5.0/5.0
Value for money
5.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
5.0/5.0
Social activities
5.0/5.0
Accommodation
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: Prepare well before coming and it will be much easier for you!
Other comments: Is there any better comment? I already sent my colleague to attend the same course in March 2017 and I myself will take private lessons end of January because I cannot fit into existing group. Great experience!

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