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Reviews of Hellenic Language School Alexander the Great, Chania (Crete), Greece

Total number of reviews: 37
NOTE: All reviews are authentic. Only students who booked their course through us can publish evaluations here, and only after the end of their programme. These evaluations then are not manipulated in any way, neither by us nor by the school, and can be trusted as honest opinions about personal experiences with the school.

Average Rating

Based on 37 reviews of former students of Hellenic Language School Alexander the Great
Overall Rating
Hellenic Language School Alexander the Great, Chania (Crete), Greece

Rating: 4.0

4.0 
City

Rating: 4.7

4.7 
Organisation

Rating: 3.9

3.9 
Facilities

Rating: 3.3

3.3 
Social activities

Rating: 3.3

3.3 
Course quality / Progress in language

Rating: 4.1

4.1 
Value for money

Rating: 3.7

3.7 
Accommodation
Homestay ---
Shared Flat ---
other

Rating: 3.4

3.4 

Individual Reviews

Hellenic Language School Alexander the Great
22. Sep. 2020
1. Genevieve (66 years)  
101. Course:  General Greek - Extended Program [Grec] - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 3/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 1/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

16. Mar. 2020
2. Klaus (59 years)  
102. Course:  2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 3/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
Hotel - B Category

Rating: 4/5.0

3. Feb. 2020
3. Marianne (66 years)  
103. Course:  Private Lessons 10 - 1 week

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
---
Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
---
19. Dec. 2019
4. Paul (68 years)  
104. Course:  Private Lessons 10 [Griechisch] - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 3/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 1/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
Hotel - B Category

Rating: 5/5.0

23. Oct. 2019
5. Laura (48 years)  
105. Course:  General Greek - Compact Program - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 3/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 3/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
---
20. Aug. 2019
6.  (69 years)  Italy
106. Course:  General Greek - Extended Program - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
I would recommend it to everybody.
29. Jan. 2019
7.  (27 years)  United States
107. Course:  Private Lessons [Greek] - 1 week

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
I liked how friendly and accommodating Effi and Eleni (apologies for misspellings) were. I liked Eleni's style of teaching - friendly yet focused. I like that this school exists! I really appreciated Effi's trip that she arranged to the Museum of Typology and how personable she was.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
It's not necessary to book private lessons. Even if there are not other students, you can still book the class lessons and they will accommodate to you. It's cheaper.
Other comments:
2 pieces of constructive feedback: 1) on the first day, outline to the student what you are going to focus on over the whole course (however long it is). This way, it is easier for the student to place what they are learning in a larger context. 2) get a textbook that has instructions in English, at least for the earlier levels. It is very difficult for me to complete the lessons without help from a Greek speaker.
28. Jan. 2019
8.  (69 years)  
108. Course:  General Greek - Compact Program - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 3/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 3/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 3/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 3/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 1/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 3/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
The opportunity to learn Greek....
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
Hard to say ... I was there from 09.00-10.40 every day ... didn't use any of what was at the school nor did I get info about it .... was the only student ...
Other comments:
It says in some of the papers that one can sit at the school and conduct self-study with guidance from the teacher, if one is alone and therefore only had half the teaching time .... did not seem so suited to it ... my teacher ran off for the next assignment as soon as the hour was over. Recommended that I go to the local library to work there.
2. Sep. 2018
9.  (59 years)  
109. Course:  General Greek - Extended Program - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
The teacher, Effie, remarkable, extrimely friendly and competent
17. May. 2018
10.  (64 years)  
110. Course:  General Greek Extended program - 1 week

Overall Rating
---
Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 3/5.0

Social activities
---
Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
kindness and efficiency
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
I do not understand the question ... we evaluate the school or the city ???? about the city do not miss the evening concerts in the restaurants
Other comments:
Simple and efficient school, very welcoming people.
21. Jun. 2016
11.  (56 years)  
111. Course:  General Greek - Extended Program - 1 week

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
---
Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
The teacher and her way of teaching.
22. Mar. 2016
12.  (67 years)  
112. Course:  General Greek - Compact Program - 1 week

Overall Rating

Rating: 2/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 2/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization

Rating: 2/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 2/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 1/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 2/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
The manager is motivated
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
It is an old-fashioned language school. You can not do a full immersion.
Other comments:
The school offers only the lectures with too frequent translations from Greek to English and French.
30. Jun. 2011
13.  (55 years)  Sweden
113. Course:  General Greek - Compact Program - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 3/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
teachers, discussions, private lessons
8. Nov. 2010
14. Fabio (41 years)  
114. Course:  General Greek - Extended program - 4 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 1/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 1/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 1/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 1/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 2/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 1/5.0

29. Apr. 2010
15.  (68 years)  Sweden
115. Course:  General Greek - Compact Program - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 3/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
Relaxed atmosphere.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
The fish soup in the Agora was excelent.
27. Nov. 2009
16.  (68 years)  Sweden
116. Course:  General Greek - Compact Program - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 3/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
Hotel C1 - Low/Mid Season

Rating: 3/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
the teacher
23. Nov. 2009
17. Aimee (29 years)  Belgium
117. Course:  General Greek - Compact Program - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 2/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 1/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization

Rating: 2/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 2/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 1/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 2/5.0

Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
There's a great little theatre in Xania behind the city hall where I saw a play, it is a great way to listen to Greek, depending on students' level. Nea Chora beach was beautiful, sandy and clean, lined with quiet tavernas.
17. Nov. 2008
18.  (44 years)  
118. Course:  1 week

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 3/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 3/5.0

Social activities
---
Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
the people
16. Nov. 2008
19.  (29 years)  Denmark
119. Course:  General Greek - Extended program - 4 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 3/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 3/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 1/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 3/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
The teacher was kind and helpful, and I met some nice people from other countries.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
They should know from the beginning how many student there would be, it would have been nice with more student.
30. Oct. 2008
20.  (33 years)  Ireland
120. Course:  General Greek - Compact Program - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 3/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 3/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 3/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

Accommodation
Hotel C1

Rating: 4/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
Meeting other people of different ages and nationalities with the same interest in the Greek language and country
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
Try and meet the locals and socialise with other students as this is the way to learn the langauge
Other comments:
Chania, Crete is a fab great little city with lots of caracter!
20. Aug. 2008
21. Henrik (54 years)  Denmark
121. Course:  Individual Program - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 3/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 3/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 2/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 3/5.0

Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
the teachers and the other students
20. Jun. 2008
22. Rita (58 years)  
122. Course:  General Greek - Compact Program - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 3/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 3/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 2/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 3/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

18. Jun. 2008
23. Louis (47 years)  Portugal
123. Course:  General Greek - Compact Program - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 3/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 3/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
Hotel C1 - Low/Mid Season

Rating: 1/5.0

3. Jan. 2008
24.  (20 years)  
124. Course:  Yearly Course - 12 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 3/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
I got breakfast every morning and the employees were very kind
10. Oct. 2007
25.  (31 years)  
125. Course:  General Greek - Extended program - 4 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
Quality of teaching
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
Very professional school with test on first and last days
3. Sep. 2007
26. Tim   Japan
126. Course:  General Greek - Compact Program - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 3/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

Additional information
Other comments:
Very nice people who try to do their best. Crete is has a very raw wonderful beauty that I discovered by renting a motorcycle but watch out Greek drivers have strange habits of forcing you into the shoulder and passing anywhere. Once on the small mountain roads and trails it is wonderful.
20. Aug. 2007
27.  (48 years)  Sweden
127. Course:  One-to-One - 1 week

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities
---
Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
my teacher Manoulia
Other comments:
very good school and very kind people
25. Jul. 2007
28.  (52 years)  Spain
128. Course:  General Greek - Compact Program - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
Right level. Good teacher. Nice atmosphere.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
It would a good improvement to get a better text book.
Other comments:
More comments in English about location of the school, distance to the sea, possibilities of excursions (for a day, an afternoon..)
13. Dec. 2006
29.  (60 years)  Netherlands
129. Course:  General Greek - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 3/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 3/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
friendly, helpful atmosphere
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
two weeks is not enough, I recommend at least 4
Other comments:
Due to family illness I could not complete the course. Overall impression was good
28. Sep. 2006
30. Gesa (43 years)  
130. Course:  General Greek - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 3/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 3/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 2/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 3/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 2/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

6. Sep. 2006
31.  (28 years)  
131. Course:  General Greek - 3 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 2/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
my teacher and the frappés :)
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
the best way to learn is staying within a home family
24. Aug. 2006
32.  (48 years)  Sweden
132. Course:  General Greek - 1 week

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
hospitality
19. Dec. 2005
33.    
133. Course:  General Greek - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
First of all, my teacher Niki. Then, the atmosphere in the classroom.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
They must know that it's a hard but pleasant work to study here.
Other comments:
Quite positive
27. Mar. 2005
34. Simone (30 years)  
134. Course:  One-to-One

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

13. Nov. 2003
35.  (28 years)  Switzerland
135. Course:  General Course

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 2/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
Books
28. Aug. 2003
36. Amy (34 years)  U.k.
136. Course:  General Course

Overall Rating

Rating: 2/5.0

Value for money
---
Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization

Rating: 2/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 2/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 2/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 2/5.0

Additional information
Other comments:
Only 7 students started the same week as me, all with different knowledge of Greek, so it was impossible to make sensible classes of different levels, and we ended up in badly-matched groups. When we arrived on the first day, the school seemed vaguely surprised to see us, although several of us had registered a month in advance. My teacher was a very nice person, but didn't seem to have much experience in teaching Greek to adults, or much time to spare in preparing for each lesson.
4. Feb. 2003
37.  (63 years)  Canada
137. Course:  General Course

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
Tania, the teacher
Other comments:
Accommodations are rather expensive.

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