Greek school in Athens: Alexander the Great

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Key points

  • Central location in the heart of Athens
  • Professional school with a friendly atmosphere
  • Impressive historical and cultural heritage
  • Piraeus, accessible by train nowadays, opens the road to the islands

The school

Levels
Beginner to Advanced
School size
L
Accommodation
Host family
Wifi
WiFi is free

The students

Minimum age
16 years
Average age
35 years
Nationality mix
Germany, United Kingdom, Switzerland, etc..
ratings
23 authentic opinions

Key points

  • Central location in the heart of Athens
  • Professional school with a friendly atmosphere
  • Impressive historical and cultural heritage
  • Piraeus, accessible by train nowadays, opens the road to the islands

The school

Levels
Beginner to Advanced
School size
L
Accommodation
Host family
Wifi
WiFi is free

The students

Minimum age
16 years
Average age
35 years
Nationality mix
Germany, United Kingdom, Switzerland, etc..
ratings
23 authentic opinions

“Alexander the Great”, our partner school in Athens, is located in a neoclassical building in the heart of the city, a stone’s throw from the famous National Archaeological Museum and overlooking a large, green park full of Greek sculptures. The school has 8 fully equipped, air-conditioned classrooms, free Wi-Fi, a computer lab and a library. The cafeteria and the garden are ideal places to relax between classes: chat with your new friends over a coffee, plan your weekend in Delphi or discuss tomorrow’s party! The school’s excellent location will allow you to access all types of public transports and to immerse yourself in the Greek capital’s buzzing atmosphere.

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Standard course

Beginner to Advanced, 2 / 4 / 12 week(s)
2 week(s) - From EUR 710.-
(about GBP 630.-)
Lessons
20 of 50 minutes
Course duration
2 / 4 / 12 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 8
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:30-13:30

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, breakfast
2
710
1425
4
1276
2761
12
3621
8186
All prices are in EUR.   EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.94   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
08.01 / 05.02 / 05.03 / 02.04 / 07.05 / 04.06 / 02.07 / 06.08 / 03.09 / 01.10 / 05.11 / 03.12.2018
Bank holidays
19.02 / 06.04 / 09.04 / 01.05 / 28.05 / 15.08 / 25.12 / 26.12.2018
Arrival day: Sunday prior to course start
Leaving day: Saturday following course end

Combined course

Beginner to Advanced, 2 / 4 week(s)
2 week(s) - From EUR 1390.-
(about GBP 1233.-)
Lessons
30 of 50 minutes
(20 general + 10 one-to-one)
Course duration
2 / 4 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 8
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:30-13:30

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, breakfast
2
1390
2105
4
2636
4121
All prices are in EUR.   EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.94   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
08.01 / 05.02 / 05.03 / 02.04 / 07.05 / 04.06 / 02.07 / 06.08 / 03.09 / 01.10 / 05.11 / 03.12.2018
Bank holidays
19.02 / 06.04 / 09.04 / 01.05 / 28.05 / 15.08 / 25.12 / 26.12.2018
Arrival day: Sunday prior to course start
Leaving day: Saturday following course end

Standard course

Beginner to Advanced, 2 / 4 / 12 week(s)
2 week(s) - From EUR 710.-
(about GBP 630.-)
Lessons
20 of 50 minutes
Course duration
2 / 4 / 12 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 8
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:30-13:30

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, breakfast
2
710
1425
4
1276
2761
12
3621
8186
All prices are in EUR.   EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.94   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates 2 wk
07.01 / 04.02 / 04.03 / 01.04 / 06.05 / 03.06 / 01.07 / 05.08 / 02.09 / 07.10 / 04.11 / 02.12.2019
Starting dates 4 wk
07.01 / 04.02 / 04.03 / 01.04 / 06.05 / 03.06 / 01.07 / 05.08 / 02.09 / 07.10 / 04.11 / 02.12.2019
Starting dates 12 wk
03.06.2019
Bank holidays
01.01 / 11.03 / 25.03 / 26.04 / 29.04 / 01.05 / 17.06 / 15.08 / 28.10 / 25.12 / 26.12.2019

Arrival day: Sunday prior to course start
Leaving day: Saturday following course end

Combined course

Beginner to Advanced, 2 / 4 week(s)
2 week(s) - From EUR 1390.-
(about GBP 1233.-)
Lessons
30 of 50 minutes
(20 general + 10 one-to-one)
Course duration
2 / 4 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 8
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:30-13:30

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, breakfast
2
1390
2105
4
2636
4121
All prices are in EUR.   EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.94   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
07.01 / 04.02 / 04.03 / 01.04 / 06.05 / 03.06 / 01.07 / 05.08 / 02.09 / 07.10 / 04.11 / 02.12.2019
Bank holidays
01.01 / 11.03 / 25.03 / 26.04 / 29.04 / 01.05 / 17.06 / 15.08 / 28.10 / 25.12 / 26.12.2019

Arrival day: Sunday prior to course start
Leaving day: Saturday following course end

Options/Extras

One-to-one course (10 lessons/week) 340 EUR
Airport pick-up and drop-off 120 EUR
One-to-one course (10 lessons/week) 340 EUR
Airport pick-up and drop-off 120 EUR

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100% authentic opinions

These students attended a course in this school through ESL – Language studies abroad and their evaluation has been checked. Students' opinions don't necessarily correspond to those of ESL – Language studies abroad, but reflect the individual experience of those participants. This is meant to provide you with further information about this school.

4.2/5
Overall rating

100% of students recommending this school

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23 students gave their opinion about this school

60 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
È stata una gran bella esperienza e la consiglierei senz'altro a chiunque mi chiedesse un parere. Ho molto apprezzato la professionalità e la gentilezza di Valentina Pascale dell'agenzia ESL di Bellinzona, i servizi ESL, la scuola e la prima famiglia ospitante. Seppur con alcune riserve, anche l'esperienza con la seconda famiglia ospitante ha avuto degli aspetti positivi.
4 weeks, August – September 2018
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
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School (4.3 / 5)
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Teaching (5 / 5)
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Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
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Leisure (5 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
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Do you think you've made progress?
« Sì. Ho iniziato da zero e sono arrivata al livello A2: in sole quattro settimane mi sembra un ottimo risultato, soprattutto considerando il fatto che il greco è piuttosto difficile per qualcuno di lingua italiana. Questo è stato possibile grazie a un'insegnante molto brava, che mi ha fatto lavorare molto con passione ed entusiasmo. »
School highlights
« L'interesse costante dimostrato da tutto il personale della scuola, dalla mia insegnante fino al direttore, compresa la segretaria e la responsabile del marketing. Tutti sono molto premurosi e cercano di aiutare gli allievi in ogni modo. Conoscono ogni allievo per nome e ogni giorno si interessano a lui, non solo per i corsi, ma anche a come si trova ad Atene. Ci si sente coccolati e rassicurati.La scuola si trova peraltro in una posizione centrale: è un vantaggio se si vuole visitare la città. »
37 years old - Spain
/ 5
Si hay algo que de verdad me gustaría destacar de mi estancia en la escuela Alejandro Magno de Atenas es el trato exquisito ofrecido por la totalidad de los integrantes del corpus administrativo y docente del centro. Quiero reseñar la amabilidad y cultura desplegadas por su director, el señor Kostas, y la simpatía y la sonrisa perpetua de una de las secretarias: Niki. No sólo es capaz de comunicarse en varios idiomas -entre ellos el ruso y el español, que habla con gran soltura-, si no que se ofrece a ayudar a quien se lo pida con la mayor de las eficiencias. Sin embargo, he de decir que esperaba haber encontrado algo más de vida social en la escuela. Que se hubiera promovido más la interrelación entre alumnos, ya que a veces no es fácil llevarla a cabo debido, precisamente a las diferencias culturales existentes y a la barrera lingüística que se da. A pesar de ser un inmueble histórico del centro de Atenas, el edificio dispone de aire acondicionado funcional y bien integrado. Menos mal. Ha sido una pena que en clase hayamos sido sólo dos estudiantes. Con uno más la cosa habría tenido más dinamismo. El alojamiento lo encontré por mi cuenta. Un apartamento de un par de habitaciones, baño con ducha, cocina, sala d estar. Muy cercano a la escuela y muy bien conectado con todos los servicios de la ciudad. LLegar a l centro no llevaba más de veinte minutos. Me habría gustado un mayor nivel de participación por parte de los alumnos en las actividades. Su seguimiento era muy dispar. Una visita por la ciudad en el que hubiésemos participado todos no habría estado mal. Atenas está destartalada, sucia y desarreglada, rota por mil sitios y recosida por otros tantos. Es caótica y ruidosa. ¡Pero, por Dios, no se la pierdan!
2 weeks, September 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
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School (5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
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Nationality mix
Teaching (4 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4 / 5) (Other)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Leisure (4.3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
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Do you think you've made progress?
« Ésta ha sido la primera vez que me he puesto a estudiar griego de manera formal. El profesorado está muy cualificado y yo he notado progresos en mi manera de comunicarme con los griegos en griego. La inmersión lingüística por mi parte ha sido total. »
School highlights
« El rigor educativo. »
Top tips
« Que no se pierdan el yacimiento arqueológico del Likío, donde impartió Aristóteles. Que visiten el museo Bizantino, que es uno de los más bellos de la ciudad. Que vayan al museo de Arte cicládico. Que por supuesto, se informen de la amplia oferta musical y teatral del Odeón Irodio Ático, a los pies de la Acrópolis. Que se pierdan por las callejas. Que suban a cuantos miradores puedan... Y que se lancen a hablar en griego, que intenten pedir las comidas de la carta en griego, las bebidas, las billetes de entrada a los museos y las tarjetas del transporte público. Es muy gratificante cuando ellos te responden en el mismo idioma que has usado tú y con la misma sonrisa. »
18 years old - France
/ 5
2 weeks, August 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.3 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.8 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
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Accommodation (4.3 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
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Meals
65 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Es hat alles geklappt. Schule wie Host Family waren gut organisiert. Die Schule wird sehr seriös geführt. Die Landlady passte gut zu mir, alles tipptopp.Leider waren im Juni nicht viele Sprachschüler an der Schule, so konnte ich nicht meinem Niveau entsprechend eingesetzt werden. Ich war etwas überfordert. Dafür dass es im Juni wenig TN hatte, kann die Schule ja nichts. Sie setzen sich sehr ein, haben motivierte und gut organisierte Lehrkräfte und sind sehr interessiert, den TN Sprache und Kultur zu vermitteln. Wir haben Vorträge über Sprache und Kultur gehört2 x für Griechen wertvolle Filme geschaut2 x ins Museum gegangen (Benaki Museium und Musik Museum)1 x in Musik Bistrot und 1 x in Taverne zum Essen gegangenJeden Freitag hat uns die Sekretärin Tipps fürs Wochenende per Mail durchgegeben. (Ausflüge, Veranstaltungen etc.).
4 weeks, June 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
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School (3.3 / 5)
School location
School facilities
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Nationality mix
Teaching (4.3 / 5)
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Accommodation (4.3 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
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Meals
Leisure (2 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
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Do you think you've made progress?
« Sicher habe ich einiges gelernt, bin aber noch am Verdauen. Da ich direkt ins A2 eingeteilt wurde, war ich immer etwas überfordert. Nur zu zweit im Kurs ist anstrengend und verlangt höchste Konzentration. Dann noch Hausaufgaben. Die Schule will möglichst viel vermitteln! Zudem ist Griechisch eine schwierige Sprache mit komplexer Grammatik. »
School highlights
« - motivierte freundliche hilfsbereite Lehrkräfte und Büroangestellte. - extrem motivierter Direktor (er hat persönlich Vorträge über Sprache, Kultur, Musik gehalten). Er kannte alle TN mit Namen und hat sich immer persönlich nach dem Befinden und den Fortschritten erkundigt. »
39 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Wie wäre ich doch gerne geblieben ....Mal sehen, wie es im nächsten Frühjahr aussieht. Das Freizeitangebot beschränkte sich jeweils auf Donnerstags- und Freitagsanlässe. Dies war allerdings im Sinn der Sache, da wir zum einen ziemlich viel Hausaufgaben hatten, und da es in Athen ohnehin niemandem während zwei, drei Wochen langweilig werden sollte.
2 weeks, October – November 2017
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (4.3 / 5)
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Teaching (5 / 5)
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Accommodation (3.5 / 5) (Other)
Bedroom
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Leisure (3.7 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
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Top tips
« Pnyx und Philopappos (Berge), Spanakopita (Spinatwähe) und lange Spaziergänge bei Tag und Nacht. »
28 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
1 week, October 2017
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (4 / 5)
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School (4 / 5)
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Teaching (4 / 5)
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Leisure (3.3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
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60 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
2 weeks, October 2017
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (4 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
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School (2.8 / 5)
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Teaching (4 / 5)
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Accommodation (3.5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
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Meals
Leisure (4 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
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Do you think you've made progress?
« Ja, vor allem insofern, als ich meinen Alltagswortschatz verbessern konnte. Auch mein schriftlicher Ausdruck hat sehr gewonnen, da die Arbeiten sorgfältig korrigiert und besprochen wurden »
School highlights
« Persönliche Atmosphäregute Gruppengrössesehr angenehme Lehrpersonengute Betreuung »
53 years old - Germany
/ 5
2 weeks, September 2017
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (4.8 / 5)
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Teaching (5 / 5)
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Leisure (5 / 5)
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« Extrem freundliches, hilfsbereites und kompetentes Kollegium. »
55 years old - France
/ 5
Retour aux racines de nos langues, une ville et un pays à l'histoire passionnante Ecole très proche de ses élèves
2 weeks, July – August 2017
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (5 / 5)
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Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
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Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
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Meals
Leisure (4.3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« Etant débutante en grec, je n'ai pu que progresser, et découvrir une langue, à l'origine de nos langues. »
School highlights
« Ecole à échelle humaine, proche de ses étudiants »
Top tips
« De l'Acropole à la fondation Niarchos (Opéra, Bibliothèque nationale,...), il faut parcourir Athènes à pied d'abord pour se repérer au mieux, voir vivre les différents quartiers, puis utiliser les différents transports en commun, notamment le beau réseau métro »
67 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
2 weeks, July 2017
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (3 / 5)
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School (3.5 / 5)
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Teaching (4.3 / 5)
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Testimonials

Aurélie Magnin
Aurélie Magnin
Alexander the Great, Athens
Duration: 8 weeks

I'm studying Modern Greek at university and I wanted to take advantage of the university holidays to get ahead a bit...It's more like I took a leap forwards! The combined course which you recommended to me was exactly what I needed! The one-to-one classes allowed me to make huge progress in speaking. The teachers were never boring. They were very young at heart. A real "mythical" stay! As much for the encounters as for the classes...to be repeated!

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Hernández Barceló
Hernández Barceló
Alexandre le Grand, Athènes
Duration: 2 weeks

Going to Greece, living in Athens, discovering Greek culture – this had been my dream for a long time. I wanted to learn the language and I knew that full immersion in the country was the best way to do it. The city is very lively, it has a particular light, people there are lovely and the streets lead directly to the history of Greece. It was a great experience, at all levels. The teachers were exceptional, patient and dedicated, and helped me a lot throughout my language course, including to get information, make bookings, etc. The lessons were intensive but also fun and dynamic. Outside classes, the school also offered a programme of activities to allow us to get to know the other participants and practise the language once the lessons were over! I had always wanted to learn Greek and I have made significant progress. It was really worth it!

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Host family
This is your chance to live like a real Athenian! By staying with a host family, you will be in direct contact with the Hellenic culture and will have the opportunity to practise Greek in a warm atmosphere. Located about 25 minutes from the school, you will have your own room and share breakfast with your host family each morning.

Host family
This is your chance to live like a real Athenian! By staying with a host family, you will be in direct contact with the Hellenic culture and will have the opportunity to practise Greek in a warm atmosphere. Located about 25 minutes from the school, you will have your own room and share breakfast with your host family each morning.

A language stay in Athens is a jump in history and mythology. You will easily fill in your free time with visits and excursions within the capital or outside. From the Temple of Athena Nike in Athens to that of Poseidon on Cape Sounion, from the Daphne Monastery on the Marathon plain to Delphi, Mycenae and Epidaurus… you surely won't get bored! But Athens is not only temples and gods; it's also a modern, noisy and bustling metropolis, overflowing with energy at any time of the day or night.

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