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Maria Georgakopoulou

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Γεια σας!

Hi! I am Maria and I am a teacher of modern and ancient Greek with 20 years of experience. I hold a MA degree in Teaching Greek as a foreign language and a BA degree in History and Archaeology both from the University of Athens. I love teaching people from diverse cultural and educational backgrounds and I strongly believe in online language teaching as a very efficient method of learning.

For the last 5 years I have been teaching online through Skype and my classes are very interactive, convenient and adapted to my students’ pace. I started my professional career by teaching privately modern and ancient Greek to secondary education students and in parallel, I worked in private schools in Athens and Tirana. I currently teach Modern Greek as a foreign language to foreigners living in Athens, such as Embassies members and their families and business executives. Thanks to my previous studies in History and Archaeology (BA from the University of Athens), my students really enjoy learning some Greek history that I include in my courses.

During my teaching career I acquired the ability to communicate complex information in an understandable way students can easily comprehend by designing and developing educational objectives, the appropriate lesson plans and preparing teaching materials with the use of new technologies. In my courses, I emphasize the importance of communication and the practical uses of language. I consider therefore communication as the most suitable approach, because it gives a lot of emphasis on realistic situations making the learner aware of how the language actually works (that does not mean that I don't give the same importance to the grammar rules and the syntax, especially to the advanced levels). I also practice pronunciation, speaking, listening, reading, writing, grammar and vocabulary using creative and interactive methodology.

For me a new language is an exploration of a new world.

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2009 - 2012
M.A. Teaching Greek as a foreign/second language
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. - Athens, Greece
Focus in Four Language Skills (LSRW skills)
1997 - 2002
B.A. History and Archeology -
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. - Athens, Greece
Focus in History

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2014
Teacher of Modern Greek language
Swiss Embassy, Turkish Embassy, Portuguese Embassy, Bulgarian Embassy, Lithuanian Embassy - Athens
2016 - 2019
Tutor of Greek in business executives
Linguaphone - Athens
2014 - 2014
Teacher of Modern Greek language, history and culture
Ministry of Education - Athens
Educational program "Education of Immigrants in Greek language, in Greek history and in Greek culture” ODYSSEAS
2007 - 2009
Teacher of Greek as a Foreign Language in Albanian speaking students
Αrsakeio Greek Albanian College - Tirana, Albania
1999 - 0
Tutor of Ancient & Modern Greek, Essay, Latin and History
Athens
Private lessons to Middle and High school students
2013 - 0
Assessor and examiner for the Certificate of Attainment in Greek
Ministry of Education & The Center of Greek language - Athens
Exams assessor for the "Certification of knowledge of Greek language, Greek history and Greek culture"