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Niki Athanasopoulou

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Greek
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15
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368
class
Greek
user_group_man_woman
15
time
368

Speaks

Greek
Native
,
English
C2
,
German
B1

About Me

10++ YEARS OF EXPERIENCE! 2 MASTERS!
SPEAK GREEK LIKE A NATIVE SPEAKER!
LEARN WITH ME, AN AUTHENTIC TUTOR WITH MY OWN CREATIVE METHODS!
-->BEGINNERS: LEARN BASIC PHRASES FROM DAY 1!
-->MORE ADVANCED: FILL THE GAPS OF PREVIOUS KNOWLEDGE AND THEN LET'S EXPAND YOUR KNOWLEDGE TOGETHER!
Hello future students! My name is Niki and I teach Greek as a native qualified teacher with masters in Educational Psychology and in Educational Technology. I also have one year specialization on "Teaching Greek as a second language" and soon I am going to be a PhD candidate! More than 10 years I have been teaching the Greek language to people from countries all over the world, of all ages (from children to adults) and of all levels (from beginners to advanced).
In the lesson we work on everything:
1) speaking + pronunciation (the most important of course), including local expressions that only natives know and etymology of words, so you can understand their "origin"
2) listening and understanding the others when they speak
3) right grammar and syntax
4) reading and writing
Depending on your own goals we can emphasize to a field more than the others, to move faster or slower, to do homework or not, as my lesson is individually based on each one's potentials and necessities!
Our goals will be succeeded through role games and real dialogues of everyday life, like going to a hotel, to a restaurant, to the airport etc, speaking with friends or relatives, or even speaking with customers and colleagues for business.
You have to repeat after me many times, so we achieve accurate pronunciation. Our goal is for you to sound like a native speaker, not like a person from abroad speaking some Greek!
Learning a new language is a challenge, it's not always easy, so I am not going to give that fake promise. What I can however guarantee is that we are together in this, in easy and hard steps and I will make the hard ones as easy as possible in an entertaining way!
So, if you want an organized, detailed lesson, with clear, understandable explanations, many repeats, various memorizing techniques and specific successful Student-Centered instructional methods, book a lesson now and come a step closer to your goals!
Looking forward to meeting you!

*After each lesson you receive an email with a
summary, including every file or link we used during the lesson, so you can independently repeat it at home.

*Grammar is not taught in isolation. It is a part of learning how to communicate efficiently! Most of the time, "attractive" material motivates the students to ask by themselves: "Why does this word have this form in this sentence but had that form in the previous sentence?". In conclusion, grammar is a part of using the language in the right way, not isolated strict rules. The experience of using the language brings this knowledge naturally and then it can be analyzed at the appropriate level!

Teacher Stats

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Résumé

schoolEducation

2019 - 2019
Master in Technologies of Learning and Communication (ongoing)
European University Cyprus - Greece
Design and application of contemporary learning environments, educational tools and educational materials using emerging technologies.
2017 - 2019
Master in Educational Psychology (excellently rated)
Neapolis University - Greece
1) Learning Difficulties 2) Independent research study (level 1 and level 2) 3) Research methods and statistics 4) Cognitive, emotional and social development across the lifespan 5) Language development and literacy 6) Personality: theoretical approaches and development 7) Developmental Psychopathology 8) School counselling 9) Multicultural dimensions of behavior 10) School context and gender identities during adolescence 11) Learning: theoretical approaches and educational implications less
2011 - 2016
B.A. Greek
Panepistimio Ioanninon - Greece
Greek teacher

briefcaseWork Experience

2011 - 0
Greek teacher of primary school lessons
Freelance - Greece
Teaching all the lessons of primary school to children. Experience in all classes and in special education.
2019 - 0
Writer
Ένωση Ελλήνων Φυσικών - Greece
I wrote a scientific article about the pedagogical approach of Celestin Freinet. 5.828 words in fifteen days (following the latest rules of apa style).
2011 - 0
Greek teacher
Freelance - Greece
Teaching the Greek language to children and adults from countries all over the world in order to learn Greek or to get a diploma.

diploma_2Certifications

2013 - 2013
Proficiency
University of Michigan - Greece
Excellent knowledge of English language
2008 - 2008
B1 in German language
Goethe Zertifikat - Greece
Good knowledge of German language