Gold Standard Proficiency Preparation Super Course

This one-of-its-kind elite-performance course equips students with the highly sophisticated vocabulary and superior command of sentence structure required to pass the ECPE or CPE exams with flying colors. Covering twice as much ground as other proficiency courses on the market and laying stress on the development of sterling speaking and writing skills, it brings students a giant step closer towards complete mastery of the English language.

From Lower to Proficiency in Only One Year  

This super-accelerated course is a vital stepping stone towards becoming a proficient user of English. Fostering advanced fluency in writing and speaking, it broadens and enriches students’ lexical repertory and extends the range of topics they can discuss with confidence and ease or write about with clarity and grace. Students are given the option of sitting for the ECPE or the CPE in May, a year earlier than recommended by nearly all other institutions.

Colloquial English II/Preparation for the Lower

This super-intensive course covers levels B1 and B2 in only nine months, instead of the usual two years. Placing the emphasis on oral communication and contextualizing grammar and vocabulary to facilitate their assimilation, it is ideal for adults who have lost contact with the English language and need a refresher course as well as people of all ages who intend to sit for the ECCE or Cambridge First Certificate.

Creative Writing (English)

The course introduces students to the constituent elements of fiction writing. Through gradual exposure to the building blocks of a well-crafted story, students learn to create a sense of setting, outline a plot, build characters, establish pace, manipulate point of view, and concoct a style. During the course students construct their own short story for publication in British and/or American creative writing journals. The future of creative writing in Greece and publication opportunities in the US and the UK will also be mooted.

Δημιουργική Γραφή (Ελληνικά)

Το σεμινάριο εστιάζεται στη γραφή μυθιστορημάτων και διηγημάτων. Μέσα από μια αναλυτική ματιά στα επιμέρους μέρη ενός μυθιστορήματος η διηγήματος οι φοιτητές εξασκούνται στο να δημιουργούν με αποτελεσματικότητα  κατάλληλους χαρακτήρες, πλοκή, οπτική γωνία, και ύφος. Κατά τη διάρκεια του σεμιναρίου οι συμμετέχοντες  συνθέτουν το δικό τους διήγημα με σκοπό τη δημοσίευση. Επίσης περιλαμβάνεται λεπτομερειακή συζήτηση της εγχώριας και παγκόσμιας αγοράς βιβλίου καθώς και οι προοπτικές εξέλιξης και σταδιοδρομίας των συμμετεχόντων ως συγγραφέων και/η καθηγητών γραφής.

Business Speaking and Writing

This course offers hands-on guidance on the two most basic skills for success in the business world: a) drafting and polishing a large variety of business documents and b) giving punchy oral presentations. The writing component features detailed instruction and guided practice in producing emails, memos, and letters as well as drawing up proposals and compiling reports. Students assimilate key principles of business writing such as awareness of audience and purpose, stylistic succinctness, and appropriacy of tone and voice. The speaking component fosters confidence in oral communication by walking students step by step through the process of preparing PowerPoint presentations and delivering them effectively in front of large audiences. 

Advanced English Conversation

Based on practical hands-on speaking activities carried on in a stimulating and fully supportive environment, this course builds fluency and accuracy, leading students a step closer to mastery of oral expression. Students conduct guided conversations in pairs, participate in structured class discussion, engage in well-planned classroom debates, and complete challenging public speaking assignments. By the end of the course, students are fully capable of delivering stunningly effective PowerPoint presentations as well as holding sophisticated conversations with native speakers in the course of which they can express opinions on a wide range of issues clearly and articulately.