Maria Davou

Director of Studies/ Teacher of English/ Teacher Educator


Maria Davou is a teacher, teacher trainer and researcher. She has an MA in TESOL, St Michael’s College, Vermont, US and has studied for a PhD in Applied Linguistics at Lancaster University, UK. She is now working towards her Education Doctorate degree at the University of Exeter, UK. She holds an ESRC research award. Her research area is Second Language Acquisition. Her research interests include Language Development, Language Assessment, Multilingualism, Language Teaching and Pedagogy. She studied SLA with Suzanne Flynn at MIT, Boston, US and completed an ALTE course on Speaking Assessment with Linda Taylor at the University of Valencia. She has more than twenty years experience in teaching, teacher training and syllabus design in Greece and the US. In Greece she has taught at the Teacher Education Centre, Hellenic American Union and at the Master’s in Applied Linguistics, Hellenic American University. Maria has been working as an oral examiner for several exam boards (Michigan, City & Guilds, EDI etc). She has given a number of talks in conferences all over the world (AAAL, EALTA, ALTE, TESOL among them) and she has been on TESOL Greece Board for 2 years. Maria strongly believes that teachers need to re-consider their role in education and learn a lot from their learners. She promotes educational values that have to do with freedom of the individual, student-centered methodologies, respect for the rights of children and the student’s voice in the classroom and the community, multicultural and multilingual environments. Maria works against fascism, racism, nationalism, fanaticism, violence and hate speech. She loves learning languages, traveling, tweeting, facebooking, having coffee, eating chocolate and long discussions with friends!
There is nothing more despicable than respect based on fear

Anny Provata

Teacher of English / Academic Coordinator / EFL Teacher


Anny has studied at the American College of Greece (Deree College) minoring in Linguistics. She is doing her Master’s Degree in Applied Linguistics at the Hellenic American University. She holds the Celta, TKT (Teachers Knowledge Test) and KAL (Knowledge about Language) Certificates held by the University of Cambridge with an excellent grade. Anny has successfully completed the requirements for the Diploma in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (Diploma in TESOL) given by the Hellenic American University. She has successfully attended a Language Awareness, Academic Writing and ESP (English for Specific Purposes) course. Anny has also attended various seminars on the psychological and emotional aspects of learning as well as how to teach students with learning difficulties. She has participated in seminars and webinars concerning multiple exams and how teachers should evaluate the learning progress of the students. Anny has a ten-year teaching experience in all levels. She is passionate and resourceful and she strongly believes that learning is fun!!!
Be the change you wish to see in the world

Vicky Souitsmez

Teacher of English / Material Development Coordinator


Vicky entered the fascinating world of teaching more than ten years ago and has been working for Glossomatheia since 2008. She has done training courses and attended seminars on language and background to language learning and teaching, lesson planning and use of resources for language teaching, managing the teaching and learning process. She is a holder of the TKT Certificate (Teaching Knowledge Test) & the KAL Certificate (Knowledge About Language) held by the University of Cambridge with an excellent grade. She has also attended an Academic Writing and ESP (English for Specific Purposes) Course. Last but not least, she’s a CELTA holder (Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) also held by the University of Cambridge. Vicky is an experienced teacher in all levels and believes that learning is a never-ending process and it can be fun!!!
Mistakes are proof that you are trying!

Stella Alikioti

Instructor


Stella is a BA graduate from New York College with special merits in Business English. She has been working as an online and onsite TESOL tutor ever since 2010. She has attended seminars and training courses on SEN (special educational needs), CLT (communicative approach teaching), Mono and Multi – lingual ESL classroom approach and Teaching throughDrama in Melbourne, Birmingham and Hellas. She has completed and acquired certificates on the core modules of TKT 1, 2 & 3 held by the University of Cambridge, as well as, the specialist module TKT KAL with an embedded ESP course (English for Specific Purposes). Stella is an English CELTA qualified teacher (Cambridge English Language Assessment). She likes drawing, Chinese cuisine and philosophy, meeting new people.
The person who says something is impossible should not interrupt the person who is doing it.

Angelos Evangelidis

Teacher of English


Angelos is a university student at the National Technical University of Athens and at the American College of Greece. He recently completed a study abroad program in King's College of London. He is interested in neuroscience, neuro and cognitive linguistics and the interaction between the human brain and the environment. Angelos has attended a variety of seminars on applied linguistics and has completed the Cambridge TKT course with success. He attended the Summer School on brain dynamics in Turkey. He has also completed the seminar “Novel Writing” in Patakis School. He is fully bilingual, loves communication and fun activities and believes language learning is a natural process that should be done in enjoyable ways. He has been teaching in Glossomatheia since 2011, mainly Speaking and Communication classes. He is also interested in Oral Language Assessment and specializes in exam classes.
Nigh, sy to see and bye, for ever lie to frye and hide.

Francesca Xenaki

Teacher of English


Francesca is fully bilingual and has graduated from the University of Athens specializing in English Language and Linguistics. She has also completed her MA degree in Applied Linguistics from the University of Liverpool, UK. Her research interests include Digital Technologies for language learning as well as Communicative Testing and Assessment of speaking performance. Over the years she has worked as an English teacher in various schools in Greece and the UK.She has acquired the CELTA certificate with an excellent grade, as well as the TKT (Core modules: 1,2,3) and KAL (Knowledge about Language) certificates, all issued by the University of Cambridge. She also, regularly, attends conferences, participates in workshops and seminars to keep learning new things and be up-to-date with the newest trends and findings of the field. Francesca believes that languages should be learned in a natural and enjoyable way simulating real-world communicative situations. Her aim is to teach lessons that inspire her students to explore the multi-functionality of the English language. She has been a Girl Guide volunteer for more than 15 years, supporting young girls and boys reach their full potential as leaders and active citizens of the world. She loves children, volunteering, reading books, arts and crafts swimming, travelling and going to the cinema.
All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them – Walt Disney

Danai Patsaoura

Teacher of English


Danai is a graduate student of the faculty of English Language and Literature at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, minoring in linguistics. She has an MA in Linguistics at Radboud University in the Netherlands, following specialisation in second/ foreign language acquisition. She holds the Teachers Knowledge Test (TKT) and the TKT-Knowledge About Language (KAL) Certificate, held by the University of Cambridge, with an excellent grade. She is also a CELTA holder (Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults, University of Cambridge). She has successfully attended an ESP (English for Specific Purposes) and Academic Writing course and a number of seminars based on psychological aspects of learning, learning differences, and alternative ways of teaching (through games, music, and songs). She has been working in Glossomatheia as an ESL/EFL teacher since 2013.Her main interest is second language acquisition in children and adults and theapplication of teaching methodologies that enhance the language learning process. She believes that learners should be motivated and encouraged to learn a second language and should be given the chance to express their ideas freely in the classroom.She loves travelling, music, literature, and theatre, while she strongly believes that by learning a foreign language our mind is opened to new ways of approaching life.
Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever. ― Mahatma Gandhi

Panagiotis Georgantas

Teacher of English


Panagiotis is an undergraduate student of English Language and Literature at the Hellenic American University and a holder of Diploma in Translation.He has successfully completed the TKT (Teaching Knowledge Test) and he is a holder of KAL (Knowledge about Language) held by the University of Cambridge. He has also worked as a freelance translator andhe has attended various educational seminars on teaching children with learning difficulties and how to recognize and manage children with ADHD (ATTENTION DEFICIT HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER) as well as many webinars held by British Council – Teaching for Success/Exploring English/English in Early Childhood.He loves being around the sea and has many hobbies including reading, music and surfing.
Encourage your kids because you have no idea what they are truly capable of

Terry Lampropoulou

English Teacher


I hold a diploma in Management and I have a long working experience in Language Schools as Administrative and Teaching Assistant. After acquiring my Certificate of Professional Competence as an English Teacher in 2010 I have attended various seminars regarding Language Learning and Teaching Methodology. Also I hold the TKT (Teaching Knowledge Test) certificate by the University of Cambridge and I carry on my education in teaching. I love handicrafts, children’s books, poetry and outdoor activities.

Eleni Evangelidi

Teaching Assistant


Eleni is pursuing parallel studies at the American College of Greece (majoring in Psychology, minoring in Biology) and the Math department at the University of Patras. She is a holder of Cambridge TKT with excellent marks. She has worked as a teaching assistant in Glossomatheia and an Activity Leader at Brighton College, UK. She's bilingual and interested in Educational Psychology, Neuropsychology and more specifically in issues related with memory and learning. She has attended several workshops on Teaching English Methodology as well as Special Education programs, learning differences or difficulties. She is a dancer, an athlete and into arts and music. Her motto is , "Think of what you want, not what you are afraid of."
"Think of what you want, not what you are afraid of."

Eimie Koyios

English Teacher


Eimie was born in the USA. She has studied English Language and Literature at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and has taken part in a student practice teaching and mentor training program regarding methods and practices in TEFL-ELT, at Arsakeia-Tosotseia Schools. She has been teaching English as a foreign language since 2009, in levels ranging from young learners to adults and has been working in language schools and private schools such as Argyri Laimou Schools. She is a certified oral examiner for exam bodies such as Cambridge Assessment English. She has participated in seminars on teaching students with ADHD, dyslexia, and other learning difficulties such as Special Education and ICT : Psychometric Tools and Intervention Methodologies (N.C.S.R DEMOCRITOS) and has attended various TESOL seminars on differentiated instruction.

Eirini Bakogianni

English Teacher


Eirini has a BA in English Language and Literature from the Aristoteleion University of Thessaloniki, Greece with emphasis to Theoretical and Applied Linguistics. She completed her MSc in TESOL with Merit from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. She also has worked for the British Council as an English language assistant in Spain, where she worked as an English teacher for 2 years. Eirini has attended a wide range of seminars/ conferences about alternative ways of teaching through music, drawing, creative play, CLIL etc., as well as the role of Educational Psychology and its applications in the classroom. She is deeply interested in learning more about Forest Pedagogy and has attended experiential seminars in a natural environment. Furthermore, Critical Literacy and Pedagogy in the Greek classroom (which is her dissertation’s subject) is of her great interests and an issue of further future research. Eirini loves kids, travelling, self-awareness books, board games, dancing and people who know how to love and have no fear!
“There is no failure! Failure is only feedback!”

Rea Balali

English Teacher


Rea is an enthusiastic, passionate and loving educator. She studied Childhood and Youth Studies at the Open University, Milton Keynes in the UK and holds a TEFL Certificate from the British Council, Greece. She completed the Montessori course Child Psychology and Development held at the AMI Training Centre in Athens by Irene Fafalios, and attended observation sessions (65 hours) at the Maria Goudeli Montessori School of Athens. She has been teaching EFL for more than twenty years. Her vast experience ranges from teaching Young Learners to Adults, from Exam and General English to Business English and English for Specific Purposes (ESP). In the last years she has been working for Brooke House College Summer School teaching ESL to kids from multicultural backgrounds in the UK. She regularly attends TESOL seminars and conferences and has a keen interest on Inclusive Practices in Education, Digital Literacies and Gamification, Multiple Intelligences and Teaching Grammar Lexically. Rea is a great communicator and aims to create an engaging, highly inspirational and inclusive environment that enables students to grow their love of learning, feel empowered and reach their potential. She loves dancing and drawing. She is a proud mother of a wonderful teenage girl, a dreamer, a life-long learner and a digital immigrant with an eye into the future.
“Do What You Love. Love What You Do.”

Kelly Papazoglou

English Teacher


Kelly is a graduate student of the Faculty of Classics at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and she holds a Master’s Degree in Applied Educational Psychology from the American College of Greece (Deree). She has also attended a specialization program on Special Education offered by the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and she has experience in differentiated instruction. She has conducted a research project on gamification of learning, since she believes that having fun is necessary in the learning process. She likes learning foreign languages, playing the guitar and dancing rock n roll!

Kevin Reid

English Teacher


Kevin is a graduate of the University of Dundee with a First Class MA Hons in English Literature. After attaining a Post-Graduate Diploma (PGDip) in Information and Library Studies, he worked for ten years in the Scottish education system as a professional librarian, managing the central school library service for a local authority. His role included delivering reader development CPD sessions to, and with, teachers and students. In addition, he played a key role in coordinating reading-for- pleasure initiatives, such as the Angus Book Award, a regional teenage book award that led the way for many others teenage book awards throughout the UK. For the last three years he has been Assistant Centre Manager for as summer school in England. He is a CELTA qualified teacher and a published poet. Kevin aims to pass-on his passion for learning and believes learning should be fun.

Andriani Argyropoulou

English Teacher


Andriani has a BA in English Language and Literature from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. She completed the student practice teaching and mentor training program at Arsakeia – Tositseia Schools of Ekali. She has attended a specialization program on Learning Difficulties and Behaviour Problems at postgraduate level. She is an eager learner so she continues her training in Special Education through a distance learning seminar offered by the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. She is also a certified instructor of the psycho-pedagogic test for learning difficulties, AthenaTest. She has been teaching English since 2006 in all levels ranging from young learners to adults. She has a great experience in teaching English as a foreign language to students with ADHD, autism, and dyslexia.She has worked in several language schools as well as in private schools such as MairyArgyri – Laimou Kindergarten and Primary School. She strongly believes that there are no boundaries in learning and she is trying to prove this every day to her students and herself. That was her motivation to study the Sign Language too. She loves challenges, travelling, dancing, reading books and any kind of experience that will help her improve as a person and an educator.
''The best way to predict your future is to create it.''

Panagiota Vampoula

English Teacher


Panagiota owes her love for the English language to her teacher Maria who shared her passion for her work, her love, and a big smile with all her students and with such a role model in mind she decided to enter the field of foreign language education.Panagiota has been teaching English since 1992.She is a holder of DOTE RSA(Diploma for Overseas Teachers of English), CELTA, Introductory Methods Course and Translation from and into Greek certificates.She has attended numerous seminars regarding Classroom Management,the Methodology of the English Language Teaching, Students’ Learning Difficulties,and Technology in the English Language Teaching.She has worked as a Director of Studies,she has done volunteer teaching in multilingual classes,she has worked as an oral examiner forEsolnet Hellas and as an English teacher in Bradfield College in the UK.Panagiota has a strong personality but she is a sensitive person as well,she is passionate with her work,she likes setting new goals and evolving, she loves reading,cooking,meeting her friends,taking care of her family and relaxing by the sea while enjoying the sunset.
“Whatever you do in life,if you support it with passion and embrace it with love, it is certain that your goal has been accomplished!”

Evi Gonidi

German Teacher


Paraskevi Gonidi ist eine ausgezeichnete Absolvent der Fakultät für frühkindliche Bildung der Nationalen Kapodistrias-Universität in Athen. Sie hat ein sechsmonatiges Praktikum im griechischen Parlament absolviert. Zudem, besitzt sie die Diplome “Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE)” und “Goethe-Zertifikat C2: Großes Deutsches Sprachdiplom”. Auch, hat sie Kenntnisse in der russischen Sprache. Sie beschäftigt sich nicht nur mit Psychologie und spezieller Ausbildung, sondern auch mit Einführungsseminaren für kreatives Schreiben. Sie liebt Kunst und Literatur.
Das Glück ist das Einzige, das sich verdoppelt, wenn man es teilt.

Manos Gkouveris

German Teacher


Manos studiert an der nationalen und kapodistrischen Universität in Athen, im Sektor der deutschen Sprache und Literatur. Er nimmt regelmäßig verschiedene Universitätskurse und Seminare über Kinderpsychologie und Sonderpädagogik in Anspruch. Er nimmt oft an Kinderpsychologieseminaren (psychosoziale Probleme, Schule und Jugend usw.) und Workshops über die kreativen und alternativen Methoden des Lehrens teil, welche auch außerhalb der Universität unter Anderen von Frau Davos organisiert werden. Er liebt alles über Kunst, Natur und Bücher. Diese sind ein Auslöser für seine Entwicklung. Er setzt sich für Kinder- und Menschenrechte und Gleichberechtigung ein.

Maria Dellatola

Instructor


Je m’appelle Maria Dellatola et je suis enseignante de français et chef d`études de la section française de “Glossomatheia”. J´ai achevé mes études universitaires à la faculté des lettres d´Athѐnes dans la section des Lettres Françaises. En vue de perfectionner mes connaissances, j´ai suivi un stage de formation de FLE (français langue étrangѐre) à l`université de Stendhal 3, à Grenoble, en France. En suivant toujours l`évolution des pédagogies éducatives les plus modernes, j´adapte les méthodes d´enseignement aux directives du cadre européen commun de référence pour les langues. En conciliant mon expérience professionnelle, mes compétences pédagogiques ainsi que mon investissement personnel, je fais des efforts pour que mes élèves apprennent à bien travailler dans un cadre agréable et qu’ils fassent du progrès.

Popi Charmanta

INSTRUCTOR


Je m’appelle Popi Charmanta et je suis enseignante de français. Je suis licenciée de la Langue et Littérature Française de l’Université d’Athènes et détentrice du diplôme Sorbonne II.Depuis 2000, j’enseigne le français dans tous les niveaux ayant comme but principal de faire les élèves aimer la langue française et connaitre la civilisation de la France. Dès mon petit âge j’ai compris ma vocation à l’apprentissage des langues étrangères. Je parle aussi anglais et espagnol. J’aime beaucoup les enfants et je fais tous mes efforts pour qu’ils ouvrent leurs horizons afin de les initier à la culture française.

Έλφια Μπέζου-Βρακατσέλη

Teacher of Francais & English


Elfia a étudié à NTUA à Athènes et à l'Université de Toulouse, en France. Elle enseigne la langue française depuis trois ans et elle est spécialisée dans l'éducation des petits enfants. Elle est aussi responsable, avec Angelos, du club de journalisme de notre école. Elle a fini l'école primaire "Montessori"- ce qu'il l'a aidé à définir ses principes pédagogiques- et puis, elle a étudié à Pierce College. Elle croit en l'apprentissage expérientiel et elle enrichit la leçon d'informations culturelles, de jeux, de projets, de multimédia et d'activités. Elle s'occupe également de la musique (études théoriques supérieures), de la danse et du cinéma. Elle aime voyager, lire des livres, apprendre des langues étrangères, regarder des films français et, bien sûr, la cuisine française.
The time you enjoy wasting is not a wasted time

Amandine Hatzithomas

Professeure de Francais


Je me nomme Amandine Hatzithomas et je suis franco-grecque. J’ai terminé ma scolarité au Lycée Franco-Hellénique Eugène Delacroix (LFHED) àAgiaParaskevi en obtenant un Baccalauréat Littéraire, puis j’ai suivi mon DEUG et ma LICENCE de Lettres à L’Institut Français d’Athènes (IFA), pour avoir ensuite une Maîtrise de Lettres à la Sorbonne,à Paris (PARIS IV). A part l’ enseignement du Français ces 12 dernières années, je partage également, avec petits et grands, ma passion pour la danse classique, moderne et le hip-hop. Le Français étant ma langue maternelle, j’insiste auprès de mes élèves à une prononciation correcte des mots à l’oral et à la syntaxe mais surtout à prendre plaisir à découvrir les richesses de cette culture.

Afroditi Charalampaki

Deutschlehrerin


Afroditi Charalampaki ist Deutschlehrerin, Grundschullehrerin, Theaterpädagogin und Sonderpädagogin. Sie ist Absolventin der Fakultät für Grundschulpädagogik der Nationalen Kapodistrian Universität Athen und der Masterstudiengang „Dramatik und darstellende Künste in der Bildung und beim lebenslangen Lernen“ der Peloponnisos Universität. Ihr Kontakt mit der deutschen Sprache und Kultur beginnt in ihrem Kindersalter wegen Familienbeziehungen nach Deutschland. Als Studentin bekam sie ein Stipendium vom DAAD (Deutschen Akademischen Austauschdienst) und nahm an einem Kurs der Universität Leipzig teil. Sie besitzt das Goethe-Zertifikat C2: Großes Deutsches Sprachdiplom. Ihre Forschungsinteressen sind unter anderem die Fremdsprachendidaktik mittels Theatertechniken und Spiel zu fördern. Sie ist von der UNESCO für ihre Teilnahme an dem 4. Festival der Erzählungen in Athen ausgezeichnet worden, bei dem sie ein Programm geplant hat, durch das die Schüler die Fremdsprache mit hilfe von Märchen lernen.

Anastasia Papageorgiou

Teacher of Russian & English


Αnastasia was born in Athens.She studied at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, at the Faculty of Russian Language and Philology and Slavic Studies. She is bilingual and has participated in various student conferences on foreign language teaching, linguistics and music in Greece and abroad. She has also attended seminars regarding the methodology of teaching russian and non-formal education. She loves traveling, learning foreign languages, tasting different dishes and listening to different kinds of music from around the world. Τeaching makes her happy and energetic!
Давайте поговорим по-русски! (Let’s speak Russian!)

Natalie Minioti

Italian Teacher


Mi chiamo Natalie Minioti e sono nata ad Atene. Ho studiato la lingua e la letteratura italiana all’ Università di Salonico e allo stesso periodo ho frequentato in Italia corsi estivi sul perfezionamento della lingua italiana. Ho insegnato l’ italiano parecchi anni ad Atene e per un certo periodo facevo traduzioni dall’ italiano in greco. Gli ultimi anni ho fatto un master sul dramma greco antico e ora sto per finire il mio dottorato sulle rappresentazioni teatrali contemporanee al teatro greco di Siracusa in Sicilia..

Nikolaos Kourousis

Chinese Teacher


Nicholas comes from a Sino-Greek family therefore both Greek and Chinese are his basic mother language. He has studied and worked in Ludong University of Yantai, China and is currently teaching at the university of Piraeus for the postgraduate students of International and European Studies. He has his own travel agency Gang Long Travels and works with many companies as a translator, a guide and an intermediate.

Yolexys Bencomo Garcia

Spanish Teacher


Yolexys Bencomo Garcia, profesor de lengua española. Filólogo, de nacionalidad cubana. Licenciado en lengua y culturas hispánicas. Radica en Grecia desde el año 2000. Tiene gran experiencia en la enseñanza del español como lengua extranjera y ha trabajado en diferentes centros de enseñanza de idiomas. Asimismo, ha colaborado como examinador en los tribunales de los exámenes DELE del Instituto Cervantes de Atenas. Es miembro activo de la Asociación de profesores de español e hispanistas de Grecia (ASPE) desde 2004 y ha desempeñado la labor de tesorero en la junta directiva. Yolexys, se caracteriza por estar en continua formación a través de cursos, seminarios y talleres de actualización metodológica en la enseñanza y actualmente cursa el Máster Universitario en las Tecnologías de la Información y la Comunicación en la enseñanza y el tratamiento de lenguas, en la Universidad Nacional de Estudios a Distancia UNED, Madrid, España. Cabe destacar que lo más relevante en Yolexys es su pasión y entrega en la enseñanza, dinamismo revertido en los resultados académicos de sus alumnos tanto en exámenes como en el uso sustancial y moderno de la lengua española, basado en su verdadero conocimiento.

Serafim Antonakis

Spanish Teacher


Graduado de la Universidad Abierta de Grecia en el programa de Lengua y Civilización españolas. Licenciado en Educación física y deportes de la Universidad Nacional. Instructor certificado de yoga y pilates. Asistió a seminarios sobre la psicología del movimiento de los niños y adolescentes. Además asistió a seminarios sobre la danza moderna. Enseña español como lengua extranjera a los niños, los adolescentes y los adultos.Cree que el aprendizaje de una lengua extranjera es más que la adquisición de los fenómenos lingüísticos. Se trata de la profunda comprensión de la cultura del país. Aficionado a los viajes, los deportes y la literatura.