Charis is a native Modern Greek and Cypriot Greek speaker and a professional tutor. She has eight years of experience in teaching Modern Greek as a foreign language to learners from six years old to adults, at levels from beginners to advanced in both schools and individual classes. She also teaches Cypriot Greek to students who wish to learn the Cypriot dialect. She holds a BA in Modern Greek Language and Literature and an MA(Hons) in Pedagogy from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. She has recently obtained her PhD in Education Studies at King’s College London.
Her lessons are full of interesting activities and she is very good at keeping students motivated to learn. She always adapts her lesson plans, teaching methods and materials to the needs and expectations of her learners, enabling them to receive the most effective tutoring at all times. Charis is fluent in Greek, Cypriot, English and Italian.
“I believe Modern Greek language learning is an exciting experience and I do my best to make my students feel the same. I always engage my students with fun and interesting activities to keep them motivated and I make them excited about learning the language. I believe it is very important to understand how to progress in a language and how to learn independently. I stimulate students’ confidence, independence and natural communication skills. I believe that language learning is an ongoing process; at the beginning, a tutor should guide their learners to understand the process of learning a language. After that, learners will have developed the knowledge and skills to continue learning on their own. I like to use a task-based teaching and communicative teaching approach in my lessons and I always adjust my preparation and teaching materials to each particular student.”
- MA honour in Pedagogy (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece)
- BA in Modern Greek language and literature (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece)
- PhD in Education Studies (King’s College, London)
- Qualified Teacher Status (General Teaching Council for England)
- Contributions at conferences and workshops on Language Teaching
- Italian (Diploma di Lingua Italiana, Italian Institute of Thessaloniki, Greece)