Certificate of Attainment in Greek - Courses

This is a series of comprehensive courses that provides you with an organized way to prepare for the Certificate of Attainment in Modern Greek (Πιστοποίηση Ελληνομάθειας).  This is also a complete and organized way to learn the Greek language.


The six courses (A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2) correspond to the six levels of learners defined by the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: Learning, Teaching, Assessment, of the Council of Europe). They are described in the following table:


A - Basic User
  • A1 - Breakthrough or beginner (Στοιχειώδης Γνώση).
  • A2 - Waystage or elementary (Βασική Γνώση).
B - Independent User
  • B1 - Threshold or intermediate (Μέτρια Γνώση).
  • B2 - Vantage or upper intermediate (Καλή Γνώση). Requirement to study at the Greek Universities.
C - Proficient User
  • C1 - Effective Operational Proficiency or advanced (Πολύ Καλή Γνώση). Requirement to become a State employee.
  • C2 - Mastery or proficiency (Άριστη Γνώση). Requirement to work in the Greek educational system.



Who is this course for

Adults or children who want to prepare for the examination for the Certificate of Attainment in Greek.  Completion or mastery of the previous level is necessary to advance to the next level.



What you will learn

After successfully completing each course, you will be able to to do the following in reading, listening, speaking and writing:


  • Can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type.
  • Can introduce themselves and others and can ask and answer questions about personal details such as where he/she lives, people they know and things they have.
  • Can interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.
  • Can understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment).
  • Can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters.
  • Can describe in simple terms aspects of their background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.
  • Can understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc.
  • Can deal with most situations likely to arise while travelling in an area where the language is spoken.
  • Can produce simple connected text on topics that are familiar or of personal interest.
  • Can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes and ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.
  • Can understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in their field of specialization.
  • Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party.
  • Can produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.
  • Can understand a wide range of demanding, longer clauses, and recognize implicit meaning.
  • Can express ideas fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions.
  • Can use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes.
  • Can produce clear, well-structured, detailed text on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organizational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices.
  • Can understand with ease virtually everything heard or read.
  • Can summarize information from different spoken and written sources, reconstructing arguments and accounts in a coherent presentation.
  • Can express themselves spontaneously, very fluently and precisely, differentiating finer shades of meaning even in the most complex situations.

 The above table is © Council of Europe.



Course Material

All our lessons are tailored to the needs of the student, using images, audios, videos and written material that is of interest to the student. However in this course we use textbooks a lot. We also practice with actual previously held exams from the Certificate for Attainment in modern Greek.