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The Modern Greek Language Teaching Centre of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens has been functioning since the 1950s, initially with a very limited number of students. In the decades that followed the number of students increased exponentially. The Modern Greek Teaching Centre is the largest of its kind in the world. Many of its graduates are today teachers of Modern Greek and Philology at Universities throughout the world, members of the diplomatic corps in their own countries, church leaders, renowned scientists, company managers, respected artists and business professionals.

The Teaching Centre is under the auspices of the Interdepartmental Programme for the Teaching of Modern Greek as a second/foreign language along with the similarly titled Master's Degree Programme of the Department of Philology and the Department of Philosophy, Pedagogy and Psychology.

The aims of the Modern Greek Teaching Centre are as follows:

  1. The teaching of Modern Greek as a second/foreign language;
  2. The certification of the level of knowledge of Modern Greek as second/foreign language;
  3. The exposure of foreigners to various facets and themes of Greek culture;
  4. Hands-on practical training of students of the Master's Degree Programme for the Teaching of Modern Greek as a second/foreign language.


Address: Modern Greek Language Teaching Center, University Campus, 157 84 Zografou

Telephone: 210-727 7672, 210 727 7971

Fax: 210-727 7673