Sophia Ioannou : Greek
Sophia Ioannou
Greek Native
Sessions: 1393
Last class: 2 days
 191 Reviews: 100% Positive
£26.52 / €30.60 / $36.38
Trial: Free
  Hello, my name is Sophia Ioannou and I'm 33 years old and currently living in Greece. I am a native Greek speaker and teach Greek. I have been an online Greek teacher with Verbalplanet since January 2014. I can speak the following languages fluently: Greek, English, Spanish. I am currently offering a free initial trial lesson for new students. 
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07 Apr 2021
 Sophia has a real passion for teaching Greek. My two children are quite different learners/characters but Sophia is quick to pick up if they are having a difficulty with a new part of the syllabus and changes the lesson accordingly. She always succeeds in making the lesson interesting and the kids feel proud of their achievements. 
03 Mar 2021
 Seit einigen Jahren versuche ich Griechisch zu lernen, bin aber nur in kleinen Schritten weitergekommen. Seit 3 Monaten lerne ich mit Sophia und fange an zu verstehen wie alles zusammenhängt. Didaktisch perfekt, mit Leichtigkeit und Spaß versteht sie es einem viel beizubringen. Sie sieht meine Schwachstellen und hat gleich die passenden Übungen parat. Was für eine Freude, dass ich sie "gefunden" habe. 
07 Dec 2020
Philip P
 After a long time struggling to learn Greek, finally even from the first lesson with Sophia and her methods i feel there is still a hope. Thank you. :) 
18 Nov 2020
 Sophia is doing an excellent job with my 10 year old daughter. It is lovely to see her progress and she speaks a lot more in Greek at home now. She has also become a lot more confident reading and writing and Sophia keeps adjusting the lesson so that it is both interesting and at the right level! 
11 Nov 2020
 My 13 year old son has improved his Greek so much thanks to Sophia! Sophia seems to have a deep appreciation of different learning styles and is able to apply the corresponding teaching method to keep her students motivated and progressing at the right pace for them. 
18 Oct 2020
 Sophia is an incredible teacher. Her classes have exceeded my expectations. She goes above and beyond to provide interesting content and personalizes lessons and homework. Not only am I getting a better command of the language, but I look forward to my classes every week. I highly recommend Sophia as a tutor!! 
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About me - English

Hello! My name is Sophia and I am a professional instructor of Greek as a Second/Foreign Language. I teach Modern Greek to foreigners in Athens and Cyprus and also via Skype. I love meeting new people and especially foreigners. I also love traveling!

Qualifications & Experience

I have completed my bachelor studies in "Modern Greek Language and Literature" at the University of Athens and I hold a masters degree in "Teaching Modern Greek as a Second / Foreign Language". I am currently working on my PhD thesis in Greek as a Second Language. I have attended seminars and conferences related to foreign language teaching and learning and I have also presented and published my own work on teaching techniques and practices in Greek as a Second Language.

During my postgraduate studies, I had the opportunity to work at the modern Greek language teaching center of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. After I completed my studies, I worked with various audiences in private schools, embassies, and programs for immigrants in Greece. I am now a part-time Greek Language Instructor for foreigners at the University of Cyprus and I am also giving lessons via SKYPE.

Teaching Approach

My teaching approach is basically communicative. My main goal is to help my students develop communicative skills by teaching them the use of vocabulary and grammar in context. I use traditional methods as well where needed. I use various teaching materials and I have also developed my own based on my teaching experience in various settings and my academic background. My lessons are always adjusted to student's level, needs, interests and learning style.

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