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Thanasis Mandrapilias : Greek
Thanasis Mandrapilias
Greek Native
Sessions: 1006
Last class: 2 days
 82 Reviews: 99% Positive
     
£32.12 / €37.23 / $33.98
Trial: 80% Off
  Hello, my name is Thanasis Mandrapilias and I'm 38 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 August 2014. I can speak the following languages fluently: Greek, English. I am currently offering a discounted initial trial lesson at 80% off my normal lesson price for new students. 
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Latest Reviews
03 Sep 2021
 
Jane - T
 Brilliant.. Thanasis is very patient when I keep getting things wrong. 
06 Aug 2021
 
Jane - T
 Smashing, thank you 
04 Aug 2021
 
Jane - T
 Very patient teacher, thank you 
21 Jul 2021
 
Jane - T
 Another brilliant lesson, Thanasis makes things easy to understand.  
08 Jul 2021
 
Jane - T
 Brilliant. Building on last weeks lesson, have lots of little things I am looking forward to trying out on my trip to Greece next week.  
02 Jul 2021
 
Jane - T
 Really helpful, I am very happy that I have now got a plan toward learning the language of the country and people I love.  
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About me - English

Do you feel nervous trying to speak to native Greek speakers?

Do you struggle using correct grammar and put the words together?

I am Thanasis and my passion is to help people improve their speaking skills and talk in Greek with confidence.

If you are ready to take the next step, book a class now and improve your speaking confidence!

If you are a beginner or want to speak better Greek, that’s my specialty

I am a trained and certified native Greek teacher teaching online full-time since 2012.

I make sure my students improve their speaking skills, interact with confidence and get results.

Qualifications & Experience

- Certificate of Teaching Greek as a Second / Foreign Language, Hellenic Centre of the Greek language, University of Thessaloniki, Greece (2016-present)

- The Online Teacher, Έτσι Μαθαίνω (2015)

- Teaching Reading Comprehension for all levels of Greek as a foreign language, Hellenic Culture Center (2015)

- Certificate of Teaching Greek as a Second / Foreign Language, Hellenic Centre of the Greek language, University of Thessaloniki, Greece (2013)

- “The design of a lesson and a course based on the needs and the characteristics of the students of Modern Greek", Hellenic Culture Center, Athens, Greece (2012)

- Certificate of Proficiency in English, University of Michigan (2004)

Work experience

Professional Online Greek Teacher - Full Time

2009 - present

Teaching Approach

The most effective method to become fluent in Greek!

o see updated and colorful learning materials – the materials are structured in accordance with the Common European Framework for Languages (CEFR)

o see my notes

o write on the whiteboard – using the keyboard or a digital pen and the classroom’s markup tools, in this way you take an active part by writing, highlighting or underlining

o watch videos – we will watch interactive videos including different types of questions

o listen to songs – we will listen to the best Greek songs including different types of questions and tasks

o do quizzes

o record your voice – very useful for your reading and speaking skills

o play educational games – yes, it’s fun and exciting! All games are structured on students’ vocabulary

o upload your files

o watch the lesson using video recording

o have the material used during the lesson shared to you

o Master vocabulary! – My students have access to flashcard games that use brain science to support them learn the vocabulary in the most fun and effective way. They can also listen to each word’s audio and practice their pronunciation

o Have Homework Assignments – my students are engaged both in and out of class. You could take a picture of the homework and send it to me and I will check the mistakes and weaknesses

o Review

We will work on

o Speaking Practice on a wide range of topics and real-life situations

o Vocabulary and Grammar Development

o Listening and Reading Comprehension

o Phonetics and Accent Reduction

o Writing Correction and Test preparation

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