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Stella Papastamati : Greek
Stella Papastamati
Greek Native
Sessions: 774
Last class: 4 days
 134 Reviews: 100% Positive
     
£24.00 / €27.59 / $32.47
Trial: Free
  Hello, my name is Stella Papastamati and I'm 36 years old and currently living in Greece. I am a native Greek speaker and teach Ancient Greek, Greek. I have been an online Greek teacher with Verbalplanet since September 2014. I can speak the following languages fluently: Greek, English. I am currently offering a free initial trial lesson for new students. 
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06 Jun 2020
 
Anster
 I was so pleased with this lesson. The tutor was really good and explained things well. I know that I am going to improve my conversation Greek and also that I'm going to really enjoy learning. Excellent session and looking forward to next week's. Thank you. 
27 Aug 2019
 
khalidjaafar
 Stella command of Ancient Greek grammar is astounding. I cannot find a better teacher. 
26 Aug 2019
 
khalidjaafar
 Now reading the second chapter of Reading Greek. 
20 Aug 2019
 
khalidjaafar
 A very interesting class. 
19 Aug 2019
 
khalidjaafar
 Very interesting class. I learn so much grammar. 
17 Aug 2019
 
khalidjaafar
 I enjoy this class so much. Stella is a great teacher. I can feel that I am progressing well and in I couple of months will be ready to read Homer. 
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About me - English

Hi! I am Stella! I am an experienced certified and qualified online Greek tutor with 11 years of experience (UK, Greece, online).

After my undergraduate studies in Thessaloniki, I moved to London for my master's and doctoral studies. Since 2008 I have been teaching Ancient and Modern Greek, and Latin to adults and children both face-to-face and online. I have also worked as a teacher at a private Junior High School in Greece teaching Ancient and Modern Greek Language and Literature.

I love teaching very much and most of my time is devoted to it. In my free time, I love reading literature (Modern Greek and English) and history, as well as classical music and opera. The good oldies of Greek cinema and song always lie deep in my heart, as well as Alfred Hitchcock and Hercule Poirot.

If you want to learn Modern Greek or Ancient Greek, or just discuss in Greek,

and

you look for an experienced, friendly, serious and professional teacher with a solid academic background who loves teaching and is devoted to her students, please contact me to discuss further details.

Looking forward to meeting you online!

Qualifications & Experience

I have a very strong academic background in Greek Language and Literature. I hold degrees both from Greece and the United Kingdom (BA in Greek Philology, MA in Classics, PhD in Classics). This solid background enables me to ‘make things make sense’ during the lessons and give my students a true understanding of Greek Language, thus facilitating the learning process.

I have happily been teaching Greek at all levels both face-to-face and online since 2008. My teaching life started in London, where I taught Ancient Greek Language and Literature at UCL’s undergraduate programme for four years. While living in the UK, I also taught Modern Greek to young British native speakers as a Cyprus Educational Mission teacher. After my return to Greece, I worked as a Greek teacher at a private Junior High School for two years. Since 2014 I have been online teaching Greek as a Foreign/Second Language to adults, at all levels. I am currently teaching full-time and am registered as an Education Professional with the Greek State and its Services.

Teaching Approach

My teaching approach is essentially communicative. I aim to get my students to talk and communicate in Greek. Orals and production of speech is of key importance in my lessons. The peculiarity of Greek language, though, also requires good grammatical and lexical skills. For this reason, my communicative approach is also as grammar- and text-based as needed so that we can achieve good and effective communication.

My teaching strategies consist in three main tactics: deconstruction, making things make sense, and practice.

Nevertheless, I am flexible. I am fully aware that not everyone learns the same way and not all strategies work for all learners. In this framework, I discuss with the student and I see whether my approach works for him/her or not. If not, I always adjust the lesson to the learner’s desires and needs. My students are always my priority and it is according to their enjoyment, desires and needs that I shape my teaching each time.

My teaching material is wide-ranging and involves a variety of practical activities. I am usually mostly based on one textbook supplementing it with my material or extra material from other books. Nevertheless, whenever needed or desired, I teach combining the leading textbooks of Greek language. In addition, I use flashcards, quizzes, exam papers (if desired), audiovisual material, additional texts and homework assignments to assist the learning process.

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