Paschalis Efthymiou : Greek
Paschalis Efthymiou
Greek Native
Sessions: 750
Last class: Yesterday
 203 Reviews: 100% Positive
£12.69 / €14.59 / $17.19
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  Hello, my name is Paschalis Efthymiou and I'm 37 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 May 2019. I can speak the following languages fluently: Greek, English, Italian. I am currently offering a free initial trial lesson for new students. 
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21 Sep 2020
 Excellent lesson again. 
21 Sep 2020
 Paschalis never looses his patience. Thank you. 
18 Sep 2020
 What a super first lesson. I'm so excited to really start working, Paschlis' enthusiasm is wonderful and matches my own.+ 
17 Sep 2020
 Really enjoyed the lesson today as always. Paschalis let me go freely presenting my oral presentation and provided me with the necessary vocab when it was on the tip of my tongue. Current affairs and politics vocab improving a great deal. I appreciate the modern language and ancient civilization lesson which Paschalis provides to make me understand contemporary affairs and their origins. 
17 Sep 2020
 Great lesson again! Paschalis has a great sense of humor and so much patience that makes me feel confident enough to find my Greek language skills again after a few weeks of vacation. Excellent! 
15 Sep 2020
 Lezione SUPER, sto imparando tanto con Paschalis, e più vado avanti, più mi viene voglia di imparare. grazie!!! 
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About me - English

Γεια σας και καλώς ήρθατε στο προφίλ μου! Hello and welcome to my profile! My name is Paschalis (Πασχάλης), I come from Greece, and I am a certified Modern Greek language tutor with over 10 years of experience. I hold a BA in Greek Philology, a MA's degree in Modern Greek and Comparative Literature, both from the University of Crete, and a certificate in teaching Modern Greek as second/foreign language from the Center for Greek Language in Thessaloniki.

My career as a tutor begun back in 2008 when I started teaching elementary Modern Greek to immigrants and refugees in Crete, Greece. In 2010, I moved to Poland where I taught Modern Greek at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, and since 2016 I have been teaching at the “La Sapienza” University of Rome.

Qualifications & Experience


2013 - 2014

Certificate in teaching Modern Greek as second/foreign language

Center for the Greek Language, Thessaloniki

2008 - 2010


Modern Greek and Comparative Literature - University of Crete

2002 - 2007


Greek Philology - University of Crete

Teaching Experience

2016 - Present

Language Instructor

Modern Greek - "La Sapienza" University of Rome, Italy

Teaching Modern Greek to students of the Modern Greek Language and Literature Department

2010 - 2016

Language Instructor

Modern Greek and Modern Greek for special purposes - Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland

Teaching Modern Greek to students of the Linguistics Department

2012 - 2014

Visiting Language Instructor

Modern Greek - Nikolaus Copernicus University, Torun, Poland

Teaching as a visiting language instructor Modern Greek to students of the Greek Studies Department

2008 - 2009


Modern Greek - Prefecture of Rethymno, Greece

Teaching to immigrants and refugees elementary Greek

Teaching Approach

I have a broad experience in teaching Modern Greek at all levels according to the Common European Framework for Languages (A1-C2) both in classroom and to individual students and online, and I have successfully prepared students for the Certificate of Modern Greek Language exams (Πιστοποίηση Ελληνομάθειας).

My teaching is based on the communicative method, aiming at the development of all language skills, combined with the teaching of grammar and syntax so that the student will acquire also the proper language structures. Moreover, I strongly believe that language is culture and culture is language, so the necessary historical and cultural context in which Modern Greek developed and is spoken today makes an essential part of my classes.

All my lessons are tailored to fit the student’s level and needs. I provide the students with my own teaching material that includes a variety of oral and written texts, grammar and vocabulary exercises as well as online interactive games that make learning more fun. Finally, during my lessons I use an interactive online whiteboard that gives the feeling of an actual classroom, while every student gets his own virtual class where he/she can find all the necessary learning material but also song lists, dictionaries and cultural material (magazines etc.).

I will be very happy to guide you through this amazing journey in Modern Greek language, history and culture!

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