Students can take the Examination for the Certificate of Attainment in Greek. A certificate is issued for successful candidates at six levels: A1 (A1 for children 8 to 12 years old and A1 for adolescents and adults), A2, B1, B2, C1 and C2 as these have been determined by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).
Students who obtain the Ellinomatheia Certification are recognized worldwide for their Greek language qualifications, which can be used to study in universities in Greece, Europe and the USA. The official institution authorized by the Ministry of Education, Research and Religious Affairs to conduct the exams is the Centre for the Greek Language in Thessaloniki.
The examination at levels A1, A2 and B1 covers four language skills: candidates are examined in Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking. The skills examined at levels B2, C1 and C2, apart from the above mentioned, also include the use of language, which focuses on grammar (morphology and syntax) and vocabulary. Please note that a Level C2 certificate does not constitute a teaching qualification.
Exam Preparation Classes
At The Greek Online School we run group classes, semi-private and private classes to prepare our students for the Ellinomatheia Exams. Our group classes are limited to 6 students to make sure that all students can equally participate by chatting, hearing, seeing, talking to each other and sharing The Greek Online School’s interactive learning materials and applications. Book your free session now and you will receive more information about our upcoming groups.
- Groups: 3 hours every week for 3 months (2 hours synchronous/live +1 hour asynchronous/recorded lesson) Students meet once every week for a 2 hour live session and they also receive a recording followed by vocabulary and quiz sets.
- Semi-Private: 2 hours every week*
- Private: 1-2 hours every week*
* Number of weekly sessions depends on students’ achievement and schedule.
Important Note: Group lessons cannot be cancelled, so in case you cannot attend a group lesson then you will receive the recording of this lesson in order to easily catch up with the rest of the group.
Exam Dates & Results
The examination for the Certificate of Attainment in Greek is held once every year in mid-May, in 165 examination centres worldwide. The dates are common for all examination centers. Results are announced to all candidates via email by the end of July.
Application & Fees
Students can apply any time between the beginning of February until the beginning of March. Applications can also be completed and paid online. Application fees depend on the examination level and are announced by the Centre for the Greek Language.