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The Lamda Project

About

The λamda (λάμδα/lamda) Project was founded in May 2018 in Athens, an ancient city with historical roots, as an effort to spread the Modern Greek culture worldwide. We offer modern Greek language classes, as well as the opportunity to choose between several different options related to Greek history and culture (Greek philosophy, ancient Greek, Greek mythology, Greek historical figures).

Reviews

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Maria
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Best time ever

I took a 3 weeks of Greek standard intensive immersion course in this school in Athens. It was definitely the best time of my life! It totally deserved my time! Everything was great. Classes, amazing teachers, classmates, school, central location, great neighborhood, friendly and professional staff, free social activities, excursions, free city walks, bares, restaurantes! Great life for 3 weeks. It was like I was a part of a big family! I am planning to come back again soon during next autumn or winter!

What was the most surprising thing you saw or did?
I never thought myself as a chifteteli dancer....I was wrong. I was damn good!!
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Heidi
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Quality all the way through - highly recommended!

I spent two week at The λamda Project doing a 30 hours/week intensive course in modern Greek. The programs are very flexible and adaptable to individual skills and needs. The teachers are highly educated people with very good pedagogical skills - who teaches with great enthusiasm and energy.

The provided working book is tailored for everyday situations at different levels, facilitates interaction, and gives a systematic and gradual approach to grammar - perfect for the small size class model.

Private/ individual sessions were also very good and professional.

Very modern and suitable facilities with bakeries and many charming restaurants in pedestrian streets close by.

The staff are very service minded, friendly and including people - felt like a home with very good energy. They also arranged trips, guided city tours, Greek dancing lesson, trip to museum.

I made good progress during the stay, and plan to come back for another session later.

It is quality all the way through - I highly recommend this place for learning Greek in Athens!!

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Anna
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Amazing experience !

I took a 3 weeks Standard Intenive Modern Greek course and I am planning to go back soon.
Very good facilities, modern and alternative. Great location , at the center of the city, with easy access. Higly qualified and professional teachers with very good and easy to follow teaching materials. I had fun at the classes and they helped me improve my language skills.
The staff and the teachers were very friendly and helpful. There were a lot of social activities, such us Greek dances lesson, Greek moovie screening, City walks or museum visits. We had a great time altogether:students, teachers, staff! At the neighbourghood there are also a lot of coffee places, cute bars and restaurants. At last but not least, there was always a small free buffet waiting for us with coffee, tea, greek snacks and traditional delicasies or even ouzo and raki during the dance lessons! I will go back again very soon! Highly recommended!

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Anita
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

outstanding experience

Good concept, highly professional teachers, nice location. I had lessons in modern Greek for 3 weeks at the Lamda Project. As we were a small group of students, the lessons were arranged very individually. The teaching material is absolutely up to date and easy to follow. I made a large profit from the classes. The atmosphere was very welcoming, sympathetic and committed. They also offer a wide range of cultural activities and a well equipped library. There is also always a little buffet provided. Highly recommended!

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Eleni
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

A truly beautiful experience

I fully recommend "The λamda Project". I am Greek myself and my Japanese husband studied Greek here. We were both very satisfied with the fast progress of his language skills.
The teachers are all highly educated, always encouraging and helpful. The textbooks are modern and easy to follow. The school is located conveniently in the centre of Athens, in a beautiful, newly renovated building, with spacious classrooms and an extensive library.
The intensive courses are really suitable for those who visit Athens for a short period of time and want to combine tourism with education. Students can additionally follow classes on Greek history, mythology and philosophy, either in English or Greek. There are also Ancient Greek lessons, cultural events, workshops and seminars on various topics, such as theatre and arts, psychology, sociology and education. 10/10, highly recommending!

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Staff Interviews

These are in-depth Q&A sessions with program leaders.

Spyros Anastasinis

Job Title
Teacher of Greek as a second/foreign language and Project Coordinator
Spyros Anastasinis is born and raised in Athens. He got his BA in English and Greek Language and Literature from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and he is currently studying in the same University for his MA in Theatrical Translation and Creative Writing. He is a teacher of Greek as a second/foreign language and also an actor. He loves to teach Greek through drama and performing arts.
Spyros Anastasinis

What is your favorite travel memory?

In 2017 I traveled to Italy. I was a student from the University of Athens participating in the Erasmus program at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice. For six months I was living inside a fairytale called Venice. Beautiful landscapes, small boats sailing in the canals, and me walking through every single alley of the city. I enjoyed a lot, my classes, at the university, but even more, I enjoyed partying in Venice with my fellow students.

How have you changed/grown since working for your current company?

I have met people from all around the world and they have shared with me their incredible stories. Every single one of them has a different background and a unique reason for wanting to learn Greek. Meeting all these people has changed me a lot. Also, I have gained a lot of experience so I can teach my students in accordance with their learning style and their goals.

What is the best story you've heard from a return student?

A student of mine started learning Greek because of love. She fell in love with a Greek guy and she decided to start learning Greek. She wanted to speak Greek so she can understand him better and express her love to him in Greek. And her plan was successful. The guy was impressed by her progress and fell in love with her as well. Today they live together in Greece as a couple.

If you could go on any program that your company offers, which one would you choose and why?

I would definitely go for the Standard Intensive Greek Language Course. I imagine myself as someone who does not know Greek at all. I am sure I would be amazed by the progress I would have made during this class. Also, all the fun activities and games in Greek would match my learning style and I am sure that they would help me learn and have fun at the same time. So, for sure, Standard Intensive Greek Language Course.

What makes your company unique? When were you especially proud of your team?

What makes The λamda Project unique is that we present to students the absolute reality about Greece. Of course, we admire ancient Greece and we present it to students but where we put our focus is on modern Greece and modern Greek culture. Every time that my team and I are sharing true stories about Greece with our students, I feel so proud.

What do you believe to be the biggest factor in being a successful company?

What makes The λamda Project unique is the people in it. Everyone is a unique person and feels free to show his authentic character among the others. As a result, a strong and valuable team is formed and everything works perfectly. Also, students that are coming to the λamda Project feel this team spirit and are becoming members of this team. So the team is expanding and is becoming what we love to call The big λamda family.