Our school took a delightful walk around the traditional settlement of Upper Town. The Upper Town will make you feel as if time stood still; you’ll immediately be stricken by its unique style, so different from that of the rest of Thessaloniki that will travel you back to the city’s Byzantine past. Thank you Dot2dot for the great tour!
I’m not sure how to succinctly say all of the wonderful things I would like to express about this language school and its teachers – but I am so grateful to have found them and to now consider them friends! Thank you Peek at Greek!
They clearly have a passion for linguistics, and don’t just teach you vocabulary but truly facilitate a deep understanding of the language and the country. They are intentional about connecting people and respecting the different traditions of Greece while also welcoming newcomers and honoring diversity and global perspectives.
The lessons were perfectly tailored to our wants, needs and level.
The teachers made a rapid and accurate assessment of our individual level in: Reading and Listening comprehension; speaking skills.
The programme was varied, stimulating and appropriate with an engaging mix of vocabulary, grammar and a rich variety of content.
Varying the lessons between the teachers was great and helped to maintain our interest throughout the course. They were wonderfully patient, engaging and ready to answer all questions and accept our suggestions.
The teaching/learning material was plentiful, well-structured and always included achievable tasks.
There was an excellent balance between formal language work in the classroom and the exposure to cultural and social use of the language through visits and experience of everyday Greek life.
Visit to Turkish bath house was excellent and gave an insight into Thessaloniki’s past.
The visit to both covered markets provided a great opportunity to practise some of the vocabulary learnt in the classroom.
As I was less interested in becoming fluent than functional, we spent a lot of time covering useful phrases: greetings, ordering, traveling, asking for directions, etc. We traveled around Thessaloniki, giving me some sense of direction in the city, and stopping to practice in markets and restaurants. The experience was a lifesaver!
I can’t recommend enough the fantastic courses at Peek Greek. What drew me to the school was the fact that they layered grammar, practical skills, history and external activities. A definite highlight of my time in Greece! The course structure was great. Challenging enough that you push yourself and really see results, but not so challenging that you feel like you’re in the deep end. Both educators are excellent teachers, and have put a lot of thought of how to teach not just the Greek language, but to give you an insight into Greek culture and history as well.