We assess your level – We analyse your needs – We design the programme
If you need to ….
talk to other professionals in your field using special terminology;
read professional journals and books published only in Greek;
use the internet to gather information on a specific subject;
correspond with colleagues on professional subjects;
participate in a seminar or workshop;
negotiate a project, a contract, the purchase or sale of an item;
…then you need a tailor made course to make the most of your learning opportunities in the shortest possible time.
These specialized courses are designed on the basis of the communicative needs of company executives and professional people within a contemporary working environment which places upon them a demand for using the language at a satisfactory or even at a very high level to communicate clients, suppliers or associates who do not speak their native language. The English & Modern Greek for Professionals programmes are similar to programmes implemented by top international training institutions around the world.
Special & Tailor-made courses for your Company or Organization
CELT Athens has all the know-how needed to design the right course for you as an individual or for a group within a company or organization. Seminars are tailor made and range from 12 hours to 100 hours (for specific programmes)
Invite us to your company to assess the level of your staff and to identify and prioritize their needs; to discuss the type of language training they need. CELT Athens can guarantee the quality and effectiveness of all aspects of the course: length, results, achievement of aims, as well as top quality trainers.We will
analyze the language needs of your employees you wish to train to discover in what ways they need to use the foreign language
assess their current level in Greek through placement testing and personal interviews
specify the course objectives and course length so that they can reach their goal successfully and in the shortest possible time
design the course syllabus/programme
select or design appropriate teaching materials to achieve the objectives of the course
keep you informed through detailed progress reports and trainee profiles
supervise and evaluate the course delivery while in progress to ensure maximum success
assess the trainees’ language competence at the end of the course
supply you with a detailed end-of-course report
CELT Athens trainers are amongst the best trained in the profession, fully qualified with advanced methodology qualifications in Teaching Foreign Languages to Adults and invited by many other centres running general and special courses to train their teachers. Here you can see some of the CELT Athens client schools where we have trained teachers.
Face to Face Courses
Depending on your needs and available space, the course may be delivered at your own premises or at the CELT Athens seminar centre. Courses delivered at CELT are eligible for discounts offered here; these discounts are NOT available if we hold classes at your own premises.
Courses delivered in our onlne classroom are more economical of everyone’s time and space and also eligible for discounts mentioned on this page. The more hours you book, the less you pay.
For our online classes, we use the top online class space, Adobe Connect Pro, also ideal for business online meetings and collaborations. Please watch this video to review some of the features of our class.
The short seminars described below are closed and are offered all year round as follows:
Group Mode – only for groups within a company or organization; seminars can be held on company premises or at CELT. 1-2-1 Mode – for any individual at CELT or office/home. The number of hours for each programme listed below is usually reduced in one-to-one lessons, depending on individual’s initial level and other learner characteristics.
To participate in these seminars with the specified number of hours, entry level in English must be Intermediate or, in some cases, Upper Intermediate.
The Language of Presentations 50 hours
For company executives or free lance professionals (lawyers, doctors, scientists, etc.) who need to participate in meetings, present their views, report to superiors orally, or even present a paper or run a workshop in front of an Greek only speaking audience. A practical programme during which course members familiarize themselves with the language of presentations, develop their oral skills, and improve through hands on practice of creating their own presentations which are video-taped and analyzed for self-assessment and feedback from their trainer.Special training can be given to anyone interested in learning how to do a really good Pecha Kucha, a new and very popular type of presentation at conferences worldwide!
Watch this funny video about how NOT to do a presentation! How many mistakes can you spot?
Using the Internet for Research
Reading & Searching the web 20 hours
For any professional who needs to use the internet to access information, to read research, to understand how to perform searches, to find tools which will help them to understand and find their way around the world wide web. This is a course suitable for anyone in science, law, journalism as well as teachers of various languages. Minimum entry level: Intermediate
Specialist terminology 20-50 hours
For any professional who needs to learn the terminology of his/her field, to read research and professional publications; the course may focus on LAW, MEDICINE, SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, BUSINESS, FINANCE, EDUCATION, POLITICS, MATHEMATICS, and many other fields. The number of hours varies depending on entry level. Minimum entry level: Intermediate
Course offerings for the Business Professional
English for Banking & Finance
The Language of Money Transactions 50 hours
A course designed on the basis of the real communication needs of bank employees and executives in the domain of banking and finance, as they have been recorded after extensive research and analysis of questionnaires given to thousands of bank employees engaged in a wide range of banking operations and procedures. Minimum entry level : Intermediate
Negotiating & Dealing
The Language of Negotiations 50 hours
An excellent course for executives and professionals who need to negotiate terms in English with clients, suppliers or other professionals. Negotiations may also involve prices or other points before reaching an agreement, or explaining procedures, financial transactions across the gamut of products, services and types of transaction either by phone, in writing or in person. M;inimum Entry Level : Upper-intermediate
Sales & Marketing
The Language of Sales & Marketing 50 hours
A specialized programme for those who need to describe or promote products and services, to give or take orders, explain financial transactions during meetings face-to-face, over the telephone or in writing through financial reports, memoranda etc. Minimum entry level: Upper-intermediate
Centre for English Language & Training, 77 Academias Street, 106 78 Athens, Greece