FOREIGN LANGUAGES HERAKLION, CRETE

Xanthakis School of Foreign Languages


Xanthakis School of Foreign Languages, in Heraklion, Crete, offer English and French language courses to both children and adults. We use modern teaching methods that guarantee our students achieve success in foreign language qualifications! At Xanthakis School of Foreign Languages our central focus is always the children and we have created an ideal environment which helps them to learn. We run language programmes for all levels and we combine a real zeal and passion for our work with an effective, student-orientated educational methodology which helps our children to place their trust in us and to succeed. For adult students, our tutoring centre runs intensive classes in English and French with a small number of students or individual lessons.

English

(Levels – Classes: Classes for Primary School children depending on school year, Junior classes).


The level of English classes depends on what school year the student attends.

2nd or 3rd Grade Junior A

3rd Grade Junior B

3rd or 4th Grade Junior A & B (in one school year)

Following normal school years:

Α class

B class

C class

D class

E class

Pupils who get high marks can complete 4th and 5th Grade in one school year.

Our school works with prestigious and reputable English language universities such as the University of Cambridge, of which we are gold awarded partners, and the University of Michigan.



Certificates Levels:

Β2 level certificate for a good knowledge of English

First (FCE) for schools
Β2 First for Schools is an upper-intermediate level language proficiency qualification with content and topics that specifically relate to the interests and experiences of school-age students. It is officially recognised by the Greek state.
ECCE: Examination for the Certificate of Competency in English
It is an official qualification which certifies English language proficiency at B2 level as defined by the Council of Europe Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) - certificate of proficiency in English. It is officially recognised by the Greek state.
MSU
The exams were designed by Michigan State University (ELC) English Language Centre. MSU-CELC Β2 level is recognised by ΑΣΕΠ (the Supreme Council for Civil Personnel Selection which selects personnel for the Greek civil service).

C2 level certificate for an excellent knowledge of English

ECPE: Certificate of Proficiency in English
Certificate of Proficiency in English from Michigan State University, one of the leading US universities in the field of language research with many years’ experience in creating & developing English language proficiency exams.
CPE: Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English
Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (Cambridge ESOL), is an international certificate which is recognised throughout the world.
MSU: Michigan State University
The Michigan State University exams were designed by the English Language Centre (ELC) at Michigan State University and are held at Anatolia College in Northern Greece and the Deree-American College of Greece in Southern Greece. These exams are recognised by ΑΣΕΠ (the Supreme Council for Civil Personnel Selection which selects personnel for the Greek civil service).

Naturally, our students can work towards any other qualification if they want to sit the exams for the relevant certificate

Younger students - those in 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th grades – can sit the British Council and the Greek American Union exams to gain the relevant level of English qualifications.

STYLE Level 1, 2, 3, 4
STYLE Level 1 exams provide certification that the holder can communicate at Α1 level in English, as outlined by the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR).
STYLE Level 2 exams provide certification that the holder can communicate at Α1 and A2 level in English, as outlined by the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR).
STYLE Level 3 exams provide certification that the holder can communicate at Α2 level in English, as outlined by the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR).
STYLE Level 4 exams provide certification that the holder can communicate at the higher end of the Α2 level in English, as outlined by the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR).

The certificates for younger students in 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th grades are:

Young Learners

Starters: Pre A1

Movers: A1

Flyers: A2

A2 key (KET) for schools

A1: Level 1

A2: Level 2

A2: Level 3

D: Level 4

D+E and Ε: B1 BCCE

French
DELF diplomas - levels

DELF A1: is a diploma that certifies children’s first knowledge of French at an elementary level and enables simple communication in familiar everyday situations.

DELF A2: is a diploma that certifies a basic level of knowledge of how to communicate in French through simple everyday dialogues, which require a simple discussion on familiar current topics.

DELF B1: is a diploma that certifies a level of competence in dealing with everyday problems: a vocabulary of about 2000 words and basic grammar, an ability to understand and participate in discussions on current issues, the ability to present information and texts on everyday life orally and in writing.

DELF B2: is a diploma that certifies a good knowledge of colloquial French and enables the candidate to express themselves correctly on a variety of subjects both in writing and orally.

French
DELF diplomas - levels

DELF A1: is a diploma that certifies children’s first knowledge of French at an elementary level and enables simple communication in familiar everyday situations.

DELF A2: is a diploma that certifies a basic level of knowledge of how to communicate in French through simple everyday dialogues, which require a simple discussion on familiar current topics.

DELF B1: is a diploma that certifies a level of competence in dealing with everyday problems: a vocabulary of about 2000 words and basic grammar, an ability to understand and participate in discussions on current issues, the ability to present information and texts on everyday life orally and in writing.

DELF B2: is a diploma that certifies a good knowledge of colloquial French and enables the candidate to express themselves correctly on a variety of subjects both in writing and orally.

DALF

DALF C1: certifies an advanced level of knowledge of French and exempts foreign students wishing to study in most of France's higher education institutions or in other French-speaking countries from any additional entrance examination designed to certify an adequate knowledge of French language.

DALF C2: certifies an advanced knowledge of French but without being intended to imply native-speaker level competence. All holders of this diploma are able to obtain the certificate of Ability to teach French which is awarded by the Hellenic Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs.

Xanthakis School of Foreign Languages’ philosophy can be summed up as follows:

Classes for Adults

For adults, at Xanthakis School of Foreign Languages, we organise intensive classes with a small number of students, or individual lessons, in both English and French. As a student, you will have the opportunity to work with us to develop a programme that meets your personal needs and goals! In this way, you can obtain the qualification you want quickly.

Classes for Adults

For adults, at Xanthakis School of Foreign Languages, we organise intensive classes with a small number of students, or individual lessons, in both English and French. As a student, you will have the opportunity to work with us to develop a programme that meets your personal needs and goals! In this way, you can obtain the qualification you want quickly.

Robotics Lessons

At Xanthakis School of Foreign Languages, in Heraklion, Crete, we also offer robotics classes!

Our school is delighted to be working with the pioneering world of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) in our efforts to integrate our young friends into a better world. We hope to help them to develop their skills and their revolutionary new ideas!

Our robotics programme equips students with knowledge so that they can develop cognitively through play. The programme also encourages a sense of cooperation and cultivates critical thinking and problem-solving abilities.

What people say about us:

  • Maria Delaki, lawyer
    The better you learn a language, the more you love it. At the "Xanthakis" language school the small classes, the highly trained teachers, the high-quality work and the real interest shown in students’ personal needs have be proven to lead successfully to students learning and developing a love for knowledge. Thank you for giving me skills which will last a lifetime! #teamxanthakis
    Maria Delaki, lawyer
  • Ermioni Dryianaki, postgraduate student of bioethics
    "Xanthakis" language school gave me a solid foundation in English and German through the well-thought-out and diligent teaching in the school’s educational programme. My knowledge of foreign languages opened a lot of doors such as my post graduate studies and, maybe most importantly, the Erasmus student exchange programme. The atmosphere in the school was always friendly towards the children, and the teachers were pleasant and fun at the same time as demanding good work. I would recommend the Xanthakis School of Foreign Languages to students who want to develop an excellent foundation and to deepen their knowledge of foreign languages.”
    Ermioni Dryianaki, postgraduate student of bioethics
  • Anthi Trigyri, parent
    "I would like to thank the Foreign Language Centre "Xanthakis" warmly for the excellent level of education they provide for my son. I am impressed by the school’s wonderful efforts and by how well my son knows what he has been taught thanks to the emphasis his teachers place on constantly consolidating the material."
    Anthi Trigyri, parent
  • Anastasia Fotaki, paediatrician
    “From the age of seven, I loved going to "Xanthakis" Foreign Language Centre. The teaching was demanding, but methodical and fun. My knowledge of English was a valuable asset in my studies and in my work as a doctor, especially during my practicals in London.”
    Anastasia Fotaki, paediatrician
  • Nikoforakis Emmanuel, parent
    “At " Xanthakis" Foreign Language Centre, the smooth relationship between the excellent teachers and the students and the inspiring learning environment come together to help ensure that students are successful”.
    Nikoforakis Emmanuel, parent

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