Meet our partners across the UK! ~ Speak Greek®

Meet our partners across the UK!

We are excited to announce that Speak Greek is expanding across the United Kindom! 

If you are a student, please contact us to arrange your first lesson today and get amazed by our results. 
If you are a qualified teacher and you would like to join us as a partner enjoying a series of benefits, please request our info pack. 

About Speak Greek

Speak Greek promotes Greek language and Culture through a series of initiatives. Since 2017, Speak Greek offers bespoke lessons of Greek to all levels of learners by using interactive and engaging teaching methods. Other activities include: monthly free Greek conversation classes for adults, weekly support groups for children, a Greek library, play reading groups, sessions on Greek cuisine, dance classes, educational programs for schools, a pen pal project. 

Iraklis Lampadariou
Founder of Speak Greek

Iraklis Lampadariou is a Classics Teacher (Bachelor Honours, QTS, CELTA) and Chartered Linguist and Member of the Chartered Institute of Linguists (MCIL CL) with teaching experience in various schools in Greece, Slovakia and England where he has been living since 2015.

He specialises in teacher mentoring, designing educational resources for Secondary students who are aiming to sit their GCSE exams in Modern Greek. He is the Founder of
Speak Greek, of Saita Publications and Discimus, a platform with hundreds of free resources for teaching Latin. He is one of the founding members of the initiative for teaching the Greek language in the United Kingdom and has written a significant number of books mainly for students and parents. You can visit his online house.

Konstantina Charlavani
Speak Greek Manchester

Konstantina Charlavani has studied Greek Literature and has been occupied actively as a teacher since 2006. Through both volunteering and educational programs, she got involved in Special Education having an impressive experience. Since 2016, where she lives permanently in Manchester, she has also been involved in teaching Greek as a second/foreign language, working as a self-employed and in Supplementary Schools.

A great tool in her teaching is imagination and play, always keeping in mind that learning is achieved to the best degree when combined with the fun and interests of her students.

In her personal time she writes educational-entertaining books for kids and young readers, online books that everyone can download for free via the internet. She is also a fan of several arts, such as painting and theatre, and tries to include them in her classes, in order to enhance her students' creativity.

Apart from young ages, in the last years she has gained experience in teaching adults, through face to face and online lessons. She constantly enriches her skills, communicating with people who may be from different backgrounds, but they all share the same love for Greek language and Culture. Through this, she continuously discovers a new world and way of learning that she loves.

Meet the partners across the United Kingdom 

Eleni Filippou
Speak Greek Ipswich

Eleni Filippou is a Greek teacher based in Ipswich, Suffolk who holds a BA in Classics from the prestigious National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. She has over 20 years experience in teaching Ancient Greek, Modern Greek and Latin in both the private and public educational system in Greece.

In 2005 she won the State Scholarship Foundation (IKY) literary competition and won an opportunity to study abroad. This took her to the University of Essex where she completed an MA in Art History and graduated with a merit award. Dedicated to further progress her career and broaden her horizons, she is currently studying towards a PhD in Art History at the University of Essex.

Eleni holds a QTS, she has taught for several years at the Greek Orthodox Church School in Ipswich and she is fully integrated into the local Greek community.

In addition she helps adults and child with private lessons and she specialised in GCSE (9-1) in Modern Greek and A Level exams.

Olga Karaiosif
Speak Greek Newcastle

Olga Karaiosif is a Teacher (QTS) and Drama Educator. She holds a BA in Primary Education (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki) and an MA in Drama and Theatre Education (University of Warwick).

She has teaching experience working as a Teacher in primary schools in Greece and as a Supply Teacher in the UK. Since 2011 she has been teaching Greek language (second/foreign) and Greek culture at Greek complementary schools and privately to all levels, from primary students to adult learners who come from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds.

As a Drama Educator she has been working in a variety of educational settings including Greek complementary schools. Her role was to plan and deliver drama projects, which fulfil the purposes of the curriculum for language acquisition and cultural awareness, as well as to co-create theatre performances with the students. Through these drama projects students explore aspects of their culture, use their heritage language, and creatively express their cultural identities.

Olga is also a co-founder of the Nottingham Greek Theatre Society where she worked as a Drama Tutor and Director (Plutus by Aristophanes and The Last Black Cat by Trivizas). The community theatre group serves the needs of the Greek speaking community to play and watch theatre in their language.

Gianna Moussa
Speak Greek York

Ms Gianna Moussa is a Greek teacher (QTS) who studied History and Archaeology at the University of Crete.

Gianna has built a strong experience and expertise teaching Ancient and Modern Greek language and literature, History and Latin in Greece for 16 years.

She is currently working at the Greek School of Manchester and as a teaching assistant in a secondary school in York.

Gianna strongly believes that being empathetic and sensitive towards the various needs of the students and developing effective relationships with them, is a key part for a successful teaching and learning process.

As part of the Speak Greek team, Gianna is committed to helping her students fulfil their potential and she is looking forward to share her knowledge and experience with them.

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