Vasso smiling for the camera

Teacher: Vasso

Greek teacher

I accidentally found myself in a language classroom 13 years ago and immediately loved it. Guiding people through their process of learning a new language is like looking at the world through a fresh set of eyes. I find teaching Greek especially enjoyable because it allows me to make good use of my nerdiness about my language and culture: it is my world that we explore together! Watching my students become confident using such a challenging, beautiful language and developing strong bonds with Greek culture is a magical experience. My passion is for discovering and bringing into the classroom extra-curricular material (like old songs and series, games and comics) that make the classes fun, motivating and easier for people with diverse literacies.

Brief CV

Vasso has always been a Greek language, literature and culture enthusiast. She has worked as a language teacher (English and Greek) since 2007, first at Omiros Schools in Athens and now at Kookoovaja, and as a researcher and lecturer at the Department of Media and Culture at Utrecht University (2015-2020). She holds Bachelor’s degrees in English and Greek Language and Literature (with honours) and in Theatre Studies from the University of Athens (Greece), a Master’s in Cultural Policy, Management and Communication from Panteion University (Greece) and a Research Master’s in Gender and Ethnicity from Utrecht University. She is currently a PhD researcher at the Department of Literature and Art at Maastricht University.


Lessons adjusted to the needs of the group.

Lessons adjusted to the needs of the group. Flexible. Learning in a good and stimulating atmosphere. – Antonie

Great teacher!

Stephania is a great teacher who adjust to your personal speed and level! – Wesley

Dive into language and culture!

A great experience of diving into Greek language and culture. – Karolina

You see your skills improving!

It is fun to see that your skills are improving, lovely and good teacher, great group! – Marja

Amazing teacher!

Stefania is an amazing teacher. She is patient, prepared and very enthusiastic. Thanks to her, I was able to have small conversations in Greek within a few weeks! – Val

Great motivation

No pressure in combination with professional and personal attention motivates you to the max! – Sia

Great experience!

Learning at Kookoovaja was a great experience! The classes are fun and motivating, and they allowed me to gain more confidence in my written and spoken Greek. – Giada

You can start accomplishing your goals!

Small groups, combined lessons, nice atmosphere, possibilities to adjust to your own needs, all plus points to start accomplishing your goals. – Arina

Leerzame en leuke cursus!

Een leerzame maar vooral leuke cursus. Je voelt je snel op je gemak bij Stefania. We hebben ook als groep veel van elkaar geleerd. Katinka

Helped me further develop my skills in Greek

The Greek course was perfect have been looking for some time for online teaching platform such as this so happy I found it. Stefania was amazing and really helped me further develop my skills in Greek. Many thanks to Kookoovaja – Andrew