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.

Reviews

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

I loved everything!

I love the lessons, support and even the homework! Just need to practice, practice Marja

A lot of fun!

Great lessons that make learning Greek a lot of fun! Bas

Professionele leerkrachten

Laagdrempelig contact, professionele leerkrachten en les in kleine groepen waardoor veel ruimte voor persoonlijke aandacht. Sia

Would recommend to anyone.

The course is fun, with a good teacher and balanced workload. Would recommend to anyone who wanted to learn Greek. Lena

Ervaren docenten en persoonlijke aandacht

Kleine groepen dus veel persoonlijke aandacht in de les. Ervaren docenten die lesgeven in hun eigen taal en dus ook goed alle gewoontes van het betreffende land weten. Voor elk niveau een geschikte groep. Laagdrempelig contact ook buiten de lessen om, kortom erg plezierig leren op deze manier! Sia

mooie afwisselende lessen

Professioneel opleidingscentrum met veel persoonlijke aandacht en mooie afwisselende lessen. Astrid

vertrouwen en motivatie

Prettige kleine groep, goed tempo in de lessen. Ik krijg vertrouwen/motivatie tijdens de lessen om de taal verder te gaan leren. Annelies

Fun experience

A very fun experience learning a new language 🙂 Esper