ATHENS – Axia Group General Manager and Development Manager Takis Soukaras spoke with The National Herald about e-axia, the online educational platform featuring experienced and well-trained teachers, the latest technology, and lessons catering to the student at all levels, from beginner to advanced.
TNH: What makes e-axia the best choice for students from abroad?
Takis Soukaras: Our staff is made up of exceptional Greek teachers both in the Greek curriculum as well as in the foreign languages. Chief priorities are always the goals and needs of the students, experienced and well-trained e-axia teachers, the utilization of modern manuals, prototype material, online games and songs so as to ensure that the lessons are interesting and fully comprehended by each student regardless of age and level.
TNH: What are the advantages of studying with e-axia?
TS: After almost two decades in the field of online teaching, our teachers are fully experienced both theoretically and practically with the new trends of online technologies as well as with the newer, more modern methods of teaching foreign languages. We provide all the necessary know-how and means to offer our students a unique experience and flexibility in hours and days.
Note that our prime goal does not center only in the learning of the Greek language. Via interesting and unique experiences, we aim to familiarize our students with the Greek culture, history, and mythology.
TNH: How is the program structured for students?
TS: There are lessons which cater to all levels, from beginners to advanced ones. The teaching material is adapted with the guidelines from the Greek Language Center for someone to achieve a certification in the Greek language. The teachers at e-axia configure the curriculum, having in mind each student’s goal, his/her needs, as well as their educational background, their age and interests. Special books are used for the teaching of Greek. The material is further enriched with song, video, authentic dialogues, excerpts from the press, and literature. Moreover, online educational games, which facilitate reviews, are also used to ensure that the language being taught is fully-understood.
TNH: What are some of the most popular programs for students from abroad?
TS: Please note that e-axia offers both classes and private lessons. Private lessons are much more popular, in comparison, the reason being that the student feels more secure when it is on a one-to-one basis. But, since communication is a major factor, there are times when group meetings of different levels are arranged so the students can meet and interact with each other through discussions and various activities. These meetings are fully enjoyed by our students and are frequently asked for.
TNH: What has been the response so far from students and graduates of e-axia?
TS: Students who are presently being taught or have been taught Greek as a foreign language at e-axia state are fully satisfied with all the provisions, the educational levels and the friendly staff which we openhandedly offer.
TNH: Are there any application deadlines?
TS: There are NO deadlines.
More information about e-axia is available online: https://www.e-axia.edu.gr.