We succesfully took part in the KEM Franchise exhibition, 3-5 March 2023 MEC Paiania
The Grapsa Educational Group created intensive education for adults according to European Standards in 1984, providing high-quality study courses in English, French, German, Italian and Spanish to 8,000 students per year.
Aiming for perfection, it created flexible, innovative study courses.
- We follow a functional-communicative approach to teaching. We combine elements from ‘Dynamic Learning’ and from ‘NLP concept’ (Neuro-linguistic Programming) which adapts teaching to the individual learning style of each student (visual, auditory, kinesthetic).
- The teacher helps the student with positive feedback through constant ‘reframing’. We associate their thought with actions, sounds and images (‘anchoring’) as what one experiences is learned more deeply.
- Our goal is communication. Grammar is taught in a live context where words provide a framework for structure, as opposed to structure framing words.
- Excellent educational product – excellent reputation!
- Original lessons -interactive, with an emphasis on communication.
- The GRAPSA lesson is an experience. It is the Lesson of the Future!
- With elite teachers, trained in the GRAPSA system by internal trainers as well as by international organizations such as OUDCE-University of Oxford Department for Continuing Education.
- With technology-enhanced lessons, such as through the GRAPSA VIRTUAL CLASSROOM® platform.
- With lessons that differ: experience-based and ‘enriched’.
- With the publication of invaluable textbooks.
- With notable international academic collaborations which ensure that GRAPSA students receive the highest quality of foreign-language learning in Greece.
- Awarded by the Hellenic-American Union with a Certificate of Recognition and by the French Institute/French Embassy with a Memorandum of Collaboration.
GRAPSA = Elite Teachers!
At the Grapsa group, I found a very good work environment, perfectly organized! The study courses are exceptional and there is actual interest in every student! The lesson is very enjoyable and creative, and our students achieve their goals!
English Teacher & Education Consultant
Innovative and friendly environment
At GRAPSA, we have created the most innovative and friendly learning environment! Giving emphasis to communication through our modern study courses, we successfully meet the goals and individual needs of our students.That’s why they trust us!
English Teacher & Education Consultant
The successful ‘Grapsa Recipe’
As a teacher, it is very rewarding to see your students every year achieve their goals on their first attempt! A product of the successful ‘Grapsa Recipe’. Experienced and specialized teaching personnel, modern teaching methods in a pleasant environment.
In charge of branch in Athens city center, English Teacher
Prioritizing student needs
Grapsa Schools’ vision for a lesson that is fun, innovative and effective classifies them as the best choice for learning a foreign language! With priority given to the student’s needs, success is certain!
English Teacher & Education Consultant
A steady and specialized staff
The Grapsa Group always prioritizes each individual student and responds to their every need. With its steady and specialized staff, its success all these years comes as no surprise.
Guaranteed professional advancement
My long-standing collaboration with the Grapsa Group has given me every opportunity for professional advancement so that I may offer all my studentsunique lessons, always helping them achieve their goals, no matter how high they may be.
Very good working environment
We are the experts also at Proficiency! At Grapsa, in a very good working environment, even the most demanding students feel that we understand them and totally meet their needs!
Our reputation is very high!
A good reputation is something that is earned! Grapsa schools, thanks to theirhigh-quality teaching, their know-how, and their expert teachers, have rightfully been at the top for so many years! And I am pleased to belong in this team!
Here, they support you!
Teachers, apart from love and knowledge, need a perfect work environment, with colleagues who support them! That’s what I found at GRAPSA! That’s why everyone comes to GRAPSA!
A unique system!
With our unique system and our pioneering techniques all of our students at Grapsa are delighted!
Very good work environment
GRAPSA = a very good working environment for the teachers and an exceptional curriculum with new technologies and an emphasis on communication! Lessons that are enjoyable and creative!
We are experts when it comes to adults
To me, GRAPSA isn’t simply an option, it is the obvious choice! This is where we stand out, as we are experts in English for adults and have success rates approaching 100%! How, therefore, would you not trust us?
Pioneering methods, also in online education
Very enjoyable and friendly atmosphere, with respect towards the teacher and the Student! Our pioneering method, also in online learning, promises only success!
a GRAPSA LESSON
- Emphasis on everyday language and communication.
- Top teachers trained in the GRAPSA system and at OXFORD UNIVERSITY.
- Lessons that are experiential and ‘enriched’ (NLP) which utilize the different learning styles of people.
- Frequent contact (lectures-events) with academic dignitaries.
- Intensive courses = I save time and money
- I learn the language in a lively, happy environment.
- I can get a certificate fast. (Guarantee of Certificate Acquisition).
- I acquire a working knowledge of language for work or studies.
- I benefit from the extra ‘GRAPSA SERVICES’ for those seeking EMPLOYMENT in Greece or in Europe.
an ‘ORDINARY’ LESSON
- Too much time spent on correcting and too little on the spoken language.
- Slow pace of lessons.
- Requires extensive studying at home.
- I transcribe texts to learn spelling.
- I exhaust myself parroting grammar rules.
- Limited usage of new technology.
- The teacher sees me as a young child.
- I can read fairly well but I struggle to speak.
- I do not acquire the vocabulary that is required in my profession or my studies.
- It takes me… years to get my certificate.
Notable Academic GRAPSA Collaborations
High level methodology seminars for GRAPSA teachers by the leading International ELT author-Mr. Bob Obee.BOB OBEE INTERVIEW
Webinar on ‘How to Teach Adults’ by the distinguished author Antonia Clare.
Ms Clare has been awarded for her literary work by Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, spouse of Queen of England. Also, watch Antonia Clare live
giving useful advice on speaking exclusively to GRAPSA students.
High-level seminars on Methodology for foreign-language teachers only at Grapsa! Hosted by Mr. Richard Carr, accredited trainer from the University of Oxford, - Department for Continuing Education. Equivalent seminars are enjoyed by teachers only at GRAPSA!
Seminar in French on ‘Comment favoriser les interactions en classe de FLE’ only at GRAPSA! Hosted by the specialist linguist -Teacher Trainer Ms Aurelie Buatois.
Webinar titled ‘Se ascoltando’! Hosted by the distinguished academic from the ‘University for foreigners’ of Perugia, author and linguist Mr. Mauro Pichiassi.
GRAPSA – Certified IELTS Venue & Registration Centre
GRAPSA is a certified IELTS Venue. It prepares and conducts the IELTS exams (the International English Testing System) on its premises, for those who want to study or work abroad.
GRAPSA – Certified VEC Venue
GRAPSA is certified to prepare students for the INTERNATIONAL EXAMS IN ENGLISH SPECIALIZED TERMINOLOGY-VEC (Vocational English test). The certificates are issued by the UNIVERSITY OF GREENWICH, boost professional advancement and contribute to improving mastery of Vocational English.
GRAPSA – GRIFFITH COLLEGE, Ireland
GRAPSA collaborates with Griffith College of Ireland, which prepares its students for undergraduate and postgraduate studies.
The new technological revolution and the proper approach to teaching at GRAPSA have established ONLINE GRAPSA courses. We operate in Attiki, regional Greece, and Europe, highlighting the ability of everyone, students and teachers alike to adapt to technology. This agility in the use of technology is a determining factor in the profitability of our schools. Online teaching becomes effective and is offered to everyone.
The online foreign-language lessons take place in real time and meet all the quality standards of an in-person GRAPSA class. In classes kept strictly limited in size and attended by students of a similar level and via a user-friendly online platform with rich interactive content and the use of Interactive Boards.
It is essentially an actual class with classroom teaching taking place in real time within an intensive program.
I was able to speak Italian on the first day of class. It was an unprecedented experience for me to attend Italian lessons ONLINE from my town, Rethymno. I recommend GRAPSA unreservedly!
Spanish Language and Philology student at NKUA
They respect the little free time I have, they provide me with ease of learning, a wonderful teacher, and additional helpful services!! And all of that through English lessons online and from a distance!
Living in Canada, my decision to choose the GRAPSA Educational Group was the right one. It addressed my problem with an ONLINE study course lasting only two months, with multiple schedule options, something which was a great relief to me due to the huge difference in time zones! The lessons are always enjoyable and adjusted to my level aiming for the best possible result!
Private-sector employee, Montreal, Canada
I highly recommend it! Thanks to the GRAPSA online classes, in the middle of my participation in the Erasmus student exchange program in Germany, I not only managed to continue taking French classes, but also to prepare and pass the DELF B2 exams with great success!
Student of International & European Studies at the University of Piraeus
The high level of the teachers combined with hybrid learning (OnLine & In-Person) provided by GRAPSA SCHOOLS have earned my trust and I am continuing for the 2nd year in English! I am totally pleased because it meets all my needs. I therefore recommend GRAPSA to every adult wholeheartedly!
Area Manager/Specialty Care BU
I am very pleased with ‘GRAPSA’ language centers and the specialized teachers. If you don’t want to waste your time commuting on the road, the best thing you can do is to stand attending online lessons.From home, you learn whatever language you want! Get started!!!
I am absolutely satisfied with the online classes at GRAPSA. The lesson is lively and pleasant. My teacher, Ms Sofia is amazing, as are my classmates. I never imagined that, online, I would be learning English so well, in such an enjoyable environment. I believe I chose the best language school.
Survey engineer and light aircraft & drone Pilot
The online classes at Grapsa are in no way inferior to the experience of in-person attendance. It is a lively and interactive learning process and technology enhances the lesson in the best possible way.
Law student at NKUA
Excellent foreign-language school. Very satisfied with the teachers’ transmission skills in online English and Spanish classes.
Economic Sciences student
The best choice! I never imagined I could have access to such high quality learning of proficiency-level English via online classes. Superb organization, unprecedented service and two amazing teachers always there for you!
INTERVIEWING Mr. Bob Obee the well-known International ELT author
-Mr. Obee, we’re glad to have you with us once again! Please, tell us a few things about your past and present. When did you first realize you wanted to be an ELT author?
I have always wanted to write things ever since leaving school – but I did not know this ambition would lead me down an ELT path. I had my first book published in 1993 when I was quite young but I am not going to reveal my age so this line of questioning ends here.
-How do you feel about the Grapsa schools?
I have been a frequent visitor to Grapsa schools for the past ten years to run seminars and workshops with the teachers. I have always been struck by the warm collegiate atmosphere of the schools and most impressed by the high level of ELT teaching culture and dedication of the professionals I have worked with over the years. If I were a young person, I would definitely want to learn a foreign language in quality schools such as these.
-Mr. Obee, we know that your instruction is much sought after! What is it that makes us one of the places you always want to be with?
I suppose as a teacher educator you really want to work with teachers from whom you get a strong sense of engagement and spark with the ideas that you put to them. I really get this on my visits to Grapsa schools and that’s why I keep coming back.
-The Grapsa schools are in the foreground of foreign language education in this country. Your instruction is of the highest standards. Surely, it is not a chance event that you’ve chosen us for your seminars and webinars.
As a writer and trainer, I feed off the responses to the materials and techniques I explore with teachers. The Grapsa teachers bring a wealth of experience and knowledge which makes their input and suggestions really invaluable in the sessions we share together. Working with teachers from schools like the Grapsa organization helps to shape my future publications.
-As the Grapsa schools keep on expanding with each coming year, we hope to see more of you on our premises in the foreseeable future.
You definitely will for all the reasons above and the snacks are really good.
-Please tell us in brief what your current seminar consists of in terms of material covered, duration, etc.
Today we have a three-hour seminar broken down into two parts. We are essentially looking at two skills areas: working on developing Advanced reading skills and Advanced speaking skills. We are looking at classroom management techniques that help students of this level to really flex their language muscles in lessons focusing on these skills with a special focus on exam training.
-What advice do you have for our teachers?
Keep being innovative and looking for new ways to present things, practise things with learners and give feedback to learners individually and as a group.
-Any plans for the future?
Yes, I am just starting on a project for a new Advanced level series of books with Express Publishing. Hopefully, the first fruits of this new collaboration will appear some time next year and I can come along to your schools and talk about the ideas we are really excited about.
-Finally, we would like to thank YOU and EXPRESS PUBLISHING which is highly acclaimed, being one of the most well-known educational establishments in the world.