'I have completed a two week intensive course with Maria and enjoyed it immensely! Maria is a consummate professional - supremely attentive, patient and an extraordinarily skilled teacher. She was able to instantly gauge my competence level and adjust the tuition to suit. I enjoyed the excursions with her and her husband Makis massively, in the process I have also fallen in love with this majestic island!' Malan, South Africa, August 2019
'Nous avons pris des cours de grec en famille cet été à Tinos avec Maria. Super découverte, Maria, en plus d’être très sympa, est très professionnelle. Elle transmet sa passion d’enseigner le grec avec patience et enthousiasme, c’est très motivant. Aussi bien pour les grands que pour les petits. Avec nos deux enfants, de 5 et 7 ans, elle a su être très pédagogue avec une approche très ludique. Elle avait organisé deux activités sur l’ile, ce qui nous a permis de mieux découvrir ses habitants ainsi que des coins moins connus. Bravo et merci. Nous ne pouvons que recommander Cette expérience.'
Laetitia, France, July 2019
'Excellent teacher, we had a really good time!'
Anna, Italy, July 2019
'Last month I attended two weeks intensive Greek course at Ellinisti – Greek language & Culture in Tinos. I really learned a lot. Maria is an excellent and competent teacher and a very kind person. I enjoyed the lessons, always interesting, motivating and clearlystructured. The outdoor activities with Maria and her husband Makis were great too. Hiking through the beautiful Tinos Island and visiting traditional Tavernas was an amazing experience. I highly recommend it to all those who want to learn the Greek language and get in touch with the local culture.'
Rosalia, Italy, May 2019
Last fall, the United States Army sent me to Tinos for a 6 week language immersion training with Maria. I am not an easy student to teach, but Maria’s methodology of instruction is the best I’ve seen (I’ve had 5 Greek instructors...she’s the best by far). If you want to learn Greek in a fun and fair atmosphere, please consider Tinos courses, known now as Ellinisti.
Paul. USA, December 2018
'Chez Tinos Courses vous trouverez une enseignante professionnelle et aux petits soins. Elle s'adapte à votre niveau et à vos besoins. Le matériel et la salle sont top. Enfin, étant moi aussi enseignant, j'ai apprécié énormément son travail sur le vocabulaire et ses paroles d'encouragement. Un seul regret, devoir quitter cette île magnifique... Bravo pour ton travail María !! Να είσαι καλά!'
Eduardo, Spain, June 2018
'I've just completed a series of one-to-one classes with Tinos Courses and I can honestly say that, after trying a number of Modern Greek classes both in Greece and the UK, this has been by far the most enjoyable and productive. The material Maria uses is interesting, varied and very well designed. But more than that, Maria adds her lively personality and genuine warm interest in teaching. So whether you're a non-Greek speaking home-owner here, or just looking for a holiday experience to give yourself closer experience of the Greek language and culture, I thoroughly recommend Tinos Courses.'
Pat, Great Britain , October 2017
'Great experience! The course was perfect, with interesting lessons and lots of activities outside the class. Not only is Maria a very good teacher, but she is also a very nice person who helped us to get to know the history, the traditions and the natural environment of a beautiful island. We went to Greece looking for a teacher and we found a friend!'
Paola, Italy, July 2017
'My individual course with Maria was specially tailored to my needs. Maria could get across the language in a very competent manner and her warm and friendly character added to the overall learning experience. She is efficient, well organized in her preparation and very motivating. Her classroom is very well equipped for both group or individual courses. Unfortunately, I attended my course for a very limited time during my holiday in Tinos but I could still benefit enormously from her input. I will definitely be back for more lessons with Maria next year, and for a longer period I must just add here that her course venue is a few meters outside Tinos town so you will either have to use the public bus or taxi to get there or rent a car.'
Katherina, Switzerland , June 2017
'Last month we (my wife and I) attended in Tinos one of the best language courses we ever attended. Our teacher Maria, although she was really young, was an exellent δασκαλα for us: well prepared,clear, empathic and kind. Her lessons were always exciting, interesting and never boring. We also did some amazing excursions around Tinos (such a beautifull island!), its paths, its villages and its tavernas and festivals. During our stay in Tinos, thanks to Maria and her husband Makis, we had also the possibility to understand more about that Country, its people and its culture. I strongly recommend this experience to all those who want to get in touch with Greece, its huge culture and its fantastic people.'
Vito, Italy , July 2017
'I really enjoyed the Greek lessons with Maria. It always started with coffee and Greek pastries! Maria is very professional, attentive, well organized and flexible. The school is not in the center of Tinos so you would need a car, but it is only a 10 min away and is a nice drive.
Florence, France , 13 July 2017
'Excellent teacher, great experience. Strongly recommend it! '
Solenn, France , July 2017
'We have been learning Modern Greek with Maria for a few months while we’ve been on Tinos during 2017, and we are amazed at the huge progress we have already made through lessons that are lots of fun, really interesting, and no pain at all! Maria is an excellent teacher, mixing detail of grammar with essential conversation phrases in an easily digestable balance. Apart from her language teaching prowess, when you spend time with Maria it is also a privilege to learn so much about Greek culture, Greek people, the country and particularly the island of Tinos. She has already made us feel much more like locals! We also want to recommend the trips and visits that she organises, they are a perfect way to get to know the island and its culture with someone who is personally and deeply involved with the island and who knows so many of the islanders. '
Lo & Rik, Monaco , September 2017
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