Our History Briefly

Instructors at the Babel Language Centre® have been teaching EFL (English as a Foreign Language) since 1998 to learners of all ages with great success. IELTS and TOEFL courses were soon introduced for learners who planned to study in the United Kingdom or the United States. Since 1999 Modern Greek courses for adults at all levels have also been running successfully, along with programs in German, French and Italian for young learners.

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About us

The Babel Language Centre® was established in 1998 by professional language instructors with long standing experience in the teaching of language, both in Greece and abroad.

Since 1998, Babel® has developed an excellent reputation as a school of English for school children, adolescents and adults. The school also offers classes in German, French, Italian and Modern Greek as a foreign language.

The school is conveniently located in a quiet area of Ano Glyfada, (off Gounari Street, near the Taxation Office). Language courses at Babel® have attracted mainly local learners, but there are many who come to the school from neighbouring areas.

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Courses at Babel Language Centre® are designed for school children, adolescents and adult learners. Our approach to the teaching of language is based on the Communication Method. This means that we place some emphasis on the spoken language.

Instructors make extensive use of communication activities, situation dialogues, and speaking games. Oral communication activities are always followed up by relevant exercises in writing and grammar. Technological aids, such as interactive computer exercises and smart boards are also used for consolidation of the material.

Although we believe firmly that learning has to be enjoyable to be effective, we also know that it has to be wholesome. Therefore, our emphasis on structured speaking always has grammatical objectives and all four functions of the language are covered quite methodically in class (Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing).

Our aim is to consolidate learning, create opportunities for developing fluency and inspire our learners with the love of the language they are learning. Prescribed textbooks and workbooks are regularly supplemented by the school's material distributed in class.

Our friendly instructors are all fully qualified teachers and native speakers of the language they teach. They are talented, conscientious and sensitive to learners needs with extensive teaching experience. Babel®'s instructors are also near-native, fluent or competent speakers of other European languages.

Classes at the Babel Language Centre® are small in size. It is our policy to allow a maximum of 10 learners in each group but the number rarely exceeds 8 participants per classroom. A minimum of 4 participants is needed for any course to be on offer.

Our History


Instructors at the Babel Language Centre® have been teaching EFL (English as a Foreign Language) since 1998 to learners of all ages with great success. IELTS and TOEFL courses were soon introduced for learners who planned to study in the United Kingdom or the United States. Since 1999 Modern Greek courses for adults at all levels and have also been running successfully, along with programs in German, French and Italian for young learners.

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Our Staff

  • Director of Studies
  • English Co-Ordinator
  • EFL Instructor

Born in Melbourne, Australia, Ms Skapentzis studied Linguistics and Education at the Universities of Melbourne and La Trobe. After working as a research assistant in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Melbourne, she taught at St John’s Secondary College. She received her RSA qualification at the International English House in Sydney and taught EFL at the Hawthorn Language Centre of the University of Melbourne. She is also a Montessori trained pre-school teacher. In 1998 she co-founded the Babel Language Centre and since then she’s been the Director of Studies and Principal English Instructor there. 

. He lectured in Modern Greek at the University of Melbourne as well as La Trobe University where he also introduced the program for teaching Greek as a foreign language. In 1998 he co-founded the Babel Language Centre. He holds a PhD from the University of Birmingham (UK). He has published books and academic articles in both Greek and English. You can e-mail him for Modern Greek enquiries at: dimitris.paivanas@gmail.com.