In order to assist parents with transporting their children to and from our school in Pylaia, we provide our own daily bus service which picks up and drops off students at designated spots in the vicinity of their homes. This service is only available to the families of our students at "YES" school in Pylaia and is offered to them free of charge.
We regularly organize film nights which give students the chance to watch films they enjoy in English. This way, they enhance their listening skills, strengthen their relationship with one another and -most importantly- have fun.This service is offered to our students free of charge.
We organize trips to art galleries, the theatre or other places. We introduce children to the arts with the help of English language. Every summer we arrange trips to the U.K. where our students have the chance to attend lessons in an English college for 2 weeks, visit museums etc. and improve their language skills but also broaden their horizons.
Drama Club & Literature
In our schools children get the opportunity to explore the world through the lens of the theater! By joining our drama club our students collaborate with their teachers to create a play in English which they present at the end of the school year.The availability of our drama club service depends on student participation and is offered to our students free of charge.
Language is essentially a means of communication and students need to learn how to use it effectively in order to meet their future goals.
Engaging our students in team work allows them to reach their full potential and foster their teamwork skills without unnecessary angst.
By exposing our students to authentic, real-life situations, we help them feel confident to use the language in similar settings later on in life.
We teach language as a tool which can enable students express their creativity and use their imagination in different situations by participating in activities beyond the classroom.
Meet our team
Founder, General Director and EFL teacher
Mrs Makaleka holds a BA in English Language and Literature from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and has 35 years' experience teaching English as a foreign language. During her long career, she has attended numerous educational seminars, written articles on EFL issues and participated as a panelist in conventions focusing on EFL as well as the effective operation of language schools.
Director of Studies and EFL teacher
Maria completed her studies in English Language and Literature and also holds an MA in Business Management from Anglia Ruskin University. She has been teaching English to students of all levels and has also helped design the syllabus followed in our schools since 2004. She has been appointed Director of Studies in our school in Pylaia in 2007. So far, she has attended seminars specializing in EFL methodology, child psychology, syllabus design and classroom management.
Maria holds a BA in English Language and Literature from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki as well as an MA in Audiovisual Translation from the University of Surrey. She has worked as an EFL teacher to students of all levels since 2004 and has participated as a speaker in the annual TESOL conventions held in Athens and Thessaloniki. She specializes in assisting under-performing students, designing and coordinating hands-on activities that promote students’ critical thinking skills as well
Christopher holds a BA in Modern Languages (German, French, Modern Greek) from the University of Birmingham, an MA in Theoretical and Applied linguistics from the University of Athens, and a PhD in Sociolinguistics from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. He has published in conference proceedings, academic journals and edited volumes and has taught at universities, colleges, and language schools. Christopher also holds the Diploma in Translation from the Chartered Institute of Linguists in London.