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 as implementing technology in the EFL classroom.
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.
The common thread that binds together all of us working at "YES" is our love for our profession, our high academic qualifications and expertise in teaching English to both children and adults as well as our versatile experience in applying modern, innovative and tested teaching methods.
Learn about our classes and our philosophyCOURSES
One of the determining factors in the success of our programmes is our teachers. Graduates of Greek and foreign universities, with MA degrees and extensive experience
We are continuous learners who constantly strive to develop professionally
We love what we are doing
We are people who love teaching and we are willing to go the extra mile to make your child feel cared for and capable of attaining all of their learning goals. That is why they aim at creating happy, well-rounded individuals.
English, a second mother tongue
Lessons are held primarily in English, even from beginner classes, since English is like a second mother tongue to them.