About us

Operating since 2010 in Nicosia, Cyprus, Cosmopolis Language Centre provides specialized and general language courses for the needs of adults in Greek, English, Russian, Turkish and French. Aware of the necessity for the expat and migrant communities to communicate effectively in their everyday lives with the Greek-speaking locals, we have developed Greek courses that focus on the actualities of everyday interaction, and include references to the Greek-Cypriot dialect.  Further, our English courses aim at facilitating the everyday and business communication for Cypriots as well as for the various non-Cypriots who live on the island.
 
We believe that fun is paramount in learning.  Therefore, our experienced and superbly qualified instructors integrate into their lessons various fun learning activities such as games, excursions, movies, tombola nights, etc. which are unfailingly embraced by our students.  Indeed, whether learning for pleasure, for work, or for any other specific reason, learning can only be effective when it is made fun.

Meet Our Staff

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Marios Vasiliou

Director, Greek teacher, and Head of Studies

Marios Vasiliou is the director of studies of the school and also teaches Greek Language Courses and Business English Workshops. He has a PhD in English Literature and Comparative Cultural Studies (with a thesis on Cypriot Anglophone Literature), an MA in Comparative Literature (Greek, English, and French being the active languages in his studies), and a BA in Comparative Literature with an emphasis on Greek Studies.

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Evi Gkeka

Greek teacher

Evi Gkeka is a Certified Teacher of Greek as a Foreign Language (Programme “Routes in Teaching Modern Greek as a Second / Foreign Language” for teachers in Greece and abroad, provided by the Center for the Greek Language – Κ.Ε.Γ.) and a Certified Trainer of Vocational Training (Human Resource Development Authority of Cyprus – HRDA).

Kamilla Pap

Greek teacher

Kamilla is a native Hungarian. She studied Modern Greek philology in the University of Eötvös Loránd in Budapest and then undertook postgraduate training ʽProgramme for Modern Greek Language and Cultureʼ at the the University of Ioannina, and afterwards continued her studies at the University of Cyprus where she acquired a Master’s degree in Modern Greek Literature. She went on to complete the postgraduate training ‛Routes in teaching Modern Greek as a second/foreign language’ of the  Center for the Greek Language (ΚΕΓ).

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Zoe Kavaltzi

Greek teacher

Zoe is a graduate of Educational studies faculty of the University of Cyprus (Elementary school teacher). She worked 14 years as a teacher in public elementary schools of Cyprus. Since her resignation she occupies herself doing several things she enjoys amongst which is teaching Greek to foreigners.

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Irini Kyriakou

Greek and French teacher

Irini studied Classics at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and holds a postgraduate and doctoral degree from the École des Hautes Études and Sciences Sociales in Paris. She participates in various research programs and she is a member of the EuGeSta (European Network on Gender Studies in Antiquity) and EURYKEIA scientific networks. Since 2016, Dr Kyriakou holds the title of certified qualification for the teaching of Ancient Greek at an academic level by the National Academic Council of France. Her first academic monograph Généalogies épiques. Les fonctions de la parenté et les femmes ancêtres dans la poésie épique grecque archaïque is published in the series Untersuchung zur antiken Literatur und Geschichte (Walter de Gruyter). 

Vasiliki Erotokritou

Greek teacher

Vasiliki received her BA in Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies from the University of Cyprus in 2012 and her MA in General Linguistics from the University of Konstanz (Germany) in 2014, where she was actively involved in the Department of Linguistics as a Student Research Assistant, Teaching Assistant and Graduate Research Assistant  until 2016. At present, Vasiliki is pursuing her PhD degree in Linguistics at the Department of English Studies at the University of Cyprus. Her thesis is on Word Order in Greek (Syntax, Prosody and Meaning) under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Kleanthes Grohmann, Dr. Yoryia Agouraki and Prof. Dr. E. Phoevos Panagiotidis while being a collaborator at the linguistic research team “Cyprus Acquisition Team” (CAT). She is teaching Greek as a Second/Foreign Language since 2016 (University of Cyprus - School of Modern Greek,  University of Nicosia - Centre of Modern Languages, Cosmopolis Language Center). She is a semi professional opera singer.

Marianna Kofterou 

English teacher

In addition to her MA in Psychology from the California Southern University, California, Marianna has a BA in English Language and Literature from the University of Calgary, Alberta and a CELTYL (Cambridge English Language Teaching for Young Learners) Teaching Certification from Cambridge University (Cambridge, UK). She has been teaching English O Levels and A Levels in schools, as well as teaching English as a Foreign Language to both adults and children since 2004. Her interests include vocals, song-writing and cosmetology.

Vasiliki Kella

Greek Teacher

Dr Vasiliki Kella is a Doctor of Classical Studies. In June 2006, she received her BA in Classical Literature from the University of Cyprus. During the academic year 2007-2008, she pursued her MPhil in Literature at the University of Cambridge (Trinity Hall College, UK) and her PhD at King’s College London (2015). She has worked as a Lecturer at the University of Cyprus, University of Nicosia and American College and she has taught the modules of “Modern Greek A1-C2”, “Ancient Greek and Latin”.

Yiannis Moutsis

Turkish teacher

Yiannis was born in Athens, Greece. He holds a BA in history from the Democritus University of Thrace, an MA in Modern Turkish Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) of the University of London and PhD in History from SOAS. Yiannis has been teaching Turkish as a foreign language since 2010 in language schools as well as a private tutor in Athens and Nicosia. He has also taught Spanish and German as a foreign language.Addtionally, Yiannalso taught history classes at a visiting tutor in universities in Greece and Cyprus. 

Evyenia Bartzeli

Greek teacher

Evgenia grew up in Zakynthos, Greece, and graduated from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Department of Ancient and Modern Greek literature). She then earned her MA in International and Comparative Education from the University of Leicester, U.K. Prior to moving  to the UK, she worked in Thessaloniki for children’s summer camps as a senior educational manager, as a private Greek language tutor and as a teacher in ‘Filoxeneio’ –‘Papafeio’ - orphanage and institution of abused and neglected children. After her MA she moved to Scotland where she worked for 8 years  as a nanny, teaching assistant and a teacher. In August 2020 she moved to Cyprus and has been working as a teacher and a scuba diving divemaster since then.