The educational program has been designed to develop the four language skills: reading, writing, speaking and listening, together and with equal weight. The use of textbooks in the classroom is accompanied by audiovisual aids which present to students realistic, everyday situations. At the same time, through practical oral and written simulation the students manage to become familiar with the material taught.
Self study photocopied material is provided for those wanting to extend their practice with extra assignments. These students are assisted by the staff and corrected assignments are returned.
The daily program begins at 9.00 and last until 13.00(1:00PM). During the fifteen minute breaks students can have a Greek coffee at the cafeteria. The educational program is not limited by the standard sense of the word "lesson". It is also combined with individual or team projects, visits to museums and walks in the city. Students have the opportunity to use the library, computers and language laboratories with the guidance of their teachers.
The local staff will contact the student after they arrive on the Sunday prior to the first day of class. The purpose of the call will be help familiarize the student with the city and to answer any immediate questions they may have upon arrival.New students are provided with a 'Welcome File' which contains books, charts and other important information about the city such as travel, eating out and cultural events.
On the first day of lessons the students become familiar with the NRCSA Cetner and the surrounding area. All students, except for the beginners, take a short placement test on the first day as well in order to determine their level of Greek.