Certificate of Attainment in Greek 

The Certificate of Attainment in Greek( Greek Proficiency), or Ellinomatheia, is the only certificate of proficiency in the Greek language recognized by the Greek state. Established in 1998 by the Greek Ministry of Education, it meets the demands of Greek language learners both in Greece and abroad. The Centre for the Greek Language (CGL) in Thessaloniki supervises and administers the examinations in collaboration with officially recognized examination centers. These exams assess listening and reading comprehension, speaking, and writing skills. The Certificate can be obtained at six proficiency levels (A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2) according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

Examination Fees:

Α1 – £110
A2 – £110
B1 – £110
B2 – £120
Γ1 – £120
Γ2 – £120

Refer to the Ellinomatheia booklet for all information about dates, fees and  levels

Benefits of the Certificate

Objective Evaluation of Greek Language Skills:

  • The certificate provides an objective assessment of Greek language proficiency as a foreign or second language.

Professional Purposes:

  • Demonstrates Greek language proficiency in the job market.
  • Required for practicing certain professions in Greece, as per legal requirements like Presidential Decree 38/2010.

Academic Purposes:

  • B2 level certificate holders can enroll in Greek higher education institutions.
  • Prospective students must check Greek language requirements with their chosen institution.

Public Sector Employment:

  • C1 level certificate allows EU citizens to prove advanced Greek proficiency for Greek public sector jobs.
  • Required for non-EU citizens, those seeking Greek citizenship, and expatriates for public sector employment.

Long-term Residency Permit:

  • A2 level certification, including knowledge of Greek history and culture, is needed for obtaining a long-term residency permit.

Join us at the Greek School of Ayia Triada Birmingham and take the first step towards obtaining your Certificate of Attainment in Greek!

May 2025 Examinations Information

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