The Panhellenic Association of Language School Owners was founded in 1956 and currently lists more than 1,400 members with more than 1,800 Foreign Language Schools. Approximately, 85% of Languages Schools in Attica is registered in the Association thus making it, undoubtedly, the largest organization in Foreign Language Education in Greece.
The role of the Association is determined primarily by the conduction of quality Language examinations: ours, Europalso exams, the Cambridge, ESB and UCLan exams, which we organize, and Michigan and IFA with whom we co-operate. Furthermore, our preparation Centres are attended by over 500,000 students, ranging from preliminary classes up to classes offering recognized certificates of linguistic competence. Moving around those axes, we are able to contribute greatly in Greece maintaining the leading position in language learning world-wide, while covering the great need in the labor market at a local level. Needless to say, that our preparation Centres offer jobs to more than 40,000 teachers and other language school support staff.
In addition to the above, our Association further extends its educational activities by organizing conferences and educational exhibitions, cutting-edge seminars, concerts and theatrical performances (specially designed and aimed at Language School students), educational trips, social events and charitable campaigns, as is the financial assistance to organizations such as: “The National Sports Federation for People with Special Needs” (2006 – 2007), “The Ark of the World” (2010-2011), the voluntary blood donation and the feeding campaign for elementary school students. Last, our Association is also active in magazine publications, for parents and students, as well as in newspaper and book publications, etc.