KLEIS-Workshop for Greek Language and Culture is since January 2017 recognised by the Centre of Greek Language (CGL) as the examination centre for the Certificate of Attainment in Greek in Chania .


The Certificate of Attainment in Greek was established in November 1998 by the Greek Ministry of Education. It responds to a persisting request of all learners of Greek in Greece and abroad for a state certificate of attainment available at various levels. The Centre of Greek Language (CGL) has been assigned the exclusive and overall responsibility for the examination procedure through which the certificate of attainment in Greek may be awarded and has been conducting the examinations since 1999.



What is the utility and usability of the Certificate?


       The Certificate of Attainment in Greek

  -    provides any user of Greek with an expert and objective opinion regarding the level of their knowledge and language skills


-          serves as proof of the successful candidate's level of attainment in Greek in the work market


-          is a requirement for the practice of various professions in Greece


-          at Level B2 allows foreigners to register at a Greek institution of higher education, in case they do not have a Greek secondary education certificate


-          allows citizens of European Union member states to participate in the examination of the Supreme Council of Personnel Selection (ΑΣΕΠ) for civil service positions (The Supreme Council specifies the required level of certificate in every announcement)



What are the levels of the Certificate?


The examination for the Certificate of Attainment in Greek is issued for successful candidates at six levels, according to the Common European Frame of Reference:

A1* A2, B1, B2, C1 and C2

*A1 for children 8 to 12 years old & A1 for adolescents and adults




How can I find the appropriate level for me?


The Centre of Greek Language has created diagnostic tests for every level, useful to any interested person for a general assessment of their language competence.  Click here for the diagnostic tests.

Consult your teacher or the examination centre.



What is the structure of the examination papers?


The examination at levels A1, A2 and B1 covers four language skills, i.e. candidates are examined in Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking.

The skills examined at levels B2, C1 and C2, apart from the above mentioned ones, also include Use of language, which focuses on grammar (morphology and syntax) and vocabulary.


There are samples of examination papers available for every level on the website of the Centre of Greek Language. Click here to see the samples.



When do the examinations take place?


Examinations at all levels are held once annually, in mid-May.

The dates are common to all examination centres worldwide.


      E X A M I N A T I O N    D A T E S    &    F E E S    2 0 1 7


levels dates test fees

Α1 (for children 8-12 years old) 


Tuesday 16 May





Α1 (for adolescents and adults)

Tuesday 16 May





Tuesday 16 May





Tuesday 16 May




upper intermediate

Wednesday 17 May







Wednesday 17 May


Γ2 mastery

Thursday 18 May



The oral test takes place right after the written part



How can I register for the examinations?


Application submission dates for 2017: 1st of February – 19th of March 2017

Applications can be submitted online here or on paper at the examination centre.



For more information, you can visit the website of the Centre of Greek Language: 


or you can directly contact KLEIS-WORKSHOP: info @kleis.gr, (+30) 2821 11 3001