The Centre for the Greek Language and its function

The Centre for the Greek Language (CGL ) was established in 1994 in Thessaloniki, Greece. It is a non-profit organization supervised by the Greek Ministry of Education and cooperating with the Ministries of Culture and Foreign Affairs. Some of the aims of the CGL are the overall support and promotion of the Greek language in Greece and abroad, the organization of teaching of Greek to foreigners in Greece and abroad, the support to teachers of the Greek language in Greece and abroad and the production of all relevant materials that may contribute to the promotion and spread of the Greek language.
The Centre for the Greek Language has four academic divisions: Lexicography, Linguistics, Support and Promotion of the Greek Language, Language and Literature. The researchers at these divisions have undertaken a significant number of projects in the field of language education.

Information on the Centre for the Greek Language and the state Certificate of Attainment in Modern Greek

Information about the Centre for the Greek Language, to which Presidential Decree 363/98 assigned exclusive responsibility for the organization, planning, and administration of examinations for the Certification of Attainment in Modern Greek, the sole title of proficiency in Modern Greek valid worldwide.

Examinations for Attainment in Modern Greek for General Purposes

Examinations for Attainment for General Purposes (levels A, B, C, D). These levels are defined on the basis of the specifications set forth by the Council of Europe. All of the four language skills – comprehension of oral and written speech, production of oral and written speech – are examined at each level. The structure of the examination is presented, as well as the amount of time allotted for examination of each skill. A full analysis of the form of examination for each skill is also provided.


Centre for the Greek Language
551 32 Kalamaria

Tel.: 2310 459 574,2310 459 101
Fax : 2310 459 107