• on January 11, 2021

Sixteen Years of CGL Success Stories!

In 2020, the Centre for the Greek Language (CGL) Examinations, normally held in May each year, were postponed world-wide due to COVID-19. They were re-scheduled to take place in October and, with strict social distancing measures in place, the examinations took place over four days at St. Andrew’s Grammar. The following 18 candidates were successful in their respective level:

A1 (8-12 year olds)

  • KOUTSAKIS Athina
  • LIMNIOS Athanasios
  • ROUKOUNAKIS Virginia
  • SMYRNIOTIS Theodoros
  • TRITAS Odysseas
  • TSITIRIDIS Alexandros
  • ZAFIROPOULOS Alexandra


  • COLYVAS Arthur
  • KERR Yiannis
  • KOUTSOUVELIS Konstantinos


  • PAILA Kalliopi
  • STERGIOU Filippos


  • KERR Tryphon
  • KERR Vasilis
  • STERGIOU Konstantinos


  • GEORGOULA Errika

Statistically, the following grades were achieved overall:
Excellent: 11 candidates (61.1%)
Very Good: 6 candidates (33.3%)
Good: 1 candidate (5.6%)

Congratulations are extended to the candidates, their Greek language teachers and schools, and their families!

I extend my thanks to the Principal, Mr Craig Monaghan, and staff of St. Andrew’s Grammar for accommodating the CGL Examinations at the School last year, as has been the case since the examinations were first offered in 2005.

My special thanks go to fellow CGL Committee member, Mrs Katerina Reklitis, who assisted me over the four days with the invigilation of the examinations, and in co-marking the oral component. The examination papers were dispatched to Greece at the end of the examination week, where they were marked. The CGL in Thessaloniki, Greece, will send the certificates for the successful candidates in late March.

The 2021 CGL Examinations are scheduled to take place on the following dates:

Level A1 (for children 8-12) Tuesday 18 May 2021
Level A1 (for adolescents and adults) Tuesday 18 May 2021
Level A2 Tuesday 18 May 2021
Level B1 Tuesday 18 May 2021
Level B2 Wednesday 19 May 2021
Level C1 Wednesday 19 May 2021
Level C2 Thursday 20 May 2021

Registrations open on 1 February 2021 and close on 21 March 2021 . More information will be imparted closer to the date.

Dr Angela Evangelinou-Yiannakis
Director of the CGL at St. Andrew’s Grammar (61002)
9 January 2021

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