The Centre for Foreign Language Teaching is an Academic Unit of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and offers courses in Languages for Specific Purposes (LSP). The main languages taught are English, German, French, and Italian. Within the framework of lifelong language learning, and in an effort to expand the range of languages offered – according to a unanimous decision by the Senate – the Centre now provides students with the option to choose among additional language courses. It introduced the pilot teaching of Turkish (following an interuniversity agreement with the Canakkale University) and Russian (Iason Programme: Greek studies in the Black Sea countries).
Language teaching is designed according to the specifications set by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages of the Council of Europe. English, German, French, and Italian language courses aim to help students acquire the skills that will enable them to use academic language. The aim of Turkish and Russian teaching is to help students acquire general language skills.
Courses are offered free of charge up to six semesters. Students may select from a range of compulsory, required elective and elective courses which are assigned credit units that correspond to ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits.
Students may enroll at any of these courses provided that the course is listed in the programme of study of each School.