About Us

Who We Are

Since 1985 … Your Future is Columbia’s Responsibility.

Columbia Private Institute acknowledges the worldwide dominance of the English language and believes that the future student is one who has mastered it. The institute’s main goal is for students to become independent English readers and writers as well as confident speakers, who can interact casually with native English speakers or deliver formal presentations in their further academic pursuits. Since its inception, CPI has expanded its successful educational formula and over the decades we have always been devoted to ensuring our students’ success, which has been highly rewarding.

Columbia Private Institute is licensed by the Cyprus Ministry of Education, is a member of the IATEFL and ClubEFL and is also accredited by the European Council for Business Education (ECBE). We closely collaborate with the British Council Cyprus concerning English Exams and CPI’s premises are regularly used as British Council exam venues.

The institute’s syllabus, which follows the Common European Framework (CEFR) for all the English programs, is organized by our academic team, comprised of university professors in addition to the director and experienced native English speaking teachers, so as to ensure standardized curriculum for all levels and classes.  

Columbia Private Institute was established in 1985 and has recently moved to its newly purpose-built premises. Its facilities include spacious classrooms, equipped with computers and projectors, a lending library with books and other interactive material appropriate for each level, plus a conference room where it regularly hosts lectures by eminent doctors, nutritionists, psychologists and educators. Each classroom has a capacity of twenty students, but the number of students in each class is limited to fifteen, which allows ample space for kinesthetic activities. CPI’s facilities are also fully air-conditioned, wheelchair accessible and provides ample parking. The IGCSE and IELTS among other exams are conducted on the school’s premises. CPI’s overseas division, hosting international students from all over the world on its adult, family and summer camp residential programme is known as Columbia International and is a member of the English Language Schools Association of Cyprus (ELSAC).

CPI’s CONTRACT with its students includes its commitment for:

Continuous and genuine concern for all and each one of them, not only as students but as human beings.

Optimising their potential with innovative methods based on tested theories.

New and modern technology exclusively at their disposal around the clock.

Transferrable skills that can support lifelong learning,

Regular revision and recycling activities that engage students and ensure longer imprint.

An amazing educational experience that makes students adore learning English and continue evolving long after they graduate.

Collaboration and creativity encouraged throughout; the required skills of the citizen of the future.

Total devotion to their goal of achieving success in English, American and Cyprus or Greek Universities with whatever extra work is necessary.

CPI honours its contract in the same way that its autonomous students learn to honour theirs.

Visit CPI’s modern and purpose-built school premises to educate you about the school’s effective methodology and guide you through its cutting edge technology.

The future is at Columbia Private English language Institute.