Teaching English in Limassol since 1985

Columbia’s curriculum is designed so that students achieve near native English language proficiency which will support their future goals in their careers and in their pursuit of higher education.

With the use of Columbia’s online platform, the institute provides students with an exciting, new learning tool that gives them the opportunity to play, communicate and create while learning English in class or at home.

Columbia Private Institute is licensed by the Cyprus Ministry of Education, is a member of the IATEFL and is accredited by the European Council for Business Education (ECBE).  Columbia closely collaborates with the British Council Cyprus concerning English Exams and its premises are regularly used as British Council exam venues. We are also members of the British Council global network of schools.

School Hours


Monday 14:30 – 20:00
Tuesday 14:00 – 19:30
Wednesday Closed
Thursday 14:30 – 20:00
Friday 14:00 – 19:30

Courses Offered

Columbia offers English courses to students from as young as 6 years old to teenagers and adults of all levels. We prepare our students for all major proficiency exams and help them fulfill the English language admission requirement for English speaking universities in Cyprus and abroad.

  • Pre-Juniors
  • Juniors A
  • Juniors B
  • Primary
  • Preliminary
  • Elementary
  • Pre-Intermediate
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • Pre-IGCSE

English Language Camp

Columbia International offers English courses to students from around the world who are interested in visiting Cyprus in order to combine vacation with education.

The English courses are offered in the morning, and students can either explore Cyprus on their own or participate in afternoon group activities organized by our school.

The Juniors programme is intended for students ages between 12 – 16 and is coupled with lots of fun activities and cultural excursions.

The Adult programme is available to students 16+ and offers general English and exam preparation courses.

The Family programme is designed so that parents and their children can attend the same classes, or classes that run simultaneously.


Columbia teachers are primarily English native speakers or American/British educated.  With a sensibility and predisposition that should characterize educators of any type, our team of teachers is sensitive to students’ needs inside and outside the classroom.

Anna Athanasiou

Founder and Curriculum Director

Sarah Christodoulou

English Teacher

Christina Georgiou

English Teacher

Nicole Nicolaou

Summer Program Coordinator

Tonia Onoufriou

English Teacher

Evie Roumba

English Teacher