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Foreign Languages Teaching Unit


The Foreign Language Teaching Unit (FLTU) was initially established in the late 1960's to cover the foreign language teaching requirements (English, French, German, Italian) of the newly founded School of Physics and Mathematics (present School of Applied Sciences). It remained under the administration of this school until the early 1980's when its administration was transferred to the University of Patras (Senate, and Rector's Council. Since then the Foreign Language Teaching Unit has extended its teaching services to cover all Departments requirements.


The FLTU runs as an independent teaching unit governed by a bylaw statement approved and passed by the University Senate (171/31-08-1992), in accordance to Act 17 Par.5 University of Patras Bylaws (Ministry of Education Decision B1/482/14-06-1989). The FLTU is under the supervision of a board the members of which are the Dean of each School and a Coordinator, a faculty member of the FLTU, proposed by the FLTU assembly and elected to a three-year term by the University Senate.

FLTU faculty members are elected to Instructor level positions based on position availability.


  • The Foreign Language Teaching Unit:
    1. Fulfills the Foreign Language Teaching requirements-English, German, Russian-in accordance with each Department's curriculum requirements.
    2. Collaborates with national and international institutions of higher learning, research centers, public and private sectors, national and local governments, specifically in matters related to Foreign Language Teaching and Research, and overall, in other disciplines pertaining to its faculty members' further academic advancement or interests.
    3. Participates in Seminars, Conferences, etc., pertinent to Foreign Language Teaching and Research, in journal article writing, and in the authoring of teaching materials and publications.
  • The FLTU offers English, German and Russian language teaching and ESP/EST (Terminology) to students at the undergraduate level whose Departments have a Foreign Language requirement in their undergraduate program curriculum.

Contact Information

University of Patras
Foreign Language Teaching Unit
Central Library Building
University Campus, 26504 Rio, Greece

Telephone numbers:

  • Teaching of English Language
    • Dept. of Civil Engineering, Dept. of Computer Engineering and Informatics, 2610 997812
    • Dept. of Educational Science and Early Childhood Education, Dept. of Philology, 2610 997749
    • Dept. of Medicine, Dept. of Pharmacy, 2610 997706
    • Dept. of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering, Dept. of Economics, 2610 997724
    • Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Dept. of Biology, Dept. of Chemistry, 2610 997807
    • Dept. of Chemistry, Dept. of Theatre Studies, Dept. of Mathematics, 2610 997704
    • Dept. of Chemical Engineering, Dept. of Primary Education, 2610 997755
  • Teaching of German Language, 2610 997708
  • Teaching of Russian Language, 2610 997703

Fax: 2610 969683

Web Site: http://www.languages.upatras.net

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