Initially The Foreign Language Teaching Unit (FLTU) was 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 (presently the School of Applied Sciences) which until the early 1980's the administration remained under the school following which the administration was transferred to the University of Patras (Senate, and Rector's Counci)l. Since then the Foreign Language Teaching Unit has extended its teaching services to cover all Departmental requirements.


The FLTU is an independent teaching unit which is governed by a bylaw statement approved and passed by the University Senate (171/31-08-1992), in accordance with the Act 17, Paragraph 5 of the University of Patras Bylaws (Ministry of Education Decision B1/482/14-06-1989). The FLTU is under the supervision of a Board of Members which is represented by the Dean of each School, a Co-ordinator, a Faculty Member of the FLTU, which is proposed by the FLTU Assembly and is then elected by the University Senate to serve a three-year term.

FLTU faculty members are elected to Instructor level positions based on the 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

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

Foreign Language Teaching Unit
Central Library Building, University Campus
GR-26504 Patras
+30 2610969683