What is the course about?
The course aims to revise and build on the basics covered in level 2 upper modules 1 and 2, expanding the students' vocabulary, their command of functional phrases and developing and understanding of more complex structures.
What will we cover?
Describing regular/repeated actions in the past and future, Greek culture, weather, ecological issues
Grammar: past continuous (regular/repeated actions in the past); future simple and continuous; passive and reflexive verbs in the present and past; adjectives in interrogative sentences.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
Describe past events/actions/memories
Understand the weather forecast
Describe future events and plans
Speculate (if x, then y)
Discuss ecological issues and propose solutions
Express your opinion on familiar topics
Become familiar with Greek music.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
Level 2 Upper Course - Students should have studied Modern Greek for two years recently, or completed Modern Greek 2 upper modules 1 and 2 - or have an equivalent knowledge of the language.
For further details of the specific foreign language skills required for this level, please see the languages self-assessment chart, using the link at the top of this page. You can also find the chart at the start of the languages section in our course guide. You will also need to be able to respond to simple instructions and read course documents in English and be at ease with the use of number for daily activities (e.g. using money, telling the time, etc).
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
The course is based on the communicative approach:
- active students’ interaction
- emphasis on speaking and listening skills
- pair and group work
- role plays
- use of realia, pictures and authentic material
- use of audio-visual techniques when appropriate
Please note, students are expected to participate in oral classroom activities and to do some homework as and when required.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
G.Simopoulos and others. Ellinika B (2012). Methothos ekmathisis tis ellinikis os xenis glossas. Patakis edition. Available from the European Bookshop with a 10% discount:
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Modern Greek 3 module 1. Please enrol as early as possible to avoid disappointment.
General information and advice on courses at City Lit is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details