Modern Greek beginners: an introduction
Time: 18:30 - 20:30
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
Course Code: LK001
Available start dates
Duration: 8 sessions (over 8 weeks)
What is the course about?
This course is to enable you to learn basic Greek, but also to discover some of the cultural aspects of Greece.
This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.
What will we cover?
You will learn vocabulary and basic Greek structures covering: introducing oneself, personal information, shopping, directions, buying / ordering food.
Grammar: Greek alphabet, active verbs in present, nouns in nominative and accusative (singular), personal pronouns, possessive pronouns.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
-use the Greek alphabet
-read and write simple phrases in Greek
-introduce yourself and talk about yourself
- greet others formally and informally
-ask for and give basic information about yourself
-buy and order food
- count 1 to 1000.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
For further details of the specific foreign language skills required for this level, please see the languages self assessment chart at the start of the languages section of our course guide or at http://www.citylit.ac.uk/self-assess-your-level
You will also need to be able to respond to simple instructions and explanations, as well as read course documents, in English. You will need to be at ease with the use of numbers for daily activities (e.g. using money, telling the time, using the 24 hour clock, reading timetables). It would also be helpful if you had some knowledge of basic grammar terminology such as: a verb, a noun and conjugation.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
Our courses are characterised by spoken interaction and communication. Typical activities include pair work, group work, role plays and games. A range of resources will be used to support your learning including presentations, hand-outs, and audio-visual material.
Homework is highly recommended to consolidate learning.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Based on tutor's own material.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
The tutor will let you know if there are any other suitable courses for you to join.
Yannis Papalexandris was born and raised in Thessaloniki, Greeece. He studied Greek language, literature and linguistics at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. He is interested in pedagogy, literature, history and politics. He enjoys traveling and learning about new cultures and traditions. Yannis spent 5 years in Amsterdam, The Netherlands and has lived in London for the last six years. He has worked for Citylit since September 2014.
Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.