Modern Greek beginners: module 1

Course Dates: 17/09/20 - 03/12/20
Time: 19:35 - 21:05
Location: Online
Tutors:

Suitable for complete beginners.

This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.

Description

What is the course about?

This course aims to give complete beginners their first exposure to the basic Greek alphabet, simple phrases and survival language and an introduction to the basic structure of the language.

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.
- Earphones/headphones/speakers.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.

What will we cover?

Based on chapters 1-3 of Klik sta Ellinika A1

Introductions, greetings (formal and informal), basic personal details, family, languages, nationalities
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 (address, telephone number, family, profession, languages, nationalities)

- count from 1 to 10.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

Beginners course - No previous knowledge of Greek required.

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?

Coursebook: Klik sta Ellinika A1 available at the Hellenic Book Service https://www.hellenicbookservice.com
89 Fortess Road, London NW5 1AG Tel: +44 (0)20 7267 9499 or Bay Foreign Language Books https://www.baylanguagebooks.co.uk/.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

Modern Greek beginners: module 2. Please enrol as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

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Its good
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Review by Faith Jenner / (Posted on 17/03/2020)
Highly recommended
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Review by George / (Posted on 17/03/2020)
Go for it
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 20/11/2019)
Excellent teaching.
Patient teacher.
Thoroughly recommend
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Review by D Blair / (Posted on 19/11/2019)
This course is a great introduction to the Greek language. I'd highly recommend this course to anyone who wants to improve their proficiency with the alphabet. The tutor is supportive and offers clear explanations.
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 19/03/2019)
It’s a good way to start and build confidence. What you get out depends on what you put in. But that applies to almost anything.
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 10/12/2018)
Have a go!
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 02/12/2018)
Tutor Biographies
Maria Contos

Maria Contos has published many stories with mythical themes. She has also written and performed puppet shows and plays based on myths. She has adopted myths for television and theatre, teaches mythology and runs creative writing workshops. She also teaches languages.

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.

Book your place

Course Code: LK111

Please choose a course date 

Thu, eve, 17 Sep - 03 Dec '20

Duration: 12 sessions (over 12 weeks)

Full fee: £199.00
Senior fee: £199.00
Concession: £121.00

Or call to enrol: 020 7831 7831

Any questions? languages@citylit.ac.uk
or call 020 7492 2644

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