Modern Greek beginners: module 1
Time: 19:35 - 21:05
Please note: we are offering Modern Greek taster classes in December (course code LXKK1- face to face and LXK2 -online) if you would like to try out Greek before you enrol.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
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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.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.
What will we cover?
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?
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?
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.
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.