Greek

Greek FlagAround 13 million people - mostly in Greece and Cyprus (where it is one of two official languages) - speak the modern form of Greek. However, Greek speakers are by far, more international than South-eastern Europe and can be encountered in the USA, United Kingdom, Canada and Australia where they all form a significant (and growing) diaspora. Moreover, because of the importance of Greek civilization to the West, many things the Greeks invented or were the first to do are enmeshed into our own culture: from drama and political theory, through classical architecture and even the Olympic games.

The language's origins date back nearly three and a half millennia but this course from Languages at Leicester is specifically in its modern form. Useful if you plan a holiday to Mykonos or the Peloponnese but not aimed at those wishing to read Homer's Iliad or Odyssey (although it may give you a leg up in that direction).

Ancient Greek for reading and research (Beginners)

This course is aimed at people who want to learn Ancient Greek for reading and research purposes. Lessons focus on developing reading and text interpreting skills, allowing a fast pace progress. If your language level ranges from beginners to lower intermediate, you are welcome to join.

  • Session information: Wednesdays at 6-8pm 
  • Timeline: Starting 14 October 2020 - running until 24 March 2021
  • Term 1: 10 weeks (30 learning hours), starting 14 October - 16 December 2020; Term 2: 10 weeks (30 learning hours), 20 January - 24 March 2021
  • Fees: Term 1 - £105. Term 2 £105. Full Course £210.

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Ancient Greek for reading and research (Intermediate)

This course is aimed at people who want to learn Ancient Greek for reading and research purposes. Lessons focus on developing reading and text interpreting skills, allowing a fast pace progress. If your language level ranges from post-beginners to lower intermediate, you are welcome to join.

  • Session information: Thursdays at 6-8pm 
  • Timeline: Starting 15 October 2020 - running until 25 March 2021
  • Term 1: 10 weeks (30 learning hours), starting 15 October 17 December 2020; Term 2: 10 weeks (30 learning hours), 21 January - 25 March 2021
  • Fees: Term 1 - £120. Term 2 £120. Full Course £24

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Modern Greek Beginners (Level 1)

This is for you if you have no prior knowledge of Modern Greek (or so little that you effectively want to start again from scratch). You will learn basic skills to enable you to make yourself understood and to find out information in everyday situations.

Key Information

  • Session information: Tuesdays 6-8pm
  • Timeline: Starting 13 October 2020 - running until 23 March 2021
  • Term 1: 10 weeks 13 October - 15 December 2020. Term 2: 19 January - 23 March 2021.
  • Fees: Term 1 - £120. Term 2 £120. Full Course £240.

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Modern Greek Post-beginners (Level 2)

You have reached the A1 level in the ELP self-assessment grid and/or completed the Beginners (level 1) course.

Key Information

  • Session information: Wednesdays 6-8pm
  • Timeline: Starting 14 October 2020 - running until 24 March 2021
  • Term 1: 10 weeks 14 October - 16 December 2020. Term 2: 20 January - 24 March 2021.
  • Fees: Term 1 - £120. Term 2 £120. Full Course £240.

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