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.

  • Course: Mondays 6.00pm-8.00pm
    Delivery: On-campus
    Timeline: Starts 18 October 2021 - Ends 21 March 2022
    Length: 20 weeks (60 learning hours)
    Fees: £240 (payable in two termly instalments)

How to apply

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

  • Course: Wednesdays 6-8pm 
    Delivery: Online
    Timeline: Starts 13 October 2021 - Ends 23 March 2022
    Lengths: 20 weeks (60 learning hours)
    Fees:  £240 (payable in two termly instalments)

How to apply

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

  • Course: Tuesdays 6-8pm
    Delivery: Online
    Timeline: Starts 19 October 2021 - Ends 22 March 2022
    Length: 20 weeks (60 learning hours)
    Fees: £240 (payable in two termly instalments)

How to apply