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).

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: Started October 2020 - running until 23 March 2021
  • Term 2: 19 January - 23 March 2021.
  • Fees:  Term 2 £120.

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

  • Session information: Wednesdays 6-8pm
  • Timeline: Starting 20 January 2021 - running until 7 July 2021
  • Term 1: 10 weeks 20 January- 24 March 2021. Term 2: 5 May - 7 July 2021.
  • Fees: Term 1 - £120. Term 2 £120. Full Course £240.

How to apply

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 20 January 2021 - running until 24 March 2021
  • Term 1: 10 weeks (30 learning hours), starting 20 January - 24 March 2021; Term 2: 10 weeks (30 learning hours), 5 May - 7 July 2021
  • Fees: Term 1 - £120. Term 2 £120. Full Course £240.

How to apply

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 21 January - running until 25 March 2021
  • Term 1: 10 weeks (30 learning hours), starting 21 January -  25 March 2021; Term 2: 10 weeks (30 learning hours), 6 May - 8 July 2021
  • Fees: Term 1 - £120. Term 2 £120. Full Course £240

How to apply

Ancient Greek for reading and research (Advanced)

This course is aimed at people who want to learn and improve their Ancient Greek for reading and research purposes. Lessons focus on developing reading and text interpreting skills, allowing a fast pace progress.

Key information

  • Session information: October 2021 
  • Timeline: October 2021
  • Term 1: 10 weeks (30 learning hours); Term 2: 10 weeks (30 learning hours)
  • Fees: Term 1 - £120. Term 2 £120. Full Course £240.

How to apply