Languages at Leicester

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

Courses starting October 2022

  • Course: Wednesdays 6.00pm - 8.00pm
    Delivery: Online
    Timeline: Starts 12 October 2022 - ends 29 March 2023
    Lengths: 20 weeks (60 learning hours)
    Fees: £250 (payable in two termly instalments) 

These courses will be taught in a small group. It requires a minimum of 7 and it can have up to a maximum of 12 students. Course fee includes all tuition, access to VLE (virtual learning environment), handouts and any tests/exams, but not a textbook.

Courses started online will remain online throughout.

Terms run from October to December and from January to March. The full course comprises 60 learning hours. Lessons are two hours long and take place once a week. When enrolling you are committing to the full 20 weeks. There is the option to pay for the full course in one payment or two instalments. You are welcome to join in the second term of a course if you have previous knowledge and experience of the language. 

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Entry level

No previous knowledge of Greek is required. The course is suitable for absolute beginners.

Course content

  • Exchanging personal information
  • Describing your family and friends
  • Describing daily routines
  • Discussing hobbies and things you like to do in your free time
  • Simple shopping transactions: at the bar, restaurant
  • Telling the time, understanding timetables
  • Describing your house
  • Asking for and understanding simple direction

Resources

Communicate in Greek for Beginners (2010) by Kleanthis Arvanitakis & Frosso Arvanitakis.

There isn’t a University bookshop however The European Bookshop website holds our book list and offers a 10% discount to all our students. Languages at Leicester Reading List.

It is not essential to bring a course book to the first class. The tutor will discuss book requirements in class and advise you of the best places to obtain the book if required. With some languages there is the option for us to order text books on behalf of a class.

Our approach

This course is taught in Modern Greek and English. Our programme aims to develop the four language skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing as well as cultural awareness. It provides a good balance between understanding the culture, vocabulary and grammar structures of the Modern Greek language and enhancing communication and interaction. It supports comprehensive and productive skills in speech and writing through authentic

based activities and guided practice in the use of Modern Greek language. Students will be encouraged to seek opportunities to learn and practise the four skills outside the classroom taking advantage of learning resources provided by tutors and the programme. Group size are limited to 12 students and planned to allow intensive interactive practice with individual feedback and advice on progress.

Progression route

Upon completing the Beginners level (1), you can progress onto the Post-Beginners level (2)

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