What is the course about?
The course aims to revise and build on the basics covered at level 1 ( beginners), expanding the students' vocabulary, their command of functional phrases and developing and understanding of more complex structures.
What will we cover?
Talking about daily routines
Talking about past events
Describing your life story
Talk about and plan future events
Grammar: revision of active verbs (present and past simple) and present tense of passive/reflexive verbs, revision of adjectives, revision of nouns (nominative, accusative, genitive), future simple tense.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
Talk about present, past and future events with confidence
Describe yours and other people's life stories
Make wishes for a range of occasions
Order in a restaurant
Describe your trips
Write short messages.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
Level 2 lower course. Students should have studied Modern Greek for about one year recently or have an equivalent knowledge of the language. You will also need to respond to simple instructions and read course documents in English and be at ease with the use of numbers for daily activities (using money, giving the time etc.).
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
active students' interaction
emphasis on speaking and listening skills
pair and group work
Use of realia, pictures and authentic materials
Use of audio-visual techniques when appropriate.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Ellinika A (Patakis). Course book available from Hellenic Book Service, 89 Fortess Rd London NW5 1AG. (020 7267 9499 www.hellenicbookservice.com) or The European Bookshop with a 10% discount:
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Level 2 lower: module 2.
General information and advice on courses at Build is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details