What is the course about?
This is a lively intermediate course which concentrates on developing fluency as well as listening, reading and writing skills.Grammar will be revised. The course is not exam based but develops the skills, vocabulary and knowledge for GCSE Modern Greek. Based on Ellinika B.
What will we cover?
Units 18-20 Ellinika B
Writing a cv
Responding to advertisements
Art and culture
Grammar: perfect tenses, clauses of time, future tense.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
Respond to advertisements
Talk about future plans
Write a CV
Develop interview skills
Talk about art and cultural events.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
Students should have studied 2-3 years. There is the option of taking the GCSE exam in May.
For further details of the specific foreign language skills required for this level, please see the languages self-assessment chart, using the link at the top of this page. You can also find the chart at the start of the languages section in our course guide. You will also need to be able to respond to simple instructions and read course documents in English and be at ease with the use of number for daily activities (e.g. using money, telling the time, etc).
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
The course is based on the communicative approach:
- active students’ interaction
- emphasis on speaking and listening skills
- pair and group work
- role plays
- use of realia, pictures and authentic material
- use of audio-visual techniques when appropriate
Please note, students are expected to participate in oral classroom activities and to do some homework as and when required.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Course book: Ellinika B. Irene Pathiaki. Georgos Simopoulos. Georgos Tourlis.
Books are available at Hellenic Book Services, 91 Fortess Road, LONDON NW5 (020 7267 9499) or from the European Bookshop with a 10% discount:
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Please discuss with your tutor.
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