What is the course about?
This course aims to give complete beginners their first exposure to the basic Greek alphabet, simple phrases and survival language and an introduction to the basic structure of the language.
What will we cover?
Introductions, greetings (formal and informal), basic personal details, family, languages, nationalities
Grammar: Greek alphabet, active verbs in present, nouns in nominative and accusative (singular), personal pronouns, possessive pronouns.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
-use the Greek alphabet
-read and write simple phrases in Greek
-introduce yourself and talk about yourself
- greet others formally and informally
-ask for and give basic information about yourself (address, telephone number, family, profession, languages, nationalities)
- count from 1 to 1000.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
Beginners course - No previous knowledge of Greek required.
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?
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?
Modern Greek beginners: module 2. Please enrol as early as possible to avoid disappointment.
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