What is the course about?
This course aims to give students the opportunity to consolidate their knowledge of the basic Greek alphabet, and to express themselves using simple phrases and survival language.
What will we cover?
Time, means of transport, finding your way, daily routines, weather, groceries.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- ask and tell the time
- ask for and give information on the street
- talk about daily routines
- describe the weather
- make simple suggestions
- days of the week and months
- shop for groceries
- order food and drinks in a restaurant
- count 1000-10000.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
Students should have attended Modern Greek beginners: module 1 or have studied the language for at least 3 months.
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, 91 Fortess Rd, LONDON NW5. (020 7267 9499) or The European Bookshop with a 10% discount:
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Modern Greek beginners: module 3. 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