Centre for Continuing Education

Greek Course 102 (Level 2)

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If you want to learn to speak Greek, our Greek classes are ideal for adult learners to enjoy a practical and social experience while you learn Greek language and culture. Learn Greek the smart way with Greek courses at CCE, the University of Sydney.

Level A1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)

This course expands on material covered in the introductory class to further your reading, writing, speaking and listening skills. New material will teach you how to talk about your family and friends, describe your likes and dislikes and explain your daily activities. Grammatical themes will cover conjugation, pronoun use, adjectives and various tenses.

Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, participants should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate improved speaking, listening, reading and writing skills in Greek.
  2. Identify Modern Greek verb conjugation and noun declension.
  3. Confidently use every day greetings and have a brief informal conversation in Greek.
  4. Use adjectives to describe people and objects.
  5. Use interrogative pronouns to ascertain identity, such as answering the phone in Greek.
  6. Make simple comparisons about size, age and quality.
  7. Make a hotel or room booking in person or using a Greek Internet booking site.
  8. Make simple enquiries and request information, such as asking for directions.
  9. Talk about their likes and dislikes about hobbies, sports and/or singers, actors, writers.
  10. Describe their activities in a day of their life.
  11. Use simple past and future tense of Greek verbs.
  12. Describe their wants and needs.
  13. Discuss their feelings after particularly events.
  14. Demonstrate a broader understanding of verbs (tenses, active and passive voice) and nouns (all cases – nominative, accusative, genitive & vocative).
  15. Identify grammatical concepts including nouns (declension), verbs (conjugation – present tense), adjectives, articles and pronouns (personal and possessive).
  16. Discuss elements of Greek language, culture and civilisation such as Greek music styles, films, theatre and dance; a Greek saying/proverb.

Content

Aligned with level A1 of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR)

This course covers the following topics:

  • Talking about family and friends
  • Likes and dislikes
  • Describing your day
  • Wants and needs
  • Making enquiries/requests
  • Introduction to cities, music and dance
  • Conjugation A and B verbs
  • Possessive pronouns
  • Adjectives, comparatives and superlatives
  • The simple past tense; simple future tense; passive voice verbs

Intended Audience

Suitable for continuing A1 level students, those who have completed Greek 101 or who have completed 20 hours of recent face-to-face tuition.

Delivery

This course is delivered as a series of interactive workshops where active participation is encouraged.

Prescribed text

There is no prescribed text for this course. Handouts will be provided in class.

Supplementary text

One of following dictionaries is highly recommended:

Stavropoulos, D.N., Oxford Greek-English Learner’s Dictionary (ISBN 978-0-19-432567-7); OR
Oxford English-Greek Learner’s Dictionary

The following textbook also serves as a handy guide and support resource:

Greek Language and People, BBC (ISBN: 9780563519768)

Please Note

Selected Language and Culture courses that teach spoken language may include use of language immersion (course instruction in the selected language) as part of the training strategy.

Features

Language courses are offered in four terms each year during January, April, July and October.

What others say.

  • The tutor has been the most fabulous teacher – going through everything at a manageable pace and also explaining all the grammar rules clearly. I would highly recommend the course and I feel if I went to Greece today I would comfortable be able to converse with locals to get what I needed.