Centre for Continuing Education

Greek Course 103 (Level 3)

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COVID-19 update: arrangement of our courses

We are now delivering courses both online and in-person. Please check the delivery format for each class before you enrol.

Please note that course materials for all classes (excluding prescribed textbooks) are shared electronically within 48 hours of a course starting. Printing is not available.

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

You will learn about various foods, how to invite people to events and celebrations and plan visits to the doctors. Grammatical themes will include learning a variety of tenses, nouns, pronouns and adjectives.


By the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • demonstrate improved reading and comprehension of Greek texts
  • identify verb types and tenses in sentences that have been introduced in past courses
  • use the simple past of auxiliary verbs (to be and to have)
  • have a simple conversation in Greek about health (eg a visit to the doctor) and/or food, celebrations or travel
  • read a recipe in Greek
  • write a simple holiday postcard/email message
  • complete a simple form in Greek
  • make arrangements to meet for a coffee (simple future)
  • utilise nouns, adjectives and pronouns in their correct form (singular to plural) and in agreement
  • discuss grammatical concepts including nouns (declension, cases nominative, accusative), verbs (conjugation – present, past, simple future tenses), and adjectives
  • demonstrate an extended vocabulary
  • read and comprehend a simple Greek text including present, simple past and simple future tenses
  • discuss elements of Greek culture and language (learning appropriate phrases for social occasions); introduction of idioms and appropriate use; some Greek tongue twisters.


This course overs the following topics:

  • Situational dialogues and conversation
  • Translations
  • Tenses
  • Cases
  • Comparative degree
  • Adjectives
  • Adverbs
  • Simple imperative

Intended audience

Suitable for A1 level participants, those who have completed all levels of Greek up to 102, or those who have completed 45 hours of recent tuition.

Delivery style

Delivered as a series of interactive workshops where active participation is encouraged.


Handouts are provided electronically.

Recommended reading

One of the following dictionaries is highly recommended:

  • Stavropoulos, DN, Oxford Greek-English Learner’s Dictionary (ISBN 9780194325677)
  • 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 courses that teach spoken language may include use of language immersion (course instruction in the selected language) as part of the training strategy.


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

Apply for the language repeat discount.

Greek Course 103 (Level 3)

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