Centre for Continuing Education

Greek Course 201 (Level 5)

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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 A2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)

This course develops your proficiency through various material and class activities. Discussion is around government and politics, music, and the experience of some food and wine tasting.


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

  • use simple past B1 and B2 verbs and simple future verbs in a simple sentence
  • identify passive voice verbs (present tense) in Greek
  • conduct a dialogue in Greek using verbs in the appropriate tense (past and simple future)
  • use temporal adverbs in a conversation, eg how often do you visit the market?
  • write a short passage (3-5 sentences) describing a third person by using passive verbs and in the third person, eg a favourite Greek singer or actor/actress, politician, historical figure or holiday destination.
  • decline nouns and adjectives in agreement (gender, number, case) in a simple sentence or passage
  • read a text (250- 300 words) such as a book description or blog entry on a Greek topic, informational material such as 'what do you do during an earthquake.
  • use irregular verbs in the past and future tense
  • discuss elements of culture/traditions of the Greek language – traditions, expanding cultural/religious events, myths & legends.


This course covers the following topics:

  • Everyday situational dialogues and conversation
  • Translations
  • Active and passive voice verbs
  • Tenses
  • Comparative degree
  • Pronouns
  • The genitive case
  • The simple subjunctive

Intended audience

Suitable for A2 level participants, those who have completed all levels of Greek up to 104, or those who have completed 95 hours of recent tuition.

Delivery style

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


Handouts are provided electronically.

Recommended reading

The following source is highly recommended for reference purposes and for extra language support:

  • BBC Modern Greek Language

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.

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