Centre for Continuing Education

Greek Course 204 (Level 8)

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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 B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)

Suitable for those who have completed all levels up to 203 or 170 hours of recent face-to-face tuition.


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

  • identify the tense of the active voice verbs (simple past, simple future, subjunctive mood, imperatives)
  • read and comprehend a short text in Greek incorporating verbs learnt in past and current course
  • identify passive voice verbs in the past tense (B1 and B2)
  • discuss preferences and reasons for making decisions in Greek
  • watch and comprehend simple Greek television shows (e.g. game shows) or listen to a complex dialogue (e.g. interview with an athlete)
  • describe a complex recipe and its ingredients and methodology in Greek
  • use different forms of communication (write a letter, email or phone call) to report a theft, open a bank account, pay a bill, make a complaint etc.
  • use the correct tenses of Greek verbs
  • discuss thematic aspects of Greek culture and language (history of Greek language, aspects of grammar, ancient and koine Greek), modern Greek theatre, dance and art.


This course covers the following topics:

  • Athens and other Greek cities and towns
  • Greek demotic and popular music and poetry
  • Holidays in Greece and Cyprus – the sea or the mountain
  • Synonyms; Antonyms
  • Perfect tenses
  • Greek customs and rituals in detail
  • Completing forms and responding to work advertisements; making a complaint
  • Additional topics with student consultation

Note: content aligned with level B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR).

Intended audience

Suitable for B1 level students, those who have completed all levels of Greek up to 203 or who have completed 170 hours of recent face-to-face tuition.

Delivery style

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


Handouts will be provided in class.

Recommended reading

One of the following dictionaries are highly recommended:

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

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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