Greek Beginners Stage 1

Course information sheet

Fees: Standard £ 120 Conc £45 Full £260

Day Time Weeks Centre Start End Code Enroll
Thursday 18:45 - 20:45 10 MAC 26/09/2019 05/12/2019 LGR1000

What will the course cover?

The students will be introduced to the Greek language and will gain a basic understanding and command.

Who is the course for?

Complete beginners or people with a very basic understanding of the language. Also ideal for students who have attended the summer short course and want to learn further!

What skills, knowledge or experience do I need to start this course?

No prior experience in Greek is required. The course is aiming at introducing Greek to foreign students. A good level of English will be helpful. Your tutor will be a native speaker of Greek, but will use English as the common linguistic medium for grammatical input.

What should I be able to do by the end of the course?

The students will gain a basic understanding and command of the Greek language and by the end of it they are expected to be able to use Greek and form basic conversations, read and write short paragraphs. You will be able to : • Get to know the Greek alphabet, pronunciation and learn how to spell • Identify some basic concepts of Greek grammar • Hold and understand simple dialogues within the topic areas covered : usual expressions, greetings, introduce yourself and others, daily schedule, location, shopping, weather, making appointment and suggesting meeting, time, weekend activities(hobbies).

How is the course organised?

Mainly conversation; role-play and vocabulary/grammar linked to particular topics addressed. Basic reading and writing included. We use course books, handouts, worksheets and audio. You will be encouraged to speak as much as possible in class, to work in small groups and pairs, to take an active part in your learning; and each lesson, to work on the four skills: listening (and understanding), speaking, reading and writing.

What extra study or practice is expected outside of the class?

1-2 hours revision/ study per week which includes reviewing and practising the previous lesson together with homework set by the tutor. Reading such as newspapers is highly recommended and of course speaking outside the classroom !

How will my progress be assessed?

You will be encouraged to assess your own progress within the classroom based on the speaking and reading activities together with short assessments and revisions and with support from your tutor. Record of your work will be kept in your Individual Learning Plan to help record the steps taken towards achieving your goals.

What can I expect to go on to after this course?

Greek beginners stage 3

Are there any other costs and what do I need to bring?

Students will need to bring a notebook and pen for keeping notes. Coursebook will be provided during the first lesson.

What support is available?

Ask at reception if you have any additional needs or special requests.