UCL Centre for Languages & International Education (CLIE)


Greek Level 1 plus

Prerequisite for entry

Having completed level 1 or equivalent. This course is not suitable for complete beginners.

Term duration

10 x 2-hour classes.


After 20 hours students may progress to level 2.

Aims and objectives

  • to enable students develop their basic skills (i.e. listening, speaking, reading and writing) in Modern Greek in a variety of everyday situations;
  • to increase awareness of aspects of Greek culture within a European / global context.

A communicative method of teaching / learning is fostered, although aspects of grammar are covered as well.  Students are aided to reflect on their learning skills and experiential / autonomous learning is encouraged, including the use of interactive ICT material.

Course content

Main topics/themes to be covered:

  • further practice on greetings, introductions and socialising in a formal or informal context 
  • further practice on classroom, home and office vocabulary / understanding and giving instructions
  • money and shopping / enquiring about prices
  • food and drink
  • expressing likes, dislikes and feelings about activities and people
  • expressing opinions
  • nationalities
  • exchanging information about someone’s age
  • time and days

Linguistic structures/ Phonetics

  • verbs: present tense and simple imperative / active and reflexive verbs  
  • definite and indefinite articles
  • nouns: genders / nominative and accusative case / introduction to the plural
  • adjectives (genders / concord with nouns)
  • pronouns:  demonstrative, interrogative etc…
  • adverbs and prepositions

Learning resources


  • The course is based on ΚΛΙΚ στα ελληνικά A1 / klik sta Ellinika  A1 (by M.Karakirgiou and V. Panagiotidou, Centre of the Greek Language  Publishers, Thessaloniki 2015).  


  • Greek for you Α0/Ελληνικά για εσάς A0 (by E. Georgantzi, E. Radopoulou ,NEOHEL Publishers, Athens 2015).
  • Greek for you Α1/Ελληνικά για εσάς A1 (by E. Georgantzi, E. Radopoulou et al, NEOHEL Publishers, Athens 2015).
  • Greek Now 1 + 1, by Dimitra Dimitra and Marineta Papahimona, Nostos Publishers, Athens 2002 (textbook, exercise book and audio-tapes)
  • Akou na this, by Froso Arvanitaki and Lelia Panteloglou, Deltos Publishes, Athens 1998 (book and audio-tape)
  • Greek, A Comprehensive Grammar of the Modern Language, by David Holton et al., Routledge, London 1999
  • The 100 Word Exercise book, by Ioanna Psalti, g-and-w publishing, England 2000 
  • Learning Modern Greek, by Smaro Vogiatzidou, University Studio Press Publishers, Thessaloniki 2002 (textbook, exercise book, book for oral practice and audio-tapes)
  • Greek is a game, by Fani Balsamaki et al., Aristotelion University of Thessaloniki Publishers, Thessaloniki 2003 (variety of activities)
  • Learn Greek, Eurotalk, 1998 (CD-ROM)
  • World Talk Greek, Eurotalk Interactive, 1999 (CD-ROM)
  • Filoglossia 1, Institute for Language and Speech Processing,  http://www.xanthi.ilsp.gr/filog