UCL Centre for Languages & International Education (CLIE)


Greek Level 2

Prerequisite for entry

Having completed level 1+ or equivalent.

Term duration

10 x 2-hour classes.


After 20 hours students may progress to level 2+

Aims and objectives

  • to enable students further develop their skills (in listening, speaking, reading and writing) in Modern Greek in a variety of everyday situations;
  • to further develop 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:

  • habitual actions and daily routine
  • hobbies and spare time activities
  • public places and shops: asking and giving directions
  • counting: using ordinal numbers
  • ordering and paying for a drink or a meal in a restaurant etc...
  • going to the supermarket 
  • asking for a permission 
  • giving simple excuses

Linguistic structures/ Phonetics

  • verbs: present tense and simple imperative / active, reflexive and passive verbs / introduction to the continuous subjunctive and the continuous future tense / the verb υπάρχει / there is
  • nouns: genders / singular and plural / nominative and accusative cases
  • adjectives (singular and plural / concord with nouns)
  • pronouns:  demonstrative, interrogative etc...
  • adverbs showing frequency and place

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, 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 
  • Akou na this, by Froso Arvanitaki and Lelia Panteloglou, Deltos Publishes, Athens 1998 (book and audio-tape)
  • Στη χώρα του Αριστοτέλη / In the land of Aristotle, University Studio Press, Thessaloniki 1994 (videotapes)
  • 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)
  • World Talk Greek, Eurotalk Interactive, 1999 (CD-ROM)
  • Filoglossia 1, 2  Institute for Language and Speech Processing, http://www.xanthi.ilsp.gr/filog