UCL Centre for Languages & International Education (CLIE)


Greek Level 2 plus

Prerequisite for entry

Having completed level 2 or equivalent.

Term duration

10 x 2-hour classes.


After 20 hours students may progress to level 3.

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:

  • further practice on shopping, e.g. for clothing etc…
  • further practice on expressing likes, dislikes and preferences
  • everyday activities, including going to the bank
  • organising transport and travel 
  • eating in a taverna –  Greek meals and drinks
  • describing a holiday in the future
  • describing a town
  • living environment: accommodation and furniture
  • booking a room in a hotel

Linguistic structures/ Phonetics

  • verbs: present and simple and continuous future tenses / simple imperative 
  • nouns: genders / singular and plural / nominative and accusative cases
  • adjectives showing number, origin and colour(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).  
  • The course is based on ΚΛΙΚ στα ελληνικά A2 / klik sta Ellinika A2 (by M.Karakirgiou and V. Panagiotidou, Centre of the Greek Language  Publishers, Thessaloniki 2015).  
  • As well, the students will study the mystery story Ποιος είναι ο ΑΜ; / Who is AM? (by Cleanthis Arvanitakis, Deltos Publishers, Athens 1998).


  • 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-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 
  • Akou na this, by Froso Arvanitaki and Lelia Panteloglou, Deltos Publishes, Athens 1998 (book and audio-tape)
  • 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