UCL Centre for Languages & International Education (CLIE)


Greek Level 3

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 student 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 describing an area
  • festivals and traditions / Easter in Greece
  • communicating by phone
  • expressing a wish
  • recalling actions from the past
  • planning for the future 
  • weather and climate / months and seasons
  • socialising / arranging to go out / going out for a drink

Linguistic structures/ Phonetics

  • verbs: present and future tenses / simple imperative / simple past / simple subjunctive 
  • nouns: genders / singular and plural / nominative and accusative cases
  • adjectives 
  • pronouns:  personal etc…
  • adverbs showing frequency and place

Learning resources


  • 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 complete studying 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 2+2, 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, 3 Institute for Language and Speech Processing, http://www.xanthi.ilsp.gr/filog