Prerequisite for entry
Having completed level 3 or equivalent.
10 x 2-hour classes.
After 20 hours students may progress to level 4.
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.
Main topics/themes to be covered:
- weather and climate / months and seasons
- describing a person
- further practice on everyday activities, going to the post office, bank etc…
- writing notes, short messages etc...
- planning for the future
- further practice on describing a country: Greece nowadays etc...
- expressing agreement, disagreement etc...
Linguistic structures/ Phonetics
- verbs: present and future tenses / simple imperative / simple past / simple subjunctive
- nouns: diminutives, commonly used suffixes
- adjectives: three degrees of comparison
- conditional: factual
- pronouns: contrastive, universal etc...
- Syntactic structures: neither etc...
- Books: The course is based on ΚΛΙΚ στα ελληνικά B1 / klik sta Ellinika B1 (by M.Karakirgiou and V. Panagiotidou, Centre of the Greek Language Publishers, Thessaloniki 2015).
- As well, the students will study the story Ξενοδοχείο Ατλαντίς, παρακαλώ. / Hotel Atlantis, please (by Neni Kolethra, Deltos Publishers, Athens 2001).
- Greek for you Α1/Ελληνικά για εσάς A2 (by E. Georgantzi, E. Radopoulou et al, NEOHEL Publishers, Athens 201).
- 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 2, 3 Institute for Language and Speech Processing, http://www.xanthi.ilsp.gr/filog