UCL Centre for Languages & International Education (CLIE)


Greek Level 4

Prerequisite for entry

Having completed level 3+ or equivalent.

Term duration

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.

Course content

Main topics/themes to be covered:

  • further practice on exchanging information about family members, relatives etc…
  • enquiring about lost items
  • defining ownership
  • further practice on shopping, e.g. cigarettes etc…
  • describing actions of the past
  • further practice on communicating with Civil Services  
  • filling in an application form
  • giving orders, commands
  • further practice on socialising/going out/ accepting or declining a suggestion
  • further practice on asking and giving directions
  • Greek habits and customs: name day etc…
  • Gathering information about specific events, dates, people etc...

Linguistic structures/ Phonetics

  • verbs (regular, irregular): simple past/ simple imperative and subjunctive (affirmation and negation)  
  • nouns: genitive case (singular/plural)
  • articles: indefinite article (genitive case)
  • adverbs: place etc…
  • adjectives: quantifiers etc…
  • pronouns: personal (emphatic and weak forms-how they act in a sentence in terms of syntax)/ interrogative etc…
  • numerals: ordinal etc…

Learning resources


  • 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 Έναν Αύγουστο στις Σπέτσες/ Spetses in August  (by Cleanthis Arvanitakis, Deltos Publishers, Athens 1999).



  • Greek for you Α1/Ελληνικά για εσάς A2 (by E. Georgantzi, E. Radopoulou et al, NEOHEL Publishers, Athens 2017).
  • 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, 4 Institute for Language and Speech Processing, http://www.xanthi.ilsp.gr/filog