UCL Centre for Languages & International Education (CLIE)


Greek Level proficiency

Prerequisite for entry

Having completed level 5 or equivalent.

Term duration

10 x 2-hour classes.

Aims and objectives

  • To enable students to further develop their skills (i.e. 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:

  • Exchange information on entertainment, business employment
  • Talk about entertainment, business employment with a good degree of accuracy
  • Civilisation, history, mythology etc ...
  • Write on topics related to entertainment, listings for entertainment magazines; extensive lists of proposals, suggestions and instructions; write an extensive CV; complicated job application forms; job advertisements and descriptions; texts on business, application letters, employment  

Linguistic structures/ Phonetics

  • Simple subjunctive
  • Simple imperative passive voice  
  • Conjunctions  
  • Prepositions
  • Neuter nouns in – ον and masculine nouns in -έας
  • Passive voice of verbs in -ιέμαι, -ούμαι and its use

Learning resources


  • The course is based on Επικοινωνήστε Ελληνικά / Communicate in Greek 3 (by Cleanthis Arvanitakis and Froso Arvanitaki, Deltos Publishers, Athens, the latest edition).  An exercise book and a CD accompany the textbook.
  • Grammar Book: Greek, A Comprehensive Grammar of the Modern Language, by David Holton et al., Routledge, London 1999
  • Students will also study the story  Μύθοι / Myths  (by Maria Aroni , Deltos Publishers, Athens 2002) or Ελληνική Μυθολογία, Τρωικός πόλεμος, Οδύσσεα/Greek mythology, Trojan war, Odyssey (by Dora Papaioannou, Deltos  Publishers, Athens, 2004) or Το μυστικό του κόκκινου σπιτιού /Τhe secret of the red house  (by Argiro Margariti , Deltos Publishers, Athens 1999)