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Greek Evening Language Classes (All Levels)

  • 2 hours per week
  • 8 weeks

Overview - Greek (all levels)

These ten-week evening courses are open to everyone and will help you to communicate effectively in Modern Greek.

You'll learn Greek as it's spoken in everyday situations and develop your reading, writing, listening and speaking skills.

Two-hour classes are held once a week on weekday evenings from 5pm or 7pm, depending on the class/level.

Courses are taught at various levels, from complete beginner to proficiency. You can start at any level (if you meet the entry requirements) and you'll be able to progress to the next level after ten weeks.

Due to the coronavirus outbreak, this term courses will be taught online over 8 weeks.

These courses are run by the UCL Centre for Languages & International Education (CLIE).

What you'll learn (by level)

Levels 1 & 1+ - Beginners Greek

These courses will help you develop basic skills (i.e. listening, speaking, reading and writing) in Modern Greek.

You'll also learn about Greek culture within a European/global context.

You'll be introduced to various language learning skills, including autonomous learning and the use of interactive ICT materials.

On completing both levels you'll be able to communicate in and understand Greek on a number of practical everyday matters.

Detailed course content can be found on the CLIE website.

Levels 2 & 2+ - Lower Intermediate Greek

These courses will give you the opportunity to revise and further develop your skills (in listening, speaking, reading and writing) in Modern Greek.

You'll also learn more about Greek culture within a European/global context.

A communicative method of teaching/learning is fostered, although aspects of grammar are covered as well.

You'll be encouraged to reflect on your learning skills and experiential/autonomous learning is encouraged, including the use of interactive ICT material.

On completing both levels you'll be able to communicate in and understand Modern Greek in a variety of everyday situations.

Detailed course content can be found on the CLIE website.

Levels 3 & 3+ - Upper Intermediate Greek

These courses will help you to communicate and interact at an intermediate level and further develop your skills (in listening, speaking, reading and writing) and knowledge of Greek language and culture.

You'll further develop your cultural awareness, your language learning skills and your ability to approach authentic material.

On completing these two levels, you'll be able to converse reasonably fluently with native speakers and discuss personal, social and current issues using appropriate structures.

Detailed course content can be found on the CLIE website.

Levels 4 & 4+ - Advanced Greek

These courses will help those with an advanced knowledge of Modern Greek to become more fluent in the language.

Your cultural awareness will be further developed and raised within a European/global context. You'll further develop your language learning skills and ability to approach authentic material.

On completing these two levels you'll be able to converse with native speakers, follow debates, give short presentations and discuss current issues (local and worldwide) using more complex and linguistically accurate structures.

Detailed course content can be found on the CLIE website.

Levels 5 & 5+ - Post Advanced Greek

These courses are designed for advanced-level students who who are able to use Modern Greek with a high degree of fluency and accuracy.

A communicative method of teaching/learning is fostered, although aspects of grammar are covered as well.

You'll:

  • further develop your skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing
  • build on your command of topic-related vocabulary and your ability to vary your style according to the situation
  • learn more about Greek culture within a European/global context
  • be encouraged to reflect on your learning skills

Experiential/autonomous learning is encouraged, including the use of interactive ICT material.

On completing these two levels you'll be able to use your language skills in a wide variety of situations, and use all forms of the language in a professional environment. 

Detailed course content can be found on the CLIE website.

Proficiency - Greek

This course is designed for very advanced-level students who are able to use Modern Greek fluently and accurately.

The main emphasis will be on conversation and group discussions with the extensive use of authentic materials.

On completing this course you'll be able to use your language skills in social and professional environments.

Details of the course content can be found on the CLIE website.

Full details of the courses syllabi are available on the CLIE website.

Who these courses are for

CLIE language courses are open to everyone aged 18 years and above. Classes are usually made up of a wide range of ages and professions, with various motivations for learning.

Entry requirements

Unless you're a complete beginner, or re-enrolling, you may need to take an assessment so you can join a class at the most appropriate level.

Assessments involve an informal conversation with a tutor and should take no longer than 15 minutes. See the CLIE website for more information.

  • Levels 1 & 1+ (beginners) - suitable if you have no previous knowledge of Modern Greek
  • Levels 2 & 2+ (lower intermediate) - suitable if you've studied Modern Greek before, for instance up to GCSE level, and have some knowledge of the main present and past tenses
  • Levels 3 & 3+ (upper intermediate) - suitable if you have a good basic knowledge of Modern Greek or have studied it at A level some years ago. You should be able to give instructions and describe events, talk about the future and have a basic knowledge of the conditional and subjunctive
  • Levels 4 & 4+ (advanced) - suitable if you have a good command of Modern Greek and its main grammatical structures or have recently achieved a good grade at A level
  • Levels 5 & 5+ (post-advanced) - suitable if you're able to use Modern Greek with a high degree of fluency and accuracy
  • Proficiency - suitable if you're able to use Modern Greek fluently and accurately

Self-Access Centre and online resources

While enrolled on a CLIE evening course, you'll be able to use the Self-Access Centre, where you can access books, films, documentaries, course videos and audio recordings in a wide variety of languages.

You'll also have access to a range of online resources (e.g. lectures, films, TV documentaries) to help you practise your listening and oral comprehension skills at home.

Dates and enrolment periods

Classes are held once a week on a weekday evening from 5pm to 7pm or 7pm to 9pm, depending on the class/level. You can see the available days and times for different classes when you enrol.

This term classes will start the week beginning 11 May and run for eight weeks. Complete beginner classes (level 1) will not be available.

Cost and concessions

For this term, the fee is £300 (for 8 lessons). 

Discounts are available for UCL and University of London (UoL) staff, students and alumni.

Detailed fees information is available on the CLIE website.

CPD accreditation and certificates

This course has been accredited by The CPD Certification Service.

You can request a UCL certificate of attendance on completing at least 70% of the course.

If you're a UCL undergraduate student and complete at least 70% of the course, a Higher Education Achievement Report (HEAR) can be included in your examination transcript.

Further information

For more detailed information about our language classes, visit the CLIE website.

Course team

Our language teachers

Our language teachers

Language teachers at UCL Centre for Languages & International Education are either native speakers, or have native fluency in the languages they teach. They're highly qualified and popular with their students, creating a friendly, stimulating environment for language learning.

Learner reviews

"UCL's evening language courses are a great way to brush up on your language skills. The classes are small and lively, with plenty of opportunities to practise speaking and listening."

"Classes are fast-paced, friendly and fun and I'm thrilled with how much they've helped me to progress."

"You are challenged but always encouraged and never made to feel foolish."

"The customs and cultural aspects of a language are useful and interesting to learn about, and something that is difficult to pick up from self-study, online courses, etc."

"The course is more like a place to have fun without any pressures of exams or assessments. Since it is not the aim to pass certain tests, everyone is free to ask any question, have casual conversations and learn what is really useful for real life!"

"Motivating and encouraging teachers; interactive and engaging lessons; emphasis on communication and on the practical use of language. Language classes at CLIE are excellent!"

Course information last modified: 12 May 2020, 13:11