UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES)


Monastry of Alaverdi, Georgia


Georgian Level 3 Upper Intermediate

Course description: Level 3 is for people who completed Level 2 or who have sound knowledge of the language acquired through extensive visits to the country or self-study. The course runs over three ten week terms and each session is two hours long. The course includes all four skills: reading, writing, speaking and listening. The course will cover the following:

Topics:  emotions and desires; giving instructions; introduction to history of the country; important tourist sights, booking a tour at the agency or designing independent trip; discussing challenges of the society, goals, purposes and conditions; making complaints; musical festivals; sport events; regional customs; films; folklore: poems, proverbs and some idiomatic expression; health and illnesses; climate; talking about ecology and global problems; writing simple letters to a friend and e-mails; leaving voicemail messages.

Functions: presenting a short topic, expressing agreement/disagreement, opinions, wishes, feelings, mood, reactions, desires and possibilities; making plans travelling; offering advice, making requests, giving permissions, understanding cautions and warnings; explaining reasons and result; negotiating and discussing conditions, making suggestions, recommendation and assumption; complaining and apologising, comparing and contrasting.

Grammar: revision and more depth study of grammar covered at the Lower Intermediate level, revision of screeve system, the perfect, pluperfect and perfect subjunctive screeves; verb classes; defective verbs; verbal noun: present and past participles; adverbs; postpositions, preverbs, some conjunctions and particles, syntax: clause types;

Learning Resources

Lecturer’s handouts and authentic audio material recorded by the lecturer