Learn Greek Modern for Beginners

Greek is considered a rather difficult language. That explains the expression “it's all Greek to me!”. But once you take a closer look, you will see that you already speak some Greek – Have you ever thought that words like “theatre”, “democracy”, “music”, “logic”, “energy”, “diagnosis”, “philosophy”, “strategy” “hexagon” “psychology” and many more derive from Greek language?

This Modern Greek language course is a Beginners course and no prior knowledge of the Greek language is required. You are going to learn the 24-letter alphabet and the basics of Greek grammar. It will teach you how to use Greek words and communicate in Greek with simple vocabulary and basic sentences. This Greek course will also cover reading, writing and correct spelling. Modern Greek for Beginners will also introduce you to greetings and introductions, numbers and time and how to describe various daily activities.

Whether you want to learn Greek language for business, travel or just for fun you’ll learn the basics at this informal, practical course which is delivered in interactive workshops where active participation is strongly encouraged! So, join us at SGSCC and learn to speak Greek!

SGSCC Beginners Language courses are Entry Level, meaning no prior knowledge is required. These courses are geared to the potential tourist, businessperson and those wishing to improve communication with friends or family who have non-English speaking background.

This language course is offered across 16 weeks (2 × 8 week terms). Beginners classes include a text book to support your learning.

Course Outcome:

  • The Greek alphabet
  • Numbers and time
  • Greetings
  • Introducing yourself and exchanging personal information
  • Introducing someone to others and expressing thanks
  • Exchanging information about country and region of origin
  • Exchanging information about address and telephone number
  • Exchanging information about language, family and marital status

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • Read the Greek alphabet and be able to read and write basic sentences in Greek
  • Extend your Greek vocabulary to enable communication of basic requests and responses exchange basic greetings in Greek
  • Introduce yourself and others
  • Ask and respond to questions about personal details such as name, nationality, family, work and pastimes
  • Describe family members and use appropriate phrases at social occasions

What to bring:

  • Please bring pen and paper
  • Handouts are also provided

About the Tutor:

Kalimera!! My name is Eleni.
I am a Greek teacher and native speaker with several years of experience in teaching Modern Greek to bilingual children and adults of all ages and levels. My academic qualifications include Bachelor of Primary Education (University of Ioannina) and Bachelor of Arts (Modern Greek, French Studies and Education)-University of Sydney. As a teacher what I enjoy most about teaching Greek is to try to pass on to my students my love for the Greek language, the country and its natural beauties and the numerous cultural treasures that can be found in Greece and throughout the world. I always try to make my lessons as varied, dynamic and interesting as possible!! So dear student please don’t worry about making a mistake. Practice speaking as much as you can and just enjoy the exciting “journey” of learning a new language!

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.