Learn Greek Modern for Beginners - Part 1 St George & Sutherland Community College

Learn Greek Modern for Beginners - Part 1

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 derived from the 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 the Greek language for business, travel or just for fun you will 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!

Course Outline:

  • The Greek alphabet
  • Greetings
  • Introducing one self and exchange some personal basic information(names)
  • Exchanging information about health,introducing someone to others and expressing thanks.
  • Exchanging information about country and nationalities. Give a more detailed information about yourself and your family
  • Counting and using numbers

Learning Outcomes:

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

  • Read the Greek alphabet, recognise the sounds and be able to read and write basic sentences in Greek
  • Extend your Greek vocabulary to enable communication of basic requests and responses to exchange basic greetings in Greek
  • Introduce yourself and others and give information about your background
  • Use the basics of Modern Greek grammar

What to bring:

  • 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 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!

Other Information:

  • To ensure resources are ready for you at the start of your course, we ask you ideally enrol at least one week before the course commences.
  • All courses need a minimum number of students to run ("we try our hardest to get those") . If your course does not have enough students it will be cancelled before the commencement and you will be informed.

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