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Modern Greek Evening Classes

We are currently offering Levels 1 to 4 in Modern Greek as well as Advanced Level Greek. Please see below for more information about each of the levels on offer.
 

Modern Greek Level 1

This class is aimed at students who have no previous knowledge of the language.

Duration

  • 20 weeks 

Day and Time

  • Thursday 6.30-8.30pm

Term Dates 

Term 1:
Start: week commencing 7 October 2019
End: week commencing 9 December 2019

Term 2:
Start: week commencing 27 January 2020
End: week commencing 30 March 2020

Venue

Trent Building, University Park Campus

Costs

Course fees

  • University of Nottingham Students: £260 (paid in two instalments of £130).
  • Staff and Members of the Public: £280 (paid in two instalments of £140).

Exam fees

There is an optional end of year assessment which involves an additional £10 exam fee.

The exam is compulsory for students taking the classes as part of the Nottingham Advantage Award but no charge is made.

Grammatical structures

The grammatical structures covered in Greek Level 1 are:  

  • The Greek Language (Morphology and Syntax)
  • The Greek Alphabet (Vowels & Consonants)
  • Pronunciation and Writing
  • Single & Two Letter Sounds (Vowels & Consonants)
  • Stress marks
  • Personal pronouns
  • Verb endings
  • The verb to be
  • Saying yes or no
  • The verbs live/stay and know
  • The definite article
  • The numbers 0-100
  • Negative particle not
  • Pronoun me
  • Verbs and corresponding pronouns
  • Indefinite articles
  • Verbs ending in –mai
  • Indefinite article
  • Plural forms
  • The verb to like
  • Greek prepositions
  • Greek adjectives
  • Adverbs of time
  • Expressing agreement or disagreement
  • Compound words
  • Diminutive endings

The textbook used is Complete Greek Beginner to Intermediate Course; New Edition (25 July 2014).

If you are confident at using most of the structures, please look at Level 2.

 

Modern Greek Level 2

This class is aimed at students who have completed the Greek level 1 evening class or who have an equivalent amount of previous knowledge.

Duration

  • 20 weeks 

Day and Time

  • Wednesday 6.30-8.30pm

Term Dates 

Term 1:
Start: week commencing 7 October 2019
End: week commencing 9 December 2019

Term 2:
Start: week commencing 27 January 2020
End: week commencing 30 March 2020

Venue

Trent Building, University Park Campus

Costs

Course fees

  • University of Nottingham Students: £260 (paid in two instalments of £130).
  • Staff and Members of the Public: £280 (paid in two instalments of £140).

Exam fees

There is an optional end of year assessment which involves an additional £10 exam fee.

The exam is compulsory for students taking the classes as part of the Nottingham Advantage Award but no charge is made.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Describe daily routine 
  • Describe leisure interests, etc. 
  • Shop for food 
  • Express preferences, e.g. when shopping 
  • Use numbers 0-1000, express dates, time, prices 
  • Book holiday accommodation
  • Book a room, ask about facilities 
  • Travel around in Greece by bus, ferry boat, train, etc. 
  • Ask for directions to places 
  • Use present tense and future tense in most common verbs 
  • Express desires, plans, and intentions 
  • Write a standard letter or email in Greek

Grammatical structures

The grammatical structures covered in Greek Level 2 are: 

  • Adverbs of time
  • Impersonal verbs and personal pronouns
  • Genitive case in nouns
  • Imperative forms
  • Different verb categories
  • Using synonyms and antonyms
  • Accusative case in nouns
  • Giving or understanding directions
  • The numbers 101-10,000
  • Working days
  • Telling the time
  • Greek particles
  • Particles, pronouns, and word order
  • Useful vocabulary when travelling
  • Thanking or apologizing to someone
  • Greek spelling
  • Greek prepositions
  • The comparative and superlative form for adjectives
  • Words with two stress marks
  • Using negative phrases and understanding double negatives
  • The verb to like

The textbook used is Complete Greek Beginner to Intermediate Course; New Edition (25 July 2014).

If you are confident at using most of the structures, please look at Level 3.

 

Modern Greek Level 3

This class is aimed at students who have completed the Greek level 2 evening class or who have an equivalent amount of previous knowledge.

Duration

  • 20 weeks 

Day and Time

  • Friday 6.30-8.30pm

Term Dates 

Term 1:
Start: week commencing 7 October 2019
End: week commencing 9 December 2019

Term 2:
Start: week commencing 27 January 2020
End: week commencing 30 March 2020

Venue

Trent Building, University Park Campus

Costs

Course fees

  • University of Nottingham Students: £260 (paid in two instalments of £130).
  • Staff and Members of the Public: £280 (paid in two instalments of £140).

Exam fees

There is an optional end of year assessment which involves an additional £10 exam fee.

The exam is compulsory for students taking the classes as part of the Nottingham Advantage Award but no charge is made.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Make telephone enquiries or appointments
  • Participate in some business conversations
  • Ask for a doctor or medical assistance in case of emergency
  • Explain to a doctor where or what it hurts and ask for remedies
  • Tell a story that took place in the past
  • Name different professions
  • Understand and express wishes or congratulations
  • Talk about the weather
  • Understand and talk about months and seasons
  • Complain and disagree with other people
  • Be more aware of Greek cultural heritage
  • Use present tense, future tense, past tense and present perfect tense in most common verbs
  • Write a long letter or email in Greek

Grammatical structures

The grammatical structures covered in Greek Level 3 are:  

  • The particle “θα” is used as will or would
  • Personal pronouns
  • The subjunctive
  • Basic body parts
  • Talking about the past
  • Terms of frequency
  • Definite frequency
  • Professions and jobs
  • A list of wishes
  • Verbs in the perfect tense
  • Some Greek idioms
  • Expressions of time
  • Simple Past and Past Progressive
  • Greek nouns
  • Expressions with seasons and months
  • This and that
  • Negative sentences

The textbook used is Complete Greek Beginner to Intermediate Course; New Edition (25 July 2014).

If you are confident at using most of the structures, please look at Level 4.

 

Modern Greek Level 4

This class is aimed at students who have completed the Greek level 3 evening class or who have an equivalent amount of previous knowledge.

Duration

  • 20 weeks 

Day and Time

  • Monday 6.30-8.30pm

Term Dates 

Term 1:
Start: week commencing 7 October 2019
End: week commencing 9 December 2019

Term 2:
Start: week commencing 27 January 2020
End: week commencing 30 March 2020

Venue

Trent Building, University Park Campus

Costs

Course fees

  • University of Nottingham Students: £260 (paid in two instalments of £130).
  • Staff and Members of the Public: £280 (paid in two instalments of £140).

Exam fees

There is an optional end of year assessment which involves an additional £10 exam fee.

The exam is compulsory for students taking the classes as part of the Nottingham Advantage Award but no charge is made.

Learning outcomes

  • To be confirmed
 

Advanced Level Greek

This class is aimed at students who have completed the Greek level 4 evening class or who have an equivalent amount of previous knowledge.

Duration

  • 20 weeks 

Day and Time

  • Tuesday 6.30-8.30pm

Term Dates 

Term 1:
Start: week commencing 7 October 2019
End: week commencing 9 December 2019

Term 2:
Start: week commencing 27 January 2020
End: week commencing 30 March 2020

Venue

Trent Building, University Park Campus

Costs

Course fees

  • University of Nottingham Students: £260 (paid in two instalments of £130).
  • Staff and Members of the Public: £280 (paid in two instalments of £140).

Exam fees

There is an optional end of year assessment which involves an additional £10 exam fee.

The exam is compulsory for students taking the classes as part of the Nottingham Advantage Award but no charge is made.

Learning outcomes

To be confirmed.

 

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