A Taste of Modern Greek - 3 Day Intensive

This 6 hour “taster” course offers short and sweet samples of the alphabet, pronunciation, grammar and vocabulary of Modern Greek. Students will learn to read the vowels and primary consonants of the Greek alphabet in the context of several key everyday words, greetings and English words of Greek origin. Snippets of grammar (grammatical gender, present-tense verb conjugation, noun case-declension) will be delivered in a light-hearted, engaging manner through interactive activities and audio-visual materials. Students will learn to read and reproduce a complete introductory conversation in Greek, exchanging basic greetings and concise biographical information.

DELIVERY MODE

  • Online

TEXTBOOK

  • Tutor supplied material

COURSE OUTLINE

  • Introducing oneself & exchanging basic biographical information
  • Formal & informal greetings
  • The Greek alphabet
  • Grammatical gender (masculine, feminine, neuter)
  • The definite articles (singular)
  • Simple present-tense verb conjugation (verbs “to be”, “to have” “to do”)
  • Introduction to “case” declensions for nouns

LEARNING OUTCOMES

By the end of this course, students should be ale to:

  1. Learn to read, recognize and pronounce the vowels and primary consonants of the Greek alphabet;
  2. Learn to greet others, introduce oneself briefly and ask others for basic personal information;
  3. Familiarize oneself with some of the major grammatical categories of Modern Greek: grammatical gender, present-tense verb conjugation, noun case-declension.

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