Modern Greek for Beginners

This course is an introduction to Greek for any student wishing to learn the language for business, travel or everyday use with no prior knowledge of Greek required. Students will develop basic skills to use in conversation, reading, listening and writing. This course aims to build general basic comprehension and communication skills in beginners Greek.


  • Aristarhos Matsukas, Teach Yourself Beginner’s Greek (material to be supplied)


  • Week 1: Introduction to the Greek alphabet, Greetings and basic conversation (introducing yourself), Greek words that you already know, Numbers 1-10
  • Week 2: Revision of week 1, Asking about languages you speak, Countries, Cities, Numbers 11-20
  • Week 3: Revision of week 2, Jobs and professions, Numbers 21-100
  • Week 4: Revision of week 3, Talking about your home, Singular and plural nouns, Revision of numbers 1-100
  • Week 5: Revision of week 4, Talking about family, Age, Days of the week, Numbers 100+, Looking at Greek newspapers
  • Week 6: Revision of week 5, Welcoming people, Responding to welcoming, Asking or offering refreshments, Months of the year, Looking at Greek newspapers (weather)
  • Week 7: Revision of week 6, Agreeing/disagreeing, Liking/disliking, Colours, More singular/plural nouns, Use of adjectives
  • Week 8: Revision of week 7, How do you spend the day?, Talking about daily routines, Telling the time, Adverbs
  • Week 9: Revision of week 8, Talking about hobbies, Asking directions, Greek music and films

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

  1. Identify Greek letters and reproduce them
  2. Speak clearly and be understood in basic Greek in particular to talk about themselves and exchange basic with others.
  3. Learn basic grammatical rules of the Greek language.

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