"Greek is one of the official languages of the EU and is spoken by about 11 million people in Greece, Cyprus, and in various communities throughout the world. By the end of the course, you will be able to deal with a variety of basic tasks such as ordering food, socialising and shopping. You will be able to read and write using the Greek alphabet!
You will be surprised by the number of Modern Greek words that are already familiar to you, including scientific and technical vocabulary. Greek also opens the door to a unique and fascinating culture.
UEA is one of the few British Universities offering Modern Greek".
Lela Agnostopoulou, Greek Tutor
These descriptions are only a guide and some adjustments to the content of the course might be needed, depending on the students' level of participation, ability and needs.
This module is for students at beginners' level who have little or no prior experience of Greek. The module will develop students' reading, writing, listening and speaking skills. The aim is to equip students with the linguistic understanding of a number of real life situations, as well as the ability to communicate effectively in those situations. There will also be opportunities to explore aspects of the cultures where Greek is spoken. Particular emphasis is placed on acquiring a sound knowledge of grammar.
A continuation of Beginners' Greek I. Students with a GCSE grade C or below (or equivalent experience) may join this module.
Intermediate I and II
Two intermediate courses in Greek for those students who have taken Beginners' Greek I and II or who have a GCSE in the language (or equivalent experience). These modules aim to enable students to build on, and further enhance, existing reading, writing, speaking and listening skills. A key component is the exploration of themes that develop interculturality. Specific aspects of language are revisited and consolidated at a higher level. The emphasis lies on enhancing essential grammar notions and vocabulary areas in meaningful contexts, whilst developing knowledge of contemporary life and society that focuses on culture and current affairs.