Adult Courses

Adult Courses

This year, we are offering a 22 week, 3 level study programme. Registration and assessment/class allocation will take place on Thursday 12th October 2017 from 7:00pm until 8:30pm at the School's main classroom.  (Please enter from the side entrance to the left of the main building)

Subject to demand, classes will run as below.  You can download the Registration Form by clicking here (please complete legibly in upper case letters)

Tuesday        6:00-8:00 pm : Lower Intermediate (Books A1/A2)

Wednesday 6:00-8:00 pm : Beginners-Group 2 (subject to numbers) (Book A1)

Thursday    6:00-8:00 pm : Beginners-Group 1 (Book A1)

                        5:30-7:30 pm : Higher Intermediate (Book B1)

                       7:30-9:30 pm : Advanced (Book B2)


Beginners

Τhis level is for absolute beginners and basic users of the Modern Greek Language. The level begins to develop the skills of understanding and speaking Modern Greek and introduces the language for everyday purposes such as introducing oneself, greeting people, asking for and giving simple information, etc. To provide a framework for such communication you will learn basic grammatical structures.

By the end of the course you will: 

·       be able to communicate in very basic everyday-life situations, including greetings, daily activities, finding your way, telling the time and date, making simple purchases, ordering a meal, etc 

·       be able to understand very simple oral and written texts and ascertain specific information on simple topics

·       be able to comprehend the basics of the Greek grammar (Present tense, basic verbs, cases and personal pronouns)

·       have developed an insight into Greek language

Books required for this level: Communicate in Greek for Beginners, level 1 


Lower Intermediate (A1/A2)

Students should have completed Modern Greek Beginners or otherwise acquired a similar level of proficiency. More specifically students should be familiar with the Greek alphabet; they should be able to read in Greek and to understand and form basic questions and answers. The should understand as well the structure of the Greek language (genders, cases, verbs)

On this level, students will continue to learn the basics of Greek grammar: verbs, prepositions, pronouns, syntactic functions, structure, etc. More specifically, they will be able to use with confidence the basic tenses (Present, Future, Past Simple) as well as the pronouns and all the nouns’ cases in Greek (nominative, accusative, genitive).

The course aims to help you understand the main points of clear, standard Modern Greek on familiar subjects regularly found in work, studies and leisure time. The course helps you to describe experiences, opinions and plans and to give reasons and explanations for opinions.

By the end of the course students will:

·       be able to understand general and detailed information and to communicate in standard speech on a range of everyday issues

·       be confident in describing how they feel, giving personal information, talking about their interests, house, family, etc.

·       be able to write simple texts using descriptive language accurately

·       have developed intercultural competence

·       be able to attend, if they require, the Certificate of Attainment in Greek examination (Ellinomatheia) for the Level A1/A2.

Books required for this level:   Klik sta Ellinika A1 (first trimester)

                                                        Communicate in Greek for Beginners, level 2 (second trimester)



Higher Intermediate (B1)

Students should have completed Modern Greek A2 Low Intermediate class or otherwise acquired a similar level of proficiency. More specifically, they must be familiar with the Greek Alphabet, be able to use with confidence the basic tenses (Present, Future, Past Simple) as well as the pronouns and all the nouns’ cases in Greek (nominative, accusative, genitive).

The course aims to help you understand and express the main ideas and details in Modern Greek using a variety of expressions, both formal and colloquial. A wide range of vocabulary is introduced to allow you to express yourself in a variety of work, study and social situations. They will also expand their knowledge in regards to the Modern Greek grammar and structure.

By the end of the course you will:

·       be able to understand authentic passages on familiar issues and communicate on a variety of subjects using accurate pronunciation and intonation and a range of language and structure

·       be able to read and summarize a limited number of authentic texts

·       be able to write more complex texts on familiar issues

·       be able to attend, if they require, the Certificate of Attainment in Greek examination (Ellinomatheia) for the Level A2/B1.

Books required for this level: Klik sta Ellinika A2 (first trimester)

                                                    Klik sta Ellinika B1 (second trimester)



Advanced (B2 &C1)

The course aims to bring your Modern Greek to the level where you can interact with fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers possible without too much effort for either person. You will work with complex reading and listening texts and learn to manipulate a wide range of sentence structures to produce clear, detailed speech and writing.

By the end of the course you will:

·       be able to understand authentic speech with ease and communicate confidently on a variety of subjects using a wide range of vocabulary and complex grammatical structures

·       Interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party

·       be able to read extracts from authentic literature with almost 100% understanding

·       be able to write a number of complex texts in different registers with high degree of accuracy, employing a wide range of structures and vocabulary

·       be able to attend, if they require, the Certificate of Attainment in Greek examination (Ellinomatheia) for the Level B2/C1.

Books required for this level: Klik sta Ellinika B1 (first trimester)

                                                     Klik sta Ellinika B2 (second trimester).



Those intending to take a Certificate of Attainment examination should note that these will take place for all levels during the period 15th to 17th May 2018, as per table below

 LEVELSDATES EXAM 
 A1 (for children 8-12)Tuesday 15th May 2018 (morning)Written
 A1 (for adolescents and adults)    Tuesday 15th May 2018 (morning)Written 
 A2Tuesday  15th May 2018 (afternoon)Written 
 B1Tuesday 15th May 2018 (evening) Written 
 B2Wednesday 16th May 2018 (afternoon) Written 
 C1Wednesday 16th May 2018 (afternoon) Written 
 C2Thursday 17th May 2018 (morning) Written 
 REGISTRATION1st February to 18th March 2018 

Course Fees

The fees for 2017-2018 will be £230 for 22 sessions at 2 hours per session. Beginners attending for the first time, will receive free of charge their first evening of tuition (Wednesday 18 or Thursday 19 October); payment of fees must be then made in second week of attendance.  Continuing students must settle their fees on day of registration. Payment can be made by cash, cheque (payable to 'Greek Orthodox Cathedral' or bank transfer (Account name: Greek Orthodox Cathedral, Sort code: 83-21-37, Account no:00122025).  If paying by bank transfer, please provide as a reference your surname preceded by the prefix 'GRSAD'.  Please note that fees are not refundable.


      

Email us at info@greekschoolofglasgow.com for more information.

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