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Courses in Modern Greek


1. CL2737 Aspects of Modern Greek Language and Culture (Modern Greek for Beginners)

No previous knowledge of Greek required



Course aims:

  • Establishing basic communication skills in Greek
  • Providing students with the skills to communicate in Greek in a variety of everyday situations
  • Introducing students to a range of grammatical structures
  • Introducing students to some aspects of contemporary Greek culture
  • Establishing linguistic skills and attitudes required for promoting and facilitating further study of Greek

Time and venue:

Monday 13:00-14:00 in International Buildingr Seminar Room 031
Tuesday 14:00-16:00 in Moore Annex Seminar Room 007 (MX007).

 

2. CL3737 Further aspects of Modern Greek Language and Culture (Intermediate Modern Greek)

Basic knowledge of Classical or Modern Greek required



Course aims:

  • Developing communication skills in Greek
  • Providing students with more advanced skills to communicate in Greek in a variety of everyday situations
  • Introducing students to a wider range of grammatical structures
  • Introducing students to further aspects of contemporary Greek culture
  • Developing linguistic skills and attitudes required for promoting and facilitating further study of Greek

Time and venue:

Not running in 2017/18

Both CL2737 and CL3737 are open to students of the Department of Classics and the Department of History. They place emphasis on developing students' understanding and appreciation of contemporary Greek society and culture. Thus, a variety of topics concerning Modern Greek language, literature and history are discussed in class, including the Greek War for Independence and European Romanticism, the poetry of Dionysios Solomos and the ideal of freedom, the disaster in Asia Minor (Mikrasiatike Katastrophe) and the Greek civil war in Modern Greek poetry and cinema, as well as Public Services in Greece. Both courses also discuss aspects of continuity in Greek language and culture by looking at the classical past in Modern Greek politics.

 

3. Informal course: Beginners' Modern Greek

No previous knowledge of Greek required

Students and staff are welcome on this informal course.

Time and venue:

Monday 14:00-15:00 in International Buildingr Room 236

Tuesday 13:00-14:00 in in International Buildingr Room 236

These courses are sponsored by the Greek Ministry of Education

and are open open to all students and members of staff. No tuition fees are required for auditing these courses.

Further information

about these courses is available from Dr Polymnia Tsagouria, Modern Greek Tutor, The Hellenic Institute.

 

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