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Courses in Modern Greek

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

No previous knowledge of Greek is required

The course aims at:

  • 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: Bourne Annexe Room 295 on Monday 15:00-16:00, Arts Building Room G003 on Tuesday 15:00-16:00, International Building Room G031 on Tuesday 16:00-17:00.

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

Basic knowledge of Classical or Modern Greek is required

 

 

 

The course aims at:

  • 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: Founder's Building West, Room FBW32 on Tuesdays 12:00-14:00.

Both courses place emphasis on developing students’ understanding and appreciation of contemporary Greek society and culture. Thus, a variety of topics concerning Greek language and Modern Greek history and literature 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.

Sponsored by the Greek Ministry of Education these courses are open to all students and members of staff. No tuition fees are required for auditing these courses.

Contact details

Further information on these courses is available from Dr Polymnia Tsagouria, Tutor of Modern Greek, Department of Classics, Founder's Building West, Room FBW32, Royal Holloway, University of London, Egham, Surrey TW20 0EX, United Kingdom

Tel. +44 (0)1784 443417 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting            +44 (0)1784 443417      end_of_the_skype_highlighting (Department of Classics)

Fax +44 (0)1784 439855

   
 
 
 

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