Modern Greek for non Greek speakers

Modern Greek for non Greek speakers
Modern Greek for non Greek speakers
basic level

A Greek language learning course specifically addressed to non Greek speakers.

It is suitable for anyone who is interested in learning the Greek language and it comes with no requirements or criteria in order to attend it.

After completing this online course, the attendant will have developed the language skills necessary for basic activities and situations that they might encounter, such as introducing yourself, interpersonal communication and directions for orientation.

The educational material and process are in English.

Please mind that this course is also provided for free to anyone who enrolls to one of the Cultural courses.

Professor of Theoretical Linguistics
Assistant Professor of Applied Linguistics
Associate Professor Pragmatics - Second Language Aquisition

The programme is open to anyone! Without  requirements or criteria.

The attendance of the ten-week programme will enable the students to learn the Greek language and develop the language skills necessary for basic activities and situations that they might encounter (interpersonal and telephone communication, commercial transactions, communication with a doctor and other basic human activities) and leads to a Certificate of Attendance.

The structure of the programme 'Learning the Greek Language for Non-Greek speakers' is as follows:

Lesson 1: Introduction to the Basics of Greek Language

Lesson 2: Introducing myself

Lesson 3: Interpersonal Communication

Lesson 4: Commercial Transactions

Lesson 5: Communication in place, space and time

Lesson 6: Telephone Communication

Lesson 7: Directions for orientation

Lesson 8: Communication with a doctor

Lesson 9: Farewell

Lesson 10: Revision and Assessment (Test in Comprehension questions of daily communication)

Assessment for this course is considered the final lesson which combines revision of the material provided in the programme as well as a test in comprehension questions of daily communication.

Online and distance training learning at National and Kapodistrian University of Athens offers a new way of combining innovative learning and training techniques with interaction with your tutor and fellow trainees from around the world.

The e-learning course is implemented via a user-friendly educational platform adjusted to the Distance Learning Principles. Courses are structured as weekly online meetings; interaction with the course tutor and other trainees takes place in a digital learning environment. The courses are designed to fit around your schedule; you access the course whenever it is convenient for you, however within the given deadlines.

The whole world becomes your classroom as e-learning can be done on laptops, tablets and phones as a very mobile method. Learning can be done on the train, on a plane or even during your trip to Greece!

The educational platform is a portal that offers access to electronic educational material based on modern distance learning technologies. The computer based nature of training means new technology is being introduced all the time to help trainees engage and learn in a tailored way that will meet their needs. E-learners have access to the educational platform with their personal code number in order to browse all relevant training material and interact with their instructors.

Moreover, an online communication system through own personal e-mail account is available in order to make the process easier and more interactive. Trainees can contact directly their tutors or the administration office of the course and share any concerns or anxieties related to the course in order to make the most of their experience.

Every week e-learners are provided with the relevant material, delivered either in the form of video-lectures, text notes and relevant presentations or as a combination of them. The educational material of the course is uploaded gradually, per educational unit. During the course, important info for the smooth conduct of the educational process, such as timetables for the submission of the exercises are announced on the Announcement section of the platform.

For successful completion of the course the e-learner should have fulfill her/his academic obligations, meaning should have submitted all corresponding assessment exercises and have achieved at least an average of 50% grade in the corresponding tests for each module. The score scale ranges from 0 to 100%.

During the course trainees will be attending a training experience designed by academics and lecturers from the National University of Athens as well as from other Universities, Research Institutes and Cultural organizations around Greece.