Course Summary

Course Summary

A 6 hour intensive course offering an introduction to the alphabet, pronunciation, grammar and vocabulary of Modern Greek. Students will learn to read and write the Greek alphabet in the context of key everyday words and greetings. Basic grammatical topics (grammatical gender, present-tense verb conjugation, noun case-declension) will be introduced, seen and used in context via interactive activities and audio-visual materials. Students will learn to read and reproduce a complete introductory conversation in Greek, exchanging basic greetings and biographical information.

Course Content

Conversation Topics:  

  1. Introducing oneself & exchanging basic biographical information
  2. Formal & informal greetings

Grammar Topics:

  1. The Greek alphabet
  2. Grammatical gender (masculine, feminine, neuter)
  3. The definite articles (singular)
  4. Simple present-tense verb conjugation (verbs “to be”, “to have” “to do”)
  5. Introduction to “case” declensions for nouns

By the end of the course you will be able to”

  1. Learn to read, recognize and pronounce the vowels and primary consonants of the Greek alphabet
  2. Learn to greet others, introduce oneself briefly and ask others for basic personal information.
  3. Familiarize with some of the major grammatical categories of Modern Greek: grammatical gender, present-tense verb conjugation, noun case-declension.


This course is for beginners. No prior knowledge of Greek is required.

***Cancellations or postponements are notified 48 hours before class commencement. ***

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Material required

PDF materials will be supplied by the tutor

Teacher Biography

A linguaphile and literary enthusiast, Penny is proficient in the literacies of Modern Greek, Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) and Indonesian, and has an expanding base of experience teaching all three languages. She is particularly interested in the pedagogy of elementary Greek and Arabic and how best to introduce English-speakers to the elaborate and somewhat conservative grammatical systems of both languages while also engendering an appreciation of their historical and contemporary relevance. She is an Honours candidate in Arabic at the University of Melbourne and has plans for combined further research that might find a novel interchange between Arabic and Greek. 

Course Sessions

Tuesday, 12th July - 3 classes

Session ID DLAZ1301C
12 Jul - 14 Jul 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location CBD
Session Fees
$149 / $142 (conc)
Penny Vakalopoulos
Last updated: June 30, 2022 04:44pm