Course Summary

Greek: Elementary 6 is an 18-hour course designed for beginners who wish to develop their speaking, reading and listening skills. It offers an insight into Greek culture. The content is presented in an accessible and non-threatening way and opportunities are constantly provided for students to communicate in Modern Greek.

Currently, we have no dates scheduled for this course. Please contact us via email to register your interest.

Communication Topics:

  • Talking about the past
  • What you like doing and what you have to do
  • Talking about what you can do


  • Consolidation of the declensions of adjectives and their different uses
  • Consolidation of the use of the ‘subjunctive’
  • Expansion on simple past tense with regular and irregular verbs
  • Introduction of regular verbs in past imperfect tense

On completion of Greek Elementary 6 students will be:

  • able to use simple and continuous past tense in order to refer and describe past everyday events
  • competent in saying what they like doing and what they have to do
  • competent in saying what they can do

Greek: Elementary 5 or the equivalent of about 90 hours of study. Prospective students should be able to understand and converse in Modern Greek on general simple topics such as family life, shopping, transport, meeting and describing people. They should have already formed sound knowledge of the written and spoken Greek alphabet and the use of basic verbs and nouns. Students should also be familiar with contracted verbs, adjectives and possessives.

  • Textbook: Kleanthes Arvanitakis, Frosso Arvanitakis, Communicate in Greek for Beginners (Textbook and CD), Deltos, 2010.
    ISBN — 13: 9789607914385.
  • Workbook: Kleanthes Arvanitakis, Frosso Arvanitakis, Communicate in Greek for Beginners (Workbook 2), Deltos, 2010.
    ISBN — 13: 9789607914408

Available from:

LANGUAGE INTERNATIONAL, 15 Station Street, Kew East Vic 3102 ph: 9857 0030

Available with companion website access from Georgetown University Press. Companion website access can be purchased by itself.

***Cancellations or postponements are notified 48 hours before class commencement. Please consider this before purchasing class materials***

The course is ideal for people who intend to travel to Greece for business or leisure. It is aimed at those who would like to develop their competence in spoken and written Modern Greek and who wish to communicate with family and friends on everyday topics or plan to use Modern Greek for business or travel purposes. 

Last updated: October 14, 2019 04:41pm