Modern Greek Conversation for Experienced Learners

Ref: C3678414

If you have a good foundation in the language and would like to improve your fluency and pronunciation, expand your vocabulary and correct grammatical errors you tend to make this course is ideal for you. In a relaxed atmosphere, you will have the opportunity to practise your speaking and listening skills with a friendly native speaker with many years' experience of teaching Greek and also in pairs and small groups with your fellow learners. You will also practise and develop further your reading and writing skills in your own time in preparation for various speaking activities in class. The sessions will be tailor made to the group and will also provide you with personalised language.

Course aim

To improve your pronunciation, fluency and accuracy when conversing with people in Greece / Cyprus and to gain a better understanding of the Greek lifestyle and culture .

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • You will need your own personal email address so that you’re able to login to the WEA’s digital learning platform: WEA Canvas. You will need to be able to understand how to follow URL links to pages on the internet. If you want to understand more about Canvas please visit: http://bit.ly/WEAonline
  • You will need to be able to follow links to join our WEA live video learning platform: WEA Zoom. If you’d like to understand more about our video learning platform, Zoom please visit: http://bit.ly/WEAonline and http://bit.ly/ZoomSpec
  • This course is for a group of around 15 students studying in a live video-learning platform conference and an online digital learning environment platform from the comfort of your own home.
  • This course is appropriate for those who are at about intermediate level. If you are not sure if this is the right level course for you please email the WEA at courseenquiries@wea.org.uk, or ring on 0300 303 3464 and ask to be put into contact with the tutor.

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Use my Greek language skills to communicate more confidently with others.
  • Read dialogues & texts relating to everyday situations and topics of general interest, express opinions on these and discuss them with others in the class.
  • Read about and explore further an important Greek tradition.
  • Prepare a short presentation in Greek on a topic of my choice.

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA’s digital learning platform, Canvas will be used to provide resources or to support lessons, enable assessment, provide learner feedback and for other activities for individuals away from the course. If you want to understand more about our digital learning platform please visit: http://bit.ly/WEAonline
  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning
  • You will be expected to carry out a range of activities in your own time

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor

What else do I need to know?

  • What you need: You will need an internet connection, speakers, a microphone and a webcam so that you can use our video learning platform, Zoom. If you’d like to understand more Zoom please visit: http://bit.ly/ZoomSpec
  • You will also need access to the internet outside of your sessions. You could do this using a smart phone, tablet, laptop or a desktop computer (at home or through a library etc.).
  • You will need a personal email address to join the WEA’s digital learning platform, Canvas so that you can receive resources, record your progress and achievement and to work with others and share ideas. If you want to understand more about our digital learning platform please visit: http://bit.ly/WEAonline

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • You will have access to course resources and links to wider learning through the WEA’s digital learning platform, Canvas: http://bit.ly/WEAonline
  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA Greek language course starting in January 2021 that will develop your Greek language skills further.

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Modern Greek Conversation for Experienced Learners

Enrolment Conditions

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you enrol. Please check the details below to ensure you meet the basic eligibility critiera:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2020
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

Not sure or have further questions? Contact courseenquiries@wea.org.uk

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