Modern Greek for Beginners (Haxby)

Ref: C3678506

This is a beginners’ course designed to help you develop some basic speaking and listening skills in Greek and gain an insight into the Greek lifestyle and culture. It will also to help you learn to read and write a few simple words and phrases in Greek, such as your name and a few items on a menu. In a friendly and relaxed atmosphere, you will be introduced to some basic everyday language and you will have plenty of opportunity to practise key words and phrases in a fun and enjoyable way through a variety of activities. Topics include meeting people and exchanging personal information, requesting snacks and drinks, asking about and understanding prices and asking for and following simple directions to various places. You will also have the opportunity to request more personalised language.

Course aim

To provide you with some basic everyday language you need for a visit to Greece / Cyprus and to give you an insight into 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.
  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is for complete beginners as well as those who may have learnt a little Greek in the past and would like to refresh their memory. No previous experience is required.

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

  • Greet people and introduce myself, request and provide some simple personal information (e.g my name, nationality, where I'm from).
  • Request something to eat and drink in a café, ask for the bill and check the price.
  • Ask for and follow simple directions to places of interest.

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
  • The tutor will help you learn through the use of a variety of pictures, games and other fun activities and role plays. Between sessions you will be expected, if possible, to spend around an hour revising your notes to consolidate your learning.

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

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
  • You will need the BBC Active Talk Greek book and two CDs (£15.99). This will be confirmed nearer the start of the course so please do not buy the book and CDs in advance. You will also need to print additional materials for the course provided by the tutor.

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 course starting after Christmas that will build on the knowledge you acquire on this course.

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Modern Greek for Beginners (Haxby)

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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