Everyday Greek for Improvers (Weds pm)

Ref: C3678833

This course is designed to help you develop further your speaking and listening skills in Greek and build up your confidence in using the language in a wider range of situations. It will also help you improve your reading and writing skills and gain an insight into the Greek lifestyle and culture. In a friendly and relaxed atmosphere, you will be introduced to some useful 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 (including pictures, games and roleplays). Topics include reading classified advertisements for accommodation and hiring a car.

Course aim

To expand your previous knowledge of Greek with more of the everyday language you need for a visit to Greece/Cyprus and help you build up your confidence in using it. It will also 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.
  • This course is for improvers
  • This course is also appropriate for those who have studied Greek for a minimum of one year. If you are not sure if this is the right level course for you please email or ring the WEA (courseenquiries@wea.org.uk, 0300 303 3464) and ask to be put into contact with the tutor.

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

  • Describe the appearance of a member of your family or friend (hair,eyes, build, clothes, etc.) and understand similar descriptions of other people.
  • Describe the plan of a house and the areas around it and read classified advertisements for renting a house or a flat.
  • Arrange to hire a car and understand details such as type of fuel to be used and arrangements for pick up and return.

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 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
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor

What else do I need to know?

  • 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
  • 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

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 after Easter 2021.

Download full course information sheet

Everyday Greek for Improvers (Weds pm)

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 declare that the address you provide is correct and that you will provide evidence of this and your eligibility to live and work in the UK
  • 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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