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Online Greek Language at all levels

  • Advance all four language skills in Greek

  • Respond to everyday communicative situations

  • Learn about different aspects of contemporary Greek culture

  • Develop your skills to explore the contemporary Greek reality

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What you’ll learn:

  • To communicate with local people
  • To understand the Greeks when talking
  • To read correctly and faster
  • To pronounce Greek better
  • To appreciate different aspects of the Greek culture

Requirements

  • Good internet connection
  • A headset with microphone
  • A Skype account
  • Speakers are recommended
  • Willingness and patience to learn
  • Try to practise what you have learned

Course Details

Overview

Online Greek language courses at all levels (Α0, Α1, Α2, Β1, Β2, C1, C2).

The Hellenic Culture Centre is the first training centre to offer online Greek language courses at all levels of instruction. We are a group of teachers who have been cooperating for many years now, and we offer online courses of Greek as a second/foreign language for the last 11 years, since 2009 (and face-to-face for nearly 30 years!). We are all native speakers and experienced language teachers. We have been trained in online teaching Greek, and have piloted our materials and the platforms in a series of free courses for one year in 2009 for 840 students. We have developed a pedagogical concept and a strategy for our online courses.

Methodology 

Courses are given via the online educational platforms Moodle and GLOSSA, where all relevant learning materials are uploaded (texts, listening exercises, and activities for all language skills, photos, library, Forum, links to dictionaries and to videos), and via synchronous Skype meetings held once or twice weekly. 

During synchronous meetings students practise speaking and the teacher explains, corrects, and organises their work. During the week the students study on the platform where they can read and listen to texts, play educational language games, do grammar exercises, practise speaking by recording their voice through the platform, do their writing tasks, and send all their work to their teacher, who corrects within 48 hours at most.

Self-tuition asynchronous online facilities are not YET available. Enrolments are only accepted for taught classes meeting for at least one hour weekly. The use of the platform is free of charge as an asynchronous mode of learning.

Every level has 4 different parts. According to the Greek Ministry of Education, Centre for the Greek Language, the A1 level is covered usually through a course 100-120 hours long. Our learning cycles cover one part of every level, for example A1a, A1b, A1c, A1d. 

Teaching materials and textbooks

KALEIDOSKOPIO B1,C1,C2 by Ifigenia Georgiadou, published by  the HELLENIC CULTURE CENTRE, are the textbooks used for levels B1, C1, and C2. Students can purchase the books at a discount at the Hellenic Culture Centre (23 euro instead of 29 euro) or in various bookstores in Greece and worldwide. 

*The books are NOT necessary for the course since much of their content is uploaded on our platforms.

Requirements

No special technical knowledge of technology.  However, a 15-minute introductory session is offered for free, if needed, to help students to familiarize themselves with the use of the Moodle or Glossa platforms, and with Skype. Students are required to have a good Internet connection and a headset with a microphone.

Before registering, students must do a grading test to enable tutors to check their language level and educational needs. Ask us to guide you to the test suitable for you. You may also do the test orally, via Skype. The Director of the Centre will call you in order to assess your language level and design your learning pathway, according to your learning objectives.

Levels A1-C2

Teaching materials and textbooks

KALEIDOSKOPIO A1 (to be published)

by Ifigenia Georgiadou, to be published by HELLENIC CULTURE CENTRE, is the textbook used for level A1. Students can purchase the book at a discount at the Hellenic Culture Centre or in various bookstores in Greece and abroad, when published .

The book is NOT necessary for the course since much of its content is uploaded on our platform.

Content

Required knowledge: Syllabus of level Α0, important verbs, nouns, adjectives, prepositions, and vocabulary of everyday language, introductions, greetings.

Topics/goal: Building vocabulary, more communicative situations and dialogues, more grammar (nouns, adjectives, plural, simple past, future and subjunctive of basic verbs). Textbook: KALEIDOSCOPIO A1 (to be published)

Topics – Communicative situations – Vocabulary

introducing myself – asking for information and explanations – describing the appearance of a person – in the tourist office – food – money – plans for the future – clothes – parts of the body – in the airport – giving instructions – describing a past event – expressions of time – the weather -the time- memos and notes – apologizing giving excuses.

Grammar – Language Focus

θα είμαι (I will be) – irregular verbs = πάω, ακούω, τρώω, φταίω, λέω – indefinite pronouns – systematization of the singular and plural endings of nouns (ος-ας-ης, -α, -η, -ο, -ι, -μα) and adjectives (ος-α/η-ο) – simple future of verbs (A conjugation and irregular) -personal and interrogative pronouns – Simple Past (-σα, -ξα -ψα-εψα ) and simple past of irregular and of two-syllables verbs (έμεινα) – Verbs of B2 conjugation (αργώ) – demonstrative pronouns – introduction to subjunctive (A, B1 , B2 conjugations) – adverbs of time – Passive Voice: Present tense of the verbs of first conjugation ( έρχομαι, κάθομαι, γίνομαι, βρίσκομαι, σκέφτομαι, σηκώνομαι, πλένομαι, χάνομαι) and κοιμάμαι, θυμάμαι, λυπάμαι, φοβάμαι.

Teaching materials and textbooks

KALEIDOSKOPIO A2 (to be published)

by Ifigenia Georgiadou, to be published by HELLENIC CULTURE CENTRE, is the textbook used for level A2. Students can purchase the book at a discount at the Hellenic Culture Centre or in various bookstores in Greece and abroad, when published .

The book is NOT necessary for the course since much of its content is uploaded on our platform.

Content

Required knowledge: Basic vocabulary and grammar (simple past, future, subjunctive). Ability to create and understand short sentences from everyday life.

Topics/goal: to enrich vocabulary, ability to express oneself in more complex situations (descriptions, narratives, feelings, plans for the future etc.).

Textbook: KALEIDOSCOPIO A2 (to be published)

Topics – Communicative situations -Vocabulary

Asking for something, asking for permission – celebrations – buying clothes – likes and dislikes – accepting/ refusing invitations- asking and giving advises – food – expressing feelings – family relationships – giving personal information – informal letter – vocabulary of places in the house, furniture – professions, places of work – describing memories – plans for the future – giving instructionscomparisons, adverbs ( of place, time, manner, quantity).Fairy tale, stories of well-known Greek personalities.

Grammar – Language Focus

Simple Past and future of two- syllable verbs of A conjugation, Simple Past and future of verbs of B conjugation (-ησα, -ασα, -εσα) – adverbs of place, manner, quantity – comparatives of adjectivespersonal pronouns – much (πολύς) = the adjective and the adverb – Genitive of nouns – Imperative of Active Voice (A, B1 conjugations, irregular verbs) – imperative with personal pronouns- diminutives = – άκι – connection of phrases by conjunctions – adjectives in -ός -ιά -ό – feminine nouns in -η/εις, -ος – neuter nouns in – ος – subjunctive of present and simple past tense of active voice , A-B conjugation – tenses = present perfect, past perfect, future perfect of A1 , B1 conjugations, active voice – Imperfect of A active voice -simple past and future of verbs έρχομαι, γίνομαι, κάθομαι – simple past of passive voice of A, B conjugation.

Teaching materials and textbooks

KALEIDOSKOPIO B1 by Ifigenia Georgiadou, published by HELLENIC CULTURE CENTRE, is the textbook used for level B1. Students can purchase the book at a discount at the Hellenic Culture Centre (20 euro instead of 23 euro) or in various bookstores in Greece and abroad.

The book is  NOT necessary for the course since much of its content is uploaded on our platform.

Content

Required knowledge:

Syllabus of level Α2, basic vocabulary of everyday language. Topics/goal: teaching the passive voice, participles, special (irregular) nouns and adjectives, use of prepositions and conjunctions, conditionals, enrichment of vocabulary (family, work, free time, past activities, ecology, travel). Discussions, expressing views with arguments.

Topics – Communicative situation – Vocabulary

Description of a man/woman – vocabulary about marriage and relatives – expressing sorrow, disappointment, pessimism, fear – suggesting an action- formal letter to protest – agreeing / disagreeing – ask for information – expressing pleasure, preference, approval – vocabulary about entertainment, about music – vocabulary about work – curriculum vitae – description of past habit, ecology and nature, travel.

Grammar – Language Focus

Formation of feminine of adjectives – Vocative – irregular comparatives of adjectives and adverbs – adjectives in: ης-ιά-ί, ύς-ιά-ύ, ης-ης-ες, -ης-α-ικο – nouns = feminine in: η/εις, -ος neuter in: -ον , -ος – future simple and continuous of all conjugations -simple and continuous imperative of all conjugations, active voice and with 2 pronouns – past continuous A, B1, B2 of Active and Passive Voice – the stem of passive simple Past of A, B1 , B2 conjugations and of some irregular verbs -the final ν – Passive voice sentence structure – use of simple and continuous subjunctive – use of some conjunctions and adverbs, the relative pronoun ο οποίος /που – numerals (cardinals, ordinals) .

Teaching materials and textbooks

KALEIDOSKOPIO B2 (to be published)

by Ifigenia Georgiadou, to be published by HELLENIC CULTURE CENTRE, is the textbook used for level B2. Students can purchase the book at a discount at the Hellenic Culture Centre or in various bookstores in Greece and abroad, when published.

The book is   NOT necessary for the course since much of its content is uploaded on our platform.

Content

Required knowledge: formation of verb tenses in active and passive voice, conjugation of adjectives and nouns in all the cases.

Topics /goal: completing the teaching of the basic grammar (using cases, tenses, irregular adjectives and nouns, compound verbs, pronouns, imperative), vocabulary enrichment (everyday language in big cities, idioms). Small texts from newspapers. Practicing the oral speech for giving information, expressing personal opinions and feelings. Textbook: KALEIDOSCOPIO B2 ( to be published) .

Topics – communicate situation – vocabulary

Vocabulary for the language and the history of Greek language – compare – describing monuments and situations -to agree / to disagree, sports – Europe today : vocabulary for social and political organizations – official letter of protest – basic vocabulary of economical and financial terminology – introduction in the press language, news bulletin. Well-being, technology.

Grammar – Language Focus

Comparative pronouns in ης-ης-ες, υς-ια-υ, ησ-ια-ι, ης-α-ικο – adjectives of numbering- feminine and neuter nouns in -ος – simple past and imperfect tense of the passive voice A-B1-B2. The use of simple and continuous subjunctive – adverbs in α και ως – augmentation of compound verbs –relative and possessive pronouns and adverbs -ancient adjectives in ων-ουσα-ον, υς-εία-ύ and πας, μέγας, πολύ –conditionals A-B-Γ, passive imperative of A-B and irregular imperative, active and passive participle.

Teaching materials and textbooks

KALEIDOSKOPIO C1 by Ifigenia Georgiadou, published by HELLENIC CULTURE CENTRE, is the textbook used for level C1. Students can purchase the book at a discount at the Hellenic Culture Centre (20 euro instead of 23 euro) or in various bookstores in Greece and abroad.

The book is NOT necessary for the course since much of its content is uploaded on our platform.

Content

Required knowledge: Syllabus of B2, reading comprehension of short newspaper articles.

Topics/ goal: to enrich vocabulary, (official letters, essays, idioms, proverbs, special vocabulary). Students work on and present projects they are interested in.

Topics – Communicative  situations – Vocabulary

Marriage and Family, Gender issues, Politics, Work Environment, Education. Vocabulary on marriage and family relations, wishes, proverbs, on women in society- description of past habits- taking part in a round table discussion vocabulary about politics- giving a speech- narrating -vocabulary on work relations- application-reference letter- Curriculum vitae- official letter- description of a political system and its weaknesses- vocabulary built on the words πόλις, δήµος, κοινωνία description of an educational system and its weaknesses.

Grammar – Language Focus

Everyday language wrong forms: ότι, πώς, πού, ποια, ποιο – use of active and passive voice past continuous tense- conjunctions- idioms in imperative form- forms of simple Katharevousa- compound verbs of βάλλω- pronoun όσο and other relative pronouns- use of all pronouns- intonation rules -common mistakes in writing, grammar, expressions and syntax- all conditionals- syllable separation rules- composition of words with prepositions participles, especially passive participles pronunciation- ancient Greek words in use international words with Greek origin- idioms on work relations.

Teaching materials and textbooks

KALEIDOSKOPIO C2
by Ifigenia Georgiadou, published by HELLENIC CULTURE CENTRE, is the textbook used for level C2. Students can purchase the book at a discount at the Hellenic Culture Centre (20 euro instead of 23 euro) or in various bookstores in Greece and abroad.

The book is NOT necessary for the course since much of its content is uploaded on our platform.

Content

Required knowledge: Syllabus of level C1, reading comprehension of newspaper articles, acquaintance with structures and use of language. Topics/goal: to enrich vocabulary. Local idioms. Katharevousa and ancient Greek language. Students participate in discussions where they have to express themselves in a clear and persuasive way. Everyday /fast rhythm of speaking.

Topics – Communicative  situations – Vocabulary

Health system: (medicine, national health system, diet) language focus: word production: prefixes- magnifying. Language and Communication ( history of Greek language, youth jargon, politicians jargon, katharevousa and dialects) – language focus: verbs in –ίζω- comparatives of adjectives, adverbs and participles- all irregular nouns- ancient forms of verbs in use The Greeks and the foreigners: language focus: compound nouns with ξένος, αυτο-, λαμβάνω, πυρ, εκ- internal augmentation in verbs- participles in ούμενος, ων-ουσα-ον, ων-ουσα-ουν, εις-εισα-εν, ας-ασα-αν, ωνωσα-ων- numerals Economy (economic and financial terminology)- Language focus: derivatives and compound forms of the words χρήμα, οικονομία- verbs in ώμαι-αμαι-εμαι -ουμαι – adjectives in ην-ην-εν, σε υς-εια-υ – verbal aspects- table of all adverbs- verbs derived from nouns and adjectives- conditionals and forms of expressing wish, possibility- numerals. Media-Language of the Press Language focus: use of the word τύπος – compounds of the verb λαμβάνω – adverbs in -ας, -ως- writing of participles and irregular participles- participle of ancient Present Perfect tense- forming the feminine type of nouns The Church and the State: relevant vocabulary from the Bible- language focus: verbs in -ίζω- ancient Greek language types in imperative form- verbs derived from verbs, nouns- internal augmentation of verbs- irregular verbs Modern Greek Arts: Language focus: expressions compound verbs and nouns- words derived from the word τέχνη – expressions with the verb κάνω- words from essays and from local idioms- passive voice simple past ancient form in –θην- adjectives in ων-ον.

Grading Tests

Click on the buttons below to download the test of your choice:

Grading Test A1
Grading Test A2
Grading Test B1
Grading Test B2
Grading Test C1
Grading Test C2
Grading Test C2+
Grading Test Special Course Literature
Grading Test Special Course Interpreters – Legal Terminology
Fees 
Course Price/hour

Group

(4-8 students)

12 € for levels A1-B2


15€ for levels C1-C2 & Special courses, exam preparation

Semi-private   

(2-3 students)

20 € (for all levels)

     Semi-private 

(Closed 2 students only)

30 € (for all levels)

Private 

39 € (for all levels)

TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF REGISTRATION

  • All educational materials for this online course will be provided by the tutors online. Students do not need to buy the books.
  • Online group and semi-private courses are 8 weeks long (one learning cycle).
  • The platform will remain open for the students who would like to submit their assignments and complete all the activities for 10 (ten) days after the end of the Skype lessons, at no extra cost.
  • The programme of lessons agreed has to be completed within one year after the first registration.
  • Certificate of Attendance is issued for all students who will participate based on the hours they will have attended multiplied by 3, as the online learning takes more time for a student to study.

FORMING

  •  GROUP course: The school is entitled to add up to 8 students to a GROUP course
  • SEMI-PRIVATE course: In case a student drops out of a SEMI-PRIVATE course of 3 students, the other two students will continue their course at the same fee for the current learning cycle (20 euro/hour) and maybe a third student of the same level will be added later
  • SEMI-PRIVATE course: In case a student drops out of a SEMI-PRIVATE course of 2 students, the student who remains will continue their course at the PRIVATE fee (39 euro)
  • PRIVATE course: In case the school adds a second or/and a third student to a PRIVATE course (after consulting with the student), the fee will be 20 euro per person

CANCELLATION

See our CANCELLATION POLICY

PAYMENT

  • The SEMI-PRIVATE & GROUP course should be paid in advance for 8 weeks
  • The PRIVATE course should be paid in advance for at least 5 lessons
Tutors 

All language teachers at the Hellenic Culture Centre are certified and experienced in teaching Greek as a second/ foreign language to adults and adolescents. They also have training and experience in online teaching and they are native speakers of Greek. You can see their CVs here.

Dates 

Start dates for the 8-week cycle GROUP courses for the 2021-2022

Cycle from to
1 20/9/2021 14/11/2021
2 15/11/2021 23/1/2022
Christmas break 20/12/2021 2/1/2022
3 24/1/2022 20/3/2022
4 21/3/2022 22/5/2022
Easter break 18/4/2022 25/4/2022
5 23/5/2022 17/7/2022
6 18/7/2022 25/9/2022
Summer Break 1/8/2022 14/8/2022

Online courses are offered throughout the year 7 days/ week, from 07.00 to 24.00 Greek time. Please contact us for information about private and semi-private courses.

We suggest 2 hours/week for levels A0- B2, and 1 hour/week for levels C1-C2+ and special courses. 

A teaching hour lasts 60 minutes.

The weekly schedule of the group and semi-private courses are arranged after consultation with the group.

Certification

Our Centre issues a Certificate of Attendance for the lessons held. The Hellenic Culture Centre is an officially recognized organization as a Lifelong Learning Centre and a language school by the Greek Ministry of Education and Religions (EOPPEP code number 2101782/ 2018 and 2308668/2018). 

Working language

Greek is the working language in the Greek courses. At the beginners’ level we also use some times English or/and French. All teachers can speak at least one foreign language.

Cancellation Policy
  • GROUP lessons and SEMI-PRIVATE lessons cannot be cancelled (if the student does not attend a scheduled meeting, they pay 100% of the lesson fees if the lesson takes place)
  • A student can cancel a scheduled PRIVATE lesson more than 6 hours before and pay no fees
  • In case a student cancels a scheduled PRIVATE lesson 6 to 3 hours before, they pay 50% of the lesson fees
  • In case a student cancels a scheduled PRIVATE lesson 3 to 1 hour before the scheduled time, they pay 100% of the lesson fees
  • Full refunds will be given up until the last day to register for the programme (2 weeks before the beginning of the course) 
  • For late cancellations of PRIVATE courses there will be no refund. However, the student is entitled to re-register within one year’s time. In that case the student pays the extra cost, if any 
  • When students are given refunds the bank charges are payable by them. In case the course is cancelled by the Centre, full refund will be given to the student at no extra charge