The CLRC is currently gauging interest for courses in Modern Greek.
Please take a look at our course options and let us know your interest by completing the form on the left.
Class meeting days and times TBD.
"A different language is a different vision of life."
-- Federico Fellini
Elementary Greek is designed for elementary students without any prior exposure to the Modern Greek language. Students will learn the Greek alphabet, syllables and everyday simple words, short common phrases, simple verbs, and simple sentences. The topics include greetings, clothing, food, school, religion, family activities, numbers, colors, days of the week, boys' and girls' names, animals, fruits and more.
Middle School Greek
Middle School Greek is designed for middle school students without any prior exposure to the Modern Greek language. Students will learn the Greek alphabet, syllables, the days of the week, the months of the year, numbers, telling time and everyday dialogues. They will also learn how to order food, buy clothes, purchase a travel ticket, ask and give directions, etc. They will perform skits and dialogues together and be introduced to the Greek grammar.
High School Greek
This course is designed as a beginning level class for high school students with little or no knowledge of the Modern Greek language. Upon completion of the course students will be prepared to take the Ellinomatheia exams for Greek proficiency at the A1 level. They will learn how to greet people, introduce themselves, talk about their origin, their family, describe the activities they do in their free time, book and purchase travel tickets, rent or buy a house, buy their Christmas presents from the store and their food from the grocer, ask for a medicine, ask for information at a bank, etc. They will be able to answer basic questions and construct full sentences in Modern Greek.
(Prerequisite: Part 1 or permission of instructor)
Late Start Fall (12 October): $100
Dimitra Salavasili, M.A.
Dimitra Salavasili was born and raised in Volos, Greece. She graduated from the Pedagogical Department of Primary Education, University of Thessaly, Greece, and completed a Postgraduate Program on learning environments and production of teaching material at the same university. She also completed a postgraduate program in special education at the University of Nicosia, Cyprus. She has been teaching students of all ages for the last 10 years. Her great love besides mathematics is the etymology of words, which reveals all the richness of the language and the culture of people.