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Only one language can claim to be the western world's oldest documented spoken language—and that language is Greek. The Greek language plays an incredibly important role in history and to a variety of other languages, including English. Words like 'magic', 'technology', 'geography', and 'enthusiasm' are all Greek words!

Grammar Notes

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Culture Notes

Etiquette, body language, gestures — set the mood. Culture Notes provide a backdrop to learning material and let the Greek culture come alive, setting you up to forge deeper connections with Greek culture and make a positive impression.

Vocabulary

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Course Overview

Learn Greek language basics, from common phrases all the way to more advanced concepts

Greek

Main Units

Our main language course that contains the core content.

  • 1Basics
  • 2Expanding the essentials.
  • Chapter 1 - Salutations and Small Talk
  • Chapter 2 - Languages and Origins
  • Chapter 3 - Names and Introductions
  • Chapter 4 - Places and Directions
  • Chapter 5 - Currency and Counting
  • Chapter 6 - Food and Drink Culture
  • Chapter 7 - Transportation and Payment
  • Chapter 8 - Help and Requests
  • Chapter 9 - Compliments and Corrections
  • Chapter 10 - Clarification and Explanation
  • Chapter 1 - Relatives and Pets
  • Chapter 2 - Household Rooms and Items
  • Chapter 3 - Career and Hobbies
  • Chapter 4 - Friends and Relationships
  • Chapter 5 - Cooking and Eating
  • Chapter 6 - Weather and Landscapes
  • Chapter 7 - Shopping and Apparel
  • Chapter 8 - Tasks and Errands
  • Chapter 9 - Recreation and Relaxation
  • Chapter 10 - Travel and Tourism

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 1 - Salutations and Small Talk

Conversational Goals

  • Express Gratitude
  • Greet People
  • Make Small Talk with Strangers
  • Say Goodbye

Grammar Goals

  • Be Introduced to Adjectives
  • Be Introduced to Verbs - Formal/Informal Form
  • Form Questions
  • Use Definite Articles
  • Use Subject Pronouns - Formal/Informal and Omission

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 2 - Languages and Origins

Conversational Goals

  • Ask / Tell If Someone Speaks a Language
  • Ask / Tell Where Someone is From
  • Get Someone's Attention

Grammar Goals

  • Learn the Verb Είμαι
  • Learn Verb Negation
  • Use the Preposition από with Articles
  • Use Verbs Ending in -άω

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 3 - Names and Introductions

Conversational Goals

  • Ask Someone's Name
  • Introduce Yourself and Another Person
  • Recognize Common Greek Names
  • Respond to Introductions
  • Say That You Are Not Someone or Something

Grammar Goals

  • Learn Masculine/Feminine Nouns Denoting Nationality
  • Practice Omittting the Definite Article
  • Recognize Masculine/Feminine Noun Endings
  • Use the Masculine/Feminine Definite Articles, Nominative Case
  • Use the Possessive Pronoun μου

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 4 - Places and Directions

Conversational Goals

  • Ask for Directions
  • Express Gratitude
  • Get Help Finding Places Using a Map
  • Identify Important Places and Facilities Around Town
  • Understand Directions as They Are Given to You

Grammar Goals

  • Be Introduced to the Neuter Genitive Case
  • Identify the Gender of Nouns by Their Endings
  • Learn the Neuter Definite Article το
  • Use Imperatives in the Polite Form
  • Use the Definite Article After the Prepositions σε / από

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 5 - Currency and Counting

Conversational Goals

  • Count Up to 19
  • Deal with Greek Currency
  • Negotiate Basic Transactions at Stores

Grammar Goals

  • Form Genitive Feminine Nouns
  • Form Nominative and Accusative Plural Nouns
  • Learn the Formal Possessive Pronoun
  • Learn the Present Tense of the Verb Έχω
  • Recognize the Indefinite Article and Gender Agreement

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 6 - Food and Drink Culture

Conversational Goals

  • Gain Insight of the Greek Food Culture
  • Order Meals and Drinks
  • Understand Common Phrases Used at Greek Restaurants

Grammar Goals

  • Be Introduced to the Future Tense
  • Form Clauses With να
  • Practice Plurals and Accusative Case
  • Practice the Indefinite Article
  • Recognize Noun - Adjective Agreement

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 7 - Transportation and Payment

Conversational Goals

  • Ask and Tell Whether One Can Use Something
  • Deal with Large Numbers
  • Handle Greek Currency with Ease
  • Ride a Taxi and Pay the Fare

Grammar Goals

  • Learn the 1st Person Singular of the Verb μπορώ
  • Recognize the Simple Present and Present Progressive Forms
  • Review Verbs Ending with -ω
  • Use Verbs Ending with -ομαι

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 8 - Help and Requests

Conversational Goals

  • Accept / Decline Help
  • Ask / Tell What Trouble One Is In
  • Ask For / Offer Help
  • Gain Knowledge of Emergency Services in Greece

Grammar Goals

  • Learn the Past Tense Form
  • Practice Adjectives and Articles in Accusative Case
  • Practice Imperatives

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 9 - Compliments and Corrections

Conversational Goals

  • Ask / Answer What a Word or Phrase Means
  • Ask / Answer What a Written Word or Phrase Says
  • Ask / Tell How One's Performance Is
  • Give / Respond to a Compliment

Grammar Goals

  • Learn Verb Position in Wh-Questions
  • Use the Demonstrative Adjectives / Pronouns αυτός and εκείνος
  • Use the Present, Imperative, and Past Tense of λέω

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 10 - Clarification and Explanation

Conversational Goals

  • Ask / Tell What Something Is
  • Communicate Your Ability to Understand Something
  • Request to Repeat, Slow Down, Speak Up, or Write Down
  • Tell Someone that You Are Learning a Language

Grammar Goals

  • Learn Compound Words
  • Practice the Verb μπορώ
  • Practice Verbs in 2rd Person Singular, Present Tense
  • Use More Persons of λέω in Present Tense and Passive Voice
  • Use the Comparative Degree of Adjectives and Adverbs

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 1 - Relatives and Pets

Conversational Goals

  • Address Family Members Using Kinship Terms
  • Comment on Pets
  • Talk About Personality Types

Grammar Goals

  • Form Diminutives
  • Learn Adjectives in -ος , -η , -ο
  • Learn the Interrogative Pronoun ποιος , ποια , ποιο
  • Review Possessive Pronouns
  • Use the Demonstrative αυτός , αυτή , αυτό

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 2 - Household Rooms and Items

Conversational Goals

  • Make Suggestions
  • Refer to Rooms and Locations in a House
  • Use Location and Relational Words
  • Welcome Someone to Your House

Grammar Goals

  • Learn Adjectives of Colors
  • Learn Object Pronouns
  • Review the Dependent Perfective and Imperative Forms of Verbs
  • Understand How the Verb αρέσει (Like) Is Used
  • Use the Verb έχω (I Have) to Say "There Is"

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 3 - Career and Hobbies

Conversational Goals

  • Accept an Invitation
  • Politely Decline an Invitation
  • Share Likes and Dislikes
  • Talk About Career and Professions
  • Talk about Hobbies

Grammar Goals

  • Form Feminine Nouns for Professions
  • Form the Future Tense of Verbs Belonging in B Group
  • Learn How to Form the Genitive Case of Masculine Nouns
  • Practice the Dependent Perfective Form
  • Use Nouns with αρέσει

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 4 - Friends and Relationships

Conversational Goals

  • Inquire About Somebody's Habits
  • Offer to Buy Somebody a Drink
  • Strike up a Conversation

Grammar Goals

  • Form Nouns in the Accusative Plural
  • Learn the Accusative of the Emphatic Personal Pronouns
  • Learn Verbs Ending in -ομαι in Present Tense
  • Use the Dependent Imperfective Form
  • Use the Present Tense for Suggestions

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 5 - Cooking and Eating

Conversational Goals

  • Ask What Is in a Dish and What It Is Made Of
  • Express That You Do Not Like Something
  • Learn Common Local/Cultural Foods
  • Refer to Food Preparation Processes
  • Say You Like Certain Foods

Grammar Goals

  • Learn New Imperative Forms
  • Practice the Accusative Singular and Plural
  • Practice the Present Tense
  • Use Object Pronouns

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 6 - Weather and Landscapes

Conversational Goals

  • Describe the Land
  • Describe the Weather, Climate, and Seasons
  • Use Proper Measurement for Temperature and Distance

Grammar Goals

  • Form Comparative and Superlative Degrees of Adjectives
  • Learn the Future Continuous
  • Learn the Singular Forms of the Irregular Adjective πολύς
  • Practice πόσο and ποιος
  • Use the Accusative Plural of Masculine Nouns Ending in -ος

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 7 - Shopping and Apparel

Conversational Goals

  • Communicate Your Shopping Needs
  • Inquire About Shopping Hours
  • Name Different Types of Stores
  • Request That Someone Do Something
  • Understand Sizing and Weights in Greece

Grammar Goals

  • Form Sentences Where Nouns Are Omitted
  • Learn the Periphrastic Form of the Comparative Degree
  • Practice the Question Word πόσος
  • Use καθόλου to Say "Any"
  • Use πρέπει to Express Need and Obligation

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 8 - Tasks and Errands

Conversational Goals

  • Invite Someone to Join You for an Activity
  • Use Basic Banking and Financial Terms
  • Use the Post Office

Grammar Goals

  • Be Introduced to the Structure έχω να
  • Form Plural Neuter Nouns Ending in -μα
  • Learn Feminine Nouns Ending in -ση and -ψη
  • Learn the Tense Παρακείμενος
  • Understand How to Use the Indefinite Pronoun κάτι

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 9 - Recreation and Relaxation

Conversational Goals

  • Make Plans for an Activity
  • Remind Someone to Bring Something
  • Suggest What to Do and Where to Go

Grammar Goals

  • Form Negative Orders
  • Learn the Structure "Let's..."
  • Make Suggestions Using the Verb λέω
  • Review the Irregular Adjective πολύς
  • Use the Indefinite Pronoun κανένας

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 10 - Travel and Tourism

Conversational Goals

  • Ask About and Discuss a Famous Person and Local History
  • Ask to See Less Common Places
  • Ask to See Well-known Places
  • State an Idea

Grammar Goals

  • Be Introduced to the Plural of Nouns Ending in -ας and -ης
  • Form Temporal Clauses
  • Learn the Past Tense
  • Review and Practice the Tense Παρακείμενος
  • Review The Comparative Degree of Adjectives

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