Greek – Ελληνικά

Why learn Greek?

A lot of the things that you do and see every day have been influenced by the ancient Greeks. Medicine, education, theatre, politics, history, arts, maritime, mathematics; most of the languages of the world have loans from the Greek language.

Holidaymakers, businessmen and educators find Greece the ideal destination for tourism, work or other opportunities.

Although Greeks are very keen on learning foreign languages, how about learning Greek to impress the locals by showing appreciation and respect to their culture and language?

What are some key phrases?

Γεια σου

Hello

“ya sou”

Τι κάνεις;

How are you?

“Ti kanis”

Καλά, ευχαριστώ

Fine, thank you

“Kala, efharisto”

Πώς σε λένε;

What’s your name?

“Pos se lene”

Με λένε …

My name is …

“Me lene …”

Αντίο

Goodbye

“Adio”

Are there any words I might recognise?

  • You certainly have listened to the song ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ (ραψωδία) which is a type of a song.
  • The word ‘Nike’ (Νίκη) which means ‘Victory’.
  • You already speak Greek but you don’t know it!

Get started today...

Our full timetable can be found on the registration page. Information on fees can be found on our payment and costs page.

We offer a range of levels for most languages from beginner to advanced. Our courses match the standard Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) levels - from A1 to C2.

Beginner (A1) - A solid start to learning the language.

Post-Beginner (A1+) - Gain in confidence with the basics.

Improvers (A2) - Start to hold longer, routine conversations.

Language and Culture (B1 to B2) - New topics each semester to develop to a higher level.

Advanced (C1) - Use the language in more extended and complex situations.

As well as Greek language, we offer over 30 other languages. Can’t decide which language to learn? Try one of our free Intro Sessions where we’ll teach you the basics and you can decide if it’s for you. You can join as many Intro Sessions as you like.

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