About the Adult Courses
Our School is offering to the adult students that want to learn Greek, the possibility to join one of its Adult Courses that run every year since 2006. The Greek School of Nottingham is a great place for everybody to learn Greek because:
- Courses are taught by Greek qualified and experienced tutors
- We focus on all language skills: Listening, Speaking, Writing and Reading
- An in-depth explanation of Greek grammar and syntax is given
- A rich, both in quantity and quality, teaching material is provided including free of charge handouts and access to electronic copies
- Classes are computer driven with use of smartboards, audio and video material and e-learning environment (Moodle)
- Our adult students are encouraged and welcome to join, if they wish, all Greek Community's of Nottingham special events such as Greek nights and Dinner and Dances. Therefore they can mix with the Greek speaking members of our community, something which contributes positively in their Greek learning.
- We offer extremely competitive prices
The School is inviting adults from all kinds of backgrounds to join the Adult Courses. Whether you are of a Greek origin and you want to improve your skills and knowledge in Greek, or you are looking to learn the language of the philosophers, democracy and sunny islands this is the time to do it!
All courses are taught in 30 weekly, 2-hour sessions (totalling 60 hours), and classes take place from 19.00 until 21.00. Classes begin during the first week of October 2020 and finish at the end of June 2021. The following 3 courses are scheduled to run for the academic year 2020-2021:
Modern Greek, Beginners (running on a Tuesday 19:00-21:00)
The course is mainly targeting adults that have not taken any Greek lessons before. The course will begin with the basics such as learning the Greek alphabet, pronunciation and grammar covering in parallel topics and vocabulary of everyday life. The 2020-2021 course starts on Tuesday 06/10/2020.
Modern Greek, Advanced (running on a Tuesday 19:00-21:00)
Students enrolling to the Advanced course of the Greek School of Nottingham will join a class of students that have at least a 2-year experience of Greek classes. Students will need to know the basic tenses (Present, Past and Future), have an extended vocabulary on basic topics and be able to perform adequately in all the 4 skills (Reading, Writing, Speaking, Listening). The 2020-2021 course starts on Tuesday 06/10/2020.
New Course for 2021-Holiday Greek
This new course, starting in March 2021, is targeting mainly holiday makers (but also people who visit Greece on a regular basis) and would like to acquire some basic knowledge of Greek language and culture.
It consists of 10 two-hour lessons (exact days and times to be confirmed early 2021).
At the end of this short course learners will be able to hold informal conversations covering main holiday topics such as:
a. Meet and greed people,
b. Introduce themselves and asking/answering questions such as:
- How are you, Where are you from,
- Where do you live,
- What do you do for living etc.
d. Order in a cafe/ restaurant,
e. Call a taxi
f. At the airport, railway station, etc
The cost of the course is £95.00 and all teaching material/hand outs is provided free of charge
The fees for each adult for the academic year 2020-2021 are set at £285 for the whole year (no registration fees). Students have the option to pay the fees in 3 instalments, each due at the beginning of each term (£95 per 10-week term). Therefore, a student who decides to drop-out from the course after the end of a term does not have to pay for the remaining course. Students that choose to pay the whole amount at the beginning of the course will receive a £15 discount over the total amount.
This is what a few of our students say about our adult classes…
No matter what your motivation to learn Greek or to what level, this is the place to come. I have been attending classes for three years now and find the teachers excellent, not only in their teaching skills, but in their ability to inspire self confidence.
The classes are friendly; the atmosphere relaxed which makes learning fun but still challenging. All aspects of the language are covered speaking, writing, reading, the grammer, and you also get a sense of the country and its culture. Before you know it you will be conversing to a good standard, and eager to learn more.
I can’t recommend the classes highly enough!
(An appreciative student)
I started to learn Greek a few years ago. A challenge for a mature lady. My confidence did falter but after spending a year with Iordanis, I have thoroughly enjoyed not only the Greek lessons but also our interesting discussions about the history and culture. I now look forward to my lessons and even felt confident enough to speak Greek on holiday.
I have been attending the adult evening class for three years now and have thoroughly enjoyed studying Greek with the expertise and encouragement of a Greek national qualified teacher. Initially I was a little nervous as my Greek was almost non - existent. However with the help and support of the teachers here I can proudly say I can now read, write and speak Greek to a useful level ! I have become more confident to "have a go" and nobody makes you feel embarrassed if you don't always get right.
As well as enjoying learning the Greek language there have been other aspects I have benefitted from. I have become more knowledgeable about Greek history, customs and traditions as well as the geography of the country. These are talked about informally if we, as students, ask questions we have an interest in. For me as a senior citizen the classes have also been stimulating and kept my brain active.
I would highly recommend coming to the adult classes. You can start at an appropriate level and progress to suit yourself. I think if you do this you will be surprised at what you can achieve.