The aim of the course is for students to familiarise themselves with the Greek language, learn basic phrases and be able to communicate as beginners. Greek language is completely different from English, so students will need to learn the alphabet, the phonetics and be able to read words. When students are confident with the Greek alphabet, they will be ready to expand their vocabulary using real conversations which they may need when visit Greece. The vocabulary for each topic will be presented on the board (like a brainstorm) and they will be able to pick the words they want and speak in Greek to each other. Furthermore, during the course the students will have the chance to learn about Greek culture (e.g. traditional food).
The first 2-3 classes will be focused on phonetics, Greek letters, and simple words. We will practise some greetings, we will write names in Greek and practise reading small words (Emphasis on pronunciation).
The rest 7-8 classes will be focused on role play/ real conversations. Possible topics :
Introduce yourself or a third person
Say where you are from/ where you live
Talk about family
Talk about your job
Book a hotel or air tickets
Ask and give directions
Classes are every Tuesday evening in Pobalscoil Neasáin, starting January 24th.