University of Crete
Department of Philology

Modern Greek Language Program

Modern Greek Summer Course - July 2015


About the Course

  • The course will start on Monday, 6-July-2015 (finishing day: Friday, 31-July-2015). The appointment for the opening day will be at the University of Crete - Campus, Faculty of Letters (there will be signs directing to the exact place of the meeting), at 9.00 a.m., for registration and placement test.
  • Tuition fees (450 euros) are to be paid on arrival to the National Bank of Greece, account No 258-54000665 by Friday 10-July-2015. Students must keep the receipt (with their name on it) and give it to their teacher. Tuition fees cannot be refunded.
  • The course covers 80 teaching hours, from Monday to Friday, for four hours per day in the morning (09.00 to 13.00).
  • Students will be given the teaching material for free.
  • At the end of the course, students will be given a certificate, after a (successful) final exam.
  • The course is structured in three levels:
    • Level 1 (Beginners) introduces main structural features of Modern Greek and examines Case (Nominative - Accusative of Nouns and Adjectives), Tense (Present, Simple Past and Future) and Subjunctive, based on elementary communicative acts and settings (greeting, speaking on the phone, asking about prices, etc.).
    • Level 2 (Intermediate) completes the basic grammar of Modern Greek examining Genitive Case and goes further into the morphology of the nominal and adjectival system. It also examines Passive Voice, Imperfect Aspect and Perfect Tenses, presenting cultural-communicative acts, such as inviting, suggesting, wishing, etc.
    • Level 3 (Advanced) focuses on thematic vocabulary and explores peripheral cases of the nominal and the verbal system. The syntactic component focuses on subordination (complements or adverbials). The texts present main aspects of Greek culture and civilization.
  • The course is mainly communicative, encouraging oral and written production in everyday situations. At the same time (and this concerns mainly beginners and intermediate level), it highlights systematically the basic structural features of Modern Greek (Morphology and Syntax).
  • The University does not offer summer accommodation, which is the students' own responsibility.

Hope to see you!

Registration form:

Registration forms should be sent by e-mail to:
or by post to the following address:
University of Crete - Department of Philology
GR 741 00, Rethymnon - Greece