Modern Greek Language Program

Adult and Certification Preparation Courses Spring 2014
Classes Begin: Saturday, 11 of January 2014
Registration Form

The Odyssey Charter School is offering Adult classes of Modern Greek at the Upper School Campus. These courses give prospective adult students an opportunity to learn Modern Greek in a simple and easy way by teachers who are native Greek speakers. Our teachers use the natural approach for fast and comprehensive learning; they put emphasis on vocabulary acquisition, conversation, grammatical and structural forms, and provide cultural evidence to their students in order to understand native Greek speakers’ attitudes by using a variety of resources.

Our aim is to enable each student to speak, read and write the Greek language. In addition we would like to promote the Greek culture and history as an important factor of global civilization.

This is a Semester Modern Greek Program; the total hours of instruction are 34 (90 minutes per week) from 9: 30 a. m. – 11: 00 a. m. Classes are scheduled as follows:

May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
April 5, 12
March 8, 15, 22, 29
February 8, 15, 22
January 11, 18, 25

Elementary Modern Greek I

Instructor: TBA
This is a basic course for those without prior knowledge of Modern Greek. It will emphasize the development of reading, listening and speaking skills in everyday situations.


Elementary Modern Greek II

Instructor: TBA
This is a beginner’s course for those with an elementary knowledge of Modern Greek who wish to further develop reading, writing, listening and speaking skills in a variety of social situations, such as: shopping, invitations, asking for directions, describing family members, your home and neighborhood, etc. Grammar skills pertaining to these situations will also be emphasized.

Mandatory book

  1. Arvanitakis, K. & Arvanitakis E. (latest edition)
    Communicate in Greek Level 1 and Workbooks 1a, 1b.
    Athens: Deltos

Recommended books

  1. Stavropoulos, D. N. (2000 second revised edition)
    Oxford English-Greek Learner’s Dictionary.
    Oxford University Press
  2. Holton, D. (2003)
    Greek: An Essential Grammar of the Modern Language
  3. Papaheimona, D. & Papaheimona, M. (2002)
    Ellinika Tora 1+1 (Greek Now) Book 1 and Workbook 1 (part a)

You can purchase all the books on the following websites: or


Preparatory Course: Certificate of Attainment in Greek, Levels A1 and A2

Instructor: TBA

A1 elementary knowledge of Greek Language for children, ages 8-12

A1 elementary knowledge of Greek Language for teenagers and adults

A2 basic knowledge of Greek Language

This course is open to students who have completed three or more years of Modern Greek Language Study. According to the program of the Center for the Attainment in Greek, candidates of Levels A1 and A2 should understand conversations about everyday matters, public announcements, simple advertisements, notes, programs and instructions. Students will also practice simple, everyday interactions such as greetings, introducing themselves and others, apologizing, expressing positive or negative feelings, inviting, making suggestions, etc. The grammatical and syntactic topics related to these forms of communication will be emphasized. Students will practice writing skills for composing simple letters, notes, and descriptions. Graduate students from OCS are encouraged to participate in this class, to maintain, enhance and retain the knowledge of the Greek Language they have attained. The “Certificate of Attainment in Modern Greek Language, Level A” may satisfy the requirement of World Languages in many Colleges and Universities. This may allow up to 6 college credits, a significant amount of savings in tuition costs.

Mandatory book

Karakirgiou, M. & Panagiotidou, B.

Click on Greek. Learning Method of Greek as a Second/Foreign Language. Levels A1 and A2

Athens: Center for the Greek Language


Cancellation of Low Enrollment Classes
All courses are offered contingent upon minimum enrollment requirements. OCS reserves the right to cancel low-enrollment courses when necessary. You will receive a full refund if the course is cancelled after the second class meeting, or you may transfer to another course on a space-available basis. Refunds will not be made after the second class meeting, for any other reason, except cancellation of the course by OCS. In that event, refund will be in proportion to remaining class meetings.

For information, please contact Mr. George Righos or call 302-655-5760.

Educational Links

Embassy of Greece
Embassy of Cyprus
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
Center for the Greek Language
Hellenic Cosmos Cultural Centre
BBC Learn Greek
Visit Greece
Filoglossia: Learning Greek as a foreign language
Lexilogos, Ancient Greek Dictionary
Modern Greek Dictionary