Adult Courses & Dance

At the Greek School of Coventry, we believe that learning never ends, which is why it is never too late to start learning a new language! Our adult students follow a fun, easy to learn curriculum specifically tailored to their level and needs so why not join them? We also offer Greek dance lessons for all levels, so that you can learn to speak Greek and dance too!

Adult Greek Language Lessons

The Greek language is steeped in rich history, with roots as far back as the thirteenth century BCE through the Mycenaean civilisation. It holds an important place in the histories of Europe, with the longest documented history of any other language of the Indo-European family of languages and 34 centuries of written records, so surely, this is a huge legacy for all of modern civilisation to keep and to enrich!

Beautifully melodic with poetic meaning, you’ll be surprised at how easy it is to learn, especially as so many Greek words have been widely used in other languages, in fields such as mathematics, astronomy and philosophy. Greek word elements in common with Latin words are the foundation of the scientific and technical modern vocabulary.

Our curriculum includes conversational Greek, invaluable for those holidays in Greece and the Greek Islands.

At The Greek School of Coventry, adult Greek language lessons are available at beginners, post beginners, intermediate, post intermediate and advanced levels. Lessons will cover Speaking/communicating in Greek, Greek grammar, reading, writing Greek/Cypriot culture and civilisation.

All our teachers are qualified to teach Greek, with experience in teaching Greek as a foreign language. Lessons operate on a pay as you go basis at £12 per lesson and the times and durations for the different levels are as follows.

*Special courses of Modern Greek Literature and Culture, and of Ancient Greek/Latin are also available upon request.

1 x 2 hour class per week (plus some independent learning)

Every Tuesdays from 18:30 to 20:30

The beginner’s level course provides a basic knowledge of the structure and vocabulary of the language by developing listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. Topics covered include:

  • Learning the Greek alphabet
  • Learning to read and write
  • Grammar – nouns, gender, number and case
  • Verbs – past/present tense
  • Numbers
  • Prepositions
  • Personal pronouns
  • Agreement of adjectives
  • Idiomatic usage

Simple, everyday language tasks will start to become familiar and topics covered include:

  • Greetings & introductions
  • Ordering food & drinks
  • Meeting people
  • Shopping and asking for directions
  • Travel & transport
  • Booking rooms & reserving tickets
  • Time & calendar
  • Holidays

These and other topics will also develop during later levels.

1 x 2 hour class per week (plus some independent learning)

Every Thursdays from 18:30 to 20:30

At this level, your grasp of the basic language will improve, as well as your ability to understand what people are saying. More complex grammar will also be introduced as well as:

  • Numbers in Greek
  • Phonetics/letter patterns
  • Developing further skills for conversing in Greek
  • Understanding frequently used words and phrases

At beginners level, you will have learnt simple, everyday language, and this continues at post-beginners level so that you can hold simple conversations with ease and confidence.

1 x 2 hour class per week (plus some independent learning)

Every Wednesdays from 18:00 to 20:00

If you already speak and understand Greek on a basic level but feel unsure about using the language, (through conversations or reading Greek) the intermediate stage might be the ideal starting point for you and it also follows on from the post beginner’s level for those who started there. At this level, the course expands in the following ways:

  • Advanced Grammar topics such as looking at future and past tenses / personal pronouns / verbs etc
  • Extending the vocabulary and strategies needed to describe and narrate
  • Dialogue – following, longer, more complex conversations
  • Asking questions, describing people, places, travel vocabulary and more

1 x 2 hour class per week (plus some independent learning)

Every Fridays from 18:00 to 20:00

Developing your use of the Greek language continues at this level and you will be able to communicate more fluently and with confidence. Topics covered include:

  • Practising syntactical and grammatical linguistic rules
  • Further development of everyday Greek language

Developing your vocabulary and grammar

  • regular/irregular verbs, adverbs
  • nouns, adjectives, pronouns
  • genitive/accusative, possession

1 x 2 hour class per week (plus some independent learning)

Every Fridays from 18:00 to 20:00

At advanced level, students will set their own pace to develop their Greek language skills and concentrate on topics that interest them with the help of their teacher. You will, by now, be able to communicate fluently and be able to delve into other, interesting areas such as aspects of Greek history and culture, travel and the generation gap (for example), but most importantly, this level allows you to choose your interests for further learning.

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Adult Greek Dance Lessons

The Greek School of Coventry offers traditional dance lessons for all ages, specialising in dances from all the regions of Greece & Cyprus. We teach and promote traditional dance through a fun and lively class atmosphere.

Our aim is not only to teach Greek dancing to all those with an interest and passion to learn with us, but also to ensure that we keep the authentic, traditional Greek dancing and music alive.

Our dance repertoire features dances from the following regions:

  • Greece
  • EpirusThrace
  • Macedonia
  • Thessaly
  • Peloponnesos
  • Islands
  • Crete
  • Ionian Islands
  • Cycladic Islands
  • Dodecanese Islands
  • Northern Aegean Islands
  • Cyprus
  • Asia Minor and Constantinople

If you would like to know more about our Greek Dancing timetable for either children or adults, please contact us. We welcome dancers of all levels, so even if you have never danced before, don’t worry, we’ll teach you everything you need to know!

*Greek Dance Lessons: Saturdays (during term time) 2-3pm *Private dance lessons at a time to suit you are also available on request.

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"The dance, of all the arts, is the one that most influences the soul. Dancing is divine in its nature and is the gift of the gods"

Plato