You and your group can be trained by our native speaker qualified Greek teachers, and can meet at your place of work or home at a time convenient to you. Tutorials can take place any day of the week, including weekends, and can be scheduled for the morning, afternoon or evening. If your home or office is not suitable for you, you can attend the lesson at the teacher's offices. You will be provided with all relevant lesson materials.
These Greek lessons are more general in nature and are targeted at students with a whole range of different needs. While all beginners level students can expect to cover Survival Greek - required for short visits to a country where English may not be spoken and/or the intention is to make good contacts with the local population, students then generally progress in different directions depending on their needs. Typical students include those buying property overseas, spouses of overseas nationals, people about to set off on that long-awaited world trip, Greek culture enthusiasts and those who are keen to pass a particular Greek examination.
Greek lessons of this type are aimed towards those that need to learn Greek to aid them with their employment. For those just starting out, it is integral to learn basic greetings and business etiquette; and reading and writing can be adopted once the simple precepts are out of the way. Success has come from students who are involved in import/export, international negotiations and acquisitions, those seeking jobs in multinational companies, and those working with foreign colleagues, academia and bureaucracy. Just our most basic beginners lesson will have the student finishing the lesson with basic telephone/e-mail skills in Greek, as well as survival Greek should a short stay in the country be needed.
2 or more people can benefit studying Greek together as these Greek lessons are also offered to groups (Two-to-One Greek Lesson or Small Group In-Company Greek Lesson). Every student must have the same degree of knowledge of the language, the same business or language needs and the ability to study at the same time and place as everybody else. The booking has to be made for all students at the same time. Listen & Learn do not advocate group sessions of more than 6-8 people, though Taster Greek Lessons can be experienced by up to 12 people.
The Greek language has evolved plenty since ancient times - Modern Greek is actually the 5th incarnation of the language
In a lot of respects, Modern Greek is a developed version of Ancient Greek, yet it has lost much of its complexity, including the dative case, the optative mood, the infinitive, and participles
The Greek alphabet has been employed by Greeks since around 800BC