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Intermediate Greek

Our Intermediate Greek short course is a study of the Greek language for students who have completed the Introduction to Ancient Greek course or an equivalent (Greek to GCSE standard). The course aims to develop your knowledge of Greek grammar and widen your vocabulary, enabling you to master regular syntactical constructions and read standard Attic Greek texts. The course covers sections 17-29 of Balme and Lawall’s Athenaze II.

By the end of the course you should be able to understand all syntactical constructions covered in these units and demonstrate your ability by translating from Greek into English and from English into Greek. In addition to the coursebook work, you will study a short unadapted text and practise reading and translating Attic Greek texts at sight.

This short course can be taken as a stand-alone course or it may be available as part of a Certificate of Higher Education.

30 credits at level 4

  • Entry requirements

    Entry requirements

    Most of our short courses have no formal entry requirements and are open to all students. You may have to fulfil specific prerequisites for some intermediate-level or advanced-level courses, but these will be specified where relevant.

    Visa requirements

    If you are not from the European Economic Area (EEA) and/or Switzerland and you are coming to study in the UK, you may need to apply for a visa.

    The visa you apply for varies according to the length of your course:

    • Courses of more than six months' duration.
    • Courses of less than six months' duration.
    • Pre-sessional English language courses.

    International students who require a Tier 4 visa should apply for our full-time courses (with the exception of modular enrolment certificates of higher education and graduate certificates), as these qualify for Tier 4 sponsorship. If you are living in the UK on a Tier 4 visa, you will not be eligible to enrol as a student on Birkbeck's part-time courses (with the exception of some modules).

    For full information, read our visa information for international students page.

  • How to apply

    How to apply

    You enrol directly onto the classes you would like to take, using the Enrol Now link below. Classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis - so apply early. If you wish to take more than one short course, you can select each one separately and then enrol onto them together via our online application portal. There is usually no formal selection process, although some modules may have prerequisites and/or other requirements, which will be specified where relevant.

First class: Fri 09-Oct-20 6pm-8pm

Class code SSHC323S4AAA