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Modern Greek is spoken by at least 13 million people today in Greece, Cyprus and the Greek diaspora.  The Greek language has the longest documented history of any Indo-European language, spanning 34 centuries of written records.

What's it like to learn Modern Greek with the IWLP?

More than 50,000 words in English are derived from the Greek language, so you already speak some Greek, but just don't know it yet! As well as learning a new language, studying Modern Greek with the IWLP will enable you to explore democracy, theatre, poetry, mythology, art and the beautiful Aegean islands.

Read posts from former students on our blog. You can also read about how you’ll learn on an IWLP module and the reasons why you should take an IWLP module.

Students of IWLP Modern Greek may also get the chance for some extra-curricular activities, such as film screenings. You can also join a society and learn more about Hellenic culture.

How do I sign up?

For detailed information, see our how to apply page. New students arriving for their first year who want to take IWLP for credit need to request to take the module via their support centre before week two of Semester 1. Existing students who want to take an IWLP module for credit in the following academic year need to sign up via RISIS module selection in April. All non-credit students must submit the non-credit application formplease note that non-credit applications open in September, and that the non-credit Modern Greek course is funded by the Greek government, so the non-credit fee does not apply. 

Placement test

If you have any previous knowledge of Modern Greek, you must complete the placement test so that we can put you in the correct stage please note that the placement test is only open from April to October.

Modules available


This beginner’s module is for students who have no prior knowledge or virtually no knowledge of Modern Greek. This module will provide an introduction to Modern Greek, concentrating on its use in familiar, everyday situations. Students will acquire a basic understanding of the language and the ability to communicate at a survival level.

Modern Greek 1 module description


This post-beginner module is for students who have some basic knowledge of Modern Greek, such as that acquired by attending LA1PG1 or equivalent. Students will increase their ability to communicate in Modern Greek by consolidating and building on their existing knowledge of language necessary for everyday situations.

Modern Greek 2 module description 


This lower-intermediate module is for students who have some previous knowledge of Greek, such as that acquired by attending LA1PK2 or equivalent. Students will increase their ability to communicate in Greek through engagement with a range of socially relevant and interesting topics, such as ecology and the climate crisis, modern literature and historical landmarks, and a short research project.

Modern Greek 3 module description

If you wish to take Modern Greek at a higher level than we currently offer, contact us at