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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.

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 

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

Contact time

Classes are three hours a week, split into a two-hour and a one-hour session on different days. You need to attend all three hours every week.

Classes run in weeks two to 11 in the autumn term, weeks one to 11 in spring term and weeks one and two of the summer term, with a final exam in the university-wide exam period in the summer term.

You will be required to attend classes in person. If you will be studying abroad or undertaking a placement during term time, please contact the IWLP Admin Office by emailing before submitting your application, as this may affect whether you can take the module.

Taking an IWLP module as part of your degree (for 20 credits)?

  • If you are in the first year of your course (Part 1 or postgraduate taught), select your language through online module selection. You will receive an email with instructions on how to progress your application; this may take a few days to arrive. Once you have received your email, log back into the student portal and declare your prior knowledge. If the online module selection window has closed, speak to your support centre about changing your module choices.
  • If you are a returning student (Parts 2, 3 and 4), speak to your support centre for advice on how to change your module choices.


During the enrolment process, you may be asked to complete a placement test


Taking an IWLP module but not as part of your degree (as non-credit)?

Complete the non-credit application form and if you have prior experience of the language, please also submit a placement test so that we can assess your language level and place you in the right class.

Please note on-credit applications open at the beginning of September.

If you are unsure or have any further queries please contact the IWLP Admin Office by emailing or phoning 0118 378 7318. 



  • No additional fees are required for IWLP modules if you are a current undergraduate or postgraduate taught student taking IWLP modules as part of your 120 or 180 credits for the year (with permission from your School in your module specifications).
  • Please note that there are no non-credit fees for Modern Greek as classes are subsidised by the Greek government.


We hope you will enjoy your IWLP module. If, however, there is a reason you need to withdraw, you will need to complete the IWLP withdrawal form and email it to We cannot remove you from our records until we have received this form, even if you have told your home department/tutor.

If you are taking your IWLP module non-credit, you can withdraw before Friday of Week 4 in the autumn term without being charged. For any non-credit withdrawal after this date, you will need to pay the full £340.