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Coursework in Modern Greek

The University of Rhode Island currently offers four courses in Modern Greek:

  • LAN191: Beginning Modern Greek 1 (Fall Semesters ONLY)
  • LAN192: Beginning Modern Greek 2 (Spring Semesters ONLY)
  • LAN193: Intermediate Modern Greek 1 (Fall Semesters ONLY)
  • LAN194: Intermediate Modern Greek 2 (Spring Semesters ONLY)

The beginning level focuses on fundamentals of grammar and pronunciation, exercises in reading, writing, and conversation.

The intermediate level focuses on development of facility in reading narrative and expository prose, exercises in grammar, listening comprehension, and speaking.


  • LAN191: None.
  • LAN192: Modern Greek 191 or equivalent.
  • LAN193: Modern Greek 192 or equivalent.
  • LAN194: Modern Greek 193 or equivalent.

About the Language

Modern Greek is the language of the inheritors of a 5,000 year-old civilization. It is the oldest written language among all Indo-European languages; its earliest record is in Mycenaean Linear B dating to the 15th Century BCE. It is the language today of a vibrant nation on the borders of Europe and Asia.

About Greece

Greece is a land of contrast: picturesque islands, rugged mountains, isolated rural villages, and modern citites. Every aspect of this amazing country reveals the diversity, complexity, enthusiasm, and intensity with which life is lived in Greece. With a single glance, one can easily discern the ancient world, Byzantine culture, and contemporary pragmatism. Here you can learn about classical civilization, walk through ancient streets, share the passion of local politics, see the Parthenon, the original Olympic stadium, and much more!

Study Abroad in Greece!

The summer program on Rhodes takes place on the Island of Rhodes in July each year, and offers study of Greek myth and the culture of ancient Greece, including visits to archaeological sites.

The University of the Aegean offers semester-long or full-year programs on the Island of Rhodes. It offers a variety of coursee in such fields as Marine Biology, Ecology, Oceanography, Environmental Policy, and Underwater Archaeology.

For more information, please contact Daniel Carpenter.