Modern Greek/Lesson plan

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The lessons shall focus on practical usage of Greek. According to the Bite-sized Language Lessons approach, not more than 15 mandatory new words shall be introduced per lesson, however there can be large sections of optional vocabulary that won't be required for the later lessons. The grammar section shall also be short and not introduce too much at once. Only use grammar terms if you have to or in such a way that the average person can understand the explanation even without having heard the term before.

Lessons and contents:

  1. Greetings and "How are you?" conversation. Grammar: είμαι, είσαι and/or είστε; forming questions: yes/no questions and question-word (πως) questions.
  2. Introducing yourself: name, nationality, profession... Grammar: the definite article (Nominative only). -ος and -α or -η (not both, to avoid confusion), possibly also -ο, as endings of names, nouns and adjectives.
  3. Introducing others / talking about others' situation. Maybe add sentence structure like "Είμαι απο την..." or "Είναι στο ...". the word μου to allow for a more interesting conversation. Grammar: the remaining forms of είμαι. δεν if it hasn't been introduced so far. Plural Nominative of adjectives if unavoidable.
  4. Talking about your hobbies or the languages you can speak. Grammar: a maximum of 3 forms of regular present tense, 1st or 2nd conjugation regular active, no Aorist.
  5. Talking about the weather. Grammar: the rest of regular present tense
  6. Asking for the way. Grammar: υπαρχει, indefinite articles
  7. In a cafe. Grammar: Accusative singular, maybe low numbers
  8. Shopping for fruit or the like. Grammar: Accusative plural, numbers
  9. Asking for / Telling the time. Grammar: numbers to 12 or 30.
  10. Regular activities. Days of the week, more about the time, κάθε
  11. A day in the life of ... . Grammar: regular reflexive / "mediopassive" verbs
  12. Asking somebody out. Grammar: Aorist
  13. Writing a post card or a letter home. Grammar: past tense.

This is not 100% definite yet, the order may have to be changed or new lessons inserted if there is too much of a jump in vocabulary / grammar from one lesson to the next. Particularly the later lessons are more of a rough estimate of how to use an aspect of grammar in a practical situation than. However, the content of the first few lessons is fairly confirmed and the others can only be confirmed once the previous ones have been written.