Modern Greek (Elinika) is spoken by about 12 million people, principally in Greece and Cyprus, and in various Greek communities scattered throughout the world. It is one of the 24 official languages of the European Union. Greek is an Indo-European language; however, unlike French or German, it has no close relatives among modern European languages.

Learning Modern Greek

The language we teach is descended from Ancient, or Classical, Greek – it still uses the same 24 letters of the alphabet, but there have been considerable changes in the way the language is pronounced and in the grammar, syntax and, of course, vocabulary. Beginners will find that a good many Modern Greek words and roots are already familiar to them from our scientific and technical vocabulary. A knowledge of Ancient Greek can be helpful, but it is by no means a prerequisite. Most of our Greek learners will be approaching Greek as a modern language in its own right, and emphasis, as with all of our courses, will be on developing effective communication skills, both oral and written.

Learning Greek for business

Business Language Training’s Greek department specialises in the teaching of Greek to those who need it for their work. At all levels of proficiency, training is based on building fluency and spontaneity as well as developing good listening and reading comprehension skills in different commercial and social settings. All of our course participants will improve their understanding of the associate culture as well as their knowledge of the language.

Our Greek trainers

Our Greek trainers are all native speakers of Greek, qualified teachers and university graduates. Their knowledge of their own language, expertise in teaching it and resourcefulness in gathering and exploiting relevant teaching materials ensures that every Greek course we deliver is challenging, up-to-date and relevant to the commercial needs of our clients.


Many of our course participants in Greek incorporate an externally moderated business language examination in their course. Please contact us for information about the Greek examinations available to you.

More information

For more information about our Greek courses, please contact us.