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Modern Greek

Courses Offered

  • Modern Greek 1: GREEKM 0101 (Formerly LING 0231)
  • Modern Greek 2: GREEKM 0102 (Formerly LING 0232)
  • Modern Greek 3: GREEKM 0103 (Formerly LING 0233)
  • Modern Greek 4: GREEKM 0104 (Formerly LING 0234)
  • Modern Greek 5: GREEKM 1901 (Independent Study - please contact instructor for pemrission number)
  • Modern Greek 6: GREEKM 1901 (Independent Study - please contact instructor for permission number)


Areti Papanastasiou


About Modern Greek

Greek has given Europe its name and English 25% of its vocabulary.  If you understand what theater, music, and history mean, you know more Greek than you think.
Reaching back to a continuous documented history of more than 3,000 years, Modern Greek is today a language of unique expressiveness and communicative power.  At the University of Pittsburgh, you have the chance to sharpen your communication skills and expand your linguistic horizons by immersing yourself in one of our introductory, intermediate or advanced level Modern Greek courses. Taught by native speaker, Areti Papanastasiou, our courses explore language within the cultural context within which it is used.  Whether fulfilling your language requirements, connecting with your heritage, or simply curious about the places and sounds of your childhood myths, take Modern Greek and embark on an exciting language journey!
Sign up for a certificate in Global Studies, European Union Studies, REES , or Western European Studies , and use Greek to fulfill your language requirement. Aim for a Bachelor of Philosophy in International and Area Studies and use the three-year sequence of Modern Greek to reach your goal. Fund your summer language study in Greece and Cyprus by applying for a Fulbright or a Nationality Room Scholarship. Take Modern Greek and set out on a voyage full of discovery! See you in class!

Our Modern Greek classes are aligned with the Common European Framework that forms the basis for the Ellinomatheia/Ελληνομάθεια, (the Certificate of Attainment in Greek).


Σα βγεις στον πηγαιμό για την Ιθάκη,
να εύχεσαι νάναι μακρύς ο δρόμος,
γεμάτος περιπέτειες, γεμάτος γνώσεις.
As you set out for Ithaka,
hope the voyage is a long one,
full of adventure, full of discovery.

C.P.Cavafy(1863-1933), Ithaka (1911)


Scholarship Opportunities for Students of Modern Greek (undergraduate and graduate)

  • Greek Room Committee Undergrad Scholarship


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