Welcome to the Self-Access Centre materials database

The SAC is here to pro­vide you with op­por­tu­ni­ties to study Greek out­side class time. If you need ad­vice and guid­ance on what to study, you should talk to your class tu­tor, who will help you iden­tify your strengths and weak­nesses and make rec­om­men­da­tions on what to study.

A bit about the language

Greek (ελληνικά) is an in­de­pen­dent branch of the Indo-Eu­ro­pean fam­ily of lan­guages. Na­tive to the south­ern Balkans, it has the longest doc­u­mented his­tory of any Indo-Eu­ro­pean lan­guage, span­ning 34 cen­turies of writ­ten records. In its an­cient form, it is the lan­guage of clas­si­cal an­cient Greek lit­er­a­ture and the New Tes­ta­ment of the Chris­t­ian Bible. In its mod­ern form, it is the of­fi­cial lan­guage of Greece and Cyprus and one of the 28 of­fi­cial lan­guages of the Eu­ro­pean Union. Spo­ken by ap­prox­i­mately 13 mil­lion peo­ple, in­clud­ing mi­nor­ity and em­i­grant com­mu­ni­ties in nu­mer­ous parts of the world, its writ­ten form uses the Greek al­pha­bet.