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 in which it is used. Whether you are 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!
Six levels of Modern Greek as well as a Modern Greek culture course are offered. For more information, please click here.
Why Study Greek?
- Connect with your heritage
- Sharpen your communication skills
- Prepare for study and travel abroad
- Expand your career potential
- Become a world citizen
Use Modern Greek to Earn Pitt Credentials
- Modern Greek Minor
- Certificate In European Union Studies
- Certificate in Transatlantic Studies
- Global Studies Certificate
- Related Concentration in European and Eurasian Studies
- Certificate in West European Studies
- Russian and East European Studies Certificate
- General Education Requirements
- BPHIL in IAS-Global Studies Track
Modern Greek Outside the Classroom
Do you already speak some Greek? Join us at Greek Table to meet other speakers and practice conversation! Fridays from 2:00-4:00 at the Porch on Forbes.
What do Students Say?
"I learned how language and bilingualism can help unlock new ways of thought, and new approaches to previously complex issues in day to day life." -Nicholas, '12
"I wanted to study Greek in college so that I could connect personally with my family and my Greek identity. This class gave me that!" -Maria, '14
"I have traveled a lot since graduation and have found that my knowledge of Greek has come in handy throughout many parts of the world." -Chris, '13