Lifelong Learning

Lifelong Learning Office (LLO) is offering a course to students who are interested in studying Ancient Greek.

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Course Content:

τὰ γράμματα;

  • Introduction to Ancient Greek and its civilization
  • Introduction to the Greek alphabet: the consonants
  • Introduction to the Greek alphabet: the vowels and stresses
  • Reading exercises
Theme 1 – τί ἐστιν;

  • basics of Greek conversation
Theme 2 – τίς ἐστιν; 

  • introduction of people;
  • the Greek gods
Theme 3 – τί ποιεῖ; 

  • introduction to verbs and actions;
  • names of animals
Theme 4 – τίς εἶ; 

  • introduction to basic ‘who are you?’ conversation
Theme 5 – χαῖρε; 

  • Greetings and forms of identification

Learning Outcomes:

  • have mastered the Greek Alphabet and Writing System
  • master the most basic rules of syntactic agreement
  • use the nominative and the accusative
  • see the present Indicative
  • have acquired a very basic vocabulary (ca. 100 words)


Instructor:Roberto Ceolin PhD
Date:18 April to 06 June 2023
Time:Tue, Thu 19:00 – 21:00
Duration:30 Hours (15 Sessions)
Location:Saint Joseph Seminary Campus
Language:Greek supplemented with English
Delivery of Mode:Face-to-face Lecture
Tuition Fee:MOP2,000
Targeted Participants:Interested parties

Biography of Speaker:

Roberto Ceolin, MA (Conim.), MPhil, DPhil (Oxon.) was educated in Coimbra, Salamanca, Salzburg and Oxford. He wrote his doctoral thesis on the Greek verb. He has taught Latin and Greek, as well as courses on historical and synchronic linguistics, in Salamanca, Salzburg and Oxford. At present he teaches ancient languages at the Faculty of Theology-USJ, Macau.


Note: This course has been submitted for D.S.E.D.J. 2020-2023 Continuing Education Development Subsidy Scheme; the Lifelong Learning Public Programmes Tuition Fee Discount Policy (LLO-529) is NOT available for applying for this course.


A three-step flow of “Registration, Notification, Enrolment” applies.

Applicants should first register (through methods listed in the “Registration” section on our website) during the application period of a Programme. Accepted Registrants will be notified through SMS and they must complete the application process in person during the period mentioned in the SMS, with a valid copy of Macao Resident ID Card.

A certificate of completion will be issued for participants fulfilling an attendance rate of 70%.

Withdrawal applications must follow stated policies.

Remark: Programmes may be cancelled due to insufficient registration.