Fall 2021 - GRK 100 D100

Introductory Modern Greek I (3)

Class Number: 7109

Delivery Method: In Person


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    Dec 9, 2021
    7:00 PM – 10:00 PM



Introduction to Greek for students with no prior experience in that language. Introduces basic grammar and oral and written skills alongside key concepts from Greek civilization. (A1.1 level of CEFR) Students with credit for GRK 110, GRK 191 or LANG 110 may not take this course for further credit.


PLEASE NOTE: Course delivery is entirely online, with weekly Zoom tutorials on Fridays, 9:30 - 10:20 am. 

This course serves as an introduction to Modern Greek language for students with no prior experience with the language. Students will be introduced to basic grammatical structures and will develop their ability to interact in basic communicative events. Students will acquire core skills in writing, speaking (spoken interaction, production) and understanding (listening and reading) Greek. There is no textbook for this course; students will instead have access to material provided through an online platform. The course curriculum and standards for language proficiency are based on the internationally recognized Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: Learning, teaching, assessment (CEFR), created by the Language Policy Programme of the Council of Europe. CEFR has set six competence levels for European languages such as Greek, starting with A1 for beginners. This course, together with GRK 111, will cover material from level A1. Students should expect to dedicate approximately eight hours to the course, on a weekly basis, in order to familiarize themselves with the material and to complete online assignments.  The course relies on self-regulated learning, granting students flexibility in acquiring competence-based skills in the Greek language, with the ongoing guidance and support of their tutor (tutorials).

Students who are unsure about their language level and suitability for the course should contact the instructor to arrange a placement test: dkotsovi@sfu.ca


  • Homework Assignments 15%
  • Supervised Online Oral Exam 15%
  • Participation 14%
  • Supervised Midterm Examination 20%
  • Supervised Final Examination 20%
  • Term Project 16%



Delivery of this course will take place online; there are no texts required.

Registrar Notes:


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