Fall 2021 - GRK 111 D100

Introductory Modern Greek II (3)

Class Number: 7168

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:


  • Exam Times + Location:

    Dec 20, 2021
    7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

  • Prerequisites:

    GRK 100 (or GRK 191) or equivalent.



Follows GRK 100. Continues introduction to the Greek language for students who have developed the necessary foundations from GRK 100. Students will develop writing and conversational skills, while learning more about the cultural context of the language. (A1 level of CEFR completed) Students with credit for GRK 160, GRK 192 or LANG 160 may not take this course for further credit.


PLEASE NOTE: Course delivery is entirely online, with weekly Zoom tutorials on Fridays 10:30 - 11:20 am.

This course serves as an advanced introduction to Modern Greek language. It enables students to develop necessary skills in understanding – both when listening and reading Greek – expressions, short, simple dialogues and texts relating to ones’ self and their immediate surroundings (for example, people, places, names, notices). There is no textbook for this course; students will instead have access to material provided through an online platform. Each Unit includes four sections: Texts (with content relating to daily life tasks), Vocabulary (highlighting a range of useful expressions and words students can use in different occasions), Grammar (basic grammar rules and structures, with several examples) and Culture (references to ancient and modern Greece, monuments, figures, cultural production) offering opportunities to students for practising their skills (spoken interaction and production, writing). 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 100, cover material from level A1. 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%
  • Participation 14%
  • Supervised Online Oral Exam 15%
  • 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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Teaching at SFU in fall 2021 will involve primarily in-person instruction, with approximately 70 to 80 per cent of classes in person/on campus, with safety plans in place.  Whether your course will be in-person or through remote methods will be clearly identified in the schedule of classes.  You will also know at enrollment whether remote course components will be “live” (synchronous) or at your own pace (asynchronous).

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Students with hidden or visible disabilities who may need class or exam accommodations, including in the context of remote learning, are advised to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu.ca or 778-782-3112) as early as possible in order to prepare for the fall 2021 term.