Spring 2021 - GRK 291 D900

Modern Greek Intermediate Level I (3)

Class Number: 6408

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:


  • Exam Times + Location:

    Apr 28, 2021
    12:00 PM – 3:00 PM

  • Prerequisites:

    GRK 192 or equivalent.



This course will continue developing students’ Greek language skills so that they can communicate in situations that extend beyond the basic level. The course will cover various intermediate-level grammatical structures, including the mediopassive voice for verbs, irregular classes of nouns, and the structure of subordinate sentences. Students will also receive training in speaking, reading and writing. Students with credit for GRK 210 or LANG 210 may not take this course for further credit.


PLEASE NOTE: This course is online/remote (asynchronous). Office hours, held weekly, could include opportunities for practice; this will be determined at the beginning of the term, after consultation with students. 

The aim of this course is to develop students' Greek language skills so that they communicate in situations that extend beyond the basic level. All course materials are available through the online platform Odysseas. Online content is divided into Units that include the following sections: Texts (with content relating to contemporary life in the city, culture, entertainment, travel, employment, simple newspaper article), Vocabulary, Grammar and Culture (references to music, art, monuments, mythology, cultural life in the city). 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 292, will cover level A2. Students should expect to dedicate minimum 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. 

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


  • Homework Assignments 30%
  • Oral Component 20%
  • Presentation 20%
  • Supervised Final 30%



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

Registrar Notes:


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Teaching at SFU in spring 2021 will be conducted primarily through remote methods. There will be in-person course components in a few exceptional cases where this is fundamental to the educational goals of the course. Such course components will be clearly identified at registration, as will course components that will be “live” (synchronous) vs. at your own pace (asynchronous). Enrollment acknowledges that remote study may entail different modes of learning, interaction with your instructor, and ways of getting feedback on your work than may be the case for in-person classes. To ensure you can access all course materials, we recommend you have access to a computer with a microphone and camera, and the internet. In some cases your instructor may use Zoom or other means requiring a camera and microphone to invigilate exams. If proctoring software will be used, this will be confirmed in the first week of class.

Students with hidden or visible disabilities who believe they may need class or exam accommodations, including in the current context of remote learning, are encouraged to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu.ca or 778-782-3112).