Fall 2019 - GRK 192 D100

Modern Greek for Beginners Level II (3)

Class Number: 10642

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    Location: TBA

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Oct 18, 2019
    12:30 PM – 2:00 PM
    AQ 3148.1, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    GRK 191 or equivalent.



Basic introduction to the Greek language for students who have developed the necessary foundations from GRK 191. Continues to introduce basic grammar and students will develop their ability to interact in basic communicative events. Writing, speaking, and the cultural context of the language are also covered. Students with credit for GRK 160 or LANG 160 may not take this course for further credit.


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). 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). There is no textbook for this course. Other than this introduction, all the materials students need for learning Greek are available through the online platform Odysseas. 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 191, will cover level A1, enabling students to take the equivalent formal exam and potentially acquiring their first language certificate in Greek. Students should expect to dedicate approximately six to 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.

Prerequisite: GRK 191 or equivalent, determined by an-in person language placement test. Please contact the instructor for arrangements.


  • Homework Assignments (Week 1-12) 15%
  • Supervised In-Class Midterm Examination (Week 7) 40%
  • Supervised In-Class Final Examination 45%


Exam Policies All exams will take place in computer labs, under supervision (Burnaby Campus). Students are not allowed to use any notes, materials or electronic devices while taking exams. It is the student’s responsibility to familiarize themselves with SFU’s Academic Honesty and Student Conduct Policies (listed below).  

University Policies on Academic Honesty and Resources According to SFU’s Student Academic Integrity Policy: “Academic integrity is a cornerstone of the development and acquisition of knowledge, and a commitment to six fundamental values: honesty, trust, fairness, respect, responsibility, and courage.  Academic integrity includes a commitment not to engage in or tolerate acts of falsification, misrepresentation, or deception – acts which violate the fundamental ethical principles of the University community and compromise the worth of work completed by others. The terms “academic integrity” and “academic honesty” are used interchangeably in this policy. […] Each student is responsible for their own conduct as it affects the University community.” For more, see: https://www.sfu.ca/policies/gazette/student/s10-01.html  

Students should make sure to visit the following links, in order to familiarize themselves with University policies and academic standards, practices:



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

Registrar Notes:

SFU’s Academic Integrity web site http://www.sfu.ca/students/academicintegrity.html is filled with information on what is meant by academic dishonesty, where you can find resources to help with your studies and the consequences of cheating.  Check out the site for more information and videos that help explain the issues in plain English.

Each student is responsible for his or her conduct as it affects the University community.  Academic dishonesty, in whatever form, is ultimately destructive of the values of the University. Furthermore, it is unfair and discouraging to the majority of students who pursue their studies honestly. Scholarly integrity is required of all members of the University. http://www.sfu.ca/policies/gazette/student/s10-01.html