Fall 2021 - GRK 200 D100

Intermediate Modern Greek I (3)

Class Number: 7170

Delivery Method: In Person


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  • Prerequisites:

    GRK 111 (or GRK 192) or equivalent.



Follows GRK 111. Develops Greek language skills so that students can communicate in situations extending beyond the basic levels of speaking and writing. The course introduces various intermediate-level grammatical structures and references Greek cultural outlooks. (A2.1 level of CEFR) Students with credit for GRK 210, GRK 291 or LANG 210 may not take this course for further credit.


PLEASE NOTE: Course delivery is entirely online, with weekly Zoom tutorials Mondays 9:30 – 10:20 am.

The aim of this course is to further develop students' Greek language skills in listening, reading, speaking and writing. There is no textbook for this course; students will instead have access to material provided through an online platform. Each Unit of this course includes three sections: Texts (ranging from simple newspaper articles to ads, or descriptions of events, places), Grammar (nouns, adjectives, the use of cases, irregular verbs, examples and opportunities for practice) and Culture (samples of writing about Greek literature, history) 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 211, covers material from level A2. The course includes 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 30%
  • Online Oral Component 20%
  • Participation 10%
  • Supervised Final Examination 20%
  • Term Project 20%



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.