Fall 2021 - GRK 211 D100

Intermediate Modern Greek II (3)

Class Number: 7173

Delivery Method: In Person


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  • Prerequisites:

    GRK 200 (or GRK 291) or equivalent.



Follows GRK 200. Students will receive further training in speaking, reading, and writing, with extensive reference to Greek culture. (A2 level of CEFR completed) Students with credit for GRK 260, GRK 292 or LANG 260 may not take this course for further credit.


PLEASE NOTE: Course delivery is entirely online, with weekly Zoom tutorials on Mondays 10:30 - 11:20 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 complete course assignments using 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 200, 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 Exam 20%
  • Presentation 10%
  • Term Project 20%
  • Supervised in-class Final Examination 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.