Fall 2022 - GRK 211 B100

Intermediate Modern Greek II (3)

Class Number: 7225

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Location: TBA

  • Prerequisites:

    GRK 200 (or GRK 291) or equivalent.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

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.

COURSE DETAILS:

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 Canvas and an online platform. Each week, students of this course will be presented with new texts (ranging from simple newspaper articles to ads, or descriptions of events); grammar (nouns, adjectives, the use of cases, irregular verbs, examples and opportunities for practice); cultural references (samples of Greek literature, art, theatre, cinema) 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 class will meet weekly, to cover important components of the assigned material; the course also entails 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).

STUDENT SUITABILITY FOR THIS COURSE

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

Grading

  • Homework Assignments 20%
  • Quizzes 20%
  • Oral Exam 10%
  • Presentation 15%
  • Term Project 15%
  • Final Examination 20%

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

There are no texts required; all materials will be available on Canvas and an online platform.


Registrar Notes:

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