Spring 2023 - GRK 111 B100

Introductory Modern Greek II (3)

Class Number: 7392

Delivery Method: Blended


  • Course Times + Location:

    Location: TBA

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Apr 22, 2023
    Sat, 3:30–6:30 p.m.

  • Prerequisites:

    GRK 100 (or GRK 191) or equivalent.



Follows GRK 100. Continues introduction to the Greek language for students who have developed the necessary foundations from GRK 100. Students will develop writing and conversational skills, while learning more about the cultural context of the language. (A1 level of CEFR completed) Students with credit for GRK 160, GRK 192 or LANG 160 may not take this course for further credit.


This course serves as an advanced introduction to Modern Greek language, with references to culture – theatre, art, literature, cinema. 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). There is no textbook for this course; students will instead have access to material provided through Canvas and an online platform. Students will be presented each week with different 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 cultural references (from ancient and modern Greece, monuments, figures, modern cultural production) 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 100, cover material from level A1. 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).


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 15%
  • Oral Exam 15%
  • Participation 14%
  • Term Project 16%
  • Quizzes 20%
  • Final Examination 20%



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


Your personalized Course Material list, including digital and physical textbooks, are available through the SFU Bookstore website by simply entering your Computing ID at: shop.sfu.ca/course-materials/my-personalized-course-materials.

Registrar Notes:


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