Spring 2023 - GRK 200 B100

Intermediate Modern Greek I (3)

Class Number: 7394

Delivery Method: Blended


  • Course Times + Location:

    Location: TBA

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Apr 18, 2023
    12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    WMC 3511, Burnaby

  • 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.


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  Canvas and an online platform. Students of this course will be presented each week with different texts (ranging from simple newspaper articles to ads, or descriptions of events, monuments); grammar (nouns, adjectives, the use of cases, irregular verbs, examples and opportunities for practice); cultural references (Greek art, theatre, cinema, literature) while 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 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 20%
  • Quizzes 20%
  • Oral Exam 10%
  • Participation 15%
  • Term Project 15%
  • 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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