Centre for Continuing Education

Greek Course 103 (Level 3)

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Level A1/A2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)

You will learn about various foods, how to invite people to events and celebrations and plan visits to the doctors. Grammatical themes will include learning a variety of tenses, nouns, pronouns and adjectives.

Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, participants should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate improved reading and comprehension of Greek texts.
  2. Identify verb types and tenses in sentences that have been introduced in past courses.
  3. Use the simple past of auxiliary verbs (to be and to have).
  4. Have a simple conversation in Greek about health (e.g., visit to the Doctor) and/or food, celebrations or travel.
  5. Read a recipe in Greek.
  6. Write a simple holiday postcard/email message.
  7. Complete a simple form in Greek.
  8. Make arrangements to meet for a coffee (simple future).
  9. Utilise nouns, adjectives and pronouns in their correct form (singular to plural) and in agreement.
  10. Discuss grammatical concepts including nouns (declension, cases nominative, accusative), verbs (conjugation – present, past, simple future tenses), and adjectives.
  11. Demonstrate an extended vocabulary.
  12. Read and comprehend a simple Greek text including present, simple past and simple future tenses.
  13. Discuss elements of Greek culture and language (learning appropriate phrases for social occasions); introduction of idioms and appropriate use; some Greek tongue twisters).

Content

Aligned with levels A1 and A2 of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR)

This course overs the following topics:

  • Situational dialogues and conversation
  • Translations
  • Tenses
  • Cases
  • Comparative degree
  • Adjectives
  • Adverbs
  • Simple imperative

Intended Audience

Suitable for A1/A2 level students, those who have completed all levels of Greek up to 102 or who have completed 45 hours of recent face-to-face tuition.

Delivery

This course is delivered as a series of interactive workshops where active participation is encouraged.

Prescribed text

There is no prescribed text for this course. Handouts will be provided in class.

Supplementary text

One of the following dictionaries is highly recommended:

Stavropoulos, D.N., Oxford Greek-English Learner’s Dictionary (ISBN 978-0-19-432567-7); OR
Oxford English-Greek Learner’s Dictionary

The following textbook also serves as a handy guide and support resource:

Greek Language and People, BBC (ISBN: 9780563519768)

Please Note

Selected Language and Culture courses that teach spoken language may include use of language immersion (course instruction in the selected language) as part of the training strategy.

Features

Language courses are offered in four terms each year during January, April, July and October.

Greek Course 103 (Level 3)

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