Centre for Continuing Education

Greek Course 201 (Level 5)

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If you want to learn to speak Greek, our Greek classes are ideal for adult learners to enjoy a practical and social experience while you learn Greek language and culture. Learn Greek the smart way with Greek courses at CCE, the University of Sydney.

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

This course develops your proficiency through various material and class activities. Discussion is around government and politics, music, and the experience of some food and wine tasting.

Outcomes

By the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • use simple past B1 and B2 verbs and simple future verbs in a simple sentence
  • identify passive voice verbs (present tense) in Greek
  • conduct a dialogue in Greek using verbs in the appropriate tense (past and simple future)
  • use temporal adverbs in a conversation, eg how often do you visit the market?
  • write a short passage (3-5 sentences) describing a third person by using passive verbs and in the third person, eg a favourite Greek singer or actor/actress, politician, historical figure or holiday destination.
  • decline nouns and adjectives in agreement (gender, number, case) in a simple sentence or passage
  • read a text (250- 300 words) such as a book description or blog entry on a Greek topic, informational material such as 'what do you do during an earthquake.
  • use irregular verbs in the past and future tense
  • discuss elements of culture/traditions of the Greek language – traditions, expanding cultural/religious events, myths & legends.

Content

This course covers the following topics:

  • everyday situational dialogues and conversation
  • translations
  • active and passive voice verbs
  • tenses
  • comparative degree
  • pronouns
  • the genitive case
  • the simple subjunctive.

Intended Audience

Suitable for A2 level students, those who have completed all levels of Greek up to 104 or who have completed 95 hours of recent face-to-face tuition.

Delivery Style

Delivered as a series of interactive workshops where active participation is encouraged.

Materials

Handouts for each topic will be provided.

Prescribed Text

The following source is highly recommended for reference purposes and for extra language support: BBC Modern Greek Language.

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.