Centre for Continuing Education

Greek Course 201 (Level 5)

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

This course will develop your proficiency through various material including a discussion around government and politics, music and the experience of some food and wine tasting.

Outcomes

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

  1. Use simple past B1 and B2 verbs and simple future verbs in a simple sentence.
  2. Identify passive voice verbs (present tense) in Greek.
  3. Conduct a dialogue in Greek using verbs in the appropriate tense (past and simple future).
  4. Use temporal adverbs in a conversation. E.g. how often do you visit the market?
  5. Write a short passage (3-5 sentences) describing a third person by using passive verbs and in the third person (e.g. a favourite Greek singer or actor/actress, politician, historical figure) or a holiday destination.
  6. Decline nouns and adjectives in agreement (gender, number, case) in a simple sentence or passage.
  7. 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).
  8. Use irregular verbs in the past and future tense.
  9. Discuss more elements of culture/traditions of the Greek language (traditions, expanding cultural/religious events, myths & legends).

Content

Aligned with level A2 of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR)

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

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

Prescribed text

BBC Modern Greek Language. This source is highly recommended for reference purposes and for extra language support. Handouts for each topic will be provided in class.

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.