GREEK 1

GST1001

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject complete beginners acquire practical skills in understanding and expressing basic information, such as personal details, needs, wishes, likes and dislikes in speech and writing. Relevant aspects of contemporary Greek society and culture are also introduced. The emphasis throughout is on practice at listening, reading, speaking and writing Greek in everyday situations, with various audio-visual aids being used.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJames Walker

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects GST1BE1, GST2BE1, GST3BE1, GST1BEA

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsCommunicate in Greek 1PrescribedArvanitakis,K. & Arvanitakis,F.DELTOS, 2010
ReadingsOxford English-Greek learner's dictionaryPrescribedStravopoulos, D. and Hornby, A.OUP 1982
ReadingsOxford Greek-English learner's dictionaryPrescribedStravopoulos, D.OUP 1988

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Apply acquired knowledge to new situations; ability to use a bilingual dictionary correctly and to apply grammatical rules in the interests of self-expression and meaningful interaction with others.

Activities:
Regular written language tasks, written tests.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

02. Collaborate with a partner or in a group to perform oral dialogues and written tasks.

Activities:
Team oral presentations.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

03. Communicate and process information in day-to-day situations through spoken Greek.

Activities:
Class participation, pair/scenario presentation and oral/aural tests.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

04. Express a simple opinion and to express likes and dislikes.

Activities:
Oral examination
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

05. Read short, simple texts and to find specific information in everyday material such as advertisements, menus and timetables.

Activities:
Reading comprehension tests
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

06. Ability to write short texts relevant to their daily lives using different tenses, cases, singular and plural, adjective and noun agreement, etc.

Activities:
Write regular language assignments including online quizzes and written tests.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

07. Initial awareness of the Greek world and what shapes it.

Activities:
Oral examination. Role/scenario performance.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJames Walker

Class requirements

Practical Week: 10 - 22
Two 2.0 hours practical per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
"These are Practical Language classes."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one oral-aural test (1,000-word equivalent)25 02, 03, 04, 07
regular assignments and class exercises (1,400-word equivalent)35 01, 06
two written tests (1,600-word equivalent)40 01, 05, 06