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.

FacultyFaculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMaria Herodotou

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules



Incompatible subjects GST1BE1, GST2BE1, GST3BE1, GST1BEA

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources


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

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2014, Semester 1, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMaria Herodotou

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."


Assessment elementComments%
one oral-aural test (1,000-word equivalent)25
regular assignments and class exercises (1,400-word equivalent)35
two written tests (1,600-word equivalent)40