GREEK 1

GST1001

2016

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-ordinatorMaria Herodotou

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

Learning resources

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. Ability to 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:
Writing (Writing)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Life-Long Learning (Life-Long Learning)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Ethical & Cultural Awareness (Ethical & Cultural Awareness)

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

Activities:
Team oral presentations.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Speaking (Speaking)
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Life-Long Learning (Life-Long Learning)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Writing (Writing)
Ethical & Cultural Awareness (Ethical & Cultural Awareness)

03. Ability to 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:
Ethical & Cultural Awareness (Ethical & Cultural Awareness)
Life-Long Learning (Life-Long Learning)
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Speaking (Speaking)

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

Activities:
Oral examination
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Speaking (Speaking)
Life-Long Learning (Life-Long Learning)
Ethical & Cultural Awareness (Ethical & Cultural Awareness)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)

05. Ability to 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:
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Ethical & Cultural Awareness (Ethical & Cultural Awareness)
Life-Long Learning (Life-Long Learning)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)

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:
Writing (Writing)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Life-Long Learning (Life-Long Learning)

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

Activities:
Oral examination. Role/scenario performance.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Life-Long Learning (Life-Long Learning)
Speaking (Speaking)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Ethical & Cultural Awareness (Ethical & Cultural Awareness)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2016, Semester 1, Day

Overview

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."

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