Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students extend their knowledge of the structures and vocabulary of the Greek language by the use of graduated material including authentic texts and web sites, which also serve to introduce students to the major phases of modern Greek history and enhance their understanding of many of the foremost issues in Greek society today.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMaria Herodotou

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites GST1006 or coordinator's approval


Incompatible subjects GST2ADA, GST1AD3, GST2AD3, GST3AD3

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Core subject at 2nd year for entry point 2 students in the Greek Studies major within the Bachelor of Arts (ABA).

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsGreek, a comprehensive grammar of the modern language,PrescribedHolton, D., Mackridge, P and Philippaki-Warburton, I.ROUTLEDGE 1997
ReadingsOxford English-Greek learner's dictionaryPrescribedStavropoulos, D. and Hornby, A.OUP 1982
ReadingsOxford Greek-English learner's dictionary,PrescribedStavropoulos, D.OUP 1982

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Write argumentative and evaluative texts on studied topics using correct language structures and vocabulary.

Regular language assignments including online quizzes. A medium length essay using the Harvard referencing system and a written test.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Ethical & Cultural Awareness (Ethical & Cultural Awareness)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Life-Long Learning (Life-Long Learning)
Writing (Writing)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)

02. Ability to express themselves fluently and spontaneously; to formulate ideas and opinions with precision and relate these to the contribution of other students; to present a viewpoint on a topical issue; to narrate the plot of a book or film and analyse its content orally.

Active participation in class discussions. Oral presentation on a give topic. Oral/aural tests.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Ethical & Cultural Awareness (Ethical & Cultural Awareness)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Speaking (Speaking)
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Life-Long Learning (Life-Long Learning)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2016, Semester 1, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMaria Herodotou

Class requirements

Practical Week: 10 - 22
One 3.0 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% ILO*
one 15-minute oral test (600-word equivalent)15 02, 01
one project (600-word equivalent)15 01, 02
one written test (1,600-word equivalent)40 01, 02
regular assignments (1,200-words equivalent)30 01, 02