Modern Greek I

The American College of Greece

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Modern Greek I

  • Host University

    The American College of Greece

  • Location

    Athens, Greece

  • Area of Study

    Greek, Greek Studies

  • Language Level

    Beginning

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Lower

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    Hours & Credits

  • US Credits

    3
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4
  • Overview

    DESCRIPTION:
    The course develops student’s listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in the Modern Greek language at the A1 Level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). Students develop the ability to communicate in a number of familiar everyday situations in a Greek-speaking environment.

    RATIONALE: 
    Modern Greek I, the first course in the Modern Greek sequence, is for the A1 Level of the Common European Framework of References for Languages (CEFR). This course equips students with the basic skills and knowledge to develop a strong start in Modern Greek. It enables students to communicate with the people of the host country at a basic level. Students will develop the ability to perform basic communicative tasks and will be introduced to the basic grammar and structural patterns of Modern Greek. Concomitantly, students will familiarize themselves with basic aspects of Modern Greek social life and everyday culture.

    LEARNING OUTCOMES: 
    The student who has completed this course will be able to:
    1. Demonstrate understanding of simple spoken expressions, phrases and interactions related to basic familiar everyday needs, provided the speech is slowly and clearly articulated.
    2. Demonstrate understanding of words, simple sentences and short texts containing basic commonly used vocabulary.
    3. Take part in short and simple conversation related to basic familiar everyday needs.
    4. Compose very short sentences and simple short texts containing basic commonly used vocabulary.
    5. Demonstrate understanding of basic similarities and differences between own and target culture.

    METHOD OF TEACHING AND LEARNING:
    Classes employ interactive learning. Students collaborate mainly in groups of two or more for role-plays and other activities. Textbook content is supplemented with authentic materials aiming to introduce students to real context and expose them to natural examples of language use.

    In congruence with the teaching and learning strategy of the college, the following tools are used:
    - Large and small group activities
    - Role plays
    - Listening comprehension activities
    - Group and/or individual writing tasks (in and out of class)
    - Peer editing activities
    - Outside-of-class activities linked to students’ classroom activities
    - Meetings with the instructor during office hours