Modern Greek II

The American College of Greece

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Modern Greek II

  • Host University

    The American College of Greece

  • Location

    Athens, Greece

  • Area of Study

    Greek, Greek Studies

  • Language Level

    High Beginning

  • Prerequisites

    GR 1000 Modern Greek I or waiver

  • 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 acquire the ability to understand main points of simple
    narrative or informational texts on familiar topics, and communicate in
    a large variety of formal/informal everyday interactions in a Greekspeaking
    environment.

    RATIONALE: 
    Modern Greek II (Level A1+ of the CEFR) is the second course in the Modern Greek sequence for students wishing to study Greek as a second language. This course focuses on the knowledge, skills and understanding involved in exchanging information, ideas and experiences at an elementary level in Modern Greek. Concomitantly, this course familiarizes students with basic aspects of Modern Greek social life and everyday culture. Students will develop the ability to perform a number of simple communicative tasks and will learn to use basic grammar and structural patterns of Modern Greek.

    LEARNING OUTCOMES: 
    The student who has completed this course will be able to:
    1. Demonstrate understanding of the main points of short, clear and simple speech on familiar everyday needs, provided the speech is slowly articulated.
    2. Demonstrate understanding of simple sentences and short texts containing commonly used vocabulary on familiar topics.
    3. Take part in simple routine interactions requiring an exchange of information on familiar matters and activities.
    4. Compose short texts related to areas of immediate need using simple phrases and sentences.
    5. Demonstrate understanding of 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 exercises and activities with audio/video inputs
    - Group and/or individual writing tasks (in and out of class)
    - Peer editing activities
    - Outside-of-class activities linked to students’ classroom activities