LaTrobe-Greek Language and Culture 1B

Subject 922-039 (2008)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2008. Search for this in the current handbook

Credit Points: 12.500
Level: Undergraduate
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:

Semester 2, - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable


Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: A 1-hour lecture and a 2-hour practical language class per week
Total Time Commitment: .
Prerequisites: 922-038 LaTrobe-Greek Language and Culture 1A or equivalent.
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Recommended Background Knowledge: .
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Ms Maria Herodotou
Subject Overview:

In this subject students' oral and literacy skills in Greek are consolidated and extended through exercises in understanding a variety of authentic spoken and written materials, and through practice at speaking and writing with due attention to grammatical accuracy and appropriate usage. The materials used also serve as an introduction to contemporary Greek society and culture.

Assessment: Regular assignments and class exercises of 1500 words 30% (due throughout the semester), a 1000-word essay in Greek 15% (due in week 10), a 2-hour written test 40% (due at the end of semester) and a 15-minute oral/aural test 15% (due at the end of semester).
Prescribed Texts: Ellinika yia prohorimenous (E Panagopoulou and A Hatzipanayiotidi), Trandafyllidis Foundation 1997 Oxford English-Greek Learner's Dictionary (D Stavropoulos and A Hornby), OUP 1982 Oxford Greek-English Learner's Dictionary (D Stavropoulos), OUP 1988
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Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:
  • have enhanced their oral-aural and literacy skills in standard Modern Greek and their capacity to function in communities whose culture is encoded in this language, whether in Australia or overseas;

  • have acquired the essential cultural knowledge required for effective communication, the linguistic means to explore Modern Greek culture, and an appropriate understanding of the structure of the language;

  • be trained to communicate in a different linguistic and cultural code which should enhance their mental agility and their awareness of cultural diversity.


Special enrolment arrangements apply. Students must contact the Faculty of Arts Office for application forms and further details. Previously available as LaTrobe- Greek Advanced 1B. Students who have completed Greek Advanced 1B are not eligible to enrol in this subject.

Related Course(s): Bachelor of Arts

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