LaTrobe-Greek Beginners A

Subject 922-040 (2008)

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

Credit Points: 12.500
Level: Undergraduate
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:

Semester 1, - 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: Two 2-hour practical language classes per week
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Ms Maria Herodotou
Subject Overview:

In this subject students should acquire practical skills in understanding and expressing basic information (such as personal details, needs, wishes, likes/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 and various audio-visual aids are used for this purpose.

Assessment: Weekly assignments and class exercises of 1200 words 40% (due throughout the semester), a 1-hour written test 10% (due mid-semester), a 1-hour written test 20% (due at the end of semester) and a 30-minute oral/aural test 30% (due at the end of semester).
Prescribed Texts: Materials prepared by the department.Greek Today: A course in the modern language and culture. (P Bein et al), Dartmouth College Press Oxford English-Greek Learner's dictionary (D Starnopoulos & A Hornby), OUP 1982
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Breadth Options:

This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:

  • Bachelor of Biomedicine
  • Bachelor of Commerce
  • Bachelor of Environments
  • Bachelor of Music
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Engineering

You should visit learn more about breadth subjects and read the breadth requirements for your degree, and should discuss your choice with your student adviser, before deciding on your subjects.

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 Beginners 1A. Students who have completed Greek Beginners 1A are not eligible to enrol in this subject.

Related Course(s): Bachelor of Arts

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