LaTrobe-Greek Beginners B

Subject 922-041 (2009)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2009.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 1 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Two 2-hour practical language classes per week
Total Time Commitment: 4 contact hours/week , 4 additional hours/week. Total of 8 hours per week.
Prerequisites: MGRK10003 (LaTrobe-Greek Beginners A) or equivalent.
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:


Ms Maria Herodotou
Phone: 8344 5145
Subject Overview: In this subject, which is a continuation of MGRK10003 (LaTrobe-Greek Beginners A) , students should learn to handle common interpersonal transactions in Greek with confidence, and to understand and produce (in speech and writing) simple descriptions, narrations and expressions of attitudes and opinions. Relevant aspects of contemporary Greek society and culture are also introduced. The emphasis continues to be on practice at listening, reading, speaking and writing Greek in everyday situations, but students are also introduced to the structure of the language.
  • understand authentic Greek speech and writing to the point of handling common interpersonal transactions confidently, and of understanding and producing simple descriptions, narrations, and expressions
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: See Greek Beginners 1A
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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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.
Notes: Special enrolment arrangements apply. Students must contact the Faculty of Arts Office for application forms and further details. Previously available as LaTrobe- Greek Beginners 1B. Students who have completed Greek Beginners 1B are not eligible to enrol in this subject.
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: Modern Greek Major

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