LaTrobe-Greek Intermediate A

Subject 922-043 (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: A 1-hour lecture and a 2-hour practical language class per week.
Total Time Commitment: 3 contact hours/week , 5 additional hours/week. Total of 8 hours per week.
Prerequisites: This subject assumes some knowledge of Modern Greek but without having attempted VCE Modern Greek. Students are required to sit a placement test and have permission from the subject coordinator to enrol.
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 Dimitra Petrelli
Phone: 8344 5145
Subject Overview: In this subject students discuss issues relating to contemporary Greek and Australian society in Greek, extending their vocabulary and knowledge of grammar as required. Oral and literacy skills are developed primarily through use of media reports, articles and film. On completion of the subject, students should be able to discuss in Modern Greek their opinions on a range of basic issues relating to modern Greek culture and society in an informed and coherent manner.
  • be able to discuss in Modern Greek their opinions on a range of basic issues relating to Modern Greek culture and society in an informed and coherent manner.
Assessment: Weekly assignments and class exercises of 1200 words 30% (due throughout the semester), a 1-hour written test 15% (due mid-semester), a 1-hour written test 25% (due at the end of semester), a 10-minute oral/aural test 10% (due mid-semester) and a 15-minute oral/aural test 20% (due at the end of semester).
Prescribed Texts: Materials prepared by the department.
  • Greek Now 2#2   (D Demetra and D Papacheimona)  Nostos 1992
  • Oxford Greek-English Learner's Dictionary   (D Stavropoulos and A Hornby)  OUP 1982
  • Oxford Greek-English Learner's Dictionary   (D Stavropoulos)  OUP 1988
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 Intermediate 1A. Students who have completed Greek Intermediate 1A are not eligible to enrol in this subject.
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: Modern Greek Major

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