Course Title: Greek 1
Part A: Course Overview
Course Title: Greek 1
Credit Points: 12.00
365H Global, Urban and Social Studies
Sem 2 2006,
Sem 1 2007,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 1 2012
Course Coordinator: Dr Kerry Mullan
Course Coordinator Phone: (+61 3) 9925 2264
Course Coordinator Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Course Coordinator Location: 37.05.27A
Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment
Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities
For students who have not studied Greek before. No pre-requisite courses.
This course is the first of six consecutive courses in Greek offered at RMIT University and is for beginners only.
This course will introduce you to the Greek language, with the main focus on the development of your speaking, listening, pronunciation, reading and writing skills. It will provide you with opportunities to apply the language in a variety of situations, such as exchanging personal information, talking about your family and friends, and acquiring some basic grammar and vocabulary.
You will also explore aspects of Greek culture and society, and the relationship between culture and language. The course will equip you with some basic knowledge for cross-cultural situations with Greek speakers. This beginner course will provide the building blocks for future studies in Greek, and provide you with some tools for independent learning.
Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development
Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:
• Communicate in both oral and written Greek in a limited range of social contexts, including greetings, introductions, simple instructions, and be able to describe people and places
• Read, interpret and comprehend simple authentic spoken, written and multimedia Greek materials
• Evaluate language learning strategies and techniques to develop your language skills, and demonstrate independent learning
• Identify and discuss aspects of Greek culture and the relationship between culture and language
• Describe your own cultural values and norms, and make comparison to Greek culture, beginning to reflect on and develop your knowledge of cross-cultural communication issues and challenges
If undertaking this course as a postgraduate student you will be required to demonstrate higher capacity for application, analysis, synthesis and evaluation of the relationships between culture and language, and cross-cultural communication.
Program Learning Outcomes
In this course you will develop the following program learning outcomes:
• Communicate effectively in Greek in a range of forms and in different international and cross-cultural contexts, using appropriate modes of communication including electronic, written, graphic, oral and aural forms
• Reflect on the role of culture in communication, and apply this knowledge in a range of cross-cultural interactions
• Access and critically examine a range of resources (including text and electronic) to further your learning in Greek
• Effectively manage your own learning, developing skills in lifelong learning of languages and cross-cultural communication
Overview of Learning Activities
Classes are conducted in a tutorial-seminar type format. Students will have ample opportunities to work in pairs or small groups on topics assigned by lecture. Student centred approach will apply. Tutorials are structured but emphasis is placed on communicative methods. Presentations, discussions and debate on current affairs are important components of the subject. Students will work independently and in teams to carry out research and presentation tasks. Videos and tapes are integrated with teaching.
Cultural understanding is used to further enhance the ideas of language and behaviour and their interrelationship as expressed in the aims of the subject. It is not introduced in isolation, but linked with language and language behaviour, which are demonstrated and/or discussed by students in context. Various role-plays, exercises and games are employed to expose students to potential difficulties, which will arise in cross-cultural communication. Class exercises and readings relating to social and culture issues will be introduced.
Overview of Learning Resources
You may need to purchase a prescribed text and a recommended language dictionary. Multimedia teaching and learning resources and tools will also be used, and made available through MyRMIT Studies.
Overview of Assessment
You will be required to submit a range of assessments throughout the semester to demonstrate how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and capabilities. Assessment tasks may involve working independently and/or as part of a pair or team on a range of written, oral and interactive tasks (for example, in-class tests, essays, class presentations, group projects, debates, learning diaries, final exams etc).
You will also receive verbal and/or written feedback from your lecturers and/or peers on your assessment tasks.
Weighting on the assessment tasks for postgraduate students will vary with an additional or expanded or expanded assessment task.
Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies and procedures which are described and referenced in a single document: Assessment and assessment flexibility policy
An assessment charter summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers: Student Responsibilities Statement
If you have a long-term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact your Program Director or the Equitable Learning Services if you would like to find out more.