Course Title: Greek 6

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Greek 6

Credit Points: 12


Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

LANG1019

City Campus

Undergraduate

365H Global, Urban and Social Studies

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2006,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 2 2017

Course Coordinator: Dr Kerry Mullan

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 2264

Course Coordinator Email: kerry.mullan@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 37.05.27A

Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment.


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

For students who have passed VCE Modern Greek or equivalent.


Course Description

This subject aims to provide students with advanced skills of the Greek language. Listening, speaking, reading and writing skills will be enhanced. The subject will focus on development of students’ level of standard spoken Greek, which enables them to competently use the language in diverse social contexts. The subject will also facilitate students to be aware and understand the norms and values of the Greek society. The subject will equip students with up dated knowledge of social development and current affairs of the contemporary Greek society, as well as to develop an understanding of the Greek history, literature and folklore.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

By the completion of the course students will be able to:

- acquire advanced reading and writing skills
-communicate in Greek on broad topics of social life
-Exchange opinions on topics such as leisure, technology, human rights etc
- read and appreciate classic and contemporary Greek literature
- carry out debate on their understanding of the current issues in Greece and Europe.
- have enhanced their knowledge of cross-cultural communication, and be able to draw upon theoretical comparisons of communication in cross-cultural environment in general



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

The course is based on books for Greek as a second language and involves a weekly lesson of 3 hours’ duration. Other resources such as new technologies, videos, tapes, quest speakers, and excursions are integrated with teaching.
Teaching/learning materials will be distributed in class.


Overview of Assessment

The assessment is based on the class progress performance, the oral presentation on selected topic the essay of 800-1000 words and the exam at the end of the semester.