Course Title: Greek 4

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Greek 4

Credit Points: 12


Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

LANG1033

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 2012,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 2 2016,
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: 37.05.34

Course Coordinator Availability: By email appointment only


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

For students who are neither beginners nor up to VCE standard.


Course Description

This course is the fourth of six consecutive courses in Greek offered at RMIT University.

Through diverse learning activities in this course you will further develop your communication skills in a wider range of personal and social situations. All classes will be delivered in Greek and greater emphasis will be placed on developing more advanced reading and writing skills.

Multimedia and interactive materials will be applied to teaching and learning, through which you will be introduced to some contemporary issues.

Student-centred language practice and communicative activities encourage you to be responsible for your own learning, and critical in your communication with people from different cultures.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

 


  •  Communicate effectively in both oral and written Greek in most social contexts, including giving and following commands, describing feelings and emotions and a range of hypothetical situations
  • Analyse and comprehend authentic spoken, written and multimedia Greek materials, including Greek spoken at normal speed by native speakers
  • Effectively employ language learning strategies and techniques to further develop your language skills, and demonstrate independent learning
  • Reflect on aspects of contemporary Greek society and the relationship between culture and language
  • Reflect on and debate your own cultural values and norms, and make comparison to Greek culture, further developing your knowledge of cross-cultural communication issues and challenges


Overview of Learning Activities

A variety of structured in class exercises provide opportunities to develop your skills, with emphasis placed on communicative skill building, guided and natural conversations, and hypothetical situations.

Multimedia teaching and learning resources, and readings relating to sociolinguistics and cross-cultural communication issues will be introduced and discussed. Various role-plays, exercises and games are employed to expose potential difficulties which may arise in cross-cultural communication.

You will be expected to participate actively in many pair and group activities and to use only Greek. Therefore, regular class attendance is important to support your learning.


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 assessment task.

  • 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 the program coordinator or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.
  • A student charter http://www.rmit.edu.au/about/studentcharter summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers.
  • Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions which are available for review online:http://www.rmit.edu.au/policies/academic#assessment