Course Title: Greek Advanced Language 2a

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Greek Advanced Language 2a

Credit Points: 12

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


365H Global Studies, Soc Sci & Plng


Sem 1 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 2 2008

Course Coordinator: Ms Guosheng Chen

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 4840

Course Coordinator

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

For students with or without knowledge of Modern Greek, and for those who have no prior knowledge or studies of Ancient Greek. Resources used, are widely utilised in English speaking countries, English translations and instructions are provided.

Course Description

Ancient Greek is an ideal extension of those who speak Modern Greek, but is also accessible for those with no previous knowledge of Greek. The subject will develop a basic vocabulary of the Ancient Greek in Attic dialect, a comprehension of simple ancient Greek texts and some simple forms of the ancient Greek grammar and syntax. Students also will be introduced to a range of aspects of the Greek antiquity, such as drama, philosophy, history, mythology and religion.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

By the completion of the course students will be able to:
- read ancient Greek text with understanding
- understand the relationship of English derivates from Greek.
- identify the form of nouns, verbs, pronouns and adjectives
- understand the syntax of a sentence and compose simple sentences in Ancient Greek
- utilise the principles of etymology to develop basic vocabulary
- understand and appreciate aspects of Ancient Greek culture, history and literature

Overview of Learning Activities

Classes involve different texts in Attic dialect with translations in English, vocabulary and exercises of Attic Greek structure and forms. With the texts are introduced different aspects of ancient Greek civilization with influence in the world today, such as art and architecture, social and political life, Mythology, Philosophy, Religion and Sport.
Classes are conducted in a tutorial-seminar type format with student centred approach and emphasis on communicative methods. Students will have many opportunities for class readings and exercises. Cultural understanding is used to further enhance the ideas of language and culture of the Greek antiquity, such as drama, philosophy, history, mythology and religion.

Overview of Learning Resources

The course is based on books used in Greece and on course book used widely in English speaking countries and involve a weekly lesson of 3 hours’ duration. Other resources such as videos, tapes, quest speakers, and excursions are integrated with teaching.

Overview of Assessment

The assessment is based on the class progress performance, the several language tests during the semester, the essay of 800-1000 words and the exam at the end of the semester.