Greek 1: Beginners - Part 2

Overview

A post-beginner continuation course providing progression for students who completedGreek 1: Beginners - Part 1.

Successful completion of Part 2 fulfils the requirements of the A1 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. The topics, vocabulary and grammar knowledge will enable students to communicate in a basic range  of everyday situations relating to personal needs, and the cultural information will help understand simple references to the most common aspects of Greek culture and everyday life.

The class activities will focus on listening, speaking and the exploration of culture; and students will be encouraged to practise reading and writing skills in their own time. There will be plenty of opportunities to interact in the target language, leading to the development of the four language skills as well as learning basic grammar structures.

Programme details

Week 0: An introduction to Teams

Week 11: Let's go again! Talking about oneself.

Week 12: Where do I go? Present Tense of more common verbs. Describing where, when, how and how I go places. Time.

Week 13:  Never on Sunday. Days, Months and irregular verbs. Adverbs of time.

Week 14: Daily activities. Compare and contrast different countries. Present Tense of Type A and Type B verbs

Week 15: Identifying and describing objects. Singular nouns

Week 16: Expressing likes and dislikes. Indicating preference

Week 17: Going to different shops and asking for their price. Nouns

Week 18: Going for shopping. Expressing choice. Adjectives

Week 19: What to wear. Colours and Colours. Preferences.

Week 20: Consolidation: Describing daily life

Course books

leanthis Arvanitakis and Froso Arvanitaki - Communicate in Greek for Beginners (Book & CD)

Recommended Websites:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/languages/greek/talk/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/languages/greek/guide/

http://www.xanthi.ilsp.gr/filog/uk_menu.htm

Certification

Students who register for CATS points will receive a Record of CATS points on successful completion of their course assessment.

To earn credit (CATS points) you will need to register and pay an additional £10 fee per course. You can do this by ticking the relevant box at the bottom of the enrolment form or when enrolling online.

Coursework is an integral part of all weekly classes and everyone enrolled will be expected to do coursework in order to benefit fully from the course. Only those who have registered for credit will be awarded CATS points for completing work at the required standard.

Students who do not register for CATS points during the enrolment process can either register for CATS points prior to the start of their course or retrospectively from the January 1st after the current full academic year has been completed. If you are enrolled on the Certificate of Higher Education you need to indicate this on the enrolment form but there is no additional registration fee.

Fees

Description Costs
Course Fee £150.00
Take this course for CATS points £10.00

Tutor

Mrs Virginia Villioti

Virginia Villioti studied Classics as her first degree and then completed her Masters in Film: 

Course aims

To further familiarize students who have completed Part 1 with everyday language and culture of the Greek-speaking countries.

Course Objectives:

  • To develop the four language skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing for simple interaction in Greek.
  • To equip students with basic information about Greek culture and daily life.
  • To familiarize students with basic vocabulary and grammar structures to understand simple short texts such as notices and adverts.

Teaching methods

This course will consist of a weekly, two-hour session with 50% of the session being pre-recorded and made available to students during and after the live sessions.

The real time interaction will focus on listening, speaking, grammar and the exploration of culture, and students will be encouraged to practise reading and writing skills in their own time..

Class activities, exercises, and tasks will be conducted in the target language. English will be the medium of instruction and may be used to explain new concepts, vocabulary items, grammar rules, or the methodology behind an activity.

The emphasis in class is on interacting in the target language, practising listening speaking and grammar structures, as well as exploring the culture. Students are encouraged to develop their reading and writing skills in their own time.

Learning outcomes

The following are brief indicators of what students should be able to do in each of the skills

Speaking (S), Listening (L), Reading (R), and Writing (W) by the end of the individual stages:

STAGE 1

S Participate in simple everyday conversation made up of familiar language;

L Understand simple messages and conversations;

R Obtain specific information from simple written texts;

W Produce short texts using limited structures and vocabulary items.

Assessment methods

Most tutors will set weekly assignments to consolidate learning and allow students to study at their own pace. Some of these assignments, which may include testing listening and speaking skills, will count towards formally assessing the students' progress.

In general, students are required to submit for assessment a variety of exercises and/or shorter pieces of work. They will also have the opportunity to complete one or more optional tasks to benefit from tutor feedback.

Credits gained from the successful completion of this course can count towards the Certificate of Higher education in other subjects.

Students must submit a Declaration of Authorship form when submitting their final piece of assessed work. CATS points cannot be awarded without the aforementioned form..

Application

This course is for students who took the part 1 course last term. Direct online enrolments are therefore not available. Instead, please download and complete the enrolment form below and return it to the Weekly Class Programme Office by email.

Once we have enrolled you for the course, we will email you an invoice for online payment.

1. Enrolment Form

If you have any questions about the enrolment process please contact us.

Each course will close for enrolments 14 days prior to the start date to allow us to complete the course set up. We will email you at that time (14 days before the course begins) with further information and joining instructions. As always, students will want to check spam and junk folders during this period to ensure that these emails are received.

To earn credit (CATS points) for your course you will need to register and pay an additional £10 fee for each course you enrol on. You can do this by ticking the relevant box at the bottom of the enrolment form or when enrolling online.

Level and demands