851-0885-09L  Modern Greek Language I (A1.1)

SemesterAutumn Semester 2016
LecturersA. Rassidakis Kastrinidis
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionGreek
CommentYour course regristration is only valid with a simultaneous online registration at the language center (www.sprachenzentrum.uzh.ch).


AbstractThis course is the first part of a language course which runs over four semesters, covering levels A1 and A2 of the Global European Framework. Modern Greek Language I is designed for students who have no or very little command of Modern Greek and covers level A1.1.
ObjectivePractice of oral communication and study of basic vocabulary and grammar; focus on noun and adjective structures, personal and possessive pronouns, active verbs (Present Tense) and the use of adverbs. Initiation to web-based activities in Greek and enhancement of interest and activities in Greek language and culture.
ContentThe course covers the areas work, home and personal interests; everyday situations and conversations in hotel, restaurant and shops; asking for the way and asking for advice; simple text materials, such as poems, songs and comics will support learning activities.
Lecture notesKeines
Literature•- The course book by D. Dimitra & M. Papacheimona, Ellinika tora 1+1 (Greek now 1+1, including 2 audio-CD), units 1-5, Athens 2002, and workbook one, Tetradio Askiseon 1, have been ordered for the course members and are available at "Bücherladen der Stiftung Zentralstelle der Studentenschaft", Schönberggasse 2.
•- Web-based activities to support and enhance classroom teaching will be accessible via Moodle, an electronic platform offered by LET of ETHZ (http://moodle.let.ethz.ch/).
•- Additional course materials and handouts will be distributed in class.
•- A set of 1400 vocabulary cards for the entire coursebook (Ellinika tora 1+1) is available and can be ordered at the beginning of the semester.
Prerequisites / NoticeAll course participants are expected to
• attend regularly and participate actively in class
• do at least 3 hours' work at home
• submit all their written work for correction
• commit themselves to online-activities in the Moodle-LET online-classroom
• pass all semester-tests.
All candidates who fulfill the course requirements will receive a language certificate, issued by the Language Center, awarding 2 ECTS credits.
D-GESS students will receive on-line credit points and marks, in addition to the LC-certificate.

The course is only open to students who register on-line via the Sprachenzentrum-website and who receive online confirmation that they have been accepted on this course. Please note the limited online-registration period!
More Information concerning the courses on http://www.sprachenzentrum.uzh.ch/index.php