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Modern Greek

Course overview

Stage 5

The study of the Modern Greek language in the junior course is done through the online Year 9 and 10 courses. Students learn about the diverse customs of Greece and Cyprus. The language content is based on the following themes: My Personal World, School life, Daily routine, Sport and Entertainment.

Incorporated into the program is an oral component. Students will have a regular fortnightly phone lesson with their teacher to practise their spoken Modern Greek. This is a valuable opportunity for them to seek further assistance and support from their teacher. The written component in their course work will be submitted for correction upon completion of each unit of work. One major project will be completed to be incorporated into the yearly assessment marks. Each course will comprise a formal assessment to be held in Term 4.

Note: The Modern Greek Year 9 and 10 courses have been designed as e-learning courses to be completed over 2 years.

The Year 10 Modern Greek 100 hour course is designed for students who have not previously studied Modern Greek. Students who have completed the 100 hour course are eligible for enrolment in the Stage 6 Modern Greek Beginners course.

Stage 6

Modern Greek Beginners

The online Modern Greek beginners course has been created for students who have been deemed eligible for enrolment (must have no prior knowledge or have completed only 100 hours study in the target language). The course is accessed on the NSW School of Languages e-learning site.

The online Modern Greek Beginners course has been created to meet the syllabus objectives and course outcomes. This course was developed incorporating best practice teaching methodology providing students with a variety of innovative and interactive exercises in a blended learning environment. Students are able to access all programmed activities on the e-learning site. They will also find links to other sites for maximum exposure to the target language and aspects of cultural interest and importance. The language exercises in Moodle will enable students to gain proficiency through graded, self-correcting exercises and instant feedback.

Incorporated into the program is also an oral component in which students engage with their teachers on a weekly basis to practise their spoken Modern Greek. This further provides the students with the opportunity to seek assistance and support, and to have an informal exchange with their teacher. Ample practice is provided for students to develop their comprehension and writing skills through a number of diverse tasks which they will be required to submit for correction upon completion of each unit of work.

The Beginners program provides an excellent environment for the learner to gain proficiency and confidence through a flexible approach and a variety of innovative activities.

The Preliminary course program comprises:

  • The textbook Communicate in Greek Volume 1 is used in conjunction with
  • the course booklet
  • the course worksheets
  • on-line grammar exercises
  • audio files/video clips
  • associated links (e.g. on-line dictionary, BBC course etc.)

Students are encouraged to purchase a monolingual and/or bilingual dictionary for personal reference and for use in assessment tasks.

Note: students living in the Sydney metropolitan area are advised to attend the periodic face-to-face lessons held at NSW School of Languages.

This course comprises a mixed mode of delivery: part of the course exercises are on-line through the Moodle website, while others are paper based. Phone lessons are organised to ensure the oral component of the course is delivered interactively on a weekly basis.

Modern Greek Continuers

The online Modern Greek Continuers course has been created to meet the syllabus objectives and course outcomes. The course is accessed on the NSW School of Languages e-learning site.

In teaching the prescribed topics and subtopics, the online course provides a flexible structure giving students the capacity to manage their own learning using a more innovative approach to the study of language. Students are able to access all programmed activities on the e-learning site. There are also links to other sites for maximum exposure to the target language and to provide an appreciation of the social and cultural context in which it is used. The language exercises in Moodle will enable students to gain proficiency through graded, self-correcting exercises and instant feedback. Ample practice is provided for students to develop their comprehension and writing skills through a number of diverse tasks which they are required to submit for correction upon completion of each unit of work.

The blended learning environment is designed to stimulate learning, providing a variety of activities and interactive exercises. Incorporated into the program is also an oral component in which students will engage with their teachers on a weekly basis to practise their spoken Modern Greek. This further provides the students with the opportunity to seek assistance and support, and to have an informal exchange with their teacher.

The Continuers program comprises:

  • the course booklet
  • the course worksheets
  • on-line grammar exercises
  • interactive activities
  • audio files/video clips
  • associated links
  • Students are encouraged to purchase a monolingual and/or bilingual dictionary for personal reference and for use in assessment tasks.

Note: Students living in the Sydney metropolitan area are advised to attend the periodic face-to-face lessons held at NSW School of Languages.

This course offers students the option to enrol in the Extension course.

Modern Greek Extension

The Modern Greek Extension course is offered to students who have completed or are con-currently studying the Modern Greek Continuers course.

As all other courses in Modern Greek, the Extension course is offered to our students in a dynamic online format. Students will have access to all course work and on-line activities aimed at exploiting and extending their knowledge of the Italian language. The course actively engages students in developing higher order skills of critical analysis (of prescribed text) and the production of in-depth, authentic written and spoken texts.

The students will have the option of submitting requisite weekly tasks on-line or through their home school supervisor. As with all e-learning courses there is a mandatory oral component. This consists of a monologue which students must prepare and deliver demonstrating their proficiency in presenting and sustaining a point of view. Students have the option to do their monologue on the phone with their teacher or to send it to him/her as an mp3 file attachment.

The extension course consists of:

  • the prescribed film
  • the film study guide and film script
  • course worksheets (7 modules)
  • additional and multi-media resources
  • language activities
  • audio files/video clips
  • associated links.

Students are encouraged to purchase a monolingual and/or bilingual dictionary for personal reference and for use in assessment tasks.

(For information regarding assessment policies and timetable please refer to the school website).

Note: Students living in the Sydney metropolitan area are advised to attend the periodic face-to-face lessons held at NSW School of Languages.

Syllabuses (From NESA)

Go to the NESA syllabus downloads page for more information on the syllabus.