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Unit information: Greek Language Level A1 in 2020/21

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Unit name Greek Language Level A1
Unit code CLAS30006
Credit points 20
Level of study H/6
Teaching block(s) Teaching Block 1 (weeks 1 - 12)
Unit director Dr. Lyndsay Coo
Open unit status Not open




School/department Department of Classics & Ancient History
Faculty Faculty of Arts

Description including Unit Aims

The two units at this level (Greek A1 and Greek A2) are designed for those who have little or no previous knowledge of ancient Greek, and aim to teach students the techniques of reading straightforward original Greek texts with the aid of a dictionary and reference grammar. Students unused to the workings of an inflected language and the grammatical terms used to analyze it will be given special help. Where appropriate, the contexts of original Greek passages will also be studied in order to help students place the Greek language in its ancient cultural and literary settings.

Students will be introduced to the basic knowledge of Greek and the terms and procedures of grammatical analysis.

Intended Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of Greek vocabulary at the standard of level A1
  2. Identify and discuss Greek morphology and syntax as appropriate to level A1
  3. Translate straightforward Greek into good English appropriate to level A1

Teaching Information

This unit will involve a combination of independent activities, long- and short-form lectures, and discussion. Students will be expected to engage with materials and participate on a weekly basis. Feedback will be provided for both formative and summative assessments, and this will be supported by meetings with tutors.

Assessment Information

1. Class test (formative). 2. Exam (summative) (100%). [ILOs 1-3]

Reading and References

James Morwood, Oxford Grammar of Classical Greek (Oxford University Press)

J Taylor, Greek to GCSE: Parts 1 and 2 (Bloomsbury)