Upon the successful copletion of the course, students will be able to identify the vocabulary, structural patterns and content of simple scientific texts, to comprehend their basic structure and writing techniques in order to write their own assignments when needed.
Course Content (Syllabus)
In the course “Greek Language for foreign students, 1st Semester" (level C1.1) students will get introduced to opinion articles on subjects of general scientific interest (e.g. environment, health, education, social issues, etc) by focusing on structural patterns of such articles as well as rhetoric patterns, students are familiarized with the general characteristics of academic speech (general and specific vocabulary).
Upon the successful completion of the course the students will be able to:
• identify the difference between academic and conversational language,
• comprehend and produce texts expressing opinion on matters of greater interdisciplinary interest,
• recognize and use elements of morphology and syntax found in academic language such as learned participles (in -ων-ουσα-ον and in -είς-είσα-έν), absolute superlative, irregular comparatives, compound verbs, internal and vocalic augment, compound verbs with -βάλλω, -άγω, -δίδω, -βλέπω, verbal adjectives with learned endings.
academic speech, scientific article, academic and social language, references and bibliography
Four language skills' evaluation (listening, reading, speaking, writing) according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: Learning, Teaching, Assessment 2001. Council of Europe, Cambridge University Press, http://www.coe.int/t/dg4/education/elp/elp-reg/Source/Key_reference/CEFR_EN.pdf. Due to the interactive character of teaching there is the possibility to evaluate students during class.