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Courses

BEGINNERS  LEVEL I & II (GREK 015-680 & GREK 016-680)

2 SEMESTERS

Beginners I class is intended for the those without any prior knowledge of the Greek language and along with beginners II make a unit for the beginners level . It is strongly advised to start with semester I unless you are confident that you know enough Greek to communicate on a basic level but NOT good enough to be able to follow the Heritage speakers class.  A test is required to enter at the semester II level. The completion of this unit does NOT satisfy the language requirement. Quizzes, finals and short individual work with presentation are the testing tools.

The BEGINNERS I & II ARE OFFERED EVERY OTHER YEAR.

INTERMEDIATE LEVEL I & II (GREK 017-680 & GREK 018-680)

2 SEMESTERS

The Intermediate level unit of 2 semesters is the continuation of the beginners level. The same basic textbooks and other material that was introduced the previous year are used for these courses as well. Instructors permission OR a test is required in order to enter at this level of learning Greek for the first time. The completion of this unit of 2 semesters satisfies the language requirement for graduating from the University of Pennsylvania. Testing: some quizzes and a final for the 1st semester. Quizzes and an individual presentation for the final of the second semester.

The INTERMEDIATE I & II are offered every other year following the BEGINNERS CLASSES.

Greek/Heritage Speakers I (GREK115-680) & Heritage Speakers II (GREK116-680)

The HS I is the first semester of the Unit for Heritage Speakers.The HS II It is the continuation of GREK115 for completion of Grammar (passive voice and unusual nouns and adjectives) and addition of more challenging material. The Heritage Speakers Unit of courses is intended to help Heritage Speakers or student with prior knowledge of conversational modern Greek or even Ancient Greek that would not fit in to the beginners or intermediate classes. We review grammar as a whole, read original text, songs, video and other media and increase vocabulary and fluency in modern Greek language. Expectation from students is to properly use the language, provide written work on various subjects and make conversation in class. Presentations are required as final exam.

The completion of this unit will satisfy the language requirement.