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Unit information: Greek Language Level A1 in 2018/19

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Unit name Greek Language Level A1
Unit code CLAS12311
Credit points 20
Level of study C/4
Teaching block(s) Teaching Block 1 (weeks 1 - 12)
Unit director Dr. Lyndsay Coo
Open unit status Open




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


This unit is 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 analyse it will be given special help.


  • To begin introducing students to the grammatical and syntactical structures associated with Greek
  • To begin introducing students to Greek vocabulary, syntax, and morphology
  • To begin developing students’ ability to read and translate Greek texts

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 details

2 x 2-hour language seminar weekly

Assessment Details

1 x 45-min class test (33%) [ILOs 1 &3]

1 x 90-min exam (67%) [ILOs 1-3]

Reading and References

J. Morwood, Oxford Grammar of Classical Greek (Oxford University Press)

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