The main goals of this intermediate course are for students to be able to identify and understand verb forms in context while reading short stories from Greek literature, use the verb forms in short written assignments and in their daily journal, and read and discuss some well-known Greek literature, both current and historical. Students will also learn to communicate in an effective manner in everyday situations such as dealing with public/governmental services; banks; information desks; educational, health, social, and professional situations, and entertainment. They will also learn to express emotions, give advice, describe experiences, and narrate the plot of a book or movie.
The grammatical focus of this course is verbal tenses and mood. Students will learn how to use the common forms of regular verbs in present, past, and future accurately and effectively. They explore the indicative, subjunctive, and imperative moods, as well as how Greek syntax is not that rigid and can be subject-verb-object or verb-subject-object. Students will also be introduced to historical vocabulary and learn methods to predict correct spelling.
The central themes of the course are Greek literature, epic heroism, Greek poetry, various genres of writing, biographies and identities, and storytelling. The student learning outcomes of this level are to be able to analyze, discuss, and react to the main ideas, protagonists, and plots of Greek literature and poetry. Students will be able to understand conversations about subjects familiar to them, main subjects of tv shows, and news. They will improve their skills in writing in different genres including invitations, signs, directions, and warnings; compose a brief autobiography; and use a flexible word order.