Classical Greek 2: module 1
Time: 19:40 - 21:10
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
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What is the course about?
The course aims to enable students to read Greek prose by furthering the knowledge of grammatical structures You will building on the skills gained from attending Classical Greek 1 or an equivalent Beginners’ course. We will be using Reading Greek, a textbook designed for adult learners based on original Greek sources.
This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.
What will we cover?
We will continue with the conjugation of verbs, the declension of nouns and adjectives, and sentence structure. Students will read adapted passages included in the Text and Vocabulary volume; reading will be combined with grammar instruction and grammatical exercises. We will be continuing from around the middle of Section 5C to D in the Grammar and Exercises course-book.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of the use of:
- the First Aorist Indicative Tense, Active and Middle
- Aspect in relation to verb tenses
- Type 3H noun declensions
- the Second Aorist Indicative Tense, Active and Middle
- Interrogative Constructions
- Indirect Speech
- Some particles.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
You should have studied Greek 1 Module 3 or have an equivalent knowledge (approximately 1 year of study). As this course is taught in English, you should be able to follow verbal and written instructions in English and also take part in class and group discussion around the learning. Please look at the rest of the course outline carefully to decide if you may benefit from support with your English skills to help you take part fully in this class.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
The course consists of translation, grammar instructions and grammar exercises with a high level of student interaction (individual, pair and group work). Students are expected to do the homework regularly and participate in oral classroom activities. Homework will require approx. 1-2 hours per week. Homework tasks will be posted on Google Classroom each week.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Bring writing material.
Textbook: Reading Greek: Grammar and Exercises (ISBN 978-0521698528); Reading Greek: Text & Vocabulary’ ISBN 978-0521698511; and Reading Greek: An Independent Study Guide (ISBN: 9780521698504). An e-book version can also be purchased.
If you are new to this class, we recommend you purchase the book after the first session of the course, after you’ve had confirmation that the class is suitable for you.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Classical Greek 2: module 2.
I graduated in Classics and trained as a Language and Classics teacher at Pembroke College Oxford and at Exeter University. I have forty years' experience as an English Language teacher and Programme Manager in Further Education. Since 2000 I have worked as a Tour Guide for English Language students at the Victoria and Albert Museum and the British Museum. At the British Museum I also offer workshops for children on Ancient Greek and Egyptian Life, and I have taught on the Museum's Iraq Emergency Programme training Iraqi Archaeologists. I have taught Classics in Primary and Secondary schools and privately since 1983, and I have been a Tutor in Classics at City Lit since 2012. At City Lit I teach Latin and Greek classes both at Keeley Street and as part of the City Lit's partnership with the British Museum. I am currently leading a project to record an audio facility for the Cambridge University Press 2016 edition of Reading Latin - the course-book used in most City Lit Latin courses. I try to include speaking and listening work in my classes, thus following the students' stated preference for hearing how we think Latin and Greek were spoken in Classical times.
Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.