Classical Greek 3: module 1
Time: 18:25 - 19:55
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
Course Code: RG172
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Duration: 11 sessions (over 11 weeks)
What is the course about?
The course aims to enable students to read Greek prose by furthering the knowledge of grammatical structures You will be building on the skills gained from attending Classical Greek 2 or an equivalent course.
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 shall be working especially on verbs and relative clauses. We shall be using the textbook Reading Greek, a textbook designed for adult students based on original Greek sources, starting from section 9F. Students will read adapted passages from works by Aristophanes. Reading will be combined with grammar instruction and grammatical exercises.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- have a better understanding of verb forms and uses, especially the aorist, infinitives, imperatives, optatives, and principal parts; understand relative pronouns and clauses.
- improve your understanding of Greek society and Comedy
- have some insight into the derivation of English words.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
You should have studied Classical Greek for two years, or have an equivalent knowledge. As the course is taught in English, please read the 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.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Bring writing material.
Textbook: “Reading Greek” by the Joint Association of Classical Teachers (Peter Jones and Keith Sidwell, CUP), 2nd edition, 2 volumes:
- Text and Vocabulary (ISBN: 9780521698511)
- Grammar and Exercises (ISBN: 9780521698528).
Some copies are available in the library. An e-book version can also be purchased.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Classical Greek 3: module 2.
Judith has been teaching Classics (and other subjects) to both adults and children for over 10 years, and before that worked as a teacher of English as a Foreign Language, as a journalist, and in charities. She has taught at the Open University, Royal Holloway, and Birkbeck and is currently Head of Classics at a school in North London, and finds the similarities and difference sbetween adult and school education both challenging and fascinating. Having returned to formal education as a mature student herself, to pursue postgraduate work in Greek cultural and intellectual history, she has a strong commitment to continuing education. She has degrees from Oxford University and Royal Holloway, University of London and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Judith's love of ancient language, literature, philosophy, and archaeology arises from an overridng interest in ideas, and in the ways that we can learn about how people have thought in different times and places.
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.