Classical Greek 3: module 3
Time: 13:15 - 14:45
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
Course Code: RG806
Duration: 11 sessions (over 11 weeks)
What is the course about?
This course continues from the Classical Greek 3: module 2, aiming to improve your fluency in reading and translating Greek, and helping you to gain a greater knowledge of grammar and vocabulary.
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 studying from the Grammar and Exercises book and from the Text and Vocabulary book of Reading Greek. We will be continuing from the beginning of Section 12E in the course-book.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- develop a confidence in reading Greek passages adapted from ancient literary texts;
- demonstrate further knowledge of declensions of nouns;
- demonstrate further knowledge of conjugations of verbs.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
You should have studied Classical Greek for 3 years or have an equivalent knowledge, as set out in the textbook Reading Greek. 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 on readings.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
The sessions combine whole-class discussion work with pair and group work. There will be instruction on Greek grammar, grammatical exercises, and translation – combined with pronunciation work, and listening to and reading the texts aloud. You will be expected to do at least two hours’ homework per week. Homework tasks will be posted on Google Classroom each week.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Please come provided with a copy of: “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).
An e-book version can also be purchased.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Classical Greek 4: module 1.
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.