Classical Greek 4 upper: module 2
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: RG018
Duration: 11 sessions (over 11 weeks)
What is the course about?
The course is designed to improve and deepen your knowledge of Classical Greek grammar, preparing you to read and discuss unadapted texts in future courses.
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 use Reading Greek, by Peter Jones and Keith Sidwell (2 volumes). The exact starting point will be confirmed by the tutor on the first session of the course. Grammar will be accompanied by the reading of texts by Greek authors. Other texts may be suggested by the tutor at the start of the course.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- demonstrate a solid knowledge of grammar
- read and translate Classical Greek texts with fluency and confidence
- appreciate the themes, language and style of the texts read
- have a deeper understanding of the world of ancient Greece.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
The course is suitable for those who have studied Classical Greek for approximately 3/4 years or have an equivalent knowledge (A Level or first year of a university course). As this 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. 2-3 hours per week.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
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).
An e-book version can also be purchased.
Other texts will be confirmed by the tutor during the first session of the course.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Classical Greek 4 upper: module 3.
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.