Classical Greek 1: module 2
Time: 18:00 - 19:30
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
Course Code: RG379
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Duration: 11 sessions (over 11 weeks)
What is the course about?
Develop your understanding of Classical Greek grammatical structures and vocabulary so that you can continue to read straightforward Classical Greek prose. We will follow the JACT Reading Greek course, a textbook designed for adult learners based on original Classical Greek sources, starting from around Section 1EF. Reading will be combined with grammar instructions and grammatical exercises.
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 to study the conjugation of verbs and the declension of nouns and adjectives; and continue reading adapted texts from Classical Greek authors; 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...
By the end of this course you should be able to have some understanding of :
- the Present Indicative and Imperative of contracted verbs
- the rules of ‘Contracting’
- the world of ancient Greece.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
You should have completed Classical Greek 1 Module 1 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?
Please come provided with writing material, and a copy of the following textbooks:
Reading Greek: Grammar and Exercises (ISBN 978-0521698528);
Reading Greek: Text & Vocabulary’ (ISBN 978-0521698511);
Reading Greek: An Independent Study Guide (ISBN: 9780521698504).
We recommend you purchase the book after the first session of the course, when you are happy that the class is suitable for you.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Greek 1: 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.