Classical Greek 2: module 3

Course Dates: 21/04/20 - 30/06/20
Time: 18:00 - 19:30
Location: KS - Keeley Street

Further your knowledge of the grammatical structures for reading and translating Greek, which have been acquired in Greek 1 Module 2. The course is based on Reading Greek (Cambridge University Press 2007 edition).


What is the course about?

This course aims to build on the grammatical structures for reading and translating Greek, which have been acquired in Greek 1 Module 2. The course is based on Reading Greek (Cambridge University Press 2007 edition).

What will we cover?

We will be following the textbook Reading Greek - a textbook designed for adults learners, with texts based on original Latin sources. We will start around Section 3A (but please check with the Course Tutor via the Classics Department for a more precise starting point). We will read adapted texts of works by ancient Greek authors. We shall be studying the conjugation of verbs, the declension of nouns and adjectives.-read and write simple Greek sentences.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

- have some insight into the derivation of English words
- have some insight into the world of ancient Greece
- demonstrate basic knowledge of the five conjugations of verbs
- demonstrate basic knowledge of the declensions of nouns and adjectives
- basic sentence structure.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

This course builds on the knowledge acquired in Greek 1 Module 2. 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 discussions on readings. 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 is based on a traditional approach, and aims at a high level of student interaction combining 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 two to three hours’ homework per week.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

Reading Greek (Second Edition 2007): Grammar and Exercises (ISBN 978 0 521 69852 8); Text and Vocabulary (ISBN 978 0 521 69851 1); and Reading Latin: an Independent Study Guide (ISBN: 978 0 521 69850 4). A limited number of these textbooks are available in the City Lit Student Centre and Library.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

Greek 2: Module 1.


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Do it! It is challenging but utterly fascinating and life enhancing
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Review by J browne / (Posted on 30/06/2019)
Would recommend such an enjoyable course in a friendly, enthusiastic group. Excellent teaching of the language, with introduction to Greek history and thought.
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Review by honor / (Posted on 04/07/2015)
Excellent course in a friendly, enthusiastic group! We studied the grammar but our teacher also introduced us to areas of Greek history and thought so we enjoyed a well-rounded course.
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Review by honor / (Posted on 04/07/2015)
Interesting and informative.
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Review by ht / (Posted on 03/07/2015)
You couldn't ask for a better tutor than [tutor's name removed]!
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Review by JLG / (Posted on 01/07/2015)
Tutor Biographies
Andrew David

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.

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Course Code: RG020

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Tue, eve, 21 Apr - 30 Jun '20

Duration: 11 sessions (over 11 weeks)

Full fee: £169.00
Senior fee: £169.00
Concession: £103.00

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