Classical Greek 2: module 3
Time: 15:00 - 16:30
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
What is the course about?
The course aims to enable students to read Greek prose by furthering the knowledge of grammatical structures gained from attending Classical Greek 1 or an equivalent Beginners’ 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?
The material for this term will include stories from Plato; in grammar, the middle voice, and deponent verbs, the aorist middle and passive, the future tense of the verb ‘to be’, and the verb ‘I shall go’.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- demonstrate knowledge of how the middle verb functions in Greek
- form the comparative and superlative of adjectives and adverbs
- provide some information about Plato’s parables
- have some insight into the derivation of English words.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
You should have attended Classical Greek 2 modules 1 and 2, 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: Greek to GCSE by John Taylor pub Bloomsbury ISBN 978 1474 255 202.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Classical Greek 3: module 1.
Ian has been teaching Latin & ancient Greek at the Citylit for 13 years, and before that taught youngsters in the independent sector. He qualified with a degree in Classics from King's College, London and says: 'In any one class at a school you might have only a handful who really want to study your subject, but here at the Citylit everyone in the class is there because they wish to be - learning purely for pleasure. People work well, in classes with a strong sense of loyalty, independent of syllabuses, and at the class's own pace. People I meet connected with Classics are amazed to hear that we have over 35 language classes a week. All this makes for a unique selling point. Ian takes one advanced Latin class as well as three of Greek, and outside the College he is a member of a team translating the letters of Marsilio Ficino of Florence, the Renaissance Platonist.
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.