What is the course about?
This course continues from the Classical Greek 4 lower: module 1. It aims to improve your fluency in reading and translating Greek, and to help you to gain a greater knowledge of grammar and vocabulary. We will aim to cover Chapters 3-4 of Taylor’s Greek Beyond GCSE.
What will we cover?
We shall be using the textbook John Taylor (ed) Greek Beyond GCSE and the JACT Greek Anthology. Reading will be combined with grammar instruction and exercises.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- demonstrate knowledge of grammar and advanced verb forms, including most of the grammar and syntax needed for Greek AS and A-level
- translate longer passages of Greek, including the sort of passages likely to feature on an AS or A-level exam, either in the set texts or unseen translation papers.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
Lower intermediate level - you should have studied Classical Greek for three to four years or have an equivalent
knowledge of the language. It is suitable for people who have passed GCSE standard and are working towards AS or A-level standard (with the optional aim of taking the A-level in 2020), and on the transition from adapted texts to texts by original Greek authors.
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?
Whole class work. Translation, grammar instruction, grammatical exercises. Homework: at least 2 hours of focused study per week.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Please bring textbooks: John Taylor, Greek Beyond GCSE and the JACT Greek Anthology.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Classical Greek 4 lower: Module 3.
General information and advice on courses at City Lit is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details