Classical Greek 5

Course Dates: 21/09/20 - 30/11/20
Time: 12:30 - 13:30
Location: Online

Improve your fluency in reading and translating Greek, helping you to gain a greater knowledge of grammar and vocabulary.

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?

This course, continuing from 'Classical Greek 5: module 3', aims to improve your fluency in reading and translating Greek, and helping you to gain a greater knowledge of grammar and vocabular.

This is a live online face-to-face 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.
- Earphones/headphones/speakers.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.

What will we cover?

We shall be starting our first full text in Greek, Herodotus Book 1. This experienced upper-intermediate class has finished the ‘Greek Beyond GCSE’ course book, and will also be revising Greek prose composition using ‘Writing Greek’. Reading every week will be combined with grammar instruction and exercises on alternate weeks.

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

- recognise and navigate features of Herodotus’ Ionic Greek
- be familiar with the idiomatic use of the cases of the noun & the article
- recognise and use adjectives in all three forms.

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

You should have studied Greek for three-four years. As this course is taught in English, you should be fluent in spoken and written English and also be prepared to take part in class and group discussion on readings. Please read 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 and group work. We shall prepare a section of the text each week, and then go round the class hearing translations in turn. Translation, grammar instruction, grammatical exercises. Homework: about 2-3 hours every week.

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

You will need to buy:
- ‘Writing Greek’ by S Anderson & J Taylor pub BCP (ISBN 978-1-85399-717-4).
- Herodotus Book 1 ed G. Steadman pub Amazon (also available to download as a pdf version).

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

Classical Greek 5: module 2 in Term 2.


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Reviews below are by students who have attended this course, regardless of the course teacher. Please be aware you may not be booking onto a course with the same teacher.

Pleasant supportive atmosphere.
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 15/03/2020)
Come and join us - the class is very welcoming.
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Review by Sue / (Posted on 10/03/2020)
It is good fun and very suitable for somebody with at least A Level standard Greek
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 21/11/2019)
You will be entranced by your developing ability to read original Greek passages and thrilled with your increasing grasp of the grammar.
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 19/11/2019)
It's challenging but immensely rewarding,
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 19/06/2019)
Just do it, lovely teacher, class mates and course!
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 18/06/2019)
It is highly suitable for someone who has a good knowledge of Greek
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 24/03/2019)
difficult material but well worth the effort
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Review by anon / (Posted on 21/03/2019)
A really enjoyable course with a knowledgeable and helpful tutor
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 06/12/2018)
Give it a go, persevere and don't worry if it seems very difficult to master, that's because it is! But the progress you make, although maybe slow and slight will be enormously satisfying!
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 02/12/2018)
The Tutor is very knowledgeable and keen to make sure all students understand the translation and the grammar in the text. It is a Friendly and relaxed class despite the difficulty of the text.
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 27/11/2018)
Excellent collegiate atmosphere. All participants contribute and the tutor has an excellent grasp of the language and literature and he is most meticulous in ensuring that all the participants understand the linguistic constructions, many of which are complex and very idiomatic.
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Review by Simon / (Posted on 09/07/2015)
Tutor Biographies
Ian Murray

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.

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Course Code: RG029

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Mon, day, 21 Sep - 30 Nov '20

Duration: 11 sessions (over 11 weeks)

Full fee: £109.00
Senior fee: £87.00
Concession: £66.00

Or call to enrol: 020 7831 7831

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