Classical Greek: an introduction for absolute beginners at the British Museum

Course Dates: 13/03/20 - 03/04/20
Time: 17:30 - 20:15
Location: The British Museum
Tutors:

This four week course, presented in partnership between the British Museum and City Lit, uses British Museum objects such as Greek inscriptions on architectural fragments, to provide a foundation in Classical Greek. The class will be held at the British Museum.

Description

What is the course about?

On this course you will learn to read Classical Greek from a course book and by studying original Greek inscriptions from the British Museum Collection. The course is delivered at the British Museum.

What will we cover?

Details of the content will be provided shortly.

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

to read and translate simple phrases in Classical Greek, and understand the context of and read a small selection of original Greek inscriptions.

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

This course is suitable for absolute beginners in Classical Greek. 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 activities.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

The course will combine classroom work with the study of original inscriptions in Classical Greek from the British Museum Collection, including regular gallery visits. The classroom-based activities will follow the traditional approach but will aim at a high level of student interaction with pair and group work. Students are expected to participate in the activities and to do homework every week.

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

Photocopies will be provided by the tutor.

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

A progression course at the British Museum or at City Lit. The tutor will be able to advise you.

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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.

Book your place

Course Code: RGM002

Fri, eve, 13 Mar - 03 Apr '20

Duration: 4 sessions (over 4 weeks)

Full fee: £129.00
Senior fee: £103.00
Concession: £79.00

Or call to enrol: 020 7831 7831

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