Starts: 25 Apr 2022
Ancient Greek for Improvers Unit 2
What you will learn
By the end of this course, you will be able to:
- Learn to use and recognize progressively more advanced principles of Greek grammar and syntax
- Analyse sentence structure logically
- Read and translate short texts in ancient Greek, including adapted texts from key authors
- Practise translating sentences and short texts from English to Greek
- Understand key aspects of ancient Greek literature and civilization and its bearing on modern languages and the modern world
- Discover Greek derivatives in English
Class format and activities
Classes will be delivered online via Microsoft Teams, and will involve reading and writing in ancient Greek; following and contributing to presentations; translating texts in groups and pairs; sharing thoughts within a friendly and stimulating atmosphere. Achievement on your course will be measured by whether you meet the learning outcomes above. At the start of the course you will have an opportunity to discuss these with your tutor and set your own personal targets, linked to the learning outcomes and future goals i.e.: progression to an advanced- level course. In order to ensure you make the best possible progress on your course, you will have regular constructive and supportive feedback from your tutor.
The course is suitable for students who know how to read and write using the ancient Greek alphabet, and are familiar with basic grammar and syntax rules. Other than that, an enthusiasm for languages and a curiosity towards the ancient world is all you need to enjoy the course! Previous knowledge of Latin language might also be helpful, but it is by no means necessary.
What you need to know before you enrol
Excellent attendance and punctuality is required from all students. This course requires study/completion of activities outside of class time: regular work is given to be done at home to support and consolidate your learning. You should therefore dedicate some time for this on a weekly basis.
What you need
The required textbook will be negotiated at the start of term. Handouts and texts, where needed, will be provided by the tutor. Access to an online Greek to English dictionary might be an advantage.
What you can do next
Your tutor will advise you.