Starts: 10 Jan 2022
Ancient Greek for Improvers Unit 3
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
- Practice translating sentences and short texts from English to Greek
- Understand key aspects of the ancient Greek civilization and its bearing on modern languages and the modern world
- Discover Greek derivatives in English
Class format and activities
Classes are delivered online via Microsoft Teams. The tutor uses Moodle (the virtual learning environment) to post material from the lesson and help you prepare for forthcoming lessons. In the course of the classes, we will practise reading and writing in ancient Greek; follow presentations; work in groups and pairs, translating texts; share thoughts within a friendly and stimulating atmosphere
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
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. It is important that you have access to a computer for the duration of the course and that you consult Moodle at least once a week. There is free computer access in the college library.
What you need
A course book will be negotiated at the start of term. Handouts and texts, where needed, will be provided by the tutor through Moodle or shared during classes on Microsoft Teams.
What you can do next
Your tutor will advise.