Immersive Greek for Veterans
This class will be taught entirely in Classical Greek. It is designed to introduce those who already have passive knowledge of Greek grammar to the active use of Greek in speaking and writing as a means to deepen and solidify their grasp of the language. No prior experience of spoken Greek is expected or required.
The ideal Greek immersion environment is a playground, not a battlefield. Especially at the introductory level, participants will be confronted with “easy”, comprehensible language and a high level of repetition in a lively and engaging learning situation. The goal is to automate the comprehension and production of basic vocabulary, morphology and syntax. The more items and patterns students internalize in this way, the more capacity they free up to concentrate on more “difficult” aspects of the language when reading authentic texts. Acknowledging Classical Greek as a natural human language, we will strive to experience it as such through listening, reading, speaking and writing.
Fall 2020 Registration for this Course Opens on February 27.
Mrs. Van Fossen has some flexibility in her schedule and we expect to be able to schedule this class at a time that will work for all those interested in the class. If you are interested in CLRC’s Latin 6, please click the "I'M INTERESTED!" button below and we will contact you with more information and scheduling options.
Age Level: 14 - Adult
Minimum Enrollment: 4
Tuition per Semester: $390
Contact the CLRC registrar, Andrea Wallace (firstname.lastname@example.org) to receive your discount coupon.
Class Meets: Fridays 7:30 – 9:00 a.m. Pacific time
Michael Kopf, M.A.
Michael Kopf received his MA in Ancient Philology in 2015 from the Polis Institute in Jerusalem after completing undergraduate studies in Classics at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich and at the University of Vienna. He has working knowledge of 9 languages, and has been teaching Classical Greek and Latin for the last 5 years. He has taught classical languages to middle- and high-school students and graduate students, both through immersion and in more conventional settings, in Rome, Vienna and Jerusalem, and has also taught teacher training courses in Rome and Jerusalem.
He enjoys rediscovering the ancient world and its reception, especially the history of classical education, grammar and linguistics. He recently settled in rural Austria with his wife and is eager to continue sharing his enthusiasm for antiquity and language learning through online teaching. In this way, he hopes to contribute towards making classical studies more accessible.
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