Middle School Greek I
Middle School Greek I is designed for beginning Greek students ages 11 - 14. It uses the same text as Greek 1 in the high school Greek program –Athenaze: An Introduction to Ancient Greek — but moves more slowly. Chapters 1 – 6α are covered over two semesters instead of the 10 chapters covered in Greek 1.
Middle School Greek I covers 1st and 2nd declension nouns and adjectives; personal, possessive, and intensive pronouns and adjectives; and adverbs, conjunctions, and prepositions. -ω verbs, -α and –ε contract verbs, and the verb εἰμί are introduced in the present tense; indicative, infinitive, and imperative moods in the active voice. The course includes instruction in English grammar as new concepts are introduced in Greek. Grammatical concepts discussed include the direct object, subject complements, transitive and intransitive verbs, subject and verb agreement, prepositions and the use of adjectives and adverbs.
Classes meet for one and a half hours a week with approximately 30 minutes per day of homework.
Fall 2020 Registration for this Course Opens on February 27.
Minimum Enrollment: 5
Maximum Enrollment: 15
Fall '21 - Spring '22 Registration is Open!
"The Greek classes, taught by highly qualified instructors, provide students with interactive, feedback-rich instruction. The kids are challenged but develop a warm sense of camaraderie." -- Lynn S.
Jaimie Althage, B.A.
Jaimie Althage received her B.A. in Classical Studies from Hillsdale College in 2011 (magna cum laude). After graduating, she taught for Great Hearts Academies in Arizona for four years, and then served as a founding faculty member for another Great Hearts Academy campus in Irving, Texas, before taking a hiatus from teaching to stay home with her children. She loves teaching and classical education, and has taught History, Latin, and Greek at various grade levels. She currently lives with her husband and three children in the Dallas area. When not teaching, she loves to read, cook, and knit.
Anne Van Fossen, M.A., CLRC Classical Languages Program Director
Anne Van Fossen (for full bio, click here) has developed the Classical Language Program at the CLRC, and oversees all Classical Language instruction. Her detailed lessons and assignments lead students through the highly acclaimed Athenaze Introduction to Ancient Greek Course with a wide variety of learning aids developed especially for the CLRC: vocabulary cards, grammar charts, weekly exercises to focus on retention of the myriad verb and noun forms, and regular work to develop English vocabulary based on Greek roots. Anne works closely with all CLRC Greek teachers and oversees all aspects of the program.
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