Upper Elementary Greek II
CLRC’s Upper Elementary Greek II program is designed for children preparing to leave elementary school and enter middle school. The UE Greek II program is designed to serve two types of students: younger students who have completed UE Greek I but are not quite old enough for Middle School Greek, and older students who have not had UE Greek I but would like to ease into Greek before beginning the Middle School program.
Students 11 years of age and older may register for UE Greek II without any prior knowledge of Greek. Students 10 years of age and younger should begin with UE Greek I. The course begins by teaching the same material as UE Greek I, but at a quicker pace, and then goes on to cover additional material not covered in the previous course. In addition to what is covered in Upper Elementary Greek I, students in Greek II will learn adjectives, and the imperative and infinitive forms of verbs. They will begin to explore some more complex aspects of grammar, such as special uses for cases, as well as increasing their Greek vocabulary.
We aim to keep the classes light-hearted, with songs and games, as well as more traditional work such as paradigm practice and charts. There will also be some conversational Greek practice in addition to written translation. Although our primary focus will be the Greek language, students will have some exposure to Greek mythology, history, and geography during the course as well.
Fall 2020 Registration for this Course Opens on February 27.
Instructor: Jaimie Althage, B.A.
Grade Level: 5 - 6
Minimum Enrollment Required: 5
Maximum Class Size: 12
Early Registration Discount (before June 1): 10% off!
Prerequisites: Part 1 (or Instructor's Permission)
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.