This is second half (Stage 1B) of a beginner’s course in Ancient Greek Language with the emphasis on Classical Attic.
Aims and Objectives
Subject Specific Intellectual and Research Skills
Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:
- begin to extract and synthesise key information from written and spoken sources.
- begin to engage in analytical and evaluative thinking.
- begin to develop problem-solving skills.
This Stage will integrate topics and, where appropriate, specialist areas with the study of the language. There will be a particular emphasis on and use of grammar. Course books, reference material and topic-based material will be used as appropriate. Some of the material will be derived from authentic print. Independent learning material will be available in the Hartley library and on Blackboard.
Learning and Teaching
Teaching and learning methods
The combination of direct teaching, opportunities for participation, and support for resource-based independent study are specifically designed to ensure that you can achieve reading competence as outlined in the learning outcomes above.
Although part of any class session is likely to involve direct teaching, the emphasis is on student participation and you will be expected to take part actively in discussion and in tasks like small group and pair work. The tutor will give you plenty of support to build your confidence and, particularly in the case of assessed work, will provide feedback which will help you to improve.
You will also be expected to spend time studying outside the class, and we provide guidance, facilities and materials to help you develop your expertise as an independent language learner. As you progress through the language stages you will learn to understand, monitor and improve your own learning style; you will also acquire some expertise as a researcher and develop the kind of key skills which are valued by employers.
You are encouraged to use resources at the Language Resource Centre, Hartley Library and on Blackboard.
For this Stage, you will be asked to consolidate your class work by learning vocabulary and structures and by reading material in the target language, by preparing exercises and activities for the class, writing assignments, undertaking projects and continuing to build a repertoire of effective language learning strategies.
|Wider reading or practice||14|
|Preparation for scheduled sessions||40|
|Completion of assessment task||20|
|Total study time||150|
Resources & Reading list
Joint Association of Classical Teachers. Reading Greek: Grammar and Exercises. Cambridge University Press.
Joint Association of Classical Teachers. Reading Greek: Text and Vocabulary. Cambridge University Press.
Henry George Liddell and Robert Scott. An Intermediate Greek-English Lexicon. Greek.
Formative assessment descriptionIn-class Test
Summative assessment description
Referral assessment description
Repeat type: Internal & External