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The CLRC Greek program uses the Oxford University Press text Athenaze: An Introduction to Ancient Greek, which is the companion volume to the Oxford Latin Course (see Latin course description). Like the OLC, the Athenaze series is commonly used in both high schools and colleges in the United States and offers a good mixture of both inductive and deductive learning. Grammar is presented systematically in the context of a reading-based approach. Students read short passages from both Classical and New Testament Greek in virtually every chapter. The text is supplemented with a variety of charts and activities to aid in memorization.
The CLRC offers 4 years of Greek for Middle School, High School, and adults. Students are not required to complete the full 4 year sequence. For the first three years students work through the two volume series Athenaze: An Introduction to Ancient Greek. We work to help our students move forward at a pace that is rigorous but not overwhelming. After completion of the first volume of Athenaze (after 3 semesters of Greek) students have reasonable facility with the Greek of the New Testament. CLRC Greek classes meet for two hours a week with an optional additional office hour each week for help with homework or general review.
The emphasis of the CLRC Greek program is to learn to read and understand classical Greek texts. Students may use either classical or modern Greek pronunciation in class. Phonetic guidelines and audio files are provided for both pronunciation systems.
Greek I is designed for students with little or no previous experience with Greek. The course runs for two semesters and covers Chapter 1-10 of Athenaze Book I.
Greek I is open to students from Grade 7 to adult or with permission of the instructor. Students should purchase "Athenaze: An Introduction to Ancient Greek Book I Second Edition". The class is appropriate for students who wish to learn either Ancient or Biblical Greek.
Greek II: Intermediate Classical Greek
Greek II is designed for students with some previous knowledge of Greek. Students who are unsure of the best class choice should contact us to take an online placement quiz. After completion of the first term of this class students will have reasonable facility with the Greek of the New Testament.
Greek II is open to students from Grade 7 to adult or with permission of the instructor. Greek II covers chapters 11 to 20 of "Athenaze: An Introduction to Ancient Greek Book I and Book II Second Edition"
Greek III is designed for students with a significant background in Greek. Greek III completes the Greek grammar. After completion of Greek III students are ready to read actual Greek texts with the help of commentaries.
Greek III is open to students from high school to adult or with permission of the instructor. Greek III covers chapters 21-30 of "Athenaze: An Introduction to Ancient Greek Book II Second Edition"
Greek IV is a reading class that covers extracts from various authors with an emphasis on Herodotus, Plato, and Homer.
Small Group Classes and Private Tutoring
If you have a small group of people who are interested in learning Greek or improving their Greek together contact us. We can make special arrangements for a group of people who would like to study with us. You don't even have to live in the same place. We also offer private tutoring for all levels from beginning Greek to Greek reading.
Anne Van Fossen has a master’s degree in Classics and has 10 years of experience teaching classical languages to all ages from Kindergarten through High School and adults. She loves Greek and Latin and enjoys few things more than helping others to learn and love them too.
Students should expect to work 45 minutes a day in addition to class time.
Athenaze Book I
Greek II & III:
Athenaze Book II
Athenaze: Workbook I
Greek II & III:
Athenaze: Workbook II